University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 113, Issue 2

April 2014

Herbal medicine: Exploring its prevalence, culture

It’s estimated that approximately 20% of the US population regularly uses herbal medicine, and that percentage may be much higher among some ethnic and cultural groups. Meanwhile, understanding of such plant use is incomplete. A pilot study in this issue of WMJ explores herbal medicine use among a small Midwest Latino population, seeking to bring clarity to the issue and making a case for further research.

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In This Issue
Bugs, Drugs, Hospitalists, and a New Chapter
John J. Frey, III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
WMJ. 2014;113(2):47-48.

A Social-Ecologic Framework for Improving Bicycle Helmet Use by Children
Zachary J. Baeseman, MD, MPH; Timothy E. Corden, MD
WMJ. 2014;113(2):49-51.

Original Research

Management of Neutropenic Fever During a Transition from Traditional Hematology/Oncology Service to Hospitalist Care
Meghana Raghavendra, MD; Rasmus T. Hoeg, MD; Wayne A. Bottner, MD; William A. Agger, MD
WMJ. 2014;113(2):53-58.

An Investigation of Antibiotic Susceptibility to Empiric Therapy for Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Kami Harless, MD; Gwen Borlaug, CIC, MPH; Timothy A. Monson, MS; Mary E. Stemper, MS, MT(ASCP); Jeffrey P. Davis, MD; Ann E. Abing, MS; Jared F. Shelerud
WMJ. 2014;113(2):59-63.

A Pilot Study of Herbal Medicine Use in a Midwest Latino Population
David Kiefer, MD; Patricia Tellez-Girón, MD; E. Jane Bradbury, PhD
WMJ. 2014;113(2):64-71.

Case Reports

A Case of Late-onset Segmental Neurofibromatosis
Heather McLimore, MS; Cort McCaughey, MD; Erin Vanness, MD
WMJ. 2014;113(2):72-73.

Neurocysticercosis in Wisconsin: 3 Cases and a Review of the Literature
Elie Naddaf, MD; Susanne K. Seeger, MD; Carl E. Stafstrom, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2014;113(2):74-78.

Your Profession

Looking Back…to 1964
Burning Issue
D. N. Goldstein, MD, Editorial Director
WMJ. 2014;113(2):44.

Dean’s Corner
The 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health: Reflections and Lessons to be Learned for Other Public Health Challenges
Robert N. Golden, MD; Michael C. Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA
WMJ. 2014;113(2):81-82.

MetaStar Matters
External Peer Review Services Available Through MetaStar
Jay A. Gold, MD, JD, MPH; Conni Brandt, RN, BSN, CPHQ
WMJ. 2014;113(2):83.

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