Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sonoma Medicine

The magazine of the Sonoma County Medical Association

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Winter 2017 - Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana

Winter 2017 - Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana

Editorial: The second end of Prohibition
Feature articles: Winemaking with a medical bent; treating alcohol use disorders; new frontiers of tobacco danger; quitting smoking for good; practicing cannabinoid medicine. 
Departments: Eliminating hepatitis C; untangling genetically engineered food; five tenets for medical volunteering; mystery case: a patient with subacute progressive ataxia; book review of "Patient M"; mental illness during pregnancy.

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Fall 2016 - Epidemiology

Fall 2016 - Epidemiology

Editorial: Bending the curve
Feature articles: Zika and other emerging arboviruses; ending the HIV epidemic in Sonoma County; diabetes prevention: stemming the tide; chronic disease: building a new approach; public health epidemiology: the demand for high-quality, cross-sector data.
Departments: Last cries of Kalaupapa; anti-VEGF treatment for exudative macular degeneration; SCMAAF Give-A-Gift program; book review, Connectography.
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Summer 2016 - The Opioid Epidemic

Summer 2016 - The Opioid Epidemic Editorial: Reducing opioid prescriptions
Feature articles: The opioid epidemic in Sonoma County; managing pain safely; strategies for reducing opioid use; treating substance abuse in pregnancy; open letter re: possible negative consequences of reducing opioid prescriptions.
Departments: Interview with new SCMA president Regina Sullivan, MD; Hidden Talents arts showcase; legal help for disabled veterans seeking benefits; mystery case; book review, Lab Girl.
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Spring 2016 - Emergency Medicine

Spring 2016 - Emergency Medicine Editorial: Defining emergency medicine
Feature articles: Access to primary care vs. the ED; after-hours care at Kaiser Santa Rosa; the new Sutter ER; traumatic injury treatment at Memorial Hospital; "Save Lives Sonoma" works with heart-attack victims.

Departments: A mystery case of amnesia; fire at Russian River Health Center; medical arts: wildlife photography; in memoriam Laurel Warner; SCMAAF art show; "Ocean Worlds" book review; SCMA physician survey results.
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Winter 2016 - Mental Health

Winter 2016 - Mental Health

Editorial: Collaboration is our hope
Feature articles: Mental illness and violence; advances in child and adolescent psychiatry; integrated behavioral health care; mental health services at the county jail.
Departments: Boosting the local health care workforce; Mystery Case; reviews of Taking Control of Your Seizures and Intelligence in the Flesh.
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Fall 2015 - Death and Dying

Fall 2015 - Death and Dying Editorial: Death and Dying
Feature articles: Hospice alternatives to physician-assisted suicide; guide to advance care planning; hospice care; death certificates.
Departments: Treating atrial fibrillation; Latino Health Forum; the art of M.C. Escher; review of "H is for Hawk"; SCMA Alliance and SCMA membership updates.

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Summer 2015 - The Spine

Summer 2015 - The Spine Editorial: Touching the Patient
Feature articles: Strategies for treating low back pain; lumbar spinal stenosis; malingering in patients with chronic pain.
Departments: Interview with SCMA president Mary Maddux-Gonzalez; Hearts of Sonoma County guidelines; a mystery dermatology case; Yo Yo Ma concert review; featured poem, and book reviews of Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry and Better Than Medicines.
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Spring 2015 - Birth

Spring 2015 - Birth Feature articles: long-term effects of cesarean section; home birth; birth centers; weight loss and pregnancy; smoke-free babies.

Departments: sublingual buprenorphine; trained medical interpreters; helping Haitian amputees; a review of E.O. Wilson’s “The Meaning of Human Existence”; a personal reflection on medical practice; and a call to membership from the CMA president and physicians within SCMA.
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Winter 2015 - The Brain

Winter 2015 - The Brain Features articles: updates on concussion, headache, and psychotropic medications.
Special Report: Hypertension Initiative sponsored by Hearts of Sonoma County.

Departments: Philippine relief mission; Mystery Case; review of Atwal Gawande's "Being Mortal;" new 2015 health laws, Awards Dinner Gawande's "Being Mortal;" new 2015 health laws, Awards Dinner photos, a look ahead for the SCMA Alliance and Foundation.
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Fall 2014 - Medicine and Politics

Fall 2014 - Medicine and Politics Special reports: Tick-borne infections; the new Sutter regional hospital.
Feature articles: Medicine & politics; federal update; Covered California; Proposition 46.

Departments: Electromagnetic hypersensitivity; high intensity focused ultrasound; Latino Health Forum; techniques for changing patient behavior; Extreme Medicine review; the Apple Doctor Santa.
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