Cover_1409.jpgSeptember 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 9

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Table of Contents

 

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 AreaBY 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.