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Climate change: What does it mean for the future of surgery?

Climate change: What does it mean for the future of surgery?

This month’s cover story describes the effects of climate change on human health and identifies how surgeons can take action to reduce health care’s environmental footprint.

Dr. Heniford participating in a 2010 Operation Hernia medical mission trip in Mongolia. The surgeons used the recycled surgical supplies donated by the CMC OR.

Strategies for sustainability: Going green in the OR

Effective green OR strategies reduce operating cost, eliminate waste, and improve environmental sustainability. This article highlights practical solutions for promoting the kind of culture change necessary to achieve long-lasting green OR initiatives.

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