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Table of Contents | September 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 9

 

COVER STORIES

ORGANIZED MEDICINE
A new direction
Has the MMA found the right formula to engage physicians? | BY GAYLE GOLDEN
Regional relevance
Minnesota’s component medical societies reconsider their roles. | BY KIM KISER

FEATURES

The politics of the plow
A conversation with a medical historian about what we can learn from general practice physicians who took up a cause in the 1960s. | INTERVIEW BY CARMEN PEOTA

Culture clubs
Organizations based on country of origin and ethnicity offer physicians support and a chance to give back. | BY SUZY FRISCH

STUDENT, RESIDENT AND FELLOW RESEARCH

Cost Savings Using Minimal Draping for Routine Hand Procedures
BY DAVID SIEBER, M.D., ALEXANDRA LACEY, M.D., JAMES FLETCHER, M.D., AND LOREE KALLIAINEN, M.D.

CMV Esophagitis as a Cause of Failure to Thrive
BY BENJAMIN R. HANISCH, M.D., AND KIRAN BELANI, M.D., UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL SCHOOL AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS AND CLINICS MINNESOTA

Incidence of Burning Mouth Syndrome
BY JOHN KOHORST, CHRISTIAN L. BAUM, M.D., LOUIS SCHENCK, ROCHELLE R. TORGERSON, M.D., PH.D., ALISON J. BRUCE, M.B., CH.B., AND MARK D. DAVIS, M.D.

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

This Is Your Brain on Sports: Measuring Concussions in High School Athletes in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
BY SARAH DUGAN, LESLIE SEYMOUR, M.D., M.P.H., JON ROESLER, M.S., LORI GLOVER, M.H.A., M.S., A.T.C., AND MARK KINDE, M.P.H.

Inspiring Innovation in Medical Education
BY MAJKA WOODS, PH.D., LESLIE ANDERSON, M.P.A., AND MARK E. ROSENBERG, M.D.

Editor's Note
The need to reinvent
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.

Pulse
Ways doctors group, the MMA’s relationships

The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
TPreview of the MMA’s 2014 annual gathering, news briefs, President Cindy Firkins Smith on the importance of sticking together.

COMMENTARY

A shift in focus
One practice’s attempt to improve our health care system
BY DAVID J. WALCHER, M.D.

END NOTE

A follow-up
A POEM BY TASADUQ HUSSAIN MIR, M.D.

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