Cover.jpgJune 2013 | Volume 96 | Issue 7

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

A Decade of Musings 
The winners of our 10th annual writing contest.

Their Best Shot 
The winners of our third annual photo contest.


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Cirque De-Stress 
BY GARY CHRISTENSON, M.D.

Healing through Reflective Writing: Breast Cancer Survivors’ Experience 
BY COLLEEN BAGGS, B.S.N., LISA MCKHANN, M.A., CHARLES E. GESSERT, M.D., M.P.H., and BRIAN P. JOHNSON, M.P.H.

Skin-Lightening Practices and Mercury Exposure in the Somali Community 
BY AMIRA ADAWE and CHARLES OBERG, M.D., M.P.H.


DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note

Pulse 
Second-career artists, music for a cause, a medical school musical and a community photo contest.

The Physician Advocate 
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Getting the word out on MNsure, a few minutes with MNsure board member Kathryn Duevel, M.D., news briefs.


FEATURES

Through a Lens Brightly  
How a St. Paul physician mixes movie-making and medicine.
BY SARAH T. WILLIAMS

Tapping the Creative Side  
Mayo Clinic turns its arts focus toward those who care for patients.
BY SUZY FRISCH

Artists in Residence  
Hospitals in Minneapolis and Fargo have hired artists to help cancer patients deal with the stress of treatment.
BY COLIN SOKOLOWSKI

Medical Students at Play  
A look at some of this year’s Fisch Art of Medicine award winners.
BY CARMEN PEOTA


END NOTE

On Art 
An excerpt from The Sky Is Not the Limit
BY ROBERT FISCH, M.D.