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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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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Outcomes of a Heat Stress Awareness Program on Heat-Related Illness in Municipal Outdoor Workers

Introduction: Heat stress is an occupational hazard. Exposed workers may suffer heat-related illness, disease exacerbation, increased injuries, and reduced productivity. Response strategies include mitigation policies and preparedness. Methods: Frequency of heat-related illness....

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Triggering of MI by Air Temperature

This study reports that heat-related MI risks increased over time, with significantly higher estimates in 2001-2014 compared to 1987-2000 for recurrent and NSTEMI events. Of note, cold-related MI risks nonsignificantly....

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Medical organizations must divest from fossil fuels

Published December 12, 2018 in BMJ By Adam Law, Deidre Duff, Patrick Saunders, John Middleton, & David McCoy BMJ 2018; 363  doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5163 Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5163 Rapid divestment would break our dangerous dependence on this industry The....

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Countdown tracks progress on health effects of climate change

Last week, the Lancet published its 2017 Countdown report on understanding, preventing, preparing for, and acting on the threat to human health from climate change. It follows a 2015 Commission....

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High risk US policy on climate change

Doctors must respond to protect human health against an unprecedented challenge The current federal political climate in the United States bodes ill for the future of the world’s climate, and....

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Preventive Medicine for the Planet and Its Peoples

“Health is the human face of climate change” was the motivating idea behind the Climate and Health conference held at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, February 16, 2017.”....

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The Health Hazards of Air Pollution—Implications for Your Patients

Air pollution has many deleterious health effects. The International Energy Agency recently released a report attributing an annual 6.5 million premature deaths to air pollution worldwide. Although the Clean Air....

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Reducing Health Regrets in a Changing Climate

Acknowledging that climate change is a common concern of humankind, Parties should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their espective obligations on . . . the right to health. – Paris....

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The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change

The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change is an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and practitioners across the world. Read more …

The effect of climate change on skin disease in North America

Global temperatures continue to rise, reaching new records almost every year this decade. Download the article here.
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