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Dr. Rose Talbot Bullard

In celebration of Women Physicians Day, LACMA would like to take a moment to recognize Rose Talbot Bullard, MD who was the first woman president at LACMA. She was elected back in 1903. Dr. Bullard was a well-respected physician and surgeon in Los Angeles. She was also an instructor in …

The California Medical Association (CMA) is forming a technical advisory committee (TAC) on health care reform to develop policy to guide CMA through issues related to Congress’ proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While CMA has extensive policy on health care reform, there will be many new issues …
MACRA & Physician Burnout

District 5 is offering a program on February 22rd that will address two of the hottest topics for healthcare professionals – MACRA and physician burnout. Why Should You Attend? Studies estimate that nearly half of physicians are dealing with high levels of stress and burnout. Anticipation about the additional work …
National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week

National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week is a campaign directed at teens in order to SHATTER THE MYTHS around drug and alcohol use that pervade our culture. The National Institute for Drug Abuse has a website with good resources for teens, parents and teachers. We thought we’d share their insights …
Care Harbor

From LA Daily News on Care Harbor- For Maria Isaza and hundreds like her who attended Day One of a free, mega health clinic Friday in downtown Los Angeles, the cold and rain were minor inconveniences compared with their needs: new glasses, dental work to alleviate pain and a checkup or …
Physician Goals for 2017

We were curious about Physician Goals for 2017. A recent survey showed that 9 out of 10 physicians ranked work/life balance as the most or second most important goal for the new year. What else made the list? Staying current with technology Leadership development But there were concerns too… MACRA implementation …

Pathways to Leadership & Orientation to LACMA/CMA Saturday, February 11, 2017 –  8am – 12pm – LACMA Headquarters The Pathways to Leadership & Orientation to LACMA/CMA is presented by LACMA’s Women Physicians Action Committee We hope you will join us as we explore leadership development, personal stories of success, diversity, …
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Find Your Words

What does hip hop have to do with depression? A beautifully shot interactive Internet campaign by Kaiser Permanente Thrive Find Your Words uses lyrics from Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar to bring awareness to depression and share resources. #FindYourWords shows young people reciting the lyrics and encourages anyone watching the videos …
opioid prescriptions

From STAT – National Cancer Institute and Drug Research In the Obama administration’s final days, the National Cancer Institute is establishing an ambitious new program designed to allow scientists to more quickly access new drugs and compounds for novel research. One of the last achievements of Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer moonshot initiative …
A New Human Organ - Mesentery

From Good Magazine on a new human organ – It seems like nearly every day brings the promise of some medical miracle on the horizon: cures for disease, breakthrough diets and so on. But who would have thought that in 2017 scientists would be announcing the discovery of a previously unknown human organ? …