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Wellness Assessment

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Wellness Assessment

If the stresses of life are weighing on you, or you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, or even if you believe you are in a really good place right now, take the free assessment and see where you stand. After completion, we’ll give you some free resources related to your results.

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TCD/CDD Subscription Preferences

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 12, 2019 / Comments Off on TCD/CDD Subscription Preferences

Membership Donate Website Terms & Conditions Toll Free: 1-888-230-2637 Frequently Asked Questions Member Search Directory

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Right of Conscience | Freedom of Faith & Conscience | Religious Freedom

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Right of Conscience | Freedom of Faith & Conscience | Religious Freedom

As a Christian healthcare professional, have your colleagues ever looked down at you for refusing to prescribe the morning after pill? Or have you ever been punished for maintaining your religious beliefs instead of believing in evolution? Or have you ever been harassed by an attending trying to force you to perform an abortion?

If you’ve experienced any type of hostility or discrimination like this, then you know how important it is for healthcare workers to protect their right of conscience. Right of conscience is defined as the right to practice healthcare in accordance with your deeply held religious, moral or ethical convictions.

Healthcare professionals are being pressured and discriminated against by employers and colleagues because of their deeply held religious or moral beliefs. Almost one in four faith-based professionals state that they have been discriminated against by employers, educators or others in the healthcare system. Nearly two out of five have been pressured to violate their beliefs by referring, writing a prescription or doing a procedure.

Abolishing the right of conscience is dangerous. It’s not just dangerous for the physicians and healthcare workers, but it’s also dangerous for our country, our healthcare system and every patient. In a recent survey of more than 2,800 faith-based doctors, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurses, 95 percent of them said they would quit medicine before violating their conscience.

CMDA is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of the fight to protect the rights of medical professionals. We’ve compiled a great number of resources that you can use to educate yourself and others about this important issue. So get involved today: talk about the issue with your friends, write your senators and send a letter to your local newspaper to let others know how important it is to maintain the right of conscience.

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Campus Advisor Application

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Campus Advisor Application

Membership Donate Now About Student Life Connect Grow Student Pulse Podcast Online Resource Portal Webinar Series The VIE Poster Session Doing the Right Thing Christian Friendly Residences Student & Resident Life Blog Student Life Apparel Lead Campus Leadership Training National Leadership Opportunities Regional Leadership Opportunities Leading Your Campus Chapter National Student Community Go Global Health…

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Abortion

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Abortion

The latest up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of abortion.

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Center for Well-being | Struggling

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Struggling

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Center for Well-being | Surviving

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Surviving

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Center for Well-being | Doing OK

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Doing OK

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Christian Medical Association Applauds Administration Move to Bind Human Tissue Research to Ethical Considerations

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Applauds Administration Move to Bind Human Tissue Research to Ethical Considerations

Washington, DC –June 5, 2019–The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today voiced strong support for the administration’s move to stop taxpayer funding of the use of fetal tissue, from elective abortions, for research purposes.

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Center for Well-being | Thriving

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Thriving

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Plaintiff Christian Medical Association Welcomes Intent of New HHS Rule to Restore Intent of Congress on Sex Discrimination

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Plaintiff Christian Medical Association Welcomes Intent of New HHS Rule to Restore Intent of Congress on Sex Discrimination

Washington, DC, May 24, 2019–The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org and www.Freedom2Care.org) today welcomed as “a move toward restoring rationality regarding sex discrimination in healthcare” a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that aims to restore the intent of Congress regarding sex discrimination in healthcare.

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May 2019

By Eric Willingham / May 23, 2019 / Comments Off on May 2019
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American Medical Association Meeting: June 2019

American Medical Association Meeting: June 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 21, 2019 /

Your assistance is critically needed on two items at the American Medical Association meeting. One, the AMA will vote at its June 8-12 annual meeting in Chicago on assisted suicide, specifically to affirm the slightly revised Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) report. Two, New Mexico has submitted Resolution 020 (A-19) for Engaged Neutrality as it refers to the Physician-Assisted Suicide position statement in an effort to speak against the CEJA report.

