September-October 2017 | Volume 100 | Issue 5
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Table of Contents
Pain: It’s time for a new paradigm
A look at a treatment guideline from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.
BY MICHAEL HOOTEN, MD, DAVID THORSON, MD, CHARLES REZNIKOFF, MD, AUDREY HANSEN, BSN, MA,
AND JODIE DVORKIN, MD
Small towns tackle a big problem
Rural health care organizations gain traction in the fight against opioid abuse.
BY CARMEN PEOTA
Old-school pain school
Courage Kenny offers interdisciplinary rehabilitation to treat chronic pain.
BY SCOTT A. BRIGGS
STUDENT, RESIDENT and FELLOW RESEARCH
2016 American College of Physicians Minnesota poster competition winners
BY FRÉDÉRIQUE ST-PIERRE, LAUREN WARD AND ANTHONY PRISCO, MD, PHD
Pain reduction among patients who enrolled in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program during
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
its first year of operation
BY TOM ARNESON, MD, AND SUSAN P. ANDERSON, PHD
An unusual cause of respiratory distress in a neonate with Down syndrome (trisomy 21)
BY PALLAVI KAMRA, MBBS, AND ASHAJYOTHI M SIDDAPPA, MD
The nitty gritty about code status discussions
BY KIMBERLY L. SCHOONOVER, MD
The right tool for the job
: Seeking optimal solutions for patients in pain.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER
Treatment Option: Acupuncture in the ER
BY JOEL HOEKSTRA
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One lawmaker’s plea
A legislator seeks support in the fight against opioid addiction.
BY DAVE BAKER
With better food, feel better
A diet that eases inflammation leads to less pain.
BY JAMES ANDERSON, MD
Medical misinformation targets vulnerable populations and threatens the nation’s health
BY SHEMAL M. SHAH, DO, JONATHAN D. ALPERN, MD, ANN SETTGAST, MD, DTM&H, AND WILLIAM M. STAUFFER, MD, MSPH
BY HOPE N. UKATU