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Green Medicine: An Integral Approach That Benefits Physicians, Patients, Communities, and the Environment

  title={Green Medicine: An Integral Approach That Benefits Physicians, Patients, Communities, and the Environment},
  author={Joel Kreisberg},
Healthcare in the United States continues to face numerous challenges, including inaccessibility of services, rising costs, and medical pollution, as well as an increase in environmentally related illness. 1,2 In fact, the World Health Organization’s Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2005 found that 25% of the world’s burden of disease comes from poor environmental quality and that 60% of the benefits we receive from environmental resources are being degraded rapidly because of unsustainable… 

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