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Wellness Wednesday: Preparing To Treat Climate Change Related Health Issues

 A thunderstorm hovers over downtown Columbus, Ohio Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.
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A thunderstorm hovers over downtown Columbus, Ohio Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

An editorial carried in more than 200 medical journals last month sounded the alarm about climate change and the risk to public health globally.

Hotter temperatures are already taxing public health systems as weather catastrophes multiply.

The topic will be the focus of a first-ever symposium for medical professionals, students and scientists at Ohio State University on Oct. 22.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, how clinicians are preparing to treat health issues related to climate change. Plus, ways you can help the earth and improve your health.

Guests:

  • Andrew Schamess, MD, Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Ohio State University
  • Dr. Jennifer Grandis, Professor of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Kate King, president-elect, National Association of School Nurses,

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