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PCRM Online March 2012

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 March 2012 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Ellen DeGeneres Supports Great ApesEllen DeGeneres Supports Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi recently joined PCRM in urging Congress to ban the use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments.Actress Kristin Bauer, tennis champion Monica Seles, and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin also wrote letters asking Congress to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. Watch Bauer's Video Message >

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PCRM tells Heart Attach Grill: Shut it DownPCRM to Heart Attack Grill: Shut It Down
PCRM told the Heart Attack Grill last month that it should declare moral bankruptcy and close up shop—or transform its menu. The letter was sent after the hospitalization of a man eating a "Triple Bypass Burger" and the death of the restaurant's 575-pound spokesman. Spokesman's Video >


Combat Trauma TrainingAir Force Kills Pigs in Combat Trauma Training Course
Pigs were killed in a combat trauma training course conducted at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., last weekend. A PCRM legal complaint attempting to halt the training pointed out that human-centered training methods could have saved the pigs and provided Air Force Special Operations pararescue jumpers superior training. Air Force Owns Simulator >

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Actress Gao Yuanyuan for Kickstart ChinaChinese and American Celebs Launch Kickstart China
Basketball player Jeremy Lin isn't the only celebrity who is hot in China. PCRM's 21-Day Healthy Challenge, which began March 5, is packed with A-list celebs: Actress Gao Yuanyuan, singer Qu Quan Cheng, and NBA champion John Salley are helping Chinese-speaking people around the world improve their health with a plant-based diet this month. U.S. Kickstart Begins April 2 >


Worst Restaurant FoodsWorst Restaurant Foods: Super Bowl Losers and Valentine's Heartbreakers
PCRM released two new "five worst" nutrition reports last month. They highlighted Super Bowl and Valentine's Day meals loaded with saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Nutrition Shockers >


Food for Life TrainingHelp Your Physician Get Nutrition Education at
Only 14 percent of physicians feel adequately trained to provide nutrition counseling, according to the Journal of American College of Nutrition. PCRM's can help. The site offers free continuing education for health care professionals who want to use nutrition to promote good health and prevent disease. New Look and Courses >



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PCRM in the News

UK's Daily Mail covers PCRM's Air Force campaign

World Journal covers Kickstart China (in Chinese)

Associated Press covers PCRM's Heart Attack Grill letter

National Journal covers PCRM director of government affairs Elizabeth Kucinich's work on the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act

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Nature prints letter on chimpanzee experiments by PCRM director of academic affairs John Pippin, M.D.

Indiana newspaper prints school lunch letter by PCRM director of nutrition education Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.


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