Cover-(1).jpgMarch - April 2017 | Volume 100 | Issue 2


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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Extreme measures
Is relief on the way for quality measurement fatigue?
BY HOWARD BELL


PERSPECTIVE

Where will AI take us?
Westworld triggers reflections about radiology’s future.
BY JOSHUA T. OLSON

Paging Dr. Google
Cyberchondriasis causes a physician to rethink her
relationship with the web.
BY JULIE ANDERSON, MD, FAAFP
 

BOOK REVIEW

Power in numbers
A math whiz explores big data’s dark side.
REVIEW BY CHARLES R. MEYER, MD
 

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Training in Internal Medicine Residents
BY MOLLIE ALPERN, MD, QI WANG, MS, AND MEGHAN ROTHENBERGER, MD

Accompanying Commentary
Don’t blow off AR: Physicians should help patients with the Rodney Dangerfield of respiratory diseases.
BY BARBARA P. YAWN, MD, MSC, FAAFP

Hospital-Treated Falls and Comorbidities Among Older Adults in Minnesota, 2010-2014
BY NAOKO ONIZUKA, MD, PHD, MPH, ANNA GAICHAS, MS, AND JON ROESLER, MS

 

EDITOR'S NOTE

Embracing the analog
Flexing our modern digital muscles, we can unravel the mysteries of the genome. And yet: For many physicians, the call of the analog persists.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER


LETTERS


SHORT TAKES


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COMMENTARY

The Pokemon Go effect
To motivate healthy behavior changes, take some cues from Pikachu and co.
BY SIU-HIN WAN, MD

Reconsidering physician aid-in-dying
As public opinion evolves, physicians and lawmakers should take note.
BY DAVID B. PLIMPTON, MD

ACA’s fate will affect community health centers
Repealing the Affordable Care Act would create repercussions for a key component of Minnesota’s health care safety net.
BY WILLIAM E. CONROY, MD, AND JONATHAN WATSON, MPIA


END NOTE

Barriers
BY MARILYN ASCHOFF MELLOR, MD