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CMDA Remedy Conferences

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 21, 2019 / Comments Off on CMDA Remedy Conferences

Medical missions brings the remedy for disease. And medical missions brings the remedy for sin. But in order to do this, medical missions needs missionaries. Committed healthcare professionals are the greatest need in closed countries to provide God’s spiritual and physical remedy. Remedy is a conference focused on bringing God’s remedy to the world through missions.

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Member Awards

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Member Awards

Membership Donate Member Awards One of the highlights each year during the CMDA National Convention is the presentation of the Servant of Christ, Educator, Missionary and President’s Heritage Awards. You are invited to nominate CMDA colleagues for three of these four awards, while the Missionary of the Year Award is selected by the CMDE Commission. A one-page…

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Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – XXL

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – XXL

Campus & Community Ministries

This Midnight Heather t-shirt is a great way to support our students and the logo on the back states “His Breath Gives Life” Genesis 2:7

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Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – XL

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – XL

Campus & Community Ministries

This Midnight Heather t-shirt is a great way to support our students and the logo on the back states “His Breath Gives Life” Genesis 2:7

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Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

Campus & Community Ministries

This Midnight Heather t-shirt is a great way to support our students and the logo on the back states “His Breath Gives Life” Genesis 2:7

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Decisions by Al Weir, MD

Decisions

By Al Weir, MD / May 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Decisions

We are a decision-making people. Many of us are Christian decision-making people. We who have chosen that path of truth in Christ do not lose the freedom to decide which way we will turn or which direction we will walk. At the same time, we are committed to the One who is willing to show us the way.

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Equality Act (H.R. 5)

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Equality Act (H.R. 5)

Membership Donate Action Alert: Equality Act (H.R. 5) Watch my video. Send a pre-written letter to your U.S. Representative. We have just a few days to defend ourselves against a U.S. House of Representatives vote on a bill that would wipe out our ability to practice medicine as we know it. The Equality Act (H.R. 5) would…

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2019 CMDA National Convention

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 8, 2019 / Comments Off on 2019 CMDA National Convention

The 2019 National Convention is for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Optometrists, Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician Assistants, Administrators and Office Staff, Residents, Students, all other healthcare professionals, and spouses of all healthcare professionals.

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Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

Washington, D.C.—May 2, 2019—The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association, the largest national association of faith-based doctors, lauded a conscience law-enforcing rule finalized today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a protection for both patients and doctors.

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Between Life and Death

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Between Life and Death

Modern medical advances save countless lives. But for all their merits, sophisticated technologies have created a daunting new challenge, namely a blurring of the expanse between life and death. The dying process is often hidden behind a complex web of medical terminology, statistics, and ethical decisions, making it difficult for patients and loved ones to know how to approach the end of life in a dignity-affirming, God-honoring, faith-filled way.

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Member Awards Nominations

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Member Awards Nominations

Membership Donate Member Awards Nominations SERVANT OF CHRIST AWARD The Servant of Christ award, begun in 1972, honors those distinguished physicians or dentists: whose careers have blended well the attributes of committed Christian and competent clinician. have demonstrated a remarkable commitment to excellence in fields of medical missions, clinical research, patient care or medical ethics…

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CMDA Year-End Video 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 16, 2019 / Comments Off on CMDA Year-End Video 2019

Membership Donate Give Now Website Terms & Conditions Toll Free: 1-888-230-2637 Frequently Asked Questions Member Search Directory

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Testimony: Michael H. Clark, MD Against LD 1313 An Act to Enact the Maine Death with DignityAct

Testimony: Michael H. Clark, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Testimony: Michael H. Clark, MD

Testimony of Michael H. Clark, MD
Against LD 1313
An Act to Enact the Maine Death with DignityAct

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The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Opposes the American Nurses Association Proposed Position Statement: “The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying”

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 8, 2019 / Comments Off on The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Opposes the American Nurses Association Proposed Position Statement: “The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying”

April 8, 2019 – Bristol, Tennessee – A draft statement by the American Nurses Association regarding a nurse’s role when a patient requests physician-assisted suicide corrupts the role of a nurse. The nursing profession has a historical record of assisting patients with comfort, increasing and/or sustaining quality of life, seeing life’s intrinsic value and providing holistic family support, not aiding in the death of their patients.

