Front-Cover-1.pngJuly-August 2020 | Volume 103 | Issue 4

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Ingenuity and effort in the face of COVID-19
Physicians across the state adapted and innovated, sometimes virtually overnight.

Chronicling medicine at the COVID hospital
Ben Trappey, MD, believes in the power of narrative medicine. He also has spent weeks at Bethesda Hospital, caring for patients with COVID-19.
BY SUZY FRISCH

Essays about the pandemic
How COVID-19 has impacted some lives.
BY SIU-HIN WAN, MD; KATE HANSON; KELLIE STECHER, MD; AND YU-HUI HUANG, MD


FEATURES

From the stage to the clinic and back to the stage

Oncologist Stuart Bloom, MD, shares his life, music and philosophy in “How to Avoid Burnout in 73 Minutes.”
BY LINDA PICONE


Telehealth

The pandemic pushed telehealth into the forefront of medical care. It’s not likely to go away.
BY JACK EL-HAI


Virtual Visits

A cure for physician burnout?
BY SALLY BERRYMAN, MD, FACP


Sarcoma

Not just another lump, bump or bruise
BY ELSA N. KEELER, MD, MPH, AND NIKKI L. MILLER, MA


EDITOR'S NOTE

Pursuing justice for our black patients and communities
Our ability to treat patients is limited by the social determinants of health that structural racism creates and reinforces.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD


LIFE IN MEDICINE

WHITE COATS FOR BLACK LIVES Medical students stand against racism

White Coats for Black Lives at the University of Minnesota fights for an end to racial disparities in medicine.


Suicide prevention for physicians

Asking the right questions
BY JOSHUA STEIN, MD


RECLAIMING JOY

Mindfulness in medicine

A way to improve physician well-being
BY BARBARA WINGATE, MD
 

ETHICS

Is the governor’s Executive Order on COVID-19 disclosure good practice?
BY MARILY PEITSO, MD, AND DAVID THORSON, MD
 

THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE

The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS

The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
Legislative review, launch of Practice Good Health campaign, statement on George Floyd’s death.


ON CALL

Meet MMA physicians

Kaylie Evers & Matthew Young, MD
 

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Culture of Safety

BY UMESH SHARMA, MD, MBA, AND AMIT GHOSH, MD, FACP, FRCP