Cool but Dangerous: Climate Change is Increasing the Risk of Airborne Infections

Less obvious but more certain and immediate than future droughts and floods, escalating use of air-conditioning globally is directly resulting in conditions favoring increased person to person transmission of airborne infections- tuberculosis and influenza in particular. Check out our new poster from the Conference of The Union North America Region. Continue reading Cool but Dangerous: Climate Change is Increasing the Risk of Airborne Infections

‘City Council holds hearing on pedestrian safety’

My latest letter, published in the JP Gazette: Bravo to local heroes such as Councilor Ed Flynn and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta. They are making our city streets safer for children, cyclists, and all pedestrians. While officials investigate automated enforcement/ camera systems for speeding and running red lights (which are critically important), a few points bear mentioning: Small Victories are Urgently … Continue reading ‘City Council holds hearing on pedestrian safety’

Progress on Hepatitis C, but many don’t know they have it

Check out the great op-ed by my friend and colleague, Dr. Charlie Van der Horst. “With an expectant smile and raised eyebrows, my patient watched me enter the exam room. Dressed in slacks with a straight crease and neat shirt, he was looking for an answer…” Read more here: Continue reading Progress on Hepatitis C, but many don’t know they have it