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The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Responds to the Protect Life Rule

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 5, 2019 / Comments Off on The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Responds to the Protect Life Rule

April 4, 2019 – Bristol, Tennessee – We applaud the newly issued announcement of the reformed Title X rule released by the Department of Health & Human Services which expands care to patients by offering an increase in comprehensive care locations and services provided.

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Southeast China

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 2, 2019 /

Specialties Needed: All Surgical specialties, Neurology, OB-Gyn, Cardiology, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, GI, Endocrinology, Medical Oncology, Infectious Disease, and Anesthesia.

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Expanded Abortion Bills Are Ideologically and Money Driven

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Expanded Abortion Bills Are Ideologically and Money Driven

March 19, 2019–Bristol, TN–Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) calls on legislators across the U.S. to vote against the growing number of expanded abortion bills that have shocked our nation! Like New York’s Reproductive Health Act, the bills proposed in Vermont, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Illinois and Virginia allow abortion without limits…

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Doctor’s Day

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Doctor’s Day

On Oct. 30, 1990, The Doctor’s Day Resolution became public law #473. A joint Resolution of the 101 Congress designated March 30 as National Doctor’s Day.

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Today’s Christian Doctor – Spring 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Today’s Christian Doctor – Spring 2019

In the spring 2019 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor, you can earn continuing education credits with an article from Dr. Thomas Okamoto about doctor suicide and how healthcare is responding to the increasing rate of doctor suicides in the U.S. This edition also includes articles about focusing on health, leading a Bible study and more.

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Marijuana

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Marijuana

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) has developed this policy on “medical marijuana” and “recreational marijuana” with both an inherent belief that the Bible is the Word of God—that it speaks into our time and culture and that God gave us his creation to use to its fullest potential—and with the incorporation of scientific evidence which provides a window into the truths about God’s creation.

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Women In God’s Mission by Mary Lederleitner

Women In God’s Mission

By Mary Lederleitner / March 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Women In God’s Mission

Women have advanced God’s mission throughout history and around the world. But women often face particular obstacles in ministry. What do we need to know about how women thrive? Mission researcher Mary Lederleitner interviewed and surveyed respected women in mission leadership from across the globe to gather their insights, expertise, and best practices.

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Praying for Your Missionary by Eddie Byun

Praying for Your Missionary

By Eddie Byun / March 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Praying for Your Missionary

Being a missionary is a noble calling, but it’s also a difficult one. Missionaries face many challenges, whether adjusting to a new culture, learning a new language, or guarding against spiritual attacks. They need the support of the church and a faithful…

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Christian Medical Association Asks Supreme Court to Review and Uphold Indiana’s Ultrasound Requirement for Abortion

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Asks Supreme Court to Review and Uphold Indiana’s Ultrasound Requirement for Abortion

Washington, DC—March 6, 2019–The Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org), the nation’s largest faith-based medical association, today joined a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The brief defends Indiana’s statutory requirement that women receive the benefit of ultrasound information when considering an abortion procedure.

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Voice of Christian Doctors Media Training

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Voice of Christian Doctors Media Training

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® is increasingly called on by the media to give perspectives on ethical questions triggered by changing medical technology, as well as general health topics. From Congressional testimony to network television, God continues to open doors for CMDA to amplify the voice of Christian doctors on the critical life issues of our day. By providing media training to our members, we are better able to respond to the increasing requests. Many of our members who have participated in the training have come to realize a new ministry in their lives.

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Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons

The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) is a strategic response to the need for surgeons in Africa. PAACS trains African physicians as surgeons to care for the poor and the sick. PAACS also disciples these surgeons to share the love of Christ with their patients to bring hope to those who are suffering.

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Match Day Video

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Match Day Video

Friday, March 15 is Match Day for 2019. The graduate medical education community represent the day when the National Resident Matching Program or NRMP releases results to applicants seeking residency and fellowship training positions in the United States.

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Don’t Give Up

By Kyle Idleman / March 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Don’t Give Up

The parent with the wayward child. The couple whose marriage is in jeopardy. The man who is out of work. The woman stuck in crushing debt. The patient with a bad diagnosis. The student who can’t get a fair shake. People hanging by a thread, losing faith and short on strength. What do they all need to hear?

