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Read the full article on the Rx for Prevention website  Health care providers have two important roles in responding to climate change: taking actions to mitigate climate change and addressing its impact on patients. This article, the second in a two-part series, will discuss how the health care sector contributes …

This message is intended for infectious disease, primary care, emergency medicine, urgent care, emergency medical services, and health care personnel who provide services to persons experiencing homelessness and/or who use illicit drugs. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) has identified …

You’re Invited! Provider Webinar on Public Charge Learn how proposed changes to the Public Charge rule may impact your patients Friday, December 7, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm To join the webinar: Register here: lacare.org/providerwebinar Webinar URL: http://bit.ly/lacare Webinar call-in: (800) 260-0702 Access code: 457989# Get answers to these …

This message is intended for primary care, urgent care, emergency, pediatric, internal medicine, infectious disease, and laboratory providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages There is an ongoing outbreak of measles in Israel and New York City as well as several surrounding communities in New York and New Jersey. Consider …

The following article was modified from the original. To see the full article, including citations, view it here in the November/December 2018 issue of  Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s online publication for practicing in LA County. Winter is coming and influenza season is upon us. Los …

The California Medical Association (CMA) applauded the enactment of H.R. 6 – a sweeping bipartisan bill that addresses nearly every component of the national opioid epidemic. The legislation would improve access to preventive services, opioid use disorder treatment programs, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and non-opioid therapies, including mental health services. It …

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health advisory yesterday requesting continued vigilance for case recognition and reporting of suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) cases. Nationally, from January 1 through October 16, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 62 confirmed cases of AFM …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed the first death due to West Nile virus (WNV) for the 2018 season in Los Angeles County. The patient, a resident of the San Fernando Valley area, was hospitalized in early September and died from WNV- associated neuro-invasive …

The following article was modified from the original. To see the full article, including citations and to receive free CME, view it here in the September/October 2018 issue of  Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s online publication for practicing in LA County. The Department of Public Health …

This message is intended for internal medicine, infectious disease, family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and urgent care providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages • An outbreak of endemic flea-borne typhus has been identified in downtown Los Angeles. Six of the nine cases have occurred in persons experiencing homelessness. • …