Mosquito-borne Diseases in NH 2018

On July 6, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding mosquito-borne diseases in New Hampshire.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

1. Patients continue to be at risk for acquiring West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in NH through the bite of an infected mosquito.

2. Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) is another mosquito-borne disease recently recognized as posing a risk to NH residents and visitors.

3. All three mosquito-borne diseases can cause a range of clinical symptoms including asymptomatic infection, non-specific febrile illness, and severe neurological disease including meningitis and encephalitis.

Boundary Violations at our Southern Border, Part II

July 3, 2018

In today’s blog post, I return to the plight of migrants in the context of our government’s “zero tolerance” policy. The plight of migrants from the south is the canary in the coal mine of our country’s soul these days.  More than 2000 children are still separated from their parents, many just toddlers or very young children, from a policy of separation without appropriate tracking so that reunification is continuing to be obstructed by an incompetent process. Is this not malpractice of our government towards persons under their care, under their responsibility?  

NHMS Director of Advocacy Search

September 24, 2018

Founded in 1791, the New Hampshire Medical Society is dedicated and committed to the betterment of public health and physician leadership in the Granite State. As a registered lobbyist, the Director of Advocacy is responsible for managing the Medical Society’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, reporting directly to the Executive Vice President.

See the detailed position description. Competitive salary and benefits.

Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections in the United States

On June 15, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding Hepatitis A Virus infections in the United States among persons who use drugs and persons experiencing homelessness.

NH DPHS Health Alert Network Key Points and Recommendations:

  • Health care providers should review the attached CDC HAN and provider recommendations related to HAV infections among persons who use drugs and persons experiencing homelessness.

Available: Four-section classification folders

June 20, 2018

We are changing our storage system. Does your office have a need for some 4 section classification folders? In excellent condition. Contact Joy Potter.

4 section classification folder

Vacant positions on the Board of Medicine and Medical Review Subcommittee

August 27, 2018
 

The Board of Medicine has one (1) vacant public member position on the Board.

 

Report from the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago

June 17, 2018

I just returned from attending my first AMA Annual Meeting. It was a great experience. Jim Potter, Bill Kassler (our AMA delegate), Georgia Tuttle (AMA Trustee), Stuart Glassman and I were in Chicago representing the Medical Society. 

Boundary Violations at our Southern Border

June 6, 2018

In this blog post my focus is on the horrific boundary violations that are occurring at our country’s southern border (boundary) involving children and their parents. I am so ashamed in general these days of our country policies regarding immigrants, but the more recent revelations of the policy of separating children, even infants, from their parents is just unbelievable. As physicians, let alone as humans, we know what damage this policy will cause to both parents and their children, and yet it is the policy of our government. I am so ashamed.

The concepts of boundary issues and boundary violations are very well known in my profession of psychiatry. Indeed, it is especially important for all physicians, indeed for everyone, to be attentive to boundary issues as we’ve seen in this era of sexual exploitation symbolized by the phrase “me too.” Boundary issues, however, occur in many different forms and at many different locations.

NH Insurance Department to Host Public Information Sessions on Health Insurance Networks

May 31, 2018

The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host two information sessions in June on the health insurance networks likely to be available on New Hampshire’s Marketplace in 2019. 

Health Alert: Synthetic Cannabinoid Associated Coagulopathy

On May 25, 2018,, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding synthetic cannabinoid associated coagulopathy.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  1. In 2014, New Hampshire experienced an increase in serious overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoid use: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/documents/syntheticmarijuana.pdf
  2. Health care providers should review the attached CDC HAN and provider recommendations related to a new multistate outbreak of life-threatening coagulopathy

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