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Vol. 5, No. 5 May 2014
  • Creating an Accurate Cause of Death Statement on a Death Certificate
  • Figure 1. Death Registration Process
  • Figure 2. Sample Form of California Certificate of Death
  • Electronic Cigarettes: What Health Care Providers Should Know
  • Figure 1. Diagram of an Electronic Cigarette
  • Upcoming Training
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-may2014.pdf
Vol. 5, No. 4 April 2014
  • Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System: A Tool for Judicious Prescribing
  • Figure 1. Percent of Prescription Drugs Dispensed in LA County, 2012
  • Figure 2. Percent of Opioid Prescriptions Issued by Prescribers, LA County, 2012
  • Table 1. Opioid Prescriptions per Patient among Doctor Shoppers vs. Non-Doctor Shoppers in LA County, 2012
  • Table 2. Extreme Cases of Opioid Prescriptions Filled in LA County, 2012
  • CURES/PDMP Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upcoming Training
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-april2014.pdf
Vol. 5, No. 3 March 2014
  • New Immunization Schedules and Updates for 2014
  • Immunization Schedule: Ages 0 through 18 Years
  • Catch-Up Immunization Schedule: Ages 4 Months through 18 Years
  • Footnotes - Immunization Schedule for Persons Age 0 through 18 Years
  • Immunization Schedule: Adults 19 Years and Older
  • Footnotes - Immunization Schedule for Adults 19 Years and Older
  • Prenatal Care Providers Play a Crucial Role in Increasing Flu Vaccination Rates in Pregnant Women
  • Upcoming Training
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-march2014.pdf
Vol. 5, No. 2 February 2014
  • Update: Tuberculosis in LA County
  • Clinician Fact Sheet on Screening for Lung Cancer Final Recommendation Statement
  • Save the Date: 48th Educational Conference of the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association
  • Fact Sheet: Talking With Your Patients About Screening for Lung Cancer
  • Upcoming Training
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-feb2014.pdf
Vol. 5, No. 1 January 2014
  • Vaccinating Health Care Personnel Against Influenza: Frequently Asked Questions About the Health Officer Order
  • Health Care Personnel: Potential Transmitters of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Recent Measles Case Investigations Underscore the Need for Health Care Personnel Vaccinations
  • News and Reviews: Exercise Programs for People with Dementia
  • Vital Signs
    1. Latest Mortality Report Shows Leading Causes of Death on the Decline
    2. New Report Summarizes Annual Morbidity and Special Studies in LA County
    3. Public Health and Yelp Collaborate to Provide Restaurant Inspection Scores with Restaurant Reviews
    4. All Markers of Influenza Are Up
    5. Health Care Reform Multilingual Brochures Available
  • Upcoming Training
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-jan2014.pdf
Vol. 4, No. 8 November-December 2013
  • Psychological First Aid for Building Community Resilience
  • Psychological First Aid Dos and Don'ts
  • Rabies: Which Patients Need Post-Exposure Prophylaxis?
  • Rabies Variants and Local Rabies Risk
  • Reference Poster: Animal Bites and Rabies Risk - Recommendations for LA County
  • Upcoming Trainings: Immunization
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-nov-dec2013.pdf
Vol. 4, No. 7 September-October 2013
  • Health Officer Issues Order to Vaccinate Health Care Personnel Against Influenza
  • Rationale for Mandated Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Personnel
  • New Influenza Vaccination Recommendations, 2013-2014
  • Figure 1. Recommendations Regarding Influenza Vaccination of Persons Who Report Allergy to Eggs
  • Figure 2. Influenza Vaccine Dosing Algorithm for Children Aged 6 Months Through 8 Years
  • Upcoming Training: 11th Annual Hepatitis C Summit
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-sept-oct2013.pdf
Vol. 4, No. 6 August 2013
  • West Nile Virus Update 2013
  • Vaccine Administration: The Right Patient and Documentation
  • Vaccines Covered Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
  • Ask the Expert: Immunization Q&A
  • Vital Signs
    1. Influenza Season Marked by Highest ILI Visits to ER in Several Years
    2. Department of Public Health Releases 2011-2012 Annual Report
    3. Study Shows Decline in Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Children in LA County
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-aug2013.pdf
Vol. 4, No. 5 June-July 2013
  • Depression Care Management: Program Empowers Older Adults to Manage Depressive Symptoms
  • New Health Care Reform: Expanding Access to Clinical Preventive Services for Women
  • Vaccine Information Statements: How Much Do You Know?
