October 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 10
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Table of Contents
ON THE COVER
Physicians confront the state’s serious disparities in order to promote the
best health for all.
BY GAYLE GOLDEN
Toward more equitable research
A Mayo Clinic team is digging deep to improve African-American women’s participation in
BY JEANNE METTNER
The Clinician’s Role in Addressing Disparities in Tobacco Use
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY ANN W. ST. CLAIRE, MPH, AND RAYMOND G. BOYLE, PHD, MPH
Addressing MMR Vaccine Resistance in Minnesota’s Somali Community
BY LYNN BAHTA, RN, PHN, AND ASLI ASHKIR, RN, PHN, MPH
The Unequal Burden of Suicide among Minnesotans: Three Strategies for Prevention
BY NATE WRIGHT, MPH, JON ROESLER, MS,
AND MELISSA HEINEN, BSN, MPH
Health Disparities between Rural and Urban Women in Minnesota
BY KIM TJADEN, MD
Beneath the surface
Equity in the exam room means treating each patient as if they were your most important patient, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or personal appearance.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
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THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE
Tools of the trade
When listening is the best medicine
BY PRERANA M. BHATIA
The scariest moment
After witnessing a code blue, a medical student wonders, “What if?”
BY MIKE ROSE
We need a Triple Aim for Health Equity
Our thinking about health, policy-making and the capacity of local communities must change if we are to address the wide health disparities in our state.
BY EDWARD P. EHLINGER, MD, MSPH
A POEM BY ANDREA WESTBY, MD