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New Pediatric Environmental Health Web Toolkit for Providers

Jun 08, 2017—

Parents say they are concerned about environmental health threats, yet most pediatric care providers do not offer prevention strategies during office visits. Why? Many providers report they feel ill-equipped to educate families about common exposures. In an effort to fill the need for environmental health information, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units and Physicians for Social Responsibility have launched the Pediatric Environmental Health  . . .

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Season of Change at CHE

Apr 12, 2017—

When I first spoke to Michael Lerner, co-founder of CHE, about the opportunity to direct CHE, Steve Job's 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University immediately jumped to my mind. "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future."  . . .

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The WHO’s World Health Day Focuses on Mental Health

Mar 28, 2017—

Every year the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates the anniversary of its founding by mobilizing around a specific health topic. This year, on April 7, 2017, the WHO will focus on the theme of depression. You can learn more on the WHO's website today. CHE has more resources on environments that can influence your risk for depression including the psychosocial, socioeconomic and built environments. Click on each to learn more.

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HEAL Receives the 2017 Environmental Award

Mar 16, 2017—

HEALThe Bursa Chamber of Medicine, the official local branch of the Turkish Medical Association, awarded the 2017 Environmental Prize to CHE's Partner the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) during National Doctor's Day in Turkey.  . . .

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Regular brisk walks and a daily longer one help lower office workers' blood lipids.

Monday, June 26, 2017

ising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The short-term effect of particulate matter on cardiorespiratory drug prescription, as a proxy of mild adverse events.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Chronic arsenic exposure and risk of carotid artery disease: the Strong Heart Study.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The role of traffic noise on the association between air pollution and children's lung function.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Four phases of the Flint Water Crisis: Evidence from blood lead levels in children.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Urinary organophosphate insecticide metabolite concentrations during pregnancy and children's interpersonal, communication, repetitive, and stereotypic behaviors at 8 years of age: the HOME study.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Reports of side effects with cosmetics increasing.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Climate and the eye: case-crossover analysis of retinal detachment after exposure to ambient heat.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Effects of intermediate frequency magnetic fields on male fertility indicators in mice.

Monday, June 26, 2017

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