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Highlights from Annual Meeting and Ratification of 2024 Officers

On November 14, the Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) hosted the Annual Meeting and Ratification of 2024 officers over Zoom. Guest Speaker, Immediate Past President of the California Medical Association (CMA), Donaldo Hernandez, MD, presented CMA efforts to change healthcare policy this past year and the future of healthcare. SCCMA President, Anlin Xu, MD summarized programs and events organized by the Association as well as Advocacy efforts from our membership.  Marc Chow, the new CEO/Executive Director of SCCMA, made his first address to the Association Recording will be available soon! 

SCCMA EHC Member Publishes on Climate Change and the Risks to Pregnant Persons and their Offspring

SCCMA Environmental Health Committee Member, Santosh Pandipati, MD, FACOG was recently asked to bring together a panel to author a lead article for a special issue of Seminars in Perinatology dedicated to climate change impacts on women and pregnancy. To download article, please click HERE.  Climate change: Overview of risks to pregnant persons and their offspring  Santosh Pandipati, Melanie Leong, Rupa Basu, David Abel, Sarena Hayer, Jeanne Conry Climate change is one of the greatest challenges confronting humanity. Pregnant persons, their unborn children, and offspring are particularly vulnerable, as evidenced by adverse perinatal ...

HEALTH UPDATE: Resource for patients seeking continued opioid or benzodiazepine therapy

HEALTH UPDATE from the Santa Clara Public Health Department, September 15, 2023 To: All Healthcare Providers From: Sarah Rudman, MD, MPH Deputy Public Health Officer And Akanksha Vaidya, MD, MPH Assistant Public Health Officer The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department recently learned of a large number of patients prescribed long-term opioid or benzodiazepine therapy who have lost access to their usual prescriber or are likely to lose access in the near future. When a patient treated with opioids or benzodiazepines suddenly loses access to prescribed medication, they are at risk of severe withdrawal and may seek illicit ...

HEALTH ADVISORY: Outbreak of Aeromonas skin infections associated with athletic event in Sonoma County

On August 24, 2023, Sonoma County issued a Health Alert and Media Advisory regarding a Tough Mudder Endurance event that took place on August 19-20, 2023 in Sonoma, CA. Multiple event participants reportedly developed symptoms of rash, sometimes accompanied by fever, myalgias, nausea/vomiting or respiratory symptoms, often 24 hours after exposure to mud at the event. Culture results implicate a pan-sensitive Aeromonas species. Aeromonas species are Gram-negative rods that can cause a range of serious infections. Prompt evaluation of any symptomatic patients is strongly recommended, and empiric antibiotic treatment, ...


 The Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) has created a Maui Support page with information on donating, volunteering and other important resources for locals. Please help us share this information! This webpage will be regularly updated with new information so please check back frequently. Thank you to the Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Maui Resources — Home ( and other community partners from whom resources have been tapped. Last updated, 8/16/23 at 8:37 pm Hawaii time. Please click on the topics below for faster navigation: Seeking Physician Volunteers Latest Resources and News Med-Quest/CMS ...