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California health officials confirmed this previous Friday that 36 Californians under the age of 65 has died due to the flu in the 1st week of February –more than in any other week this season. The flu continues to be a nationwide problem and is considered to be the worst in …

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for certain health conditions. Over the past fourteen months, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) has notified clinicians about a variety of outbreaks that have disproportionately impacted MSM. This article summarizes six steps providers can take …

With another school shooting in the news, its more pertinent than ever for the physician community to find a way to assist in firearm violence prevention. The U.S. continues to struggle with a firearm violence problem and physicians are in a unique position to assess risk, provide education and catalyze …

The death toll from the flu in California has continued to rise, amid a brutal flu season that has spread across the nation. According to the LA Times, “State health officials said that 32 people under 65 died last week of the flu, making it the deadliest week this season so …

On January 10th, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that influenza (flu) activity is elevated and is increasing throughout Los Angeles County. To protect the public’s health, Public Health urges flu vaccinations for everyone aged six months and older. To date, there are 36 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in …

With 19 flu-related deaths reported so far in LA County this season, public health officials are urging more people to get vaccinated as the flu continues to be widespread. This year’s dominant strain, Influenza A (H3N2) has caused an uptick in flu cases and increased patient visits to the emergency …

The United States continues to struggle with an epidemic of firearm violence. Physicians are in a unique position to assess risk, provide education and change behaviors related to gun violence, and they may also address this issue more broadly as a consumer safety and public health issue. The California Medical …

Find the original release on the LA Public Health website Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV recognize World AIDS Day and launch the Los Angeles County HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2020 and Beyond (LACHAS). The new strategy seeks to …

According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, smoke from Creek Fire and Skirball Fire has caused poor air quality that affects all individuals in the areas of: East San Fernando Valley West San Fernando Valley Northwest Los Angeles County Coastal areas Southwest Los Angeles County Coastal areas and …

As the impacts of climate change continue to intensify across Los Angeles County, clinicians can expect an exacerbation of many patient health problems ranging from respiratory illness to infectious diseases. Residents of LA County are especially vulnerable to health risks associated with increasing extreme heat events, declining air quality, longer …