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Air pollution and its effect on the heart

Smog in urban areas has long been a health concern because of the problems it can cause for our lungs. As it turns out, tiny pollution particles in the air can lead to big problems for our hearts as well. Now, in what is believed to be the largest, most detailed study of...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The primary purpose of hospitals is to help patients get healthier. So why is the nutrition in hospitals often an afterthought? No one expects to come home from the hospital raving about the applesauce, but most people expect healthy food. Recently published studies indicate...

source: Fresh Plaze

Much has been made about the costliness of the American healthcare system, but one factor that may be driving up medical costs is the prevalence of "medical surplus," essentially usable supplies that hospitals discard when new equipment comes in. Oftentimes these excess...

source: Healthcare Finance

Mercury used to be commonplace in a variety of products used in healthcare settings, including thermometers, cleaning agents and electronic devices, such as fluorescent lamps and computer equipment. Mercury is a dangerous...

source: Ensia

Two Surrey, England, hospitals — the St Helier Hospital in Carshalton and Epsom General Hospital – have replaced some of their car park spaces with bike hubs constructed out of shipping containers. The innovative facilities...


As hospitals reconcile their massive environmental footprints, more systems are focusing on sustainability to cut their imprints and save money at the same time. Hospitals are the second greatest commercial energy user behind commercial...

source: Healthcare Finance

Over the last few years, we've seen consumer demand accelerate the push for corporate responsibility in business. Consumers today aren't just paying lip service to good causes; more are choosing to "vote with their dollars," seeking out...

source: Sustainable Brands


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