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Replacing Fossil Fuels to Fight Climate Change: A Prescription for Health and Equity |  Healthiest Communities Health News

Replacing Fossil Fuels to Fight Climate Change: A Prescription for Health and Equity | Healthiest Communities Health News

As an emergency medicine doctor, I have a calling – and obligation – to serve my patients by improving health, preventing harm, and working to create a just society where every patient has an equal opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being. Yet I often feel as if I am placing a Band-Aid on a …

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New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among adolescents, and the latest available scientific evidence suggests the use of these products has adverse health effects that may accrue over time, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease over the course of the life of people who use e-cigarettes, according to a new scientific statement …

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Tucson, Pima County step up mental health coverage for employees |  Subscriber

Tucson, Pima County step up mental health coverage for employees | Subscriber

Employees of Pima County and the city of Tucson are now protected under federal mental health parity laws, after recent decisions by local officials to opt in to such protections. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was signed into law in 2008 and requires insurance coverage for mental health conditions and substance use …

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Recall Roundup: More peanut butter products recalled |  The Sentinel: News

Recall Roundup: More peanut butter products recalled | The Sentinel: News

JM Smucker’s recall of Jif peanut butter due to salmonella concerns is still resulting in more recalls of products that used Jif as a source. Of the latest recalls, one affects products nationwide. Prairie City Bakery is recalling lots of its peanut butter chocolate chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, which contains Jif peanut butter. No …

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