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cure for diabetes

City of Hope has a bold vision and the generous funding from the Wanek Family has allowed the team to set their timeline for research and a cure for Diabetes. The JDRF estimates that approximately 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 Diabetes. They set healthcare costs for Type 1 Diabetes at 14.9 …
medical device

The latest medical device from Apple News – This is one artificial heart that actually looks and functions like the real thing. Doctoral students at ETH Zürich just created a completely soft artificial heart using 3D printing technology. Instead of building the organ from separate components, the team molded the …

More than 100 physicians and office managers filled the Golden State Ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, July 15 to attend the Saving Private Practice Consortium. LACMA CEO, Gustavo Friederichsen, welcomed the attendees. Congresswoman Judy Chu spoke about pressing healthcare issues. There was rapt attention …
Physician salaries

STAT News took a look at physician salaries when measured up against the cost of schooling. We all know that med school debt is no joke. Many doctors come out of school with almost $200K in student loans to pay back. That’s a daunting figure, but projected salaries for doctors make …
Rx for Prevention

From DPH Rx for Prevention- Diabetes and pre-diabetes continue to remain problematic as a major cause of morbidity and mortality, an important contributor to the rising health care costs and indicator of quality of life across the US. Rx for Prevention recently took at look at the statistics here in LA …

LACMA President William K. Averill, MD was sworn in on June 29, 2017. As we begin a new term at LACMA, we wanted to share some key points from LACMA President William K. Averill, MD. Dr. Averill is widely regarded as a leader who works to bring people together. One theme in …
Medical Transportation

Reprinted from Kaiser Health News – Some days, the drivers showed up late to take Julian Myers to and from dialysis. Other days, they didn’t come at all. When that happened, Myers, who has end-stage kidney disease, scrambled to find a ride. “My blood pressure was rising and I’d get …
Saving Private Practice

As part of Saving Private Practice, we spoke with three physicians in private practice who provided inspiration for the campaign. We’d like to share and thank the doctors who participated. We’re grateful to Boris Bagdasarian, MD, Jonathan Nissanoff, MD and Leila Yoonessi, MD, MPH for their time and helping to articulate …
doctor shortage

The potential for a doctor shortage is just one of the issues we’re tracking at LACMA. The Sacramento Bee reports: The U.S. is expected to face a shortage of 45,000 primary care physicians in the next eight to 10 years. The problem may be worse in California, where 5 million new …
NEPO

The California Medical Association (CMA) and Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) are hosting a joint annual poster session to showcase research by medical students, residents and fellows across California. All medical students, residents and fellows in the state are invited to submit abstracts for their original research, regardless of …