Health

Support Lawsuit Against Oil Company that Endangered Thousands

Support Lawsuit Against Oil Company that Endangered Thousands

Despite repeated warnings about aging pipes in its California refinery, oil giant Chevron elected to ignore the problem rather than repair or replace the equipment. This negligence led to a massive fire, and the resulting pollution sent thousands to the hospital with respiratory ailments. Support the city’s lawsuit for Chevron to pay for its negligence.

Demand Rigorous Tobacco Control in New International Trade Agreement

Demand Rigorous Tobacco Control in New International Trade Agreement

Big Tobacco has pressured the Obama Administration to throw out a vital clause to the Trans-Pacific Partnership that will save tens of millions of lives worldwide. Without the clause, national tobacco control laws are vulnerable to challenges from the tobacco industry, undermining measures that have been proven to reduce tobacco use by up to fifty percent. Demand that the Obama administration adopt this clause to save lives and tackle an important public health issue.

Praise Bill Clinton for Promoting Vegan Diet

Praise Bill Clinton for Promoting Vegan Diet

Bill Clinton has adopted a vegan lifestyle after experiencing serious health problems in 2010 and has never been better. He has now lost over 20 pounds and virtually eliminated all of his previous health problems. Please praise this former President for being an advocate of the plant based diet movement and a wonderful role model for all.

Allow Medicaid Patients Equal Access to Abortion Services

Allow Medicaid Patients Equal Access to Abortion Services

Alaska’s government has proposed a new certificate form that would make it more difficult for women under Medicaid to receive abortions. Tell Streur to stop limiting women’s access to healthcare.

Commend Medical Association for Endorsing Marriage Equality

Commend Medical Association for Endorsing Marriage Equality

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued a statement declaring its support for marriage equality. Commend the association for its support.

Condemn Racist Remarks on Diet and Poverty

Condemn Racist Remarks on Diet and Poverty

A Colorado State Senator recently expressed stereotype-laced remarks about diet causing racial disparities in poverty rates. Demand she apologize for these insensitive comments.

Recall Flawed Food Safety Inspection System to Prevent Outbreaks

Recall Flawed Food Safety Inspection System to Prevent Outbreaks

The Food Safety and Inspection Service’s computer system recently shut down for two days, causing millions of pounds of meat to be shipped out without inspection. The danger to our food’s safety is unthinkable; demand that the new computer system be recalled until its glitches are resolved to ensure our meat is safe.

Commend Program that Trains Dogs to Aid Diabetics

Commend Program that Trains Dogs to Aid Diabetics

A recent study and training program has proven that dogs can detect low blood sugar levels in their owners’ breath and sweat. These glycaemic alert dogs decrease the chances of fainting spells, calls for ambulances, and improve the patient’s sense of independence. Commend this program that benefits both dogs and their owners’ well-being.

Applaud Prenatal Program Serving Homeless Families

Applaud Prenatal Program Serving Homeless Families

A San Francisco nonprofit is currently providing 3,500 of the city’s homeless and low-income families with prenatal care. Over the past twenty years, this nonprofit organization has worked to break the cycle of poverty that its clients’ children are born into by providing parental support and job training. Please applaud this program and its service to San Francisco’s impoverished families.

Condemn Company for Suppressing Truth About Harmful Chemical

Condemn Company for Suppressing Truth About Harmful Chemical

The herbicide atrazine disrupts the human endocrine system and causes gender changes in frogs. Its manufacturer has spent millions in a campaign to silence research, discredit findings and spread false information. Condemn Syngenta AG for concealing the truth about this potentially dangerous chemical.

Celebrate Bike-Friendly Cities in Texas

Celebrate Bike-Friendly Cities in Texas

High obesity rates have prompted Texas city officials to look to expanding bicycle infrastructure for improved public health, economic development, and quality of life. Commend their strategic encouragement of biking as a viable alternative to driving and promotion of more sustainable lifestyles.

Commend Hospital on Educating New Parents

Commend Hospital on Educating New Parents

The first five months of a newborn’s life is often the most stressful time for new parents. A Hawaii hospital has recently started giving new parents a DVD that educates them on how to take excellent care of their new baby. Commend this thoughtful and health-conscious decision.

