Arizona's Infectious Diseases Manual

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a manual for physicians about Arizona's infectious diseases. This includes information on Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever), Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Plague, Tularemia, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, State Reporting Requirements and Expedited Partner Therapy. Please see the attached manual. 


Save the Date - Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) for the Primary Care Physician

Sat., Nov. 8, 2014, 8 am - 12 pm

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix
Two-thirds of all worldwide Valley Fever infections occur in Arizona; most of those in Maricopa County. Are you testing your patients with community-acquired pneumonia for Valley Fever?

The 7th annual FREE conference is open to physicians, nurses and healthcare providers.

Endorsed by the Maricopa County Medical Society as an Honor Roll Activity.

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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Opioids: The Epidemic That YOU Can Cure - Free Seminar

The Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery, Arizona Medical Board and Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants invite you to attend this CME on prescribing opioids. Developed by the University of Nebraska Medical Center - Center for Education, this course covers risk evaluation, examination, chronic pain management, statistics of abuse, and mitigation strategies.

You are invited to attend one of the following Saturday sessions - all sessions 9 am - 1 pm:

10th Annual Midwestern Hospital Medicine Conference

October 2-4, 2014

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

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Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Improved Care Transitions - Register Now

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

To Register: Visit MLN Connects Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early.

Appeals Courts Split on Legality of Subsidies for Affordable Care Act

Written by Julie Rovner, published in Kaiser Health News

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This toolkit from the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) is designed to help you communicate the importance of immunizations during this annual observance - and throughout the year. The toolkit contains key messages, vaccine information, sample news releases and articles, sample social media messages and links to web resources from CDC and other organizations. Read more  >>

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Hour-Long Home Coaching Greatly Decreases Re-Admission and Healthcare Costs for Medicare Patients

A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39% among Medicare patients.

What 3D Printing Means for Healthcare

Medical care might not be the most obvious place for 3D printing applications, but 3D-printed kidneys and 3D-printed prosthetic eyes say otherwise. 3D-printed plastics are being used for medical tools and devices, models for surgical training and even lightweight, cost-efficient implants and prosthetics. 
In many ways, we’re in the middle of a medical revolution, largely made possible because of advancements in 3D printing technology.

Trends for Arizona Kids Can Bring Attention and Action

Children's Action Alliance, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, released two new comprehensive data reports so leaders in the state can be better informed to create action steps that improve children’s health, education, and security.
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