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Health Inequities in Aging Adults from a Public Health Perspective

"While decreasing health with advanced age is driven in part by underlying biological factors, the health care provided to older adults is often shaped by ageism. This inequitable treatment includes ageist attitudes among some practitioners that lead to less effective communications with older patients, applying a medical gaze to social issues that older adults encounter, and making treatment decisions based more on age than prognosis. ..." – By Steven Wallace

Impacts of Climate Change on Workers’ Health and Safety

"Workers in many occupational and industrial categories already experience climate- and weather-related hazards in their jobs. The increasing frequency, duration, and severity of extreme weather events and other developments caused by climate change will exacerbate these hazards and affect a broad range of workers. Increased temperature, extremes of precipitation, increased air pollution, the spread of vector-borne disease, and other health threats due to climate change will impact many groups of workers. ..." – By Barry S. Levy and Cora Roelofs

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