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Recreational Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

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Ministries

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Ministries

The core of CMDA’s ministry happens in local communities where healthcare professionals, residents and students live out the character of Christ. Our outreach ministries are dedicated to transforming the lives of healthcare professionals through evangelism and discipleship.

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To go or not to go, that is the question

By Richard Johnson, MD / February 28, 2019 /

I am sure you, like me, have faced this question on countless occasions. In our busy professional lives, we are constantly being reminded of annual society meetings. We joined them for professional enrichment and acknowledgement of credentials. Possibly our paper is accepted to be part of the program. And yes, we do get some CME credits and a chance to socialize with colleagues. But do we go or not? Life is so, so busy, and the kids’ school and athletic events are right at the same time. I’d have to get someone to cover my practice and my church commitments. I think I am spinning too many plates!

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Marching off the Map by Tim Elmore

Marching off the Map

By Tim Elmore / February 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Marching off the Map

Leading today’s students often feels like being in a new country. The population in this new land has different attitudes (many entitled and narcissistic) and speaks a different language (emojis and social media). Attention spans are six to eight seconds. They multi-task on five screens. They often possess multiple personas on social media platforms. Understanding and connecting with this generation is often times frustrating and draining.

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The Handbook of Medicine by Dennis Palmer, DO; Catherine E. Wolf, MD, MPH; and Burton W. Lee, MD

The Handbook of Medicine

By Dennis Palmer, DO / February 26, 2019 / Comments Off on The Handbook of Medicine

Have you ever seen a patient with leprosy? What are the symptoms of Dengue Fever? What is the best drug to use for the routine deworming of children? How should you treat a pregnant woman with malaria? Have you ever diagnosed leishmaniasis?

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Match Day – Congratulations

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Match Day – Congratulations

Let us connect you to a CMDA community in your new location. Congratulations! Congratulations! We know that you’ve worked hard to get to this point in your medical training. God has placed you in a residency program in which He is going to work in and through you in a significant way. Christian Medical &…

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Match Day – We’re Praying for You

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Match Day – We’re Praying for You

Membership Donate Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Help for this season of life’s CHALLENGES At Christian Medical & Dental Associations® we are committed to helping you at every step of your personal and healthcare journey with the Lord. We know that you just took…

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Match Day

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Match Day

Friday, March 15 is Match Day for 2019. The graduate medical education community represent the day when the National Resident Matching Program or NRMP releases results to applicants seeking residency and fellowship training positions in the United States.

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Christian Medical Association Lauds New Title X Family Planning Rule

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Lauds New Title X Family Planning Rule

Washington, DC – February 22, 2019: The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) in a statement today enthusiastically welcomed a final new rule that will govern tax funds awarded for family planning purposes under the Title X program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Center for Well-being | Resources

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Resources

The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence. Listen to our Healthy Doctor Podcast.

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CMDA National Convention Continuing Education

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 20, 2019 / Comments Off on CMDA National Convention Continuing Education

Continuing Education for this event will be listed here. Please check back often for updates and announcements.

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Center for Well-being | Events

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Events

The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Center for Well-being | About Us

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | About Us

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Encore

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Encore

A Ministry for Retired & Nearly-Retired Healthcare Professionals. You will see that our Mission and Vision Statements piggyback on the overall Mission and Vision of CMDA. Our unique goal is to motivate colleagues who are facing or experiencing retirement from healthcare careers to see our lives as just important to Kingdom service as in the days of our youth. We want to encourage you to be diligent in serving our Lord, whether through one the many CMDA opportunities or through other ministries. And we want to equip you for the task.

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Remedy Orlando 2019 Video 2

Membership Donate Register Now Website Terms & Conditions Toll Free: 1-888-230-2637 Frequently Asked Questions Member Search Directory

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Scholarship | Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation Medical Students & Resident Program

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Scholarship | Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation Medical Students & Resident Program

Do you have a passion for medicine and a calling to help those in need? Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation offers scholarships to qualified medical students and residents who have a strong interest in gaining valuable clinical experience while serving on an international or domestic Christian medical mission trip.

