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Promoting Health Through Prevention in Los Angeles County

 Volume 8, Number 1   January-February 2018
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Recommendations for Preventing Communicable Diseases in Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County

Over the past fourteen months, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has notified clinicians about a variety of outbreaks that have disproportionately impacted men who have sex with men (MSM). This article summarizes six steps providers can take to decrease their MSM patients’ risk of these preventable communicable diseases.  READ MORE


Treating Tobacco Dependence: A Window of Opportunity

More than one million adults and adolescents in LA County continue to smoke. The California tax on tobacco products creates a financial incentive for smokers to quit. This article presents simple interventions that busy health care providers and their teams can take to help patients stop smoking.  READ MORE


Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection: A Practical Guide for Los Angeles County

The diagnostic evaluation of tuberculosis infection and disease has undergone significant change in the last decade. This guide provides information and tools to assist clinicians with the assessment and diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection. READ MORE


Continuing Medical Education from the Department of Public Health

Public Health offers free CME through webinars and Rx for Prevention articles. Visit the CME webpage to access CME on hepatitis A, Zika, tuberculosis, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, mumps, measles, pertussis, and medication therapy management.  READ MORE


Print Material on Cannabis and Antibiotic Awareness

View a selection of materials on cannabis and antibiotic awareness for clinicians and patients. READ MORE


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Rx for Prevention, 2018

Published: January 17, 2018