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Health impacts from climate change may include increased morbidity and mortality from worsening cardiopulmonary health, worsening allergies and infectious disease, heat-related illness, and risk of mental illness after extreme weather events. Find out ways to help protect your patients in a changing climate as well as the potential roles for family physicians to help reduce climate change.
Why is climate change a matter of such importance to us as health care professionals, and why must we act?
The sounds of alarm increasingly manifested across multiple sectors around the globe are warranted, and the science shows why.
Protracted exposure to radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Family physicians play a key role in informing patients about the health risks.
There is growing consensus that it is important to screen for social determinants of health in primary care and generate usable, actionable data to help physicians and practices build connections to community health resources.
Review the statistics of drowning incidents, how to improve the likelihood of successful resuscitation, and the most effective prevention strategies.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a polymerization agent used in the manufacturing of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. It is also an environmental endocrine disruptor with estrogen-like activity that may affect the development and health of those who are exposed.
Global warming will directly affect the health of our patients, communities, and planet; therefore, physicians and other health care professionals have a critical role in addressing the issue.
Global warming will cause significant harm to the health of persons and their communities by compromising food and water supplies; increasing risks of morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases and heat stress; changing social determinants of health resulting from extreme weather events, risin...
Family physicians and other primary care physicians have a vital role in protecting our patients and our nation against bioterrorism. Passive surveillance is the early warning system for naturally occurring outbreaks, and for bioterrorism events. An astute physician who diagnoses a reportable illnes...