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Earlier this week, several physician leaders hosted members of the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association (HPMA) at LACMA’s headquarters for lunch. LACMA and the HPMA have a longstanding relationship based on a continuous exchange of information and key insights into treating radiation-exposed surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima. More than 60-years …

Courtesy of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles Urban drilling is a dangerous industrial practice that is happening right next door to where people live, work, play, and learn. These operations are inherently hazardous to human health. They emit toxic contaminants into our communities, exposing residents to dangerous chemicals while …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recently declared a Hepatitis A outbreak among individuals who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs. According to recent health reports, the hepatitis A virus is primarily being transmitted person-to-person through close contact or through contact with fecally contaminated environment. Hepatitis A can …

Anish Korula MPA and Jacob Korula, MD Efforts to control the Opioid Epidemic resulting from widespread use and abuse of narcotics has recently become a high priority. Physicians are often blamed since they write all prescriptions and while some are responsible, the majority prescribe conscientiously. There has been no discussion …

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently published the 2017-18 Influenza Season Recommendations, a brief that serves as a reminder to physicians that its influenza vaccination season and that it is time to begin vaccinating patients and staff to prevent influenza. Here …

Republican senators unveiled their new proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last Thursday, and the legislation is receiving immense backlash from the healthcare industry. Doctors, patients, hospitals and insurance companies across the country have banded together against the bill, claiming it can devastatingly result in millions of …

Hurricane, fire, earthquake – All of these natural disasters have been felt this month. Is your family prepared in the event of an emergency or crisis? LA County EMS has provided a whole month’s worth of useful tips. Day 1 Make a Plan Pick a place to meet up after …
cure for diabetes

City of Hope has a bold vision and the generous funding from the Wanek Family has allowed the team to set their timeline for research and a cure for Diabetes. The JDRF estimates that approximately 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 Diabetes. They set healthcare costs for Type 1 Diabetes at 14.9 …
Rx for Prevention

From DPH Rx for Prevention- Diabetes and pre-diabetes continue to remain problematic as a major cause of morbidity and mortality, an important contributor to the rising health care costs and indicator of quality of life across the US. Rx for Prevention recently took at look at the statistics here in LA …
Medical Transportation

Reprinted from Kaiser Health News – Some days, the drivers showed up late to take Julian Myers to and from dialysis. Other days, they didn’t come at all. When that happened, Myers, who has end-stage kidney disease, scrambled to find a ride. “My blood pressure was rising and I’d get …