  • Vital Signs
    1. New STD Morbidity Report Released
    2. Department of Public Health Releases New Strategic Plan
    3. First Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in LA County
    4. Free Patient Education Materials on Obesity Prevention
  • Upcoming Trainings
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-junejuly2013.pdf
Vol. 4, No. 4 May 2013
  • Health Reform and the Renaissance of Primary Care
  • Coccidioidomycosis: The Importance of Clinical Recognition
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month: The Importance of Hepatitis Risk Assessments and Patient Education
  • Vital Signs
    1. Report Provides Overview of Health in LA County
    2. New Report on HIV Surveillance Released
  • Upcoming Trainings: Immunization
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rxmay2013.pdf
Vol. 4, No. 3 April 2013
  • Foodborne Illness Investigations: Working to Contain Outbreaks
  • Strengthening Breastfeeding Support in California
  • Tobacco Cessation: New Program Offers Incentive to Quit Smoking
  • Patient Handout in English for Medi-Cal Members: Want to Stop Smoking?
  • Patient Handout in Spanish for Medi-Cal Members: Quiere dejar de fumar?
  • Upcoming Trainings: Immunization
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-april2013.pdf
Vol. 4, No. 2 March 2013
  • New Immunization Schedules and Updates for 2013
  • New Report on Social Determinants of Health
  • Immunization Schedule: Ages 0 through 18
  • Catch-Up Immunization Schedule: Ages 4 months through 18 years
  • Immunization Schedule: Ages 19 Years and Older
  • Vital Signs
    1. TB in LA County
    2. Latest Mortality Report Shows Leading Causes of Death on the Decline
    3. New Report Summarizes Annual Morbidity in LA County
  • Upcoming Seminar: TB in High-Risk Groups in LA County
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-mar2013.pdf
Vol. 4, No. 1 January-February 2013
  • Improving Reporting of Communicable Diseases
  • Free Patient Education Materials on Obesity
  • Selected Diseases or Conditions to Report Promptly
  • Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • California Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening Recommendations 2010
  • Vital Signs
    1. Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise in LA County
  • Upcoming Seminar: TB in High-Risk Groups in LA County
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-jan-feb2013
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
rx-nov-dec2012.pdf
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
rx-oct2012.pdf
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
rx-sept2012.pdf
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
rx-aug2012.pdf
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
rx-junejuly2012.pdf
Vol. 3, No. 4 April-May 2012
  • Protect Patients from Improper Use of Single- dose/Single-use Vials
  • Lithium Button Batteries Pose Increasing Health Risk to Children
  • Disease Case File: Cat Scratch Disease
  • Vital Signs
    1. Department of Public Health Releases 2010-2011 Annual Report
  • Barriers and Unmet Needs for Supportive Services for HIV Patients
  • Save the Date: June 5, 2012 Prevention Symposium
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-apr-may2012.pdf
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
rx-march2012.pdf
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
rxfeb2012.pdf
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
rxJan2012.pdf
Vol. 2, No. 9 November-December 2011
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine: What Physicians Should Know
  • Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Preventive Services
  • Vital Signs
    1. New Report Summarizes Annual Morbidity in LA County
    2. Educational Materials Inventory Offers Resources for Physicians and Patients
  • Immunization Training for Clinicians
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-nov-dec2011-web.pdf
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
rxseptoct2011web.pdf
Vol. 2, No. 7 August 2011
  • CME Activity: Detection and Management of Age- Related Hearing Loss - (This CME activity has Expired)
  • Protecting Patients and Personnel: Improving Health Care Worker Flu Vaccination Rates
  • West Nile Virus Update for 2011
  • Upcoming Trainings: Immunization Training Resources for Clinicians; Immunization Skills Training for Medical Assistants
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rxaug2011web.pdf
