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Vol. 5, No. 8 October-November 2014
  • Reducing Deaths from Suicide: The Importance of Collaborative Care
  • LA County Department of Public Health Launches Ebola Website
  • New Influenza Vaccination Recommendations, 2014-2015
  • Reporting Requirements and Testing Recommendations
  • Physicians Needed for California Children's Services Medical Therapy Program
  • Announcing the Los Angeles Health Network
  • Thank You, Steve!
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 5, No. 7 August 2014
  • Importance of a Strong Partnership Between Public Health and Clinicians
  • New Wellness Center Offers a Wide Range of Community Resources
  • West Nile Virus Update for 2014
  • Chikungunya Virus Infection
  • Vital Signs
    1. New Report Focuses on Child Asthma
    2. More Illness Due to Air Pollution and Heat Predicted in New Climate Change Reports
    3. Update on Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa
  • Upcoming Training
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 5, No. 6 June-July 2014
  • California's New School Immunization Exemption Policy: Messages for Health Care Providers
  • Table 1. Summary of California Immunization Exemptions Requiring a Signature from an Authorized Health Care Provider
  • Compounding Pharmacies: What Health Care Providers Should Know
  • Vital Signs
    1. New Report Highlights Increase in Emergency Department Visits for Sports- Related Head Injuries Among Youth
    2. Osteoporosis Affects 18% of Older Adults in LA County
    3. New Report Focuses on Binge Drinking
    4. Public Health Releases its 2012-2013 Annual Report
  • Upcoming Training
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 3, No. 9 November-December 2012
  • Preventing Prescription Opioid Abuse
  • HBV Infection Control During Foot and Nail Care Procedures
  • Flu Season: Influenza Watch Released
  • Vital Signs
    1. Report Examines Communicable Disease Surveillance and Trends
    2. LA County Department of Public Health Releases New Book
    3. Report Shows Smoking Rates Down in LA County
    4. Publication Offers Terrorism Agent Information and Treatment Guidelines
    5. Diabetes on the Rise as LA County Obesity Rates Grow
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 3, No. 8 October 2012
  • CRKP, an Emerging Threat
  • Vaccination: The Right Dose at the Right Time
  • Ask the Expert: Alvin Nelson El Amin, MD, MPH, on Vaccine Dosing and Timing
  • Vital Signs
    1. Just Published: Department of Public Health Book on Public Health Practices
    2. Report Focuses on Disparities in Deaths from Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis in LA County
    3. Report Examines Obesity Trends in LA County
  • New CDC Recommendations: Test All Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 3, No. 7 September 2012
  • Depression in Pregnancy: Safeguarding the Well-Being of Expectant Mothers
  • New Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2012-2013
  • Botulism: A Commonly Unrecognized Disease
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 3, No. 6 August 2012
  • Depression Among Youth in Primary Care: Screening, Treatment and Resources
  • Table 1. Depressive Diagnoses and Common Symptoms and Behaviors in Youth
  • Mental Health Resources for Children and Youth in LA County
  • Table 2. Common Medical and Psychiatric Comorbidities
  • Murine Typhus Cases Increasing in LA County
  • West Nile Virus Update 2012
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 3, No. 5 June-July 2012
  • Recent Updates to HPV Vaccination and Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
  • Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdoses
  • New Number for TB Control
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 3, No. 3 March 2012
  • Universal TB Testing of School-Aged Children Not Required
  • Pediatric TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire
  • New Immunization Schedules and Updates for 2012
  • Save the Date Prevention Symposium: How the New Health Care Paradigm Supports Healthy Aging
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 3, No. 2 February 2012
  • CDC Issues Recommendations for Shorter Treatment Regimen for Latent TB Infection
  • Key Points Regarding the 12-Dose Regimen for Treatment of LTBI
  • Vital Signs
    1. Latest Mortality Report Shows Leading Causes of Death on the Decline
