Gwen Ranniger

A timeline of PPE in the plastic pollution discussion

A timeline of PPE in the plastic pollution discussion

Last March, PPE (personal protective equipment) was not common jargon in widespread public discussion. Now, over a year and a half after COVID-19 "hit" the United States, PPE is in the everyday vernacular - and the ramifications of its constant usage have also emerged in the broader plastic pollution fight.

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Student perspectives: Climate solutions for a healthy future
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Student perspectives: Climate solutions for a healthy future

As medical students, we need bold action at COP26 because the health of our future patients, and that of our own families and communities, hangs in the balance.

Recent progress in modified polymer-based PPE in fight against COVID-19 and beyond

The increasing concerns about human-health-related microbial infections and the need for the development of personal protective equipment (PPE) is becoming a major challenge.

Adverse impact of environmental chemicals on developmental origins of kidney disease and hypertension

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension are becoming a global health challenge, despite developments in pharmacotherapy. Both diseases can begin in early life by so-called “developmental origins of health and disease" (DOHaD).

Penn Medicine’s Pavilion marks a healthcare ‘first’ with prestigious LEED Gold Building Certification for sustainability
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Penn Medicine’s Pavilion marks a healthcare ‘first’ with prestigious LEED Gold Building Certification for sustainability

At 1.5 million square feet, the Pavilion—which will open October 30—is also the first hospital in the United States of more than 1 million square feet to achieve certification in LEED Healthcare.
COP26: Nursing profession responds to launch of climate change summit
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COP26: Nursing profession responds to launch of climate change summit

Nurses are calling on world leaders to "treat climate change like the emergency it is", as the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 kicks off in Glasgow.

‘Ditching polystyrene cups has led to some big changes for me’
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‘Ditching polystyrene cups has led to some big changes for me’

The NHS has set a target of becoming carbon net-zero by 2045. What does this mean for those working in the NHS at a local level?
Culling low-value care will cut healthcare's carbon emissions
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Culling low-value care will cut healthcare's carbon emissions

Reducing unnecessary tests and treatments is one of the methods Australian researchers say can help lower overall healthcare carbon emission levels in the country.
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