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California Medical Association

Shouldn't Doctors Have to Pee in a Cup Too?

Jamie Court | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jamie Court

Pilots, college athletes, bus drivers and Disneyland cast members all are subjected to mandatory drug testing, but not the doctor performing open heart surgery, or a vasectomy. Not yet.

Doctors' Orders: Let Gay People Marry -- It's a Healthy Thing to Do

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Steve Heilig

As it turns out, according to much evidence, being part of a family can be a very healthy thing -- straight or gay. And now no less than the American Medical Association has officially opined on the issue.

Contraception: What the Doctor(s) Ordered

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

I respectfully wonder if the church and political leaders opposed to contraception could meditate on that for a moment, and instead of fulminating against one of the only solutions we have, devote their time and energy towards alleviating this ongoing tragedy of suffering in the world.

Cannabis and California's Physicians: A New Perspective

Steve Heilig | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

There has long been a "drug war" surrounding marijuana. Our nation's marijuana policy has not served us much better than the failed experiment with alcohol prohibition many decades ago.

California Medical Assn. To Oppose Healthcare Bill Under Debate In Senate

Los Angeles Times | Molly Hennessy-Fiske | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The state's largest doctors group is opposing healthcare legislation being debated in the Senate this week, saying it would increase local healthcare ...