Health

Stop Fox News from Bullying Starving Families

Stop Fox News from Bullying Starving Families

While millions of Americans struggle with hunger Fox News spreads lies about people in poverty, supporting the push to gut food assistance. Demand that the network stop misreporting on the hunger crisis.

Applaud General Mills for Banning Harmful Preservatives

Applaud General Mills for Banning Harmful Preservatives

A food preservative known to cause liver and kidney damage has not yet been banned by the FDA. Thankfully, General Mills has removed this harmful chemical from its products. Praise the company for its efforts to help protect Americans by providing healthier, safer products.

Increase Funding for Depression Research

Increase Funding for Depression Research

Only two-thirds of those that seek treatment for depression will find adequate treatment. Urge the U.S. National Institutes of Health to increase funding for research on depression and end this silent killer.

Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Canada has fully legalized assisted suicide throughout the country. For many patients, assisted suicide offers a measure of dignity and some level of control over their disease. Applaud the overturning of a complete suicide ban in favor of doctor-assisted suicide.

Protect Elementary School Near Fracking Wells

Protect Elementary School Near Fracking Wells

Students at an elementary school are falling ill and dying due to a fracking well that sits only 400 feet from the school. Stand up for the voiceless students and demand that the strongest safety standards be implemented for this well.

Demand Stricter Regulation on Dietary Supplements

Demand Stricter Regulation on Dietary Supplements

Many dietary supplements are falsely labeled and may not even contain the supplement that they are labeled as. It is easy for manufacturers to falsely label these supplements as they are not strictly regulated by the FDA. Demand stricter regulations on dietary supplements to protect the health of consumers.

Don’t Kill Maternity Care Coverage

Don’t Kill Maternity Care Coverage

Lawmakers want to allow insurance companies to refuse to cover maternity care once again by instating an “alternative” to the Affordable Care Act. Demand that the GOP reject this plan that puts people at high risk for pregnancy-related health problems and death,

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Raise Legal Smoking Age from 18 to 21

An anti-Big Tobacco senator wants to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21, which could infinitely improve the health of millions of Americans. Demand that his important proposal be signed into law.

Reduce Consumption of Harmful Sugary Beverages

Reduce Consumption of Harmful Sugary Beverages

Obesity is a growing problem effecting more than one-third of Americans and sugar consumption has only helped to contribute to this problem. Support a new initiative implementing a tax on sugary beverages to help curb America’s taste for unhealthy drinks.

Applaud Foundation for Making Life-Saving Overdose Treatment Affordable

Applaud Foundation for Making Life-Saving Overdose Treatment Affordable

Use of an emergency treatment for drug overdoses has become more widespread in recent years, driving up prices and creating a barrier to access. Applaud the Clinton Foundation for making this life-saving medicine more affordable and accessible.

Regulate Dangerous Hormone-Disrupting Chemical

Regulate Dangerous Hormone-Disrupting Chemical

The chemical BPA and its alternative both have hormone-disrupting effects even at low-level doses, according to a new study. Urge government regulators to recalculate safe exposure levels for this chemical.

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Revoke Anti-Vaccination Doctor’s Medical License

A fully-licensed doctor is saying that vaccinating one’s children is dangerous and that not doing so is entirely justified, even though it is a thoroughly-researched and safe practice. Demand that the doctor’s medical license be revoked at once.

Save Workers from Kidney Disease Epidemic

Save Workers from Kidney Disease Epidemic

Sugarcane workers are dying from high rates of kidney failure after enduring dehydration and exposure to agrochemicals and antibiotics. Demand that something be done to protect these individuals from a painful and unnecessary death.

Stop Anti-Vacciners Rand Paul and Chris Christie From Playing Politics With Public’s Health

Stop Anti-Vacciners Rand Paul and Chris Christie From Playing Politics With Public’s Health

Presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Chris Christie doubled-down on their anti-science positions by challenging the need to vaccinate children from deadly diseases. Paul, who also questions climate change, repeated the widely discredited assertion that vaccines cause mental retardation. Tell Sen. Paul and Gov. Christie to stop playing politics with the public’s health and drop their anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.

Stop the Spread of Contagious Diseases

Stop the Spread of Contagious Diseases

Students who do not get their vaccinations are placing other children at risk. Urge the governor of California to bar unvaccinated children from attending school to prevent the spread of disease.

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.

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