Health

Support Government Crackdown on “Natural” Cigarettes

Support Government Crackdown on “Natural” Cigarettes

For the first time, the FDA is cracking down on cigarette companies that want to advertise their products as “natural” and “additive-free.” Tell the FDA you support this action and hope they continue to crack down on the tobacco industry.

Punish Woman Accused of Mutilating Patient’s Penis

Punish Woman Accused of Mutilating Patient’s Penis

A woman allegedly gave a man injections to enlarge his penis, and when the results left him disfigured, she sent him to an illegal ex-doctor who helped further mutilate him. Demand this woman receive the maximum punishment possible for ruining this man’s life.

Prevent Subconscious Racial Profiling by Medical Staff

Prevent Subconscious Racial Profiling by Medical Staff

Studies confirm black and Latino patients are not treated equally by medical staff due to subconscious racial profiling. Demand equality in patient care by making bias training mandatory for all healthcare personnel.

Success: FDA Approves First Female Libido Drug

Success: FDA Approves First Female Libido Drug

The first drug used to treat low female libido has just been approved in the U.S. Sign the petition to applaud this advancement in women’s sexual health.

Stop Defunding Planned Parenthood

Stop Defunding Planned Parenthood

The state of Alabama is attempting to cut Medicaid funding to the Planned Parenthood organization due to unproved allegations of illegal activity. Tell the state’s Officer of Health to stop this from happening and to protect the organization from being further financially crippled.

Praise Netflix for Providing Full Year of Paid Parental Leave

Praise Netflix for Providing Full Year of Paid Parental Leave

Netflix employees can now receive up to a year of paid leave after the arrival of a new child. Thank the company for giving its employees the time they need to care for their new family members and for setting an example for how parental leave should be treated in this country.

Restore Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood

Restore Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood

Medicaid funding has been withdrawn from Planned Parenthood by the state of Louisiana, making reproductive health care such as STD and cancer screening, pre-natal care, and contraception much less accessible. Demand that the hasty decision, which was made in response to a scandal created by an anti-abortion group, is reversed.

Give Everyone Access to Quality Nutrition

Give Everyone Access to Quality Nutrition

Too many communities and families in northern Canada lack access to the nutrition they need to live healthy, productive lives. Fix the failed programs that caused this problem.

Save the Lives of 15 Million Children

Save the Lives of 15 Million Children

We have the ability to prevent the deaths of 15 million children and 600,000 women in countries all over the world. Support Congressional action to eliminate preventable deaths of children and mothers.

Protect Your Right to Avoid GMO Foods

Protect Your Right to Avoid GMO Foods

We have a right to know if the foods we buy contain environmentally harmful GMOs, but now Congress is trying to ban states from requiring companies to label GMO products. Could it be that these companies are trying to hide something? Demand that states be allowed to protect consumers and mandate GMO labeling.

Praise Fight Against Hunger in Low-Income Families

Praise Fight Against Hunger in Low-Income Families

Millions of American children will not go hungry during their summer break if a recently introduced bill passes. It has the power to help decrease food insecurity by giving families grocery money to replace free meals provided by schools. Sign this petition to show your support for an act that will improve so many lives.

Allow Cancer Patients Easy Access to Pain Medication

Allow Cancer Patients Easy Access to Pain Medication

Thousands of cancer patients endure chronic pain due to a system that makes it almost impossible for them to get prescriptions for medication. Tell the Health Minister of Armenia that the laws need to change so that citizens can properly access pain killers necessary to help them be comfortable.

Prevent Deaths In Health Clubs

Prevent Deaths In Health Clubs

A 77-year-old woman died in a steam room at a Colorado fitness center and was found 12 hours later by other club members, not by staff. Demand that the club better train its staff to ensure the safety of the club members.

Figure A shows the location of the lungs, airways, pleura, and diaphragm in the body. Figure B shows lungs with asbestos-related diseases, including pleural plaque, lung cancer, asbestosis, plaque on the diaphragm, and mesothelioma.

Ban All Use of Toxic Asbestos and Compensate Victims

Though 55 countries have banned the use of deadly asbestos, in the United States this issue has been left to individual states to decide. The U.S. has neither a federal law that addresses asbestos nor a system to compensate victims. Sign to demand the U.S. ban asbestos and compensate victims.

Applaud Ban on Smoking in Parks

Applaud Ban on Smoking in Parks

A new ban on smoking in all public parks seeks to make Seattle a safer and better smelling place for all. Sign here to commend the group in charge of making it happen for cleaning up parks and saving lives.

Success: Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission Eliminated

Success: Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission Eliminated

HIV/AIDS is a major problem in the world, and organizations are focusing their efforts on preventing transmission of this incurable virus. Congratulate an organization for eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission and syphilis in Cuba.

Don’t Reduce Access to Abortion Services

Don’t Reduce Access to Abortion Services

Abortion resources may soon be limited in Texas thanks to a controversial law already passed. Urge the Supreme Court to take this case and support countless women in their fight for reproductive health care.

Success: Law Passed Requiring Vaccines for All Schoolchildren

Success: Law Passed Requiring Vaccines for All Schoolchildren

All children attending public school must be up to date on their vaccinations, according to a new law passed in California. Praise this move, which puts the health and safety of all students at the forefront.

Applaud Addition of Transgender Curriculum

Applaud Addition of Transgender Curriculum

A school board has voted in favor of adding a transgender category to its sex education curriculum. Sign this petition to thank the school board for updating its curriculum to reflect inclusive, progressive lessons.

Save Children from Irreversible Blindness

Save Children from Irreversible Blindness

Millions of children go irreversibly blind every year because of preventable medical conditions. Help stop this tragedy from ruining the lives of even more young people around the world.

Support Paid Family Leave

Support Paid Family Leave

Working New Yorkers may soon be eligible to receive two-thirds of their pay when they take family leave. With the U.S. being one of only a handful of countries that don’t provide paid family leave, this is a chance to push to catch up. Encourage the governor to support New York families by signing this bill into law.

Stop the Sale of Rotten Meat

Stop the Sale of Rotten Meat

Nearly 100,000 tons of smuggled rotten meat bound for restaurants and markets was recently seized by authorities. Some of the rotten meat was nearly 40 years old. Urge the Health Chair to protect publich health by enforcing stricter monitoring of meat products and severe punishments for food safety perpetrators.

Praise Conservative Judge Who Affirmed Women’s Right to Birth Control

Praise Conservative Judge Who Affirmed Women’s Right to Birth Control

A conservative judge recently supported a woman’s right to birth control coverage. Sign the petition to thank him for supporting a deeply partisan cause that his peers are usually against.

Eliminate Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

Eliminate Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

Ohio is proposing eliminating taxes on feminine care products to save women money on these expensive necessities. Sign this petition to support this cost-saving initiative.

Success: Legal Smoking Age Raised from 18 to 21

Success: Legal Smoking Age Raised from 18 to 21

Hawaii’s legal smoking age has recently been increased from 18 to 21. The change will save countless lives and help to stamp out the problem of smoking once and for all. Sign here to thank the governor for his efforts and encourage other changes that will protect people from harmful, addictive products in the future.