Climate Change and the Practice of Medicine

Including content on climate change and its effect on health in residency education will better prepare doctors to deliver anticipatory guidance to at-risk patients, manage those experiencing climate-related health effects,....

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Association Between Plant and Animal Protein Intake and Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality

Key Points Question: Does an association exist between dietary protein choice, particularly from various food sources, and long-term overall mortality or cause-specific mortality in the US population? Findings: In this cohort of....

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Clinical Implications of Climate Change on US Emergency Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities

The adverse influences of climate change are manifesting as health burdens relevant to clinical practice, affecting the very underpinnings of health and stressing the health care system. Emergency medicine is....

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The Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice

A wave of heat hit us as we opened the door, like we were in the Sahara Desert!” Sweat was beading on the forehead of the emergency medical technician as....

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The Climate-Smart Emergency Department: A Primer

Climate change and environmental pollution from health care present urgent, complex challenges. The US health care sector produces 10% of total US greenhouse gas emissions, which have negative influences on....

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The International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment Commits to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint to Safeguard Children’s Health

The Lancet Countdown and the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change declared that the worst impacts of climate change are and will continue to be felt disproportionately by children. Children....

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Sounding the Alarm on Climate Change, 1989 and 2019

“The subject of climatic and environmental changes that result from human activity has been much in the news recently,” Alexander Leaf wrote in the Journal 30 years ago. Threatened by acid....

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The Changing Climate:Managing Health Impacts

Health impacts from climate change may include increased morbidity and mortality from worsening cardiopulmonary health, worsening allergies, and greater risk of infectious disease and mental illness, including anxiety, depression, and....

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Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction

Air pollution is a grave risk to human health that affects nearly everyone in the world and nearly every organ in the body. Fortunately, it is largely a preventable risk.....

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Prioritizing Health in a Changing Climate

As medical professionals navigate busy days in temperature-controlled hospitals and seemingly indestructible health care systems, it can be easy to lose sight of the environmental chaos unfolding outside. The stark....

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The Climate Crisis – Health and Care Delivery

The consequences of climate change directly affect human health, the practice of medicine, and the stability of health care systems. This Interactive Perspective elucidates these effects and some approaches to....

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