Front-Cover-1.pngNov-Dec 2020 | Volume 103 | Issue 6

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

What does global medicine mean in Minnesota?

“Global medicine” is not somewhere else in the world, it’s here—and everywhere.
BY WILLIAM M. STAUFFER, MD, MSPH, FASTMH


Caring for regional communities

The University of Minnesota Global Medicine Pathway Program trains residents in core competencies in cross-cultural health.
BY SARAH SPONSLER, MA, AND BRETT HENDEL-PATERSON, MD


Working with the United Nations Migration Agency

Minnesota is home to a unique and expanding partnership that connects Minnesota-based health professionals caring for refugees with their counterparts across the world.
BY NASREEN S. QUADRI, MD; ERIN M. MANN, MPH; PATRICIA MBURU, MBCHB, GHP; AMIRA HAMADEH, MD, MPH; AND WILLIAM M. STAUFFER, MD, MSPH, FASTMH


The role of story and self in local and global places

Knowing who we are and where we come from matters when trying to build relationships and effect social change.
BY JIM BEAR JACOBS AND MICHAEL WESTERHAUS, MD


FEATURES

Asthma
There are disparities in who gets asthma—and how it’s addressed by health care.
BY KATHY RALEIGH, PHD, AND KATHLEEN NORLIEN, MS, CPH

Vaccines
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children are missing routine vaccinations.

 

EDITOR'S NOTE

Community partnership in clinical research

Physicians must be stewards of good information to the community and must maintain or rebuild the trust our patients have in us.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD
 

LIFE IN MEDICINE

The senses of medicine
Physicians exercise all of their senses in medical practice.
BY KELLIE LEASE STECHER, MD
 

ETHICS

Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine
Should it go to health care workers or vulnerable communities first?
BY CHRISTOPHER REIF, MD, MPH, AND WILL NICHOLSON, MD


RECLAIMING JOY

ACT HAPPY - Change your outlook—and your physiology
Dale Anderson, MD, believes in acting the part—of happiness.
BY LINDA PICONE

 

STUDENT, RESIDENT AND FELLOW RESEARCH

Delayed diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera in a patient presenting with foot ulcers
BY MICHELLE PATREGNANI AND SAMUEL IVES, MD

Metastatic Melanoma of Unknown Primary in a 28-year-old patient
BY KALPIT MODI AND SAMUEL IVES, MD

One-year retrospective quality evaluation of corporate medical director review of Department of Transportation examinations
BY MARIA N. STARCHOOK-MOORE, MD, MPH

Acute prostatitis complicated by prostatic abscess
BY CHRISTOPHER WIGER AND SAMUEL IVES, MD


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Minnesota physicians’ familiarity and use of Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
BY KARLY BOLL, BA; BERET FITZGERALD, BA; BRUCE GREGOIRE, BS, MS; JACK INGLIS, BA; AND LISA SKARLING, BA

 

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