November-December 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 11
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Table of Contents
The prior authorization burden
ON THE COVER
The process is frustrating, time-consuming and costly.
BY HOWARD BELL
On Ebola watch
A conversation with Minnesota’s top disease-trackers.
INTERVIEW BY CARMEN PEOTA
Perceptions of pain
Cultural differences add to the challenge of treating patients’ pain.
BY SUZY FRISCH
M.D.s and marijuana
What you need to know about Minnesota’s medical cannabis law
BY KEVIN C. RIACH, J.D.
When hybrid records cause harm
How to avoid putting yourself at risk when making the switch to an EHR.
BY TRISH LUGTU, B.S., CPHIMS, CHP
Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: More than a Bad Night’s Sleep
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY YOSEF WEXLER, M.D.
2014 Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Poster Competition Winners
The certainty of uncertainty
Learning to act without ironclad assurance is perhaps the cardinal lesson in the art of medicine.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
Letters to the Editor
Physicians’ biennial check-up
The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Meet the MMA’s new president, news briefs, President Don Jacobs on working together
A fateful winter’s night
Sometimes doing the right thing is the hardest thing.
BY ABBY GARDNER, M.D.
When there is nothing more to be done, a physician offers compassion and wonders whether it was enough.
BY ANDREA WESTBY, M.D.
An oncologist’s take on how physician and patient burnout might be prevented
BY WILLIAM SHIMP, M.D.
Blood on my pearls
A POEM BY ELIZABETH HALLER