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JULY 2013

Volume 96, Number 7

 
 
cover

Complete issue

Archives

About RIMJ

For Authors
Contributors
Letters to the Editor

For Advertisers

Editor-in-Chief
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Associate Editor
Sun Ho Ahn, MD

Editor Emeritus
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

     

 

Special 23-page Section
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Dannie Ritchie, MD, MPH
Guest Editor

 

20

Our Zip Code May Be More Important Than Our Genetic Code: Social Determinants of Health, Law and Policy
DANNIE RITCHIE, MD, MPH

15

Social Determinants of Health: A View on Theory and Measurement
FERNANDO De MAIO, PhD; JOHN MAZZEO, PhD; DANNIE RITCHIE, MD, MPH

20

Social Determinants of Health and the Affordable Care Act
DONNA LEOUNG, BA; LT. GOVERNOR ELIZABETH ROBERTS, BA, MBA

23

Optimizing the Health Impacts of Civil Legal Aid Interventions: The Public Health Framework of Medical-Legal Partnerships
ELLEN LAWTON, JD; ELIZABETH TOBIN TYLER, JD

27

Health Impact Assessments
EMILY SUTHER, MA; MEGAN SANDEL, MD, MPH

31

Health in All Policies: A Start in Rhode Island
DANNIE RITCHIE, MD, MPH; PATRICIA A. NOLAN, MD, MPH

 

CONTRIBUTION

37

Environmental Management of Mosquito-Borne
Viruses in Rhode Island

HOWARD S. GINSBERG, PhD; ALAN GETTMAN, PhD;
ELISABETH BECKER, MPH; ANANDA S. BANDYOPADHYAY, MBBS, MPH; ROGER A. LEBRUN, PhD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

41

Vital Statistics
COLLEEN A. FONTANA

 

IMAGES IN MEDICINE

43

Intramural Esophageal Dissection Associated with Esophageal Perforation
NICHOLAS C. MONU, MD; BRIAN L. MURPHY, MD

 

COMMENTARY
(13-page section)

8

Breaking Bad News
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

11

Seeking Medicine for the Soul
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

 

RIMS NEWS

47

Tar Wars Poster Contest, Bike Helmet Distribution, House Calls at the State House

48

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

SPOTLIGHT

49

Dr. Martin Reflects on
Approaches, Trends in
Hospice/Palliative Care

 

PEOPLE (7-page section)

62

Recognition
Appointments
Obituaries

 

BOOKS, PHYSICIAN'S LEXICON, AND HERITAGE (6-page section)

69

Falling Into the Fire:
A psychiatrist's encounters
with the mind in crisis

by Christine Montross, MD

71

I Got Rhythm (Numerical Kind)
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

73

100 YEARS AGO: In defense of the R.I. oyster; Cod liver oil (without the grease!)
50 YEARS AGO: A report on skin cancer in R.I

 

IN THE NEWS (complete 9-page section)

52

JACK ELIAS, MD named new Dean of Alpert Medical School

54

LANGEVIN, WHITEHOUSE tour brain science labs at Brown

 

NEWS BRIEFS: (6 pages)

55

Chafee nominates Hittner as Health Insurance Commissioner

55

Dr. Fine to lead trade mission to Israel

56

Health Dept. oks Memorial Hospital/Care New England affiliation

56

State deems Landmark application complete

56

LEGISLATIVE: New law OKs e-prescription use for controlled substance list drugs

57

RESEARCH:
• Butler, RIH in clinical trial to test deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s
• RIH reduces incidence of hospital-associated C. difficile by 70%
• RIH study finds Body Dysmorphic Disorder triggers panic attacks
• Kent taking part in A-fib drug study
• Merck to lead RIH study on use of progesterone in TBI

59

GRANTS:
• AMA awards $11M to transform the way future physicians are trained
• RI Quality Institute receives $60,000 for veteran's health care coordination
• $1M grant supports education in aging

60

Kent graduates third class of residents

60

Care New England, Thundermist form family medicine partnership

61

EVENT: Bridging Neurology & Psychiatry: Movement Disorders

61

CALENDAR: August/September/October lectures

 

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