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healthcare jobs

From The New York Times on healthcare jobs: The health care industry has been a great friend to the United States economy. Its plentiful jobs helped lift the country out of the Great Recession, and thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, it now employs one in nine Americans …
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: This week we’d like to recognize Dr. Sunny Jha as he finishes his fellowship at UCLA. Thank you Dr. Jha for traveling up to Sacramento this week and being part of Legislative Advocacy Day. It was a great day and we’re so pleased to have our residents, students …
Medicaid

Is Medicaid the Middle Ground on Obamacare? From Kaiser Health News- Joel Hay, a professor at the University of Southern California, describes his political views as “conservative, free market.” But in a counterintuitive twist, his proposal to fix the Affordable Care Act would expand the largest source of public health …
medical news

Medical news from STAT “Henrietta Lacks’s cells have long been familiar to scientists — but it was the ethical controversy around those cells that made her famous to the wider world…Now, that story is the subject of an HBO movie coming out later this month, making it an opportune time to …
Physician Spotlight

Physician Spotlight – With Legislative Advocacy Day coming up next week, we’d like to recognize Dr. David Aizuss for his leadership and continued support for organized medicine. We’d also like to say congratulations as Dr. Aizuss was recently named to the American Medical Association Council on Legislation.  He is a …
genetics

From STAT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Where other people see bacon, biologist Luhan Yang sees lifesaving organs — hundreds and thousands of them, pig livers and pig kidneys and diabetes-curing pancreases, and possibly hearts and lungs, all growing inside droves of pampered swine. More established scientists than Yang have dreamed of …
sofia galley (2)

We continue with the resident spotlight feature as a way to hear the perspective on organized medicine, impetus for going into medicine, and opinions on healthcare issues directly from our members. This week Atul Nakhasi, MD, MPP shares his perspective on organized medicine and why he chose to focus on primary care. …
Alternative Medicine

Opioid abuse continues to garner attention and push doctors to explore new ways to help patients deal with pain. What’s your take on the use of alternative medicine for chronic pain? STAT looks at alternatives to opioids and what it could mean for patients, chiropractors, naturopaths and even medical costs …
Group Members

LACMA Consult is a new way of working with our medical groups – allowing us to approach each group with the eye and ear of a consulting group. From there we can tailor our work, support and connection to the medical group and their community of physicians to meet their needs. …
vaccinating for pertussis

From KPCC Radio A large-scale study of tens of thousands of births appears to validate the federal government’s recommendation that pregnant women get vaccinated to protect their unborn babies from pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, finds that maternal Tdap vaccination during pregnancy …