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National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week

National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week is a campaign directed at teens in order to SHATTER THE MYTHS around drug and alcohol use that pervade our culture. The National Institute for Drug Abuse has a website with good resources for teens, parents and teachers. We thought we’d share their insights …
Care Harbor

From LA Daily News on Care Harbor- For Maria Isaza and hundreds like her who attended Day One of a free, mega health clinic Friday in downtown Los Angeles, the cold and rain were minor inconveniences compared with their needs: new glasses, dental work to alleviate pain and a checkup or …
Addiction Report and EHR

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Cites Ways Health IT Can Help The U.S. Surgeon General issued, for the first time, a report on addiction in America, calling it a public health crisis. Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health states that the situation is …
Cures 21st Century Act

House Passes 21st Century Cures Act that Includes Health IT Provisions The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act last week with huge bipartisan support and a vote of 392-26. The broad medical innovation bill will provide funding totaling $6.3 billion for a multitude of projects aimed …
60 Minutes

More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease right now, Lesley Stahl reported on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, so it’s not surprising that family members of Alzheimer’s patients tuned in to hear about a groundbreaking study that’s giving people hope. Read the story here.    
Quality Care

We are all saddened by the recent shootings in Orlando, Minnesota, Baton Rouge and now, Dallas. Our hearts go out to the families and friends who have lost loved ones and the communities most directly impacted. July is Minority Mental Health month. The recent shootings are an extreme and tragic …

For those who couldn’t attend the Presidential Installation last month, we wanted to let you know that LACMA also honored Dr. Marvin Kaplan with the 2016 Lifetime Service Award. Physician Magazine published a story about Dr. Kaplan highlighting his experience and background, you can read it here. [su_divider] Dr. Marvin …

Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of a sweeping package of tobacco bills into California law, including one that will raise the legal age to buy products from 18 to 21, and another that dramatically tightens restrictions on e-cigarettes, a campaign to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 announced last week …

Today, the California State Senate passed a landmark package of bills that will not only save thousands of lives, but also help reduce teen smoking rates and decrease the number of tobacco-related illnesses and deaths throughout the state. “This is the most sweeping set of tobacco-related bills in decades,” said …

Event Recap Value-Based P4P For Underserved Populations, CME Program Over 130 physicians gathered downtown at The Center at Cathedral Plaza for the 2016 Physician Summit on January 30, 2016. The full day of CME programming was titled “Value-Based P4P For Underserved Populations”. Guest speakers lead presentations and panel discussions covering …