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Missions

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Missions

We are dedicated to both domestic and international missions. Through our various missions, we provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to use their God-given skills to meet the needs of others around the world and share the gospel with them. About 750 of our 17,000 members are serving overseas as long-term missionaries. Each year, more than 1,000 CMDA members serve overseas on one to two-week primary care medical and dental teams to 25 different countries. About 100 healthcare professionals volunteer in medical education exchanges to about 22 countries. Our Continuing Medical and Dental Education Conference has around 700 participants each year.

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Center for Well-being

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being

The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Request an MEI Team

By Eric Willingham / February 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Request an MEI Team

Medical Education International is a short-term missions program that provides academic teaching and clinical training while spreading the gospel to doctors and students in hard to reach countries.

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Alabama Amici Curiae Against Late Term Abortions

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 6, 2019 /

The State’s interest in safeguarding maternal health is particularly compelling when abortions are contemplated or performed later in pregnancy. That interest is implicated in so-called “dismemberment” abortions, a procedure that can take place only after the first trimester when the unborn child has limbs and organs to dismember.

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Support CMDA

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Support CMDA

For more than 80 years, we have pursued one goal—to transform the lives of healthcare professionals so they can transform the world. Through more than 40 programs including campus and community ministries, medical missions, public policy and much more, CMDA continues to be a driving force in healthcare—enriching hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

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WhereToServe

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 5, 2019 / Comments Off on WhereToServe

Opportunities to Serve Around the World with the Center for Medical Missions.

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Christian Medical Association on NY, VA Late-term Abortion Legislation: Medically and Morally Bankrupt

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association on NY, VA Late-term Abortion Legislation: Medically and Morally Bankrupt

The Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org), the nation’s largest faith-based association of doctors, today condemned New York’s new law allowing abortions up until delivery and Virginia’s similar legislation as “medically unnecessary” and “morally bankrupt.”

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January 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 30, 2019 / Comments Off on January 2019
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Praying the Names of God

By Leann Blackmore / January 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Praying the Names of God

God is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the Alpha and the Omega, the all-loving, forgiving Father and the Great I Am.

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Disciple Making Medicine

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 10, 2019 /

We just need someone to help us find our way,” the patient’s wife pleaded as she sat at the head of the table in our procedure room nearly four years ago. She was facing away from the surgical field where I was working meticulously on her husband to suture the vas deferens together using microsurgery under the Zeiss surgical microscope hanging above the table.

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Living the Word

By Patricia "Trish" Burgess, MD / January 10, 2019 /

I’ve heard people say, “The Scripture jumped off the page at me.” Or I’ve heard them say, “I’ve read that before, but this time it just ‘spoke’ to me.” Indeed, I have had the same experience as well. God often speaks to us through a phase in life or a particular circumstance along with His Word. And then sometimes we see the Bible come to life right before our very eyes!

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Burnout at the Broom Tree

By Stan Haegert, MD, MPH / January 10, 2019 /

I had no idea what burnout was until it happened to me…twice…on two different continents. Actually, I knew what it was the second time, and I felt like I should have known better and seen it coming.

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A Second Drug Wave is Coming: Marijuana

By James Avery, MD / January 10, 2019 /

The first drug wave was the opioid epidemic. In 2016, more Americans died from drug overdoses (67,000) than during the entirety of the Vietnam War (58,200).1 The second and more insidious wave is coming—it’s the marijuana wave.

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Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA / January 9, 2019 /

It is tempting to think sexual harassment is a problem that happens to other people in other places. Sadly, that is not the case. According to Medscape’s 2018 survey of 6,200 physicians, 7 percent of physicians have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the last three years.

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Transformed Doctors: Shelby Montgomery

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Transformed Doctors: Shelby Montgomery

In this article from the Winter 2019 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor, we feature Shelby Montgomery, a third year at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received my bachelor’s of science in kinesiology at LSU in Baton Rouge, spending her junior year of undergrad at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on the island of Oahu through National Student Exchange. After graduating from LSU, I worked for one year at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge as a research coordinator for the Heads Up project.

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Facing the Pit of Evil

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) / January 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Facing the Pit of Evil

In this article from the Winter 2019 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor, David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) shares when we follow our human nature, we are tempted by a desire to bunker down and protect ourselves from evil. The Bible tells us to flee this temptation, but just as importantly, we should also fight evil.

