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Climate Change and Health Champions Spread Word in San Diego

To celebrate Earth Day, Dr. Praveen Buddiga, of, and Dr. Katrina Peters, of Golden State Medical Association wrote an Op-ed article about climate change and health that was published by The San Diego Union Tribune. The article provides details about how our climate is changing, how climate change affects health and what “no-regrets” actions can be taken to reduce climate change risks. Read Dr. Buddiga and Dr. Peters article in print on April 22, 2016 or here: Dr. Buddiga and Dr. Peters are Climate Change and Health Champions, a collection of physicians who are working with the ...

White House Takes Steps to Address Opioid Crisis

The White House announced a packet of initiatives on Tuesday, March 29th designed to address the high rates of opioid addiction and opioid overdose deaths in the United States and to expand access to addiction treatment services. One of the major aspects of this effort is the expansion of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Approximately 30,000 physicians nationwide are currently authorized to treat patients with buprenorphine, which is used in conjunction with behavioral treatment to manage recovery and ease withdrawal. Physicians are limited to treating 100 patients with the drug at any given time, but the White House is ...

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