Cover-(1).jpgJanuary-February 2017 | Volume 100 | Issue 1


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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Care in the shadows
The challenges for undocumented immigrants
BY CARMEN PEOTA


PERSPECTIVE

Informed dissent?
A glimpse at health care in Cuba
BY CARRIE ANN TERRELL, MD, FACOG

Living in the moment
A young father learns to let go of fear and embrace life.
BY SEAN SCHULZ, DO
 

BOOK REVIEW

Tales of people displaced
Two books shed light on the plight of Somali and Syrian refugees.
REVIEW BY CHARLES MEYER, MD
 

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

A Look at MACRA: What to Expect in 2017
BY JANET SILVERSMITH

Raising the Minimum Legal Sale Age for Tobacco to 21: The Estimated Effect for Minnesota
BY RAYMOND G. BOYLE, PHD, JOHN H. KINGSBURY, PHD, AND MICHAEL J. PARKS, PHD

The Burden on Dementia Caregivers: How Can Communities and Health Care Organizations Help?
BY RACHEL D. HAVYER, MD, LAUREN R. BANGERTER, PHD, ANGELA M. LUNDE, MA, MICHELLE VAN RYN, PHD, AND JOAN M. GRIFFIN, PHD

 

EDITOR'S NOTE

When the world comes to us
To do this job well, we may need to reanalyze our attitudes toward the potpourri of humanity we encounter in the exam room.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER


LETTERS


SHORT TAKES


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COMMENTARY

Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives: The Role of Health Professionals
Clinicians and researchers need to recognize the systems-level factors that contribute to health disparities.
BY RACHEL R. HARDEMAN, PHD, MPH, EDUARDO M. MEDINA, MD, MPH, AND KATY B. KOZHIMANNIL, PHD, MPA


END NOTE

Gene pool
BY E. KENNETH WEIR, MD