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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.

  • Infectious Disease: Past & Future?>
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    Infectious Disease: Past & Future

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    By looking back at 2013, can we learn anything about what to expect going forward in the realm of infectious diseases? In spite of newly emerging diseases like MERS and influenza H7N9, we continue to make progress with our vaccines and therapies.

  • Child Labor on Tobacco Farms?>
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    Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

    by Keng Lam, MD

    A recent report on children working on tobacco farms in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, details the health problems these youngsters experience: nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness and difficult breathing.