Front-Cover-1.pngSeptember-October 2017 | Volume 100 | Issue 5

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Table of Contents


FEATURES

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


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Pain reduction among patients who enrolled in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program during
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


EDITOR'S NOTE

The right tool for the job: Seeking optimal solutions for patients in pain.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER


SHORT TAKES

Treatment Option: Acupuncture in the ER.
BY JOEL HOEKSTRA


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COMMENTARY

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


END NOTE

Off script
BY HOPE N. UKATU