Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians President Alex Vosooney, MD, reflects on her journey from residency to today and shares how she still finds joy in the practice of medicine.Read More Finding Joy in the Practice of Medicine
Primary care physicians are well equipped to address and treat mental health concerns. Yet, many barriers exist to addressing these conditions adequately in a busy primary care clinic.
Enter: Integrated behavioral health models—a means to support physicians, address patient concerns and reduce barriers to the provision of mental health treatment.
Where do you get started? What steps can health care organizations and clinics take to improve mental and behavioral health care for their patients?Read More BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION & PRIMARY CARE: WHY CARE IN TODAY’S WORLD REQUIRES A TEAM
The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. There have been 38 confirmed cases of monkeypox reported in Minnesota, as of August 2, 2022, and community spread is happening. We’ve compiled a list of resources/links for health professionals that cover recognizing and treating monkeypox, clinical considerations and more.Read More Monkeypox: Resources for Health professionals
A University of Minnesota research study looked at the link between food insecurity and binge eating, including the role of food assistance programs, implications for primary care and recommendations for screening patients for food insecurity.Read More Link Between Food Insecurity & Binge Eating
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member and University of Minnesota Center for the Art of Medicine Creative Director Jon Hallberg, MD, FAAFP, received an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for his role in the Twin Cities Public Television/University of Minnesota Medical School collaboration “Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic.”
Hallberg was creator and co-host of the hour-long television program that reflected on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance.
We caught up with Hallberg to learn more about the evolution of Hippocrates Cafe, the Center for the Art of Medicine’s partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and what’s ahead.Read More Art + Medicine: An Emmy-Winning Combo