Jan-Feb 2021 | Volume 104 | Issue 1
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IN THIS ISSUE
This issue of Minnesota Medicine went to press just as the first COVID vaccine was arriving in Minnesota. By the time you read this, hundreds of health care workers on the front line will have received their first vaccinations. COVID is going to be a major factor in our lives—and in this magazine— for many months, but at last we have a glimpse into a better 2021.
Table of Contents
ON THE COVER
Some physicians turn their experience, skills and willingness to work hard into innovation that can improve medical care—or just make good business sense.
BY SUZY FRISCH
The pandemic has created a widening gap in access and timely treatment for people with cancer.
BY YATHARTH SHARMA AND ELSA KEELER, MD, MPH
Physicians can recognize and help patients who struggle to adjust to loss.
BY KIMBERLY SCHOONOVER, MD
The sudden shift to telehealth has pluses and minuses for psychiatrists and their patients.
BY ANDY STEINER
STUDENT, RESIDENT AND FELLOW RESEARCH
Abstracts from physicians-in-training
BY GRACE BRAIMOH, MD, AND ROBERT MATLOCK, MD
BY MICHELLE CORKRUM, PHD; RACHEL KAY, MD; AND BARRY RITTBERG, MD
BY SUNDUS SHAUKAT, MBBS, AND MAHAD A. MINHAS, MD, MPH
BY NATALIE WILSON AND SAMUEL IVES, MD
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
A look at flourishing among school-age children and youth in Minnesota
BY MARVIN SO, MPH, AND ANNA LYNN, MPP
Our judgmental view of patient behavior is not only a barrier to patients engaging with us as clinicians, but also to their sense of self-worth when considering their own health goals.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD
Mixed Blood Theatre and City of Nations Storytelling Studio use storytelling circles to help East African immigrants become better advocates for their own health care.
BY LINDA PICONE
Physicians need to be as compassionate with themselves as they are with patients.
BY LINDA PICONE
ETHICS SUPPORT DURING COVID-19:
BY DEBRA DEBRUIN, PHD, AND SUSAN M. WOLF, JD
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
Preview of the 2021 legislative session. MMA files amicus brief on flavored tobacco ordinance. New task forces take on equity issues. AMA adopts resolution on using race as a proxy for biology.
Incarceration of immigrants negatively affects health in many ways; the pandemic has made it worse.
BY MADISON E. KAHLE; CALLA BROWN, MS, MHR; CHARLES N. OBERG, MD, MPH, FAAP; AND CYNTHIA HOWARD, MD, MPHTM
Our health care systems are rebuilding, but inequities stand out.
BY TODD ARCHBOLD, LSW, MBA
Natalia Dorf-Biderman, MD, and Lora Wichser, MD.