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Primary Care

Smoking Cessation

2018-07-17T12:16:46+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Dr. Maya Vijayaraghavan provides an overview of smoking cessation among our patients in Primary Care. She reviews the landscape of tobacco products as well as discusses the methods and resources for smoking cessation counseling. She covers pharmacological treatments and shares smoking cessation updates within the SFHN. Smoking Cessation

Black/African American Health Initiative – the Provider Role

2018-07-17T12:15:10+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Dr. Ayanna Bennett, Director of Interdivisional Initiatives, provides an interactive presentation that introduces the Black/African American Health Initiative and the important and powerful role providers play in their health. Dr. Bennett describes implicit bias and anti-bias strategies such as Self-critique and Correct Power Imbalances. She dives into how history connects to health among African [...]

Diabetes Prevention and Disease Management in Primary Care

2018-02-21T17:55:05+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Dr. Lisa Murphy provides an overview on Diabetes prevention and disease management in primary care. Dr. Murphy reviews data on diabetes prevention, covers assumptions, weight loss, how to identify people who are highest risk for diabetes and the diabetes prevention program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Diabetes Prevention PCP 1 2018 small  

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

2017-10-10T12:44:07+00:00 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!

2017-11-16T12:16:36+00:00 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

2017-11-16T12:16:36+00:00 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 [...]

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

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 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 [...]