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Dr. Phil Takes D.C.! Phil McGraw Talks to Congress About Raising Diabetes Awareness: 'This Is a Passion Project for Me'

Dr. Phil Takes D.C.! Phil McGraw Talks to Congress About Raising Diabetes Awareness: 'This Is a Passion Project for Me'

Originally posted 05/13/2016 05:30PM

Dr. Phil McGraw made his way to Capitol Hill this week to raise awareness on the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the United States, and he told PEOPLE that he won't stop until this becomes an urgent matter for congress.

On Wednesday, McGraw headed to D.C. and sat before a slate of Congressional members to discuss the importance of raising awareness of type 2 diabetes in America.

"Our goal was to really meet with some people and raise awareness and hopefully influence some influencers to really prioritize legislation that could impact diabetes in terms of creating legislation that makes information, resources, and innovations more accessible and affordable for diabetics in America," he told PEOPLE.

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VIDEO: What Blizzard? National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Wriggles and Rolls in the Thick Snow Covering D.C.

What Blizzard? National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Wriggles and Rolls in the Thick Snow Covering D.C.

Originally posted 01/23/2016 02:15PM

Pandas don't like snow. They love it!

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House Speaker John Boehner: Morning Prayers Spurred Announcement He's Resigning

Originally posted 09/25/2015 10:05AM

Just one day after an emotional meeting with Pope Francis, House Speaker John Boehner woke up, said his morning prayers, and decided to announce he's resigning from Congress at the end of next month.

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Former President George H.W. Bush in 'Fair Condition' After Fall

UpdatePosted 07/16/2015 04:05PM

Former President George H.W. Bush in 'Fair Condition' After Fall

Originally posted 07/15/2015 11:00PM

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in "fair condition" at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, after he fell and broke a vertebra in his neck on Wednesday.

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Should Harriet Tubman Appear on the U.S. $20 Bill?

Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill? One Group Says Yes

Originally posted 05/12/2015 08:00PM

In the year 2020, Americans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which extended the right to vote to female citizens of the United States. And one group is proposing that the occasion be celebrated by putting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

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Police Arrest Man Who Landed Gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol Lawn

Police Arrest Man Who Landed Gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol Lawn

Originally posted 04/15/2015 05:50PM

A small gyrocopter that landed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building caused a big stir Wednesday afternoon, closing down nearby streets and activating members of the bomb squad as well as police who took the pilot into custody.

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Capitol Police to Congress: No More Drunken Parties!

Capitol Police Tells Congress to Avoid 'Embarrassing' Conduct During Parties

Originally posted 03/25/2015 02:55PM

Who knew the halls of Congress can get any rowdier than the debate over Obamacare?

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