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Powerful new CDC “Tips From Former Smokers” ads focus on living with vision loss and colorectal cancer

Mar 27, 2015

March 26, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related illnesses, including vision loss and colorectal cancer.

Ads also highlight the benefits of quitting for smokers’ loved ones, and the importance...

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Emergency medicine physicians urge colleagues to help prevent gun violence

Mar 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 25, 2015 - In an editorial posted online today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, two practicing emergency medicine physicians from the University of California, Davis, and Brown University — both thought leaders at the forefront of finding solutions to the public health crisis of gun violence — urge their colleagues...

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Groundbreaking Music Video Highlights Injustice Faced by Immigrants, Marks Launch of “Concert Tour” for Jailed Migrants

Mar 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 19, 2015 - Today, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and Los Jornaleros del Norte “the house band for the immigrant rights movement,” released today a groundbreaking new video to combat deportations. The video corresponds with announced plans for a “tour” with concerts outside of immigrant prisons throughout the...

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Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei to receive top Award from Amnesty International

Mar 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 - Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei – both committed activists – will be the joint recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2015, the human rights organization announced today.

Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award is the organization’s top honour, recognizing those who have shown...

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New MIND Diet May Significantly Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Mar 19, 2015

CHICAGO, IL, March 19, 2015 - A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed, according to a paper published online for subscribers in March in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s...

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Soil health music video – “Don’t Treat it Like Dirt”

Mar 17, 2015

March 17, 2015 - Ag Day 2015 is scheduled for tomorrow at California State Capitol. The theme this year, “Breaking New Ground,” includes soil health, and that’s the subject of this music video produced for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Planned Parenthood and MTV Team Up to Bring Sexual Health Information to Young People in Real Time Online with Chat Service

Mar 16, 2015

NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2015 - Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and MTV announced that its award-winning sexual health campaign, “It’s Your (Sex) Life,” will host Planned Parenthood’s online chat program on its homepage, allowing young people searching for sexual health information to have a conversation in real time with a real...

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EPA Encourages Consumers to Save 1 Trillion Gallons of Wasted Water

Mar 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 16, 2015 — Every year, more than one trillion gallons of water go down the drain because of household leaks. Leaks may increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program encourages consumers to celebrate the seventh annual Fix a Leak Week, March...

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Ellen and Michelle Obama Break It Down (VIDEO)

Mar 14, 2015

March 13, 2015 - The two had a dance-off for the history books!

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