July-August 2019 | Volume 102 | Issue 4
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Table of Contents
Art and medicine
ON THE COVER
Two seemingly disparate disciplines are often intertwined.
BY SUZY FRISCH
Photo contest winners
Some of the best from Minnesota physicians.
Physicians share stories from the practice of medicine—and the heart.
Clinical AND Health Affairs
Screening for breast cancer in women with dense and very dense breasts: A survey of primary care practice
BY ELIZABETH A. GILMAN, MD; JENNIFER FRANK, APRN, CNP; SUMMER V. ALLEN, MD; AND DENISE M. DUPRAS, MD
Maintaining a culture of humanism in medicine
In short, the humanities make for better physicians—who are likely to be happier with their work.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD
David Parker, MD, MPH, has photographed
public health concerns across the globe.
BY LINDA PICONE
A group of physicians gathers monthly to critique medical writing—and to create their own.
BY CARMEN PEOTA
Should you refuse to see pediatric patients whose parents are opposed to vaccination?
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
What the 2019 Minnesota Legislature did and didn’t do for physicians. The story behind the provider tax efforts. Reproductive rights. Artificial Intelligence in medicine.
Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine
TIME’S UP Healthcare
Mayo Clinic joins a nationwide effort to create safe and equitable workplaces for women in health care.
BY SHARONNE N. HAYES, MD
Cannabis and Alzheimer’s Disease
Existing treatments for behavioral disturbances should be better used.
BY ALVIN C. HOLM, MD, FACP
Meet MMA physicians
Jennifer Dens Higano, MPP, and Christopher Wee, MD