Climate Change

Healthy Environment and Healthy Animals = Healthy People

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Disasters and Emergencies Affect Us All (Archived story. Original version is here.) BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN Disasters such as fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and violent storms can cause great harm. These kinds of events underline the importance of a One Health perspective — the critical link among humans, animals and the environment […]

People@WiRED

WiRED Salutes Dr. Ara Nahabedian

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Directing the Translation of WiRED Modules into Armenian Thanks to its dedicated translators, WiRED International now offers 19 health education modules in the Armenian language on topics of pressing concern in Armenia such as diabetes, dental hygiene and quitting tobacco. Dozens more modules are in the works or planned for the near future, many related […]

Climate Change

Climate Change and Our Young People

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An Opinion from a Mother and WiRED Board Member BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The New York Times recently ran a piece called “One Thing You Can Do: Talk to Your Children about Climate Change.” The article encouraged parents not only to talk to their children but to get them involved […]

Health

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

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Any infection can lead to sepsis — a life-threatening emergency — yet few people know what it is. Sepsis is a complication of infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. The condition constitutes a global healthcare problem, and despite advances in modern medicine such as vaccines, antibiotics and intensive care, it is […]

Health

Chronic Diseases Are Preventable

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Chronic diseases impact the way we live our lives every day. Many people do not believe that chronic diseases — such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and many cancers — can be prevented.  We know the major causes of these noncommunicable diseases; if we knock out risk factors, then we are much less […]