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Today’s Christian Doctor – Winter 2018

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Today’s Christian Doctor – Winter 2018

This Winter 2019 issue of Today’s Christian Doctor deals with some of the evils in our world today: sexual harassment in healthcare, drug use, and human trafficking. It also focuses in on healthcare professional burnout, which is happening in epidemic proportions and causing many to leave the ministry God called them to in healthcare.

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By Eric Willingham / January 3, 2019 / Comments Off on MEI After Trip Report

Medical Education International is a short-term missions program that provides academic teaching and clinical training while spreading the gospel to doctors and students in hard to reach countries.

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Pregnancy Crisis Intervention

By John Ensor / January 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Pregnancy Crisis Intervention

One of the main challenges of pregnancy crisis intervention is finding ways to uphold the humanity of the unborn, affirm the woman in crisis, and eventually find a life-affirming solution for both. It’s a profoundly challenging but ultimately rewarding work for all involved. This book is written to help you know with confidence what to do and say when it matters most.

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The Shift

By DeWitt C. Wilkerson, DMD / January 1, 2019 / Comments Off on The Shift

The Western world faces a health crisis that is reaching epidemic proportions. We see a steady increase in ill health and chronic diseases. Medical costs are skyrocketing, and physicians work in a system where their role is primarily intervention for sick people — sick care. There is a better way. We must take personal responsibility for our own health — as a community. This will require a significant paradigm shift from sick care to proactive wellness care. Who will lead this paradigm shift? Why not the dental team? The Shift: The Dramatic Movement Toward Health Centered Dentistry provides a step-by-step guide to implementing complete health through dentistry. Together, we must successfully win this battle, exchanging sickness for vitality, energy and health.

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Member Search Terms and Conditions

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Member Search Terms and Conditions

Membership Donate Now Christian Healthcare Professionals Search Terms and Conditions The Christian Healthcare Professionals Search uses only those CMDA Members who have opted to be included in the search directory. The Christian Healthcare Professionals Search uses our extensive member database to return names and contact information of physicians and dentists matching your search criteria. CMDA…

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Ultrasound Education Section

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Ultrasound Education Section

We are a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals and Jesus followers who have a passion for using and teaching ultrasound, with the goal of equipping Christian international healthcare workers to incorporate ultrasound into their practice of medicine in the most challenging of settings.

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Neurology Section

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Neurology Section

The Mission of the Neurology Section is to raise awareness among neurologists, neurology health professionals, neurology residents, fellows and medical students of the great need for neurological care—domestically and globally—and through their response to those needs, to share the gospel.

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Member Search

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Member Search

Membership Donate to CMDA Christian Healthcare Professional Search Find a CMDA Member Healthcare Professional Select an area of the map by typing a zip code, city, or state. You can zoom in on the map and select pins to look at practices and healthcare members in an area.  If you search for a specific professional…

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GHO Urgent Needs

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 12, 2018 / Comments Off on GHO Urgent Needs

Membership Donate to CMDA About GHO Trips Find a Trip Trip Preparation Urgent Needs Resources Application Information Team Participant Manual Trip Preparation Mission Scholarships Additional Resources FAQs GHO Blog Contact FIND A TRIP URGENT NEEDS We are in urgent need of the following specialties and other trip positions to join the trips listed below. Our…

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Transgender and Sexual Orientation

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Transgender and Sexual Orientation

Latest information on the transgender movement. The transgender debate is becoming an all-encompassing topic in the United States and has begun an all-out assault on the Christian worldview. Issues such as education, law, government, entertainment all fall in the crosshairs of the transgender debate, and our culture is moving with such intensity and speed that Christians and Christian healthcare professionals are getting overwhelmed knowing how to respond appropriately.

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The Point Washington Update – April 2013

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 11, 2018 / Comments Off on The Point Washington Update – April 2013

Commentary and update on the state of legislative activities in Washington involving CMDA member interests. In this edition of The Point: Video chronicles abortion clinic horrors, Administration invites help in battling human trafficking, and CMDA and others urge HHS to reconsider contraceptives mandate.

