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The new, Green Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices #GreenHC



Kaiser Permanente – Antelope Valley Medical Offices from J&M Concrete Contractors on Vimeo. From Kaiser Permanente Share | A New Home for Specialty Care Opens in Antelope Valley : The new Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday Oct. 3. Also at the ceremony, Kaiser Permanente Southern California » » » » on to the full article

Why a health system cares about the buildings it doesn’t build: Moderating AIA-DC Panel 10/8/14



“Growing Screens” – Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center What’s a doctor doing a moderating a distinguished group of panelists tomorrow evening on Improving Health Through Active Design | AIA DC? Well, come and find out . It’s hosted by American Institute of Architects (@WashingtonDCAIA) at the gorgeous District Architecture Center in Washington, DC, USA (of » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: What physicians (and patients) need to know about Climate Change – JAMA



The facts: View Average Annual Temperatures Washington, DC 1871-2013 47670 on Flickr.com Similar trends can be seen for snowfall and precipitation, both trending down instead of up, in Washington, DC, with a whole host of livability and health effects that will result. Patz JA, Frumkin H, Holloway T, Vimont DJ, Haines A. Climate Change: Challenges » » » » on to the full article

Speaking of e-waste: Where gadgets go to die | The Economist



The U.S. and China produce more total e-waste than any other country, according to a new map that tracks e-waste around the world.

Source:LiveScience Difference engine: Where gadgets go to die | The Economist. I happened to use the recycling of e-waste as an example in yesterday’s blog post (see: Just Read: Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet | Ted Eytan, MD), with the coincidence of this article in The Economist. What little is known » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet



Gerwig K. Greening Health Care. New York City: Oxford University Press; 2014 (amazon.com | Oxford University Press) – All proceeds from the sale of Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet will go to Health Care Without Harm The US health care industry as a whole spends in excess of $200 billion a » » » » on to the full article

Healthier hospitals don’t just treat patients, they don’t create them in the first place, here’s how



It’s true – operating a health system in an unhealthy way actually creates illness instead of preventing it, and it actually costs more money. So why do it? Check out this video from Healthier Hospitals Initiative (@hhiorg). Healthier hospitals has catalyzed a lot of change in the 18% of GDP health care industry, I’ve seen » » » » on to the full article

It’s Just Chemistry: Healthier buildings can have less harmful chemicals, with Arlene Blum, PhD



View ‘Arlene Blum, PhD at the Center for Total Health 40189′ on Flickr.com We had the privilege of hosting a healthy buildings event (see: Healthy Buildings: Reducing Use of Harmful Chemicals | Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health) with our friends at US Green Building Council (@USGBC) featuring Arlene Blum, PhD  author, mountaineer, and founder of the Green Science » » » » on to the full article