Front-Cover-1.pngMarch-April 2019 | Volume 102 | Issue 2

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Medical cannabis
The Minnesota Legislature approved a program for medical cannabis in 2014. Since then, the Minnesota Department of Health has been monitoring providers, patients and distributors to measure success and limits of the program.
BY ANDY STEINER
 

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Obstetrics and gynecology services in Minnesota
BY SABRINA C. BURN, MD; CARRIE SNEAD, MA; LAUREN STARK, MA; JAY SCHULKIN, PHD; AND ANDREA SHIELDS, MD

The prevalence of celiac disease in patients with fibromyalgia
BY TIMOTHY J. MCKENNA, MD; BRADLEY R. SALONEN, MD; CONNIE A. LUEDTKE, RN, RN-BC; MARY M. VOLCHECK, RN; SHIRLEY M. JOHNSON, RN; LORI A. MEATH, RN; LORETTA M. OLIPHANT, RN; BREE E. CLARK, RN; DAVID RASLAU, MD, MPH; STEPHANIE CLARK, CVT, PHD; AND ARYA B. MOHABBAT, MD


EDITOR'S NOTE

Proceeding carefully with medical cannabis
Medical cannabis is not a perfect solution, but may provide another option for challenging conditions.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD


SHORT TAKES

DOWNTIME
Spending time with her horses not only helps Mary Vomacka, MD, cope with stress, it makes her a better physician.
BY CARMEN PEOTA

GOOD PRACTICE
MN Community Measurement gathers, analyzes and reports data that helps Minnesota health care providers improve.
BY LINDA PICONE

The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
Day at the Capitol. Gun violence workshop. MMA book club. Nominations for MMA officers.
 

COMMENTARY

Tobacco marketing
Understanding the ways in which tobacco companies attract and keep customers can help physicians support patients’ efforts to quit.
BY ALEXIS BYLANDER, MSPPM; BETSY BROCK, MPH; AND CALEB SCHULTZ, MD, MPH


Diabetes management
Patients ages 18-44 face unique challenges in managing their diabetes.
BY ROZALINA G. MCCOY, MD, MS; RENÉE S.M. KIDNEY, PHD, MPH; DANETTE HOLZNAGEL, RN, BSN, PHN, CDE; TINA PETERS, MPH, RN, PHN; AND VIMBAI MADZURA, MA, LGSW


ON CALL

Meet MMA physicians
Meg Kersey-Isaacson, MD, and Alex Feng, MD, MBA.