New Report: Fracking Must be Phased Out to Protect Public Health

Physicians of Social Responsibility, Concerned Health Professionals of New York, and the Science and Environmental Health Network have released the eighth edition of “The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking.” The Compendium compiles evidence detailing the risks and harms of fracking, and major findings are summarized below. Hydraulic fracturing techniques produce the majority of both U.S. natural gas and crude oil. However, fracking operations pose numerous threats to public health, the economy, and the ...

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New Courses Help Medical Students Provide Better Care/Advocate for Health

Three medical schools in Texas are offering elective courses this spring that address climate change and other environmental threats to human health. The courses are being offered at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and the School of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. The course at Baylor College of Medicine starts tomorrow, March 11, 2022. The two other courses started earlier this spring. This effort is modeled on and grew out of a course taught at Dell Med starting in 2020 entitled ...

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Beat the Heat: how to help protect your patients from heat illness in the Texas summer!