February 24, 2017

Environmental health

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  • Climate Change and Health
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    Climate Change and Health

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere—what we used to call global warming but now call climate change—are likely contributing to the extreme weather of recent years. And this affects our health.

  • Defensive Walking 101

    Defensive Walking 101

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Every two hours, a pedestrian is killed by a motor vehicle and every seven minutes one is injured. While driver distraction plays its part, pedestrians are often at fault too. Here's what you can do to lessen your risk of being struck.

  • Lightning Strikes: How to Stay Safe

    Lightning Strikes: How to Stay Safe

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Far fewer people are struck by lightning today than a century ago, due in part to safer buildings, more people living in cities, and better education. But lightning still kills about 25 Americans a year and injures hundreds.

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