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Hot or Not?: Recognizing and Managing the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar Sabrina McCormick presents a paper that provides an analytical framework for the newly recognized and socially-contested category of "climate-induced illnesses."

She examines three illnesses recently recognized as exacerbated by climate change: West Nile Virus in the Northeast United States, increasing toxicological exposures in coastal Alaska Native communities, and heat-induced illnesses in Philadelphia, Penn.

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Stories from Health Journalism 2008: Climate Change