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National Physician Suicide Prevention Day Brings Awareness to Mental Health

Today is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (#NPSADay)! #NPSADay is a reminder and call to action to help everyone prevent physician suicide, including health organizations, health systems, hospitals, medical societies and practices. It’s a time to talk — and to act — so physicians’ struggles don’t become mental health emergencies. Physicians have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. More than half of physicians know a physician who has either considered, attempted or died by suicide in their career. It’s estimated that one million Americans lose their physician ...

Physicians CMA President Elect Climate Change Forum

We see this as THE most important thing you can do to show your support for CMA making climate an organizational priority THIS YEAR. Please join us and invite your CMA friends and colleagues. About this event Climate change is a health emergency, but what is our professional duty as physicians? Join other California Medical Association physicians to discuss CMA's opportunity to lead.  Date: Friday, Sept 17, 2021 Time : 12:30-1:30 PDT Our climate is changing. Across California climate change is multiplying health risks: more frequent and severe heat waves, worsening droughts and megafires in ...

Bay Area Health Officers Reaffirm Support for Full In-Person School

As Bay Area Health Officials, we are excited that more than a million Kindergarten-12th grade students are returning to school for in-person learning this fall across the wider San Francisco Bay Area. In the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley, many children are back in the classroom for the first time since early 2020. This summer’s surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization due to the spread of the Delta variant is causing ...

AMA, APHA, ASHP, Call for Immediate End to Prescribing, Dispensing, and Use of Ivermectin to Prevent or Treat COVID-19 Outside Clinical Trials

Following the FDA/CDC warning against the use of Ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19, the American Medical Association and other health care organizations issued a joint statement calling for an immediate end to the ordering, prescribing or dispensing of ivermectin for prevention or treatment of COVID-19. WASHINGTON, DC - The American Medical Association (AMA),  American Pharmacists Association (APhA),  and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) strongly oppose the ordering, prescribing, or dispensing of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. Ivermectin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

FDA/CDC Warn Against Use of Ivermectin to Prevent and Treat COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health alert warning physicians and the public about the rise in prescriptions for the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for use in the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. The CDC also cautioned about the risk of severe illness caused by ivermectin, which was seen in increased calls to poison centers. Current NIH Treatment Guidelines state that there is insufficient evidence to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 outside of clinical trials.   This recommendation is ...