Health

Praise Funding to Address Mental Health Issues in the Military

Praise Funding to Address Mental Health Issues in the Military

New funding to combat mental health conditions in the Canadian military was recently announced. Praise the Canadian government’s decision to provide much-needed support for its dedicated service members.

Don’t Cut Lifesaving Medical Programs

Don’t Cut Lifesaving Medical Programs

Cancer treatment programs are being put on the chopping block by Congress, and patients and their families are in danger of losing the care and support they need. Don’t let lifesaving medical programs disappear.

Applaud New York Times for Proclaiming Cow Milk Unhealthy

Applaud New York Times for Proclaiming Cow Milk Unhealthy

The health risks of dairy milk have been exposed in a recent New York Times article. Exposure through this respected newspaper is necessary to encourage consumers to stop drinking milk. Applaud the author responsible for this important article.

Maui moratorium on GMOs

Applaud Moratorium on GMOs

The Hawaiian island of Maui has voted to pause GMO farming and research until an environmental and public health analysis proves their safety. Commend the non-profit group responsible for this groundbreaking initiative.

Protect Women from Preventable Death

Protect Women from Preventable Death

Thousands of women die every year as a result of pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions, in developing countries around the world. Don’t let this preventable travesty continue any longer.

Success: State Closes Gun Show Loophole

Success: State Closes Gun Show Loophole

Voters closed a loophole that allowed guns to be sold without background checks online and at gun shows. Let the backers of this initiative know you appreciate their efforts to protect people from gun violence.

Praise Efforts to Sue FDA Over Harmful Feed Additive

Praise Efforts to Sue FDA Over Harmful Feed Additive

Food safety and animal welfare groups have come together to sue the FDA for approving the use of a harmful additive in livestock feed. Please sign this petition to thank these groups’ efforts to stop the use of this harmful drug.

Urge Dairy Industry to Admit its Products are Harmful

Urge Dairy Industry to Admit its Products are Harmful

Dairy consumption is linked to many serious ailments, such as asthma, cancer and arthritis. Even though long-term studies have proven that dairy is harmful, the dairy industry continues to insist that dairy is a necessary staple for a healthy diet. Tell the dairy industry to stop lying to consumers.

Give Newborn Infants Lifesaving Care

Give Newborn Infants Lifesaving Care

Babies born with life-threatening complications need specialized care to survive and grow healthy. Don’t cut back on programs that these newborns and their families depend on.

Stop Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Patients

Stop Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Patients

People living with HIV/AIDS are vehemently denied health care in Yemen. Sign the petition to stop this discriminatory practice.

Stop Pollution Caused by Factory Farms

Stop Pollution Caused by Factory Farms

Pig farms in North Carolina are massive polluters, causing health problems and environmental issues in the communities where they exist. A group of prominent, environmental lawyers is working to change the negative impact these farms have. Commend the group for working to address the harmful pollution on North Carolina’s hog farms.

Reform End-of-Life Care for the Terminally Ill

Reform End-of-Life Care for the Terminally Ill

Countless patients with terminal illnesses in Mexico suffer unnecessarily from chronic pain and discomfort due to inadequate end-of-life care. Sign the petition to stop this needless suffering by urging reform of Mexico’s health care system.

Warn Consumers About the Dangers of Salty Foods

Warn Consumers About the Dangers of Salty Foods

More Americans are dying from heart disease and stroke due to excess salt consumption. Call for mandatory labels on food products that are high in sodium, to help curtail the amount of unhealthy salt people consume.

Stop the Spread of Ebola

Stop the Spread of Ebola

The spread of the Ebola virus is turning into a deadly runaway epidemic. Urge world leaders to take swift action before thousands more lives are lost.

Keep Kids Healthy

Keep Kids Healthy

Thousands of children could lose access to crucial healthcare services because lawmakers are failing to act. Don’t put kids’ health on the chopping block.

Don’t Leave Seniors Without Healthcare

Don’t Leave Seniors Without Healthcare

Cuts to essential healthcare programs threaten senior citizens across the country. Don’t let Medicare services disappear for patients who need them to stay healthy.

Defend Women’s Access to Healthcare

Defend Women’s Access to Healthcare

Women can be now deprived of access to healthcare by their employers, due to a misguided Supreme Court decision. Stand up for the right of all women to make their own healthcare choices.

Applaud Ingenious Water Filtration System

Applaud Ingenious Water Filtration System

Scientists recently developed an innovative water filtration system in the form of a book filled with clean water tips and filter sheets. Applaud their efforts to provide the developing world with a cost-effective, easy-to-use water filtration system.

Reduce Animal Waste to Prevent Air and Water Pollution

Reduce Animal Waste to Prevent Air and Water Pollution

The second largest pork producer in the U.S., North Carolina, has faced challenges in preventing animal waste from polluting the air and local water supplies. Urge North Carolina’s governor to better enforce waste management regulations.

Investigate Health Impacts of Pollution from Oil and Gas Production

Investigate Health Impacts of Pollution from Oil and Gas Production

Living or working near an oil or gas production site is associated with feelings of illness and a higher risk for cancer or other serious illnesses. Push for further research into this vital public health issue.

Applaud Campaign to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer for Children with Food Allergies

Applaud Campaign to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer for Children with Food Allergies

Children with allergies are often hard-pressed to find safe treats to eat on Halloween. Applaud a recent non-profit-led campaign for encouraging households to hand out non-food items in addition to sweets and for helping trick-or-treaters with food allergies have a happy Halloween.

Support Sustainable Urban Agriculture

Support Sustainable Urban Agriculture

Connecting low-income volunteers with opportunities to harvest excess fruit helps end hunger while preventing spoilage. Applaud one organization’s dedication to improving access to nutritious local produce.

Applaud Expanded Access to Healthcare for Veterans

Applaud Expanded Access to Healthcare for Veterans

Veterans in the rural U.S. are now able to use hospitals closer to home and have those included in their benefits. Applaud the Veterans’ Administration for saving veterans and their families hundreds of miles of driving and helping them receive care in a timely manner.

Give Home Health Workers Better Pay and Health Insurance

Give Home Health Workers Better Pay and Health Insurance

More than two million home health care workers will be needed in the next decade, but long hours and low pay are forcing many to seek jobs with better benefits. Urge the federal government to look after these caretakers as they already do for our sick and elderly.

End Mining Companies’ Destruction of Appalachia

End Mining Companies’ Destruction of Appalachia

Mountaintop removal mining is linked to increases in deadly health effects, the destruction of streams and forests and even the loss of mining jobs. Urge elected officials to advance a bill that would protect families from this health emergency.