Applaud Service Dog Training Research

Applaud Service Dog Training Research

A nonprofit organization that trains service dogs has trained its dogs to be able to successfully detect the bacteria that leads to urinary tract infections. This type of infection is the number-one health concern of the disabled. Applaud the organization’s research and innovative training methods.

Thank CNN’s Resident Doctor for Revising Medical Marijuana Stance

CNN’s medical correspondent recently reversed his stance on medical marijuana, noting the research that supports its use. Thank him for his courageous action.

Commend Organization for Promoting Positive Mental Health to Young Adults

Commend Organization for Promoting Positive Mental Health to Young Adults

An anti-bullying organization has recently created a website that serves as a positive resource for isolated and bullied middle school children. Commend this organization for supporting marginalized teens.

Investigate Mysterious and Unexplained Illnesses

Investigate Mysterious and Unexplained Illnesses

A residential neighborhood in Ohio has been struck with diseases like cancer and fibromyalgia at a much higher rate than normal. The failure of the EPA to properly investigate this problem means that the time has come to seek a third party investigator. Please lend your voice in urging the Akron government to properly investigate this problem.

Urge FDA to Set Limits for Arsenic in Rice

Recent studies have found unsettling amounts of arsenic in rice, which can cause a variety of health problems. Urge the FDA to set limits for arsenic contained in rice.

Commend Unconventional Incentive to Clean Up Pet Waste

Commend Unconventional Incentive to Clean Up Pet Waste

An innovative strategy in Spain curbs dog owners’ neglect of their pets’ waste by sending that waste back to the owners. Commend government officials and a local team of volunteers for incentivizing responsible dog ownership.

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Commend FDA for Defining Gluten-Free Label

The FDA has announced plans to create a standardized definition and labeling requirements for ‘gluten-free’ products. Because the term is currently unregulated, definitions of gluten-free are often ambiguous and misleading. Commend the FDA for simplifying food purchasing decisions and protecting consumers by standardizing ‘gluten-free’ labeling.

Demand Summer Meals for All Low-Income Families

Demand Summer Meals for All Low-Income Families

Millions of American children depend on free or low-cost meals during the school year, but most are cut off from this assistance during the summer months. Demand state governors make it a priority to provide summer meals for all low-income children.

Commend Hospitals for Joining Health Food Program for Low-Income Families

Two New York City hospitals have recently joined an organization that helps provide low-income families access to fresh produce. Commend the two hospitals for their efforts in improving the diets and health of disadvantaged families.

Prioritize Dental Hygiene for Nursing Home Residents

Prioritize Dental Hygiene for Nursing Home Residents

An epidemic of dental ill health from cavities to cracked teeth is afflicting nursing home residents worldwide. With staff overrun with daily responsibilities and often ill equipped to handle care-resistant residents with dementia, residents lacking in routine dental hygiene can suffer incredible pain and even face increased risk of deadly pneumonia. Urge the prioritization of this serious, but preventable health disparity.

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Make Bath and Body Works Stop Using Harmful Chemical

Despite safe alternatives being readily available, Bath and Body Works still uses a dangerous chemical in a large amount of its products. Make these alternatives be utilized for the sake of consumer health.

Urge Chinese Government to Relocate Hazardous Waste Landfill

For years, residents of the village of Tankou in Guangdong Province of China have been protesting the establishment of a nearby landfill that is seriously affecting their health and daily lives. The landfill can be smelled from kilometers away, and is releasing shocking levels of carcinogens into the air. Urge the government to relocate the landfill further away from residential areas.

Commend Judge for Protecting Women’s Access to Abortion Services

Commend Judge for Protecting Women’s Access to Abortion Services

Part of a recent Wisconsin law requires abortion providers to possess admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, which would reduce the number of operational facilities in the state by half, with no proven medical necessity for such a measure. Applaud Judge Conley’s stay of this unconstitutional and unnecessary provision, allowing abortion care providers to pursue a lawsuit to strike it down.