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Is your practice missing Environmental Health? Here are 3 easy steps.

Is your practice missing Environmental Health? Here are 3 easy steps It is easy to add environmental health to your medical practice, whether you are a nurse, nurse practitioner, information officer, pharmacist, manager, technician, clerk, or physician. Environmental health can add a lot to what we accomplish

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Why not join a local food box or “CSA”?

Why not join a local food box or “CSA”?

With summer vegetables and fruits here, why not sign up to receive a local food box? Your family can join a food box service or this can be a project to share in your doctor office. This is a fun, healthy, and convenient service that tens of

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Survey: many offices have “green” programs, but not doctors

Survey: many offices have “green” programs, but not doctors

A 2010 survey reveals that most US companies now have some program in place to assess and improve their environmental practices. The survey found that three out of five employers (60 percent) are measuring their cost savings from environmental programs, up from 39 percent the year before,

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Safe Soap: Cheaper & Greener by Avoiding Triclosan

Safe Soap:  Cheaper & Greener by Avoiding Triclosan

Safe Soap: Cheaper & Greener by Avoiding Triclosan www.mygreendoctor.org Your office may be wasting money on anti-bacterial soaps, and also hurting your patients and the environment. We all want “clean”– our hands, bodies & the objects we touch. This has led us to buy cleaning products for

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Impress Your Patients as a Green Office

Impress Your Patients as a Green Office

My Green Doctor is a tool for saving money in the doctor office and for creating a healthier workplace.  You will enjoy further benefits as you impress your patients. “Impress” has a double meaning here. First, your involvement in My Green Doctor will be impressive to your

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Having trouble starting, or restarting, your Green Team?

Having trouble starting, or restarting, your Green Team?

Lots of us are finding this. We have registered at My Green Doctor, maybe took The Pledge to “go green”, but the office Green Team isn’t going anywhere.  So here is what you can do, whether you are the boss or someone else in your office: 1. 

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Bottled Water Can Make You Sick: You & Mother Nature

Bottled Water Can Make You Sick: You & Mother Nature

It is time to eliminate bottled water in the doctor office.  Why?  Because everything about bottled water is bad:  it’s costs, it’s unhealthiness, its waste, and its influence on your patients’ choices at home. Bottled water versus city water from faucet?   Let’s run through these one by

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Become a MGD Partner Society

Become a MGD Partner Society

My Green Doctor can be a free member benefit for your medical or dental professional society.  The Florida Medical Association offers My Green Doctor to help our members to save money in their offices, have a healthier workplace, and improve community health.  We offer this at no

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Breaking news: 7th office achieves “Green Doctor Office” status

Breaking news: 7th office achieves “Green Doctor Office” status

Congratulations to South Tampa Dermatology, the latest office to be recognized by FMA’s Council for Healthy Floridians as a “Green Doctor Office”.   The FMA member is Dr. Linda Flynn and the office administrator is Mr. James Flynn. Is your office a “Green Doctor Office”? This free benefit

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Big savings idea: Turn off your hot water heater!

Big savings idea:  Turn off your hot water heater!

Check out this Action Step from the Energy Efficiency Workbook.  the Escambia County Health Department (ECHD) in Pensacola, Florida looked into the safety of  turning off the hot water heaters for their 5 doctor offices.  Their literature search validated that hot water is not required for proper

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