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MMA Members Make an Impact at AMA Meeting

The MMA was well represented at this year's AMA Annual Meeting held in Chicago, June 6 - 10, with member Maya Babu, MD, winning a second term on the Board of Trustees and member Steven Meister, MD, leading a discussion on physician autonomy. Read more here

104 Practitioners Sign Up for Medical Cannabis Registry

One week into the state's new medical cannabis program and a little more than 100 physicians have signed up to participate. The Minnesota Department of Health released the statistics on June 8. During the first week, 27 patients were certified with one of the eight conditions and eight patients completed the process and now are approved to pick up medical cannabis July 1. Read more here.   

Poisonings Associated with E-Cigs Continue to Rise

On June 10, the Minnesota Department of Health reported a 35 percent increase in e-cigarette and e-juice poisonings among children 5 years of age and younger between 2013 and 2014. This is the second year of significant increases in nicotine poisonings related to e-cigarette products. Reducing access to e-cigarettes is a top priority for the MMA. Read more here

Trying to Figure out Medical Cannabis? New MMA Manual Can Help

The MMA's new Medical Cannabis Policies and Procedures Manual offers a comprehensive, ready-to-use guide to ensure clinics are ready to manage medical cannabis patients. The manual will help clinic staff confidently, consistently and legally manage medical cannabis questions and requests from patients. It is designed to save time, effort and money in development costs. Read more here

Attention Surgeons: Do you Listen to Music in the OR?

A recent Duluth News Tribune article highlights the fact that Duluth surgeon Mark Monte, MD, listens to Bruce Springsteen while working in the OR. Minnesota Medicine is interested in finding out about the musical tastes of more Minnesota surgeons. Click here to tell us about your musical preferences.

Seen a Challenging Case Recently?

Minnesota Medicine is seeking reports of challenging cases-the kind that are difficult to diagnose or treat, infrequently seen or are devastating to patients. Case studies should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length and include references and images, if relevant. Those selected for publication will appear in the August issue. Deadline: June 15. Click here to learn more and submit your paper. 

Medical Cannabis - Question of the Week
Members in the News
Member Dave Thorson, MD, MMA's president-elect, was quoted in a June 5 Rochester Post-Bulletin article on medical cannabis.

Member Charlie Reznikoff, MD, was quoted in medical cannabis stories by the Associated Press and Minnesota Public Radio.

Member Jon Pryor, MD, is featured in a Minneapolis Star Tribune story on June 9 regarding Hennepin County Medical Center.

Member Greg Gores, MD, was featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on June 10 in a business column on Mayo Clinic's foray into a drug development firm.
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