Front-Cover-1.pngMay-June 2019 | Volume 102 | Issue 3

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Communication skills
Physicians need to try to understand patients who may be different from them.
BY SUZY FRISCH
 

FEATURES

Storytelling
Sharing stories can be good for physicians as well as their patients.
BY LINDA PICONE

Discussion guides
Mayo Clinic has developed online and printed guides to help physicians and their patients review and discuss medical options together.
BY LINDA PICONE

CANDOR
The CANDOR process supports early disclosure of adverse outcomes, with steps to resolution for patients and providers.
BY ALAN LEMBITZ, MD
 

THE ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

Physicians and climate change
Physicians are in a unique position to help not only individual patients, but the planet.
BY VISHNU LAALITHA SURAPANENI, MD, MPH, AND NYASHA SPEARS, MD

Air quality
Parts of Minnesota experience unhealthy air quality days that can adversely impact health.
BY KRISTEN KELLOCK, PHD, AND EMILY ONELLO, MD, AND KRISTIN RAAB, MLA, MPH

Extreme heat events
The Minnesota and Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking programs look at who is most impacted by extreme heat.


EDITOR'S NOTE

Patients simply want to be heard
We don’t always need to find a solution; we just need to hear the problem.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD


LIFE IN MEDICINE

Badri Konety, MD, FACS, MBA, has taken on his newest role as CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians.

BY LINDA PICONE

GOOD PRACTICE
Emergency Physicians Professional Association has been providing emergency room services to Minnesota hospitals for 50 years.
BY LINDA PICONE


BOOK REVIEW

Five books that touch on what it means to be a practicing physician.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, MD

The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
Recreational marijuana forum, MMA teams with COPIC, T21 statewide.


ON CALL

Meet MMA physicians
Robert Sloan, MD, and Laura Rathe, MD


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Impact of patient’s primary language on stage of cancer at diagnosis
BY MARIYA E. SKUBE, MD, MPH; BRUCE H. ALEXANDER, PHD; GREG J. BEILMAN, MD; AND TODD M. TUTTLE, MD, MS