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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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To retain their tax-exempt status, private nonprofit hospitals — which make up roughly 60 percent of U.S. hospitals — have a legal obligation to give back to their communities. Most do so by providing free care to uninsured patients, making up for Medicaid shortfalls,...

source: The Commonwealth Fund

The nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable healthcare, Practice Greenhealth, recently introduced its Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator, which hopes to help hospitals identify environmentally friendly products that are green and cost effective.

source: Buildings

Bigfork Valley was recently represented at the national HealthTrust University Conference in San Antonio in a panel on hospital sustainability initiatives. Leo Kern, director of plant operations, was invited to present as part of a panel of four hospitals on "Mission Critical......

source: Hibbing Daily Tribune

As revenue and margin pressures continue to challenge the health care industry, new lighting technologies can offer much needed operational cost savings while improving safety and the patient experience. Most health care facilities in the United States utilize various legacy...

source: Building Design + Construction

The future development and health of our children relies on access to quality green space and horticultural landscapes. This was a clear conclusion from the International Association of Horticultural Producers International Green City...

source: Blue & Green Tomorrow

The publication of WRAP's first National Recycling Guidelines have been well received by chief executive of the Recycling Association, Simon Ellin. The Association has worked with WRAP on the development of the guidelines and hopes the...

source: Blue & Green Tomorrow


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