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Remedy Orlando 2019 Video

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Remedy Orlando 2019 Video

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Trafficking

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Trafficking

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Human trafficking is most commonly defined as:

Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age
The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.
A victim does not need to be physically transported from one location to another in order for the crime to fall within these definitions.
There are several types of human trafficking including forced labor, sex trafficking, forced child labor, bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, debt bondage among migrant laborers and child soldiers. Human trafficking occurs in every part of the world, from less developed countries to more developed countries. As such, it is a crime under U.S. and international law. Victims can be any age, any gender and from any economic standing in life.

CMDA offers continuing education for healthcare professionals to learn more about human trafficking and how to provide healthcare to victims. To get started, visit www.cmda.org/tip.

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Alternative Medicine

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Alternative Medicine

The latest up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of alternative medicine.

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Cloning

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Cloning

Cloning is asexual reproduction in which an exact genetic copy of another plant, animal or human is made by fusing the DNA from an adult cell into a human egg from which the genetic material has been removed, causing it to divide and grow. By definition of the National Academy of Sciences, a clone is an exact genetic replica of another organism.

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The “H” in Hospice Stands for “Hope”

By James Avery, MD / December 5, 2018 /

When I asked him if there were any other hopes he had at this stage of his life, he just shrugged and said, “Nope, all my hopes are in you guys – the medical profession.” He died three weeks later tragically clinging to tomorrow’s news.

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A Biblical Perspective on End of Life Issues

By John Dunlop, MD / December 5, 2018 /

How should Christians come to the end of life? What is the appropriate use of technology to prolong life? How can we assure that when our time to die comes we will do it in answer to the call of God rather than because all of the technology of modern medicine has been exhausted?

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The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield

The Gospel Comes with a House Key

By Rosaria Butterfield / November 28, 2018 / Comments Off on The Gospel Comes with a House Key

What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically.

With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives-helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.

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Out of a Far Country by Christopher Yuan & Angela Yuan

Out of a Far Country

By Christopher Yuan / November 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Out of a Far Country

Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God’s desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality.

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Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey

Vanishing Grace

By Philip Yancey / November 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Vanishing Grace

Christians have proclaimed the good news about Jesus for centuries. But the good news isn’t sounding so good these days, at least to some. More and more surveys show that people view Christians as bearers of bad news, judgment, and intolerance. In Vanishing Grace, bestselling author Philip Yancey acknowledges the problem and then explores how we can respond with both grace and truth. He offers a discerning look at what contributes to a hostility toward Christians, and identifies three groups—pilgrims, artists, and activists—who can show us a different way.

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Holy Sexuality and the Gospel by Christopher Yuan, Rosaria Butterfield (Foreword)

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

By Christopher Yuan / November 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

The concept of holy sexuality–chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage–in a practical and relevant manner, equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality.

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The Ultimate Girls Body Book by Dr Walt Larimore and Dr Amaryllis Sancez Wohlever

The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / November 7, 2018 / Comments Off on The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book

Boys’ bodies do the craziest things! They can knock a baseball out to right field or trip in front of the class. But at a certain point, those bodies start to grow and go through some wild changes. You might be wondering things like: “Why don’t I look like him?”

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Coaching Blog

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / November 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Coaching Blog

Perspectives and Opinions on Issues and News Topics is a publication of Christian Medical & Dental Associations®. Do you want to know the latest information and news about today’s important healthcare topics? Join the conversation with The Point, CMDA’s blog focusing on breaking news stories in bioethics and healthcare. CMDA’s experts contribute to the blog and also recommend additional resources and information.

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Remedy West 2019 Video

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / November 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Remedy West 2019 Video

Membership Donate Website Terms & Conditions Toll Free: 1-888-230-2637 Frequently Asked Questions Member Search Directory

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / October 31, 2018 / Comments Off on CMDA Header

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The VIE Poster Session Video

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / October 30, 2018 / Comments Off on The VIE Poster Session Video

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Resources

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / October 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Resources

Membership Donate to CMDA HELPLINE 1-888-230-2637 HOME BLOG TRAINING EVENTS RESOURCES FAQs DONATE PAY FEE RESOURCES Videos Dr. Steve Sartori speaking at the Christian Community Health Fellowship National Conference about the importance of trust in building a team. Podcasts Dr. Steve Sartori and Dr. Ann Tsen talk about coaching in an interview from the February…

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