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The Physicians Committee



 
  March 2009 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Dog on PCRM billboardYou—and 20,000 Other Supporters—Ended the Live Dog Lab in Michigan
We urged you to speak out—and your activism made a huge difference. Six weeks ago we called on you to help end the cruel and unnecessary use of live dogs in the University of Michigan's trauma training course. Thousands of you took action—and the school listened. On Feb. 26, the University of Michigan announced that it will use only simulators in its Advanced Trauma Life Support course. See the billboard > 

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Jennifer Landon Michael Landon’s Daughter Speaks Out About Cancer
At the age of 8, Jennifer Landon lost her father, Michael Landon, to cancer. Now Jennifer, an Emmy Award-winning actress in her own right, is speaking out about the disease that took her father’s life in a new The Cancer Project television spot. Texas "Caviar" recipe >

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PigMedical College of Wisconsin Piloting Alternative to Live Animal Lab
 Despite years of outreach efforts by PCRM, last month, the Medical College of Wisconsin killed more than 30 pigs in its first-year physiology course. But during a recent PCRM demonstration, the college publicly announced for the first time that it began a pilot program that does not use pigs—and may eventually mean an end to animal use at the school. Watch video >

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Shopping for healthy foodThe Effects of 30 Years of Weight Gain
Every year since 1980, Americans have become markedly more overweight. That is when the United States government first began giving nutrition advice through the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But at a recent Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee meeting, PCRM asked the government to acknowledge America’s current state of health and rewrite those guidelines. PCRM recommendations >

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Boy with appleThree Easy Ways You Can Improve Lunch for 30 Million School Children
Want to become a leader in PCRM’s campaign to let Congress know that bad food in school lunches is unfair to students? You can make a big impact by asking Congress for healthy vegetarian options in school lunches. Join the grassroots revolution today >

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