American Thoracic Society Member Survey on Climate Change and Health

The American Thoracic Society (ATS), in collaboration with George Mason University, surveyed a random sample of ATS members to assess their perceptions of, clinical experiences with, and preferred policy responses....

Read More

A Survey of African American Physicians on the Health Effects of Climate Change

The U.S. National Climate Assessment concluded that climate change is harming the health of many Americans and identified people in some communities of color as particularly vulnerable to these effects.....

Read More

Heat Waves, Incidence of Infectious Gastroenteritis, and Relapse Rates of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Retrospective Controlled Observational Study

Instrumental observations of global temperature evolution reveal a pronounced warming during the past 150 years. One expression of this warming is the observed increase in the occurrence of heat waves as it has....

Read More

The Physician’s Role in Efforts to Slow Global Warming

Dr. Parker’s article in this issue of American Family Physician offers a concise presentation of the science of climate change. Download the full article here.

Hispanic health disparities after a flood disaster: Results of a population-based survey of individuals experiencing home site damage in El Paso (Texas, USA)

In 2006, El Paso County, a predominantly Hispanic urban area, was affected by a flood disaster; 1,500 homes were damaged. We assessed the health impacts of the disaster upon 475 individuals whose homes....

Read More

Slowing Global Warming: Benefits for Patients and the Planet

Slowing Global Warming: Benefits for Patients and the Planet

  Global warming is an occurrence that is well documented, with average global surface temperatures now 1.5°F (0.83°C) higher than at the start of the industrial revolution.  Since the 1970s,....

Read More

Global Climate Change and Infectious Diseases

The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen ended on December 18 without passage of a binding resolution for tackling global climate change. With the debate over U.S. health....

Read More

12