  • Save the Date 46th Annual Meeting of the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association: May 15, 2012
  • Achieving and Maintaining Asthma Control
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 3, No. 1 January 2012
  • New Changes to Los Angeles County Reportable Diseases
  • List of Reportable Diseases and Conditions
  • Human Trafficking in LA County: Victim Identification in Health Care Settings
  • Improving Adolescent Rates
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 2, No. 8 September-October 2011
  • New Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
  • Flu Season: Influenza Watch Released
  • Case Study: New Human Rickettsial Pathogen Discovered in Local Ticks
  • Rickettsiae massiliae Infection in Humans
  • Vital Signs
    1. Measles Cases on the Rise
    2. Report Summarizes STD Morbidity in LA County
    3. Report Focuses on Communicable Disease Case Studies in LA County
    4. Sugar-Loaded Drinks Campaign Addresses Local Obesity Epidemic
  • Upcoming Trainings
    1. Immunization Training Resources for Clinicians
    2. Immunization Skills Training for Medical Assistants
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 2, No. 6 June-July 2011
  • Physicians Should Be Alert for Measles Cases
  • The Clinician's Role in Identifying Legionella
  • The Link Between Animal Feces and Zoonotic Disease
  • Patient Resources: The Problem with Animal Waste
  • Vital Signs
    1. Disaster Registry Assists People with Access and Functional Needs
    2. New Report Shows Dog Bites Underreported in Los Angeles County
    3. LA Health Data Snapshot Highlights Health Disparities and Tracks Trends
  • Upcoming Trainings: CDC Immunization Update Webinar; Shots for School: Clinician's Role in California's New Tdap Requirement
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 1, No. 10 Nov-Dec 2010
  • CME Activity: Preventing Cervical Cancer - (This CME activity has Expired)
  • Vital Signs
    1. New report finds decreasing salt intake could save lives by reducing hypertension
    2. Rising rate of Type 2 diabetes among adults coincides with upswing in obesity
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 1 No.9 October 2010
  • New Reporting Requirement for Influenza Deaths in LA County
  • New Look for Influenza Watch
  • Reducing the Risk of Influenza in Health Care Facilities
  • Network Keeps Physicians Informed About Important Public Health Alerts
  • Preventing Common Vaccine Administration Errors
  • Diluent Tip Sheet
  • Ask The Expert: Providing the Right Vaccine
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 1, No. 8 September 2010
  • Pertussis Cases Continue to Rise: Steps for Preventing its Spread
  • ACIP Expands Age Groups for Seasonal Flu Vaccination
  • Reducing Patients' Use of Cell Phones and Texting While Driving
  • The "Just Drive" Campaign
  • Findings from Food Safety Quiz Reveal Improvement Needed in Home Kitchen Food Practices
  • Disaster Healthcare Volunteers: Preregistration Is Crucial to Rapid Deployment
  • Upcoming Training: Healthy Aging for Women + Women and Health Care Reform
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 1, No. 7 August 2010
  • CME Activity: Preventing Falls Among Adults Aged 65 Years and Older - (This CME activity has Expired)
  • Back-to-School Immunization Checklist
  • Cal/OSHA Aerosol- Transmissible Diseases Standard Protects Health Care Workers
  • Vital Signs
    1. New report on HIV/AIDS in LA County
    2. Reports shows life expectancy in LA County exceeds 80 years
    3. Mortality report shows leading causes of death on the decline in LA County
Vol. 1, No. 6 July 2010
  • Treating Rattlesnake Envenomations
  • Report Shows Smoking Rates by Community
  • Human Rabies: Vaccine Schedule Reduced to 4 Doses
  • Rabies Vaccine Ordering Information
  • California Immunization Registry: Improving the Tracking and Delivery of Immunizations
  • Physical Activity: The Importance of Flexibility Training
  • Patient Resources: Gentle Stretching Exercises
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Vol. 1, No. 5 May-June 2010
  • CME Activity: Screening for Alcohol Misuse and Abuse - (This CME activity has Expired)
  • Vital Signs
    1. Mumps cases on the rise in LA County
    2. Pertussis cases increasing in LA County
    3. State report finds LA County doing well on some health indicators, needs to improve on others
  • Infection Update: West Nile Virus
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