Neil Wenger, MD, MPH, was interviewed for a LA Times feature on the California End of Life Option Act and how some physicians have commented that the act is leading to conversations with patient preferences regarding dying, ultimately improving care for even those not in the program. "One doctor said we should be able to order the End of Life Option Act without the drugs,” says Dr. Wenger. “It really has created a new standard for how we ought to be helping people at the end of life.”
David Eisenman, MD, MSHS, was part of a KCRW Feature on Los Angeles's urban heat problem, a growing public health threat. A team led by Eisenman along with the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health among others has gathered data about emergency room visits for the first time to map which Los Angeles County neighborhoods have the highest risk of heat-related illnesses. The article along with audio is online here.