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Dr. David Dyjack

1,000 Health Professionals Join the National Environmental Health Association’s New Executive Director for Happy Hour

It was a toasty mid-July afternoon in Orlando and the convention center clock had not yet reached the respectable hour of 5:00 p.m. Perched on a bar stool at the edge of the stage, NEHA’s executive director, Dr. David Dyjack, kicked off his inaugural keynote at the 2015 Annual Educational Convention and Exhibition by uncorking […]

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Why Doctors Are Making a Connection Between Climate Change and Health

From family doctors to the Surgeon General, more and more medical practitioners are making the same diagnosis: climate change is bad for your health. Doctors are seeing an increase in respiratory ailments, cardiovascular disease, and heat-related deaths.   The cure? Cutting carbon pollution. According to a new study from researchers at Harvard and Syracuse, if […]

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What Can the Anti-Tobacco Movement Teach Us About Kicking Our Fossil Fuel Addiction?

A dangerous product that has millions of people addicted. A vast industry becoming enormously wealthy off this addiction. A powerful lobby spending fortunes to protect that industry. Does this sound familiar? Fifty years ago, Big Tobacco held much the same position of power and influence as the fossil fuel industry does today. The health sector, […]

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