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[Minnesota Medicine, January 01, 0001]   Christopher Obetz pulls back the curtain and steps into exam room 11 in Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s emergency department. Inside, a young woman lies on the bed fully clothed; the clear plastic brace encircling her neck is the only obvious indicator that something is wrong.
April 14, 2011
[Minnesota Medicine, January 01, 0001]   Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are being hailed as a promising element of health care reform, as some believe they will be critical to improving the quality of care and holding down costs. Several state and federal ACO demonstration projects are scheduled to begin in the near future.
February 07, 2011
[Minnesota Medicine, January 01, 0001]   Guitarist Billy McLaughlin has a story to tell, and he wants to make sure everyone he encounters hears it. Even before taking the stage at the Guthrie Theater, where he performed in front of a full house for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare’s annual conference in April, the 47-year-old guitarist brings up a digital video recording that chronicles his struggle with focal dystonia.
July 09, 2010
[Minnesota Medicine, June 02, 2010]   To launch a 10 By 10 initiative in Minnesota, in 2008 leaders in the psychiatric community formed a work group. The group’s first effort was to accurately determine the extent of the disparity between the lifespans of people with serious mental illnesses (defined as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar affective disorder), and the general population.
June 02, 2010