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Northern California Fires Affecting SF Air Quality – Health Tips for San Franciscans

October 10th, 2017|

The multiple fires currently burning in Napa, Sonoma and other northern counties are affecting our air quality and may create the potential of a health hazard, here in San Francisco. You can find the current Air Quality from the EPA here and learn what to do: https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=317   For General Public: Smoke from wildfires and [...]

Flu season has arrived. Time for your flu shot!

October 2nd, 2017|

San Francisco, CA – Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza season is beginning and SF residents are encouraged to get their flu shots. Because the flu is unpredictable and the vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective, San Francisco County health officials urge everyone six months and older to [...]

*** PRESS RELEASE *** City and County of San Francisco Activates Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28

September 25th, 2017|

San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting elevated temperatures for San Francisco from Tuesday September 26 through Thursday September 28. Temperatures may reach the low to mid 90s during this time period. Hot temperatures over the course of several days will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially [...]

Advanced Heat Notice for San Francisco. High Temperature predicted at 86°

September 22nd, 2017|

The National Weather Service is predicting increased temperatures, expected to be over 85° for Tuesday the 26th and over 80° through Thursday the 28th. You can prepare for the heat by pulling the shades down during the day and keeping the windows open at night. Drink water and try to keep out of the sun. When it [...]

Heat Advisory for San Francisco. Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days.

September 1st, 2017|

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for San Francisco. Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people who are sick as well as pets. Please see information [...]

Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in women in the United States

August 11th, 2017|

Dr. Dominika Seidman provides an interactive presentation that describes the challenges and opportunities to identify women vulnerable to HIV in the US in addition to providing key counseling messages for women about PrEP for HIV prevention. SEHC CME PrEP talk_Seidman

An Update on Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

August 10th, 2017|

Lenny Chan updates providers on new diabetes medications for clients. An Update on Medications for Type 2 Diabetes LC 20170426

US Preventive Services Task Force and Guidelines Addressing The Needs of Underserved Communities

August 10th, 2017|

Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo provides an overview of the procedures of the US Preventive Services Task Force. She reviews the importance and challenge in making recommendations tailored to the needs of diverse and underserved communities and discusses the current approaches in the context of several recent recommendations. CME.BibbinsDomingo.0223.2017.kbd (004)  

Relationship-Centered Communication:Skills for Management of Chronic Pain

June 6th, 2017|

Dr. Mary Mercer, Dr. Neda Ratanawongsa and Kara Meyers provide an interactive presentation that reflects on perspectives and emotions that influence communication with patients about chronic pain management. RCC Primary Care Directors Mtg 4.26.2017

Complex Chronic Pain & Opioids: Cases from the Field

June 6th, 2017|

Dr. Soraya Azari addresses how to develop empathic and sensitive ways of communicating with patients suffering from chronic pain. She covers ways to improve recognition and diagnosis of opioid use disorder, and skills to be able to explain the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy with patients. CHN_meeting_Pain_2017_Final_SA