TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019 PHYSICIANS: Today, the Rare Disease California Caucus is hosting a hearing at the State Capitol that will focus on policy and health care access issues that impact rare disease patients. Co-Chaired by local State Assemblymembers Brian Maienshein and Marie Waldron, the hearing will also highlight caucus projects, such as this year's sickle cell disease budget appropriation, and spotlight a rare disease - amyloidosis. As you know, amyloidosis is a group of rare diseases in which the protein amyloid builds up in tissues and organs, such as the heart, preventing them from proper functioning. We are thankful for the work and leadership of Assemblymembers Maienshein and Waldron on these important health care issues which normally don't receive the attention that they deserve. If you would like to learn more about the hearing, please CLICK HERE for the Agenda and CLICK HERE for additional background. Since my last email to you just two weeks ago, San Diego County now has its second reported case of measles this year. As news stories continue to pour in from across the state and the nation on the vaccination challenge created by ignorance and misinformation, it is clear that continued vigilance by the medical community is required. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Alert: Second Case of Measles in San Diego County ? CLICK HERE San Diego County Reports First Flu Death ? CLICK HERE HHS Proposes Substance Use Disorder Regulatory Reforms to Increase Sharing of Information ? CLICK HERE In Bid to Improve Care, Trump Administration to Relax Privacy Rules for Patients with History of Addiction ? CLICK HERE Probiotic Helps Breast-Fed Babies Beat Antibiotic Resistant Germs, UC Davis Study Says ? CLICK HERE The Drive for More Living Donors ? CLICK HERE Activism or Terrorism? Anti–Vaccine Movement Must Use Facts, Not Violence, to Argue ? CLICK HERE CAHAN Health Advisory: Nationwide Shortage of Vector–Borne Illnesses of Public Health Significance ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … SEP 7, 2019 : 9am–4pm, Capacity Assessment Workshop: Capacity Issues with Older Adults, Keck School of Medicine of USC, State Capitol Building, Sacramento ? CLICK HERE OCT 12, 2019 : 2pm, 6th Annual Champions for Health Solana Beach 5K Sunset Walk/Run, Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach ? CLICK HERE OCT 12-16, 2019 : Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego, Learn evidence-based integrative medicine, AMA PRA Category 1 CME accredited program ? CLICK HERE NOV 7, 2019 : 5:30–8pm, SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer, Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE APR 2-5, 2020 : California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Paradise Point Resort, San Diego ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ All About Medicare ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!