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Spring-Summer 2016: Death and Dying

Spring-Summer 2016: Death and Dying

Editorial: Death, Dying, the Grim Reaper . . . and Woody Allen
Death and Dying: Physician aid in dying (the End of Life Option Act); advance care planning; hospice is good medicine; Kaiser's RESPECT Project; death certificates; CMA end-of-life guidelines and resources.
Departments: Tale of a suicide; reviews, Working Stiff and When Breath Becomes Air; public health update; Marin General Hospital update; reports from Leadership Academy and AMA House of Delegates; 6 decades of Marin Medicine.
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Fall-Winter 2015-16: The Spine

Fall-Winter 2015-16: The Spine

Editorial: Spinal Motion Restriction Needs to Be Restricted
The Spine: When is spine surgery needed?; minimally invasive spine surgery; percutaneous vertebral augmentation; malingering in chronic pain patients.
Special Feature: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Marin County Clinicians.
Departments: Art of M.C. Escher; Novato Community Hospital update; reflections on Burning Man; 2015 House of Delegates; review of Oliver Sacks' On the Move: A Life.
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Winter 2015: The Brain

Winter 2015: The Brain

The Brain: Editorial: Our Squiggly Blob; bipolar disorder and cannabis use; exercise as a treatment for Parkinson’s Disease; headache update.
Departments: Rx: emotional support dogs; the boating life; the unsustainable SGR; Being Mortal book review; Kaiser Permanente San Rafael update; Peter Bretan AMA Award; letter to Marin County physicians; 2015 new health laws. View PDF online
Summer 2014 - Sleep

Summer 2014 - Sleep

Sleep: insomnia and behavioral therapy; obstructive sleep apnea: medical treatment options, obesity and OSA, surgery for OSA; sleep and memory.
Departments:
interview with new MMS president Jeffrey Stevenson, MD; prolotherapy for musculoskeletal pain; advance directives; "The Healing of America" book review; Marin General Hospital update.    View PDF online
Spring 2014 - Elder Care

Spring 2014 - Elder Care

Feature articles: Aging in Marin; interview with Drs. Marjorie Belknap and Filmore Rodich; palliative care; managing delirium; working memory.

Departments: CMA governance reform; Tarlac medical mission; Marin General Hospital and Prima Medical Group; career reflections by Dr. Paul Alpert; Novato Community Hospital; "The Wonder of Aging” by Michael Gurian; AMA. 
Summer 2013 - Weight Loss

Summer 2013 - Weight Loss

Feature articles: medical weight loss; going soda free; bariatric surgery; bariatric medicine; breastfeeding

Departments: acupuncture; hearing loss in children; "Hallucinations" by Oliver Sacks; health reform; Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital; AMA

Spring 2013 - Patient Engagement

Spring 2013 - Patient Engagement

Feature articles: Patient engagement; diabetes care; reducing hospital readmissions; companions for at-risk pregnant women; interview with Dr. Matt Willis.

Departments: The Year THEY Tried To Kill Me; medical advances of the American Civil War; Marin General Hospital update; honoring Dr. Michael Sexton.