September-October 2019 | Volume 102 | Issue 5
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ON THE COVER
Health care and physicians in rural Minnesota
Technology and innovative approaches to care are needed.
BY LINDA PICONE
Physicians working in rural communities
They choose rural practice because they love the work— and it’s home.
BY LINDA PICONE
Training physicians for work in Greater Minnesota
The key is finding people who want to return to their roots.
BY PAULA TERMUHLEN, MD
Some of the top submissions from the Minnesota Medical Association's annual invitation.
Community awareness and perception of concussions in central Minnesota
BY RYAN CHRISTOPHER JAMESON, BA, AND JON EDWARD DENNIS, MD, MPH, FAAP
Overcoming identity differences to meet the needs of the medically underserved
Can [physicians] be comfortable if their identity—gender, race/ethnicity, geographic background, religion, or principle values—is different from that of the community?
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD
Students learn about cardiac care in rural areas through an Essentia Health intern program.
BY CATHERINE BENZIGER, MD, MPH; MICHAEL MOLLERUS, MD; VICKI PINK, RN; JOSEPH DOERER, MD; AND KATE DEAN, MBA
Can physicians ethically participate in a strike?
BY JULIE K. ANDERSON, MD, FAAFP, AND EMILY ONELLO, MD
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
What to look forward to at the 2019 MMA Conference. Prior authorization. Medical cannabis and PTSD. New laws in effect. Prescription medicine pricing.
Protecting young adults from meningococcal disease
Many lag in getting the important booster vaccination.BY JENNIFER HEATH, DNP, MPH, RN
Meet MMA physicians
Matt Klein, MD, FACP, and Katie Smentek, MD, FAAP