Demystifying Medicine Video

There are considerable health risks associated with climate change and increasing global temperatures. These risks present local and global implications. Through the use of a news-show style medium, this video highlights the increasing prevalence and migration of ticks in Southern Canada, specifically causing Lyme disease. Furthermore, this video outlines the physiological and mental health consequences of increasing global temperatures, with a specific investigation of heat stress nephropathy. It is important to be aware of health risks correlated with climate change and to be informed of steps that can be taken to make impactful lifestyle changes.

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