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Hours after a gunman opened fire in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing 12 people before turning the gun on himself, the NRA told “anti-gun” doctors to “stay in their lane” after a series of research papers about firearm injuries and deaths was published in the Annals …

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 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 federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Report that highlights the ongoing increase in syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia cases throughout the United States, including California and Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has …

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. It is important that providers …

On September 5th, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas along with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and community partners unveiled the new Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Public Health. The Healing Center will serve a community that experiences the highest rates …

This message is intended for primary care, urgent care, emergency, pediatric, and internal medicine, infectious disease, and laboratory providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages A patient with infectious measles visited Santa Monica from August 8-10, 2018. Health care providers should consider the diagnosis of measles among persons presenting with a …

Yesterday, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas along with the Los Angeles County Health Agency and community partners announced the release of a new plan that promotes health equity across LA County. Over the next five years, the Health Agency will join with others to sustain efforts to reduce and eliminate some of …

This article originally appeared on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website On Monday, July 30th, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, former County Health Officer and Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) was sworn in as the new Los Angeles County Health Officer. A noted national …