Health

Praise Stricter Food Safety Laws

Praise Stricter Food Safety Laws

All food must now pass rigorous health standards and requirements to prove that it is safe for consumption by humans and causes no damage to nature or animals. Thank government officials for protecting public health.

Convene a Congressional Hearing on Aerosol Geoengineering

Convene a Congressional Hearing on Aerosol Geoengineering

For decades, heavy metals have been sprayed over America and other countries in an experimental solar reflection program. No comprehensive health review has ever been done, nor has any representative called adequate attention to the issue. Ask Senator Barbara Boxer to convene a congressional hearing on this form of geoengineering.

Don’t Punish Doctor Who Helps the Poor

Don’t Punish Doctor Who Helps the Poor

A selfless doctor drives across a wide stretch of rural Mississippi to help poor and homeless people who cannot afford health care, and the state now wants to revoke his medical license. Demand that Mississippi let Dr. Landrum continue his mission of helping those who need help most.

Ban the Sale of Tobacco Products

Ban the Sale of Tobacco Products

Walgreens is refusing to ban tobacco products from their stores despite the example of other pharmacies. Help to urge them to follow good examples so that tobacco products and all of their negative consequences will be less prevalent in America.

End the Tragedy of Alzheimer’s Disease

End the Tragedy of Alzheimer’s Disease

We can end Alzheimer’s disease and protect countless families from losing loved ones to this scourge. Pledge to join the fight to stop Alzheimer’s for good, and become a part of the solution.

Support Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana

Support Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana

Epileptic children are being denied highly effective treatments due to statewide bans on the use of medicinal marijuana. Ask Texas to legalize medicinal cannabis, a drug which has resulted in drastic improvements in the quality of life of severely epileptic patients.

Increase Quality of Mental Health Care to Save Lives

Increase Quality of Mental Health Care to Save Lives

With an increased number of patients, the quality of mental health care service at a California health care provider has been declining and has led to severe consequences. Urge Kaiser Permanente to hire more mental health care providers and ensure all patients receive the treatment they deserve.

Provide Clean Drinking Water for Poor Communities

Provide Clean Drinking Water for Poor Communities

Over one million people in California lack access to clean drinking water. Urge California’s governor to push for clean water access for all.

Defend Mother’s Use of Cannabis Oil for Brain-Damaged Son

Defend Mother’s Use of Cannabis Oil for Brain-Damaged Son

The crippling pain of a young boy with a severe brain-injury was finally alleviated with the use of cannabis oil. Now, the mother who brought the oil to her home state, one without medical marijuana legalization, is facing child endangerment charges. Demand that the district attorney dismiss this case so the boy can have pain relief once again.

End Alzheimer’s Disease Now

End Alzheimer’s Disease Now

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people, and now it is tragically becoming an epidemic. Help stop the spread of this dangerous disease before it destroys even more lives.

Applaud Expansion of Care for the Intellectually Disabled

Applaud Expansion of Care for the Intellectually Disabled

Facing enduring stigma, individuals with intellectual disabilities are one of the most underserved populations in the U.S. healthcare system. A new clinic has recently opened that provides a welcoming and supportive place for these individuals and their families. Applaud this clinic for improving healthcare for individuals with severe disabilities.

Help Cancer Patients Recover Quickly

Help Cancer Patients Recover Quickly

Breast cancer patients today receive more radiation for longer periods of time than is medically necessary. Encourage shorter radiation treatment to save patients time, money, and physical and emotional stress.

Thank School for Feeding Hungry Families

Thank School for Feeding Hungry Families

Millions of children do not have enough food to eat every day and their families often sacrifice their own meals to feed their children first. Thank a school for reaching out to households and providing them with much-needed meals.

Applaud Hospital for Treating Trauma in Teenagers

Applaud Hospital for Treating Trauma in Teenagers

A hospital will soon be raising its age requirement for pediatric patients. Applaud the plan to expand its pediatric trauma center, to allow for the faster and better treatment of more youth patients.

Applaud Education to Prevent Drug Overdose

Applaud Education to Prevent Drug Overdose

Deaths from heroin have gone up astronomically in the past few years, spreading from the big city to the suburbs. Recognize efforts to empower communities to prevent tragic drug overdoses.

Cure Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions

Cure Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions

Patients in the ER experiencing severe allergic reactions receive the treatment necessary to save their lives only eighty percent of the time. Push to improve ER protocol and reduce preventable deaths from severe allergic reactions.

Cooking oil in Taiwan

Applaud Stricter Regulations on Cooking Oil Waste

Taiwan residents have been suffering from abdominal pain, diarrhea, and stomach cancer as a result of tainted cooking oil that was illegally recycled and resold. Thank the Taiwanese Environmental Protection Agency for implementing stricter regulations on cooking oil waste recycling.

Demand Greater Protection Against Coal-Burning Plants

Demand Greater Protection Against Coal-Burning Plants

Coal ash is a highly toxic substance produced by coal-burning power plants. Although the EPA is now regulating its disposal, it still fails to identify coal ash as a harmful substance. Tell the EPA to name coal ash as the hazardous waste that it is.

Success: Gay Blood Donation Ban Lifted

Success: Gay Blood Donation Ban Lifted

A decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men is finally coming to an end. Support the decision to end this discriminatory moratorium and increase the blood-donation supply to save countless more lives.

Include Environmental Impact in Dietary Guidelines

Include Environmental Impact in Dietary Guidelines

A USDA-sponsored dietary advisory wants to include environmental impact as part of its criteria for choosing healthy food, but some organizations don’t approve. Show your support for the advisory and ask them to include environmental impact in the report.

Protect Our Health from Toxic Coal Ash

Protect Our Health from Toxic Coal Ash

Coal ash contains toxic heavy metals and tends to leach into the environment, harming human health. Demand that it be properly treated as the hazardous waste that it is.

Prevent Water-Related Diseases in Poverty-Stricken Communities

Prevent Water-Related Diseases in Poverty-Stricken Communities

Improper waste disposal and a lack of water treatment facilities are killing poor residents of the Philippines. Help end the prevalence of waterborne diseases by encouraging the country to adopt safer drinking water policies.

Help Kids Stay Healthy in School

Help Kids Stay Healthy in School

Instead of sacrificing children’s nutrition by weakening healthy school lunch standards, lawmakers need to find solutions to support schools. Demand incentives and training programs to leave children hunger-free and healthier.

Stop Pushing Plastic Surgery on Young Girls

Stop Pushing Plastic Surgery on Young Girls

Venezuelan beauty queen schools are encouraging young girls to undergo dangerous procedures to achieve a beauty pageant look. Stop these schools from pushing the girls to do anything they can to achieve beauty pageant standards.

Success: Schools Ban Antibiotic-Treated Meat

Success: Schools Ban Antibiotic-Treated Meat

Six major school districts are saying no to antibiotic-fed chickens in their cafeterias in favor of students’ health. Support this important initiative against antibiotic abuse.