TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018 PHYSICIANS: Happy New Year. I hope each of you had a happy and healthy holiday season. As the new year begins, there continues to be a substantial amount of information on the increased number of influenza cases in San Diego County. Included below are several articles regarding the flu epidemic in our county as well as across the nation. We are going to be adding an influenza update section to our homepage at www.sdcms.org to keep you continually updated on information as we receive it. As a reminder, we also regularly update our Hepatitis A section on our homepage. While Hep A in San Diego County is thankfully no longer national news, it is still an important health crisis that we continue to monitor. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Why the flu is becoming a widespread problem in California and 22 other states • CLICK HERE 11th flu death reported, cases surge in San Diego • CLICK HERE Flu season continues to worsen in California and nationwide • CLICK HERE Get ready for revived brawl over single-payer healthcare in California • CLICK HERE The biggest California political questions for 2018 • CLICK HERE GOP set to shift tactics on Obamacare in 2018 • CLICK HERE As health workers deal with mass shootings and fires, more hospitals are looking to help them cope • CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … JAN 9-10: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) Initiative has partnered with the Harm Reduction Coalition to offer a free, two-part webinar series around naloxone. For more information CLICK HERE. JAN 20: CME Offered by the San Diego Psychiatry Society. Technology in Psychiatry: Navigating Social Media, EHR and Telepsychiatry. Saturday, January 20, 8:30AM; Sharp Tech Center, 8520 Tech Way, San Diego, CA 92123. Special $10 registration for SDCMS members. To register CLICK HERE FEB 10: Scripps Alzheimer's Care Conference, La Jolla, To register CLICK HERE FEB 22: Save the date for our first social of 2018. Location TBD. MARCH 1-2: Future of Genomic Medicine, La Jolla, To register CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … Healthcare personnel influenza vaccination report • READ HERE San Diego County influenza surveillance update • READ HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!