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Coping with COVID Stress - Quick Tips from AAFP

Family physicians Lalita Abhyankar, MD, and Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, recently joined Ada Stewart, MD, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), for a virtual town hall(www.youtube.com) about stress and trauma related to COVID-19. The town hall was titled “Your Feelings Are Real: Navigating Grief, Anger, Fear, Guilt, and Moral Injury.” Jones shared his own experience working through depression and anxiety during medical training, an experience he chronicled in a memoir(www.amazon.com), and shared how the past year has worsened his mental health. Abhyankar, who works at a federally qualified health center in ...

Santa Clara County Offers Tools, Training to Prepare for AB 340 Trauma "Screening" Bill Effective July 1

Trauma informed care is a model of care intended to promote healing and reduce risk for retraumatization. Early identification of trauma and providing the appropriate treatment are critical tools for reducing long-term healthcare costs for both children and adults. Individuals who experienced trauma in childhood are at significantly increased risk of heart diseases and diabetes compared to those who did not experience traumatic events. Research has shown that individuals who experienced several traumatic childhood events are likely to die 20 years sooner than those without these experiences. These physical health costs ...

Mental health after devastating Northern California wildfires focus of July 31 conference

Recovery from the mental health impacts of the October wildfires, retaining and recruiting doctors to the area and key legislation affecting medicine will be among the topics at the North Bay Business Journal / Western Health Advantage Health Care Conference on July 31, a Project Rebuild event. Addressing the recovery of the North Bay from the mental health impacts will be a panel moderated by Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane and the following leaders. Read More