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Yesterday on 3/19, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors passed amendments to strengthen the County’s policies on smoke-free environments and to close loopholes where smoking is permitted. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) provided recommendations to close the gaps of existing County smoke- free …

This article originally appeared on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms one case of measles in a person who traveled through LAX Airport while infectious on Thursday, February 21, 2019. This person arrived on China Eastern flight …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) advocates for stronger policy and ordinances of tobacco retailing to protect local youth and decrease the prevalence of tobacco use among youth across the county. A recent report shows a surge in the use of tobacco and nicotine products among …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is notifying patients of Westside Multispecialty Medical Group located at 6200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1212, Los Angeles, of possible hepatitis C exposure. Public Health recommends that all patients who received injections, infusions, or procedures at this clinic between January 2016 and December …

Key MessagesThere has been an increase in clusters of pertussis cases among 11 to 18-year-olds across Los Angeles County. Health care providers should consider pertussis even in vaccinated persons with minimal to mild symptoms.Pertussis is highly contagious. Treated cases remain communicable through the 5th day of appropriate antibiotic treatment. Patients …

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory last week regarding Brucella RB51 exposures from consuming raw milk. The CDC reports on three confirmed cases of brucellosis from Brucella RB51 as well as exposures in 19 states, including California. Summary The New York State Department of …

This message is intended for orthopedic surgeons; pain management, infectious disease, primary care, emergency medicine, and urgent care providers; and health care personnel who provide injections using stem cell products. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) has identified 2 cases …

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announced that influenza activity is widespread and increasing throughout California.  Influenza has already claimed the lives of two children so far this season (Stanislaus andRiverside Counties). These tragedies serve as a reminder that influenza can be deadly. Last year, 8 in 10 children who died from flu complications …

Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-epoxide cycle antagonist, brodifacoum; 2) the emergence of 2 new clinical scenarios; and 3) recommendations to help clinicians …

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 …