University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 115, Issue 2

April 2016

Social support and its effect on health

The connection between lack of social support and adverse health outcomes has been recognized for decades, yet many people remain disconnected from each other, their neighbors and their communities. In this issue of WMJ, researchers explore the effects of geographic isolation and the benefits of developing strong social support networks for better overall health.

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As I See It
Water—Our Most Precious Resource
Joseph J. Mazza, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):61.

In This Issue
Geographic Isolation and Social Support in Rural Wisconsin
John J. Frey III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
WMJ. 2016;115(2):63-64.


The Effects of Geographic Isolation and Social Support on the Health of Wisconsin Women
Sarah M. Tittman, BS; Christy Harteau, Kirsten M. M. Beyer, MPH, PhD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):65-69.

Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion for the Management of a Devastated Lower Urinary Tract Following Prostatic Cryotherapy and/or Radiotherapy
Bryan S. Sack, MD; Peter Langenstroer, MD; Michael L. Guralnick, MD; Kenneth M. Jacobsohn, MD; R. Corey O’Connor, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):70-73.

Prevention of Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus: Assessment Among Wisconsin Maternity Hospitals
Stephanie M. Borchardt, PhD, MPH; Anna Kocharian, MS; Daniel Hopfensperger, BS; Jeffrