Environmental Medicine

Nov 15, 2019 Issue
The Changing Climate: Managing Health Impacts [Article]

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.

Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Climate Change Health Impacts: A Role for the Family Physician [Editorials]

Why is climate change a matter of such importance to us as health care professionals, and why must we act?

Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us [Editorials]

The sounds of alarm increasingly manifested across multiple sectors around the globe are warranted, and the science shows why.

Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Radon: A Leading Environmental Cause of Lung Cancer [Editorials]

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.

Jun 1, 2017 Issue
Acting on Social Determinants of Health: A Primer for Family Physicians [Editorials]

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.

Apr 1, 2016 Issue
Prevention and Treatment of Drowning [Article]

Review the statistics of drowning incidents, how to improve the likelihood of successful resuscitation, and the most effective prevention strategies.

Jun 1, 2012 Issue
BPA Exposure and Health Effects: Educating Physicians and Patients [Editorials]

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.

Aug 1, 2011 Issue
The Physician's Role in Efforts to Slow Global Warming [Editorials]

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.

Aug 1, 2011 Issue
Slowing Global Warming: Benefits for Patients and the Planet [Article]

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...

Jul 1, 2011 Issue
Bioterrorism and the Vital Role of Family Physicians [Editorials]

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...

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