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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={J. 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… Expand
A Sustainable Medical Tourism FrameworkBased on the Enterprise ArchitectureDesign:The Case in Thailand
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It is one thesis of this discussion that this chronic disease era in its turn will slowly decline in significance, leaving a third era in which the major health problems of the United States will be directly related to the process of senescence, and where the aging process itself, independent of specific disease, will constitute a major burden of illness for theUnited States. Expand
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