Monday, September 24, 2018

Sonoma Medicine

The magazine of the Sonoma County Medical Association

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Summer 2018 – Healthy Aging

Summer 2018 – Healthy Aging

Editorial: Healthy Aging Is Attainable

Feature articles: Cardiology: Challenges in an Aging Population; Exercise Is Medicine; Establishing an Adequate Healthcare System for an Aging Population; Dealing with Dementia; Polypharmacy: Too Much of a Good Thing; Hospice and Palliative Care: Progress and Challenges; A New National Model of Care for Advanced Illness; Interview: SCMA President Patricia May, MD; Village Network of Petaluma Provides ’Social Care.’

Departments: Providing Medical Care to the Underserved in Honduras and Mexico; Fire Recovery Resource Panel; Open Clinical Trials; SCMA Interpleader Notice.

 


Spring 2018-Transgender Health

Spring 2018-Transgender Health

Editorial: Shedding a Light on the Transgender Population
Feature articles: Gender Terminology 101; Gender-expansive clinic; Gender reassignment surgery; Understanding treatment options; Surgical options available locally.
Departments: President's report; Trans health and media portrayals; Physician profile: Toni Marie Ramirez; Book review: E.O. Wilson, The Origins of Creativity; Photographer profile: Santiago Manfrim; Open clinical trials.

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Winter 2018 Special Issue - #SonomaStrong

Winter 2018 Special Issue - #SonomaStrong

Editorial: Area physicians answer the call.
Feature articles: Urban wildfires: what have we learned; Touched by the dragon's tongue; Human health and global warming; Public health response; Traumatic reactions after wildfires.
Special section: Medical first-responders: Profiles of response to the fires by community hospitals, clinics and SCMA.
Departments: Member profile Dr. John Schafer; 2017 Awards Gala.

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Fall 2017 - Endocrinology

Fall 2017 - Endocrinology

Editorial: Technology and old-fashioned doctoring
Feature Articles: Glucose control in type 2 diabetes; Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors; Evolving perspectives on medication for fracture prevention; Hypothyroism: how to handle the blahs; "Low T" and testosterone therapy; Endocrine care in Sonoma; Type 2 diabetes in youth.
Departments: Cannabinoid pharmaceuticals: drug interactions; book review, When Breath Becomes Air; Kaiser launches family medicine residency program; summer essay contest winner.

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Summer 2017 - Single-Payer Health Care

Summer 2017 - Single-Payer Health Care

Editorial: The Great Single-Payer Debate
Feature Articles: Envisioning single-payer; California single-payer pros and cons; SB 562: CMA opposes unless amended; H-PEACE: health care activism.
Departments: Letter from the executive director; interview with SCMA president Peter Sybert, MD; open clinical trials in Sonoma County; clinical fasting; mystery case: nocturnal leg cramps; book review: Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery; The Web's 10 Best; medical arts; farewell from editor Steve Osborn.

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Spring 2017 - Genetic Medicine

Spring 2017 - Genetic Medicine

Editorial: Double Helix . . . Double-Edged Sword?
Feature articles: Genetic approaches to treating cancer; ethical issues in DTC genetic testing; genetic screening for drugs; does genetic testing help infertile patients?
Departments: Sonoma County guidelines for prescribing opioids; interview with Jason Cunningham, DO; Mystery Case: a traumatically broken contraceptive implant; book reviews: The Gene (Mukherjee) and The Case Against Sugar (Taubes); charity care; president's report.

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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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