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Important Deadlines for Physicians Coming July 1

Important deadlines for physicians are coming on July 1st! Read the information below to learn about these deadlines, and click the links to learn more. CURES Registration Under California law, all individuals practicing in California who possess both a state regulatory board license authorized to prescribe, dispense, furnish or order controlled substancesanda Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate (DEA Certificate) must register to use the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES)by July 1, 2016. Click here for full details. Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption July 1 is the deadline for physicians to file meaningful use hardship exception applications to avoid Medicare payment penalties in ...

Inaugural Sacramento Black Women's Health and Wellness Conference

The inaugural Sacramento Black Women's Health and Wellness Conference (SBWHWC) is being hosted by The Encouraging Life Organization and the Juliette Health Organization on Saturday August 6th.  The event will take place from 9am to 3pm at the 4610 X Street, Sacramento,CA. Tickets to attend SBWHWC are on sale now for $25! Breakfast and lunch are included in the ticket price.  For more information on the conference visit or contact You can view the SBWHWC digital flier here!  

SAMHSA - Clinical Challenges in Opioid Prescribing: Balancing Safety and Efficacy (FREE CME COURSE)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a free CME course on opioid prescribing on July 11, 2016. The event will take place at the California Department of Health Care Services in Sacramento, California. Learning objectives include: ·         Describing the nature of chronic pain and its options for treatment; ·         Defining risk factors for potential misuse, abuse and diversion of prescribed opioid; medications; ·         Outlining a time-efficient method of conducting risk screening; and many more.   For more information visit:  or view the event flier available here

Climate Change Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Researchers from University of Colorado recently published an assessment outlining a link between climate change and chronic kidney disease (CKD). There have recently been epidemics of CKD in hot rural regions of the world, including the Americas, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This paper reviewed existing literature to make a case for heat stress nephropathy, a type of CKD caused by recurrent exposure to high temperatures and inadequate hydration, hence the link to climate change. Heat stress nephropathy is distinct from that caused by hypertension, diabetes or Glomerulonephritis. The results of the review found higher levels of ...

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