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
rxjunejuly11.pdf
Vol. 2, No. 5 May 2011
  • CME Activity - Advance Care Planning: Assuring the Care That Patients Want at the End of Life - (This CME activity has Expired)
  • Pertussis Booster Law Countdown: 1 Month
  • Ask the Expert: Providing the Right Route for Vaccination
  • Upcoming Trainings: Immunization Trainings for Clinicians and Medical Assistants
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rxmay2011.pdf
Vol. 2, No. 4 April 2011
  • Identifying Unknown Risks of Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission to Patients
  • Pertussis Booster Law Countdown: 2 Months
  • Injection Practice Dos and Dont's
  • Prevention and Early Identification of Malaria in the Traveler
  • Malaria Prevention Checklist
  • Vital Signs
    1. Increase in Meningococcal Cases in LA County
    2. New Report Examines Relationship Between Alcohol-Outlet Density and Related Harms
  • CME Lecture and Dinner, "TB Screening, A New Era" - (This CME activity has Expired)
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx2011apr.pdf
Vol. 2, No. 3 March 2011
  • New Immunization Schedules for 2011
  • Immunization Schedule: Ages 0-6 Years
  • Immunization Schedule: Ages 7-18 Years
  • Catch-up Immunization Schedule
  • Immunization Schedule for Adults
  • Footnotes - Immunization Schedule for Adults
  • Upcoming Seminar 2011: California Immunization Summit
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx2011mar.pdf
Vol. 2, No. 2 February 2011
  • CME Activity: Common Causes of Low Vision in Adults 40 Years and Older - (This CME activity has Expired)
  • Case Study: Rash from a Varied Carpet Beetle Infestation
  • Free Educational Materials for Patients
  • Vital Signs
    1. New report finds rate of depression increasing in LA County
    2. Public Health rolls out letter grades for mobile food facilities
  • World TB Day Events, Information, and Resources
  • Upcoming Seminar: 2011 California Immunization Summit
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rx-feb2011web.pdf
Vol. 2, No. 1 January 2011
  • READERSHIP SURVEY
  • Pre-Travel Health Care for Travelers to Developing Countries
  • No Shots, No School: New School Vaccination Requirement Takes Effect
  • Adolescent Immunizations: Are Your Patients Up to Date?
  • Vital Signs
    1. Rabies update for Los Angeles County
    2. Reminder: Report all flu deaths
    3. Report focuses on women's health in LA County
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rxjan11.pdf
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
rx-novdec2010.pdf
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
rxoct10.pdf
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
rxsept10.pdf
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
rxaug10.pdf
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
rxjuly10.pdf
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
rxmayjune10.pdf
Vol. 1, No. 4 April 2010
  • Recent Findings: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Informal Caregiving: Implications for Primary Care Physicians
  • Effective Promotion of Strength Training: A Resource for Physicians
  • New-Vaccine Updates and Recommendations
rxapr10.pdf
Vol. 1 No. 3 March 2010
  • New Immunization Schedules for 2010
  • New Report on Women's Health
  • Lessons from Recent Health Care-Associated Infections in Outpatient Settings
  • Tuberculosis in LA County: A Daily Collaboration for Success
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rxmar10.pdf
Vol. 1 No. 2 February 2010
  • CME Activity: Successful Treatment of Tobacco Addiction - (This CME activity has Expired)
  • Vital Signs
    1. Report focuses on communicable disease morbidity
    2. STD home kit offers popular testing option
  • Controlling the Spread of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Subacute Health Care Facilities: LA County Outbreaks and Prevention
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
rxfeb10.pdf
Vol. 1, No. 1 January 2010
  • Disease Reporting in Los Angeles County
  • New Influenza Reporting Requirements
  • Increased Norovirus Activity in LA County
  • Vital Signs
    1. New report reveals mortality trends
    2. LA Coroner requests on decedents
  • Reportable Diseases and Conditions
  • List of Public Health Hotlines, Programs and Services
  • Reporting Lapses of Consciousness
  • Index of Disease Reporting Forms
Rx4Prevjan10.pdf
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