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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 …
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 …
Walk With A Doc

The L.A. County Medical Association is proud to announce our upcoming “Walk with a Doc” event under the leadership of Dr. David Ghozland in District 5 on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  We encourage all physicians, hospitals, groups, and patients to join this community- wide event in Santa Monica sponsored by …
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 …
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 …
Medicaid patients

From Kaiser Health News – CA Doctors Press for Money to Treat Medicaid Patients California’s doctors and dentists have renewed their push for more money to treat Medicaid patients now that the state has been spared the drastic cuts proposed under the failed GOP health care bill. But Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown — …
physician on homelessness

From Stanford Magazine – Dr. Loren Mell takes a look at homelessness, physician burnout, compassion and his life in this deeply personal and revealing essay. The week prior, I had endured a lengthy after-hours meeting about faculty compensation, which left me contemplating the vicissitudes of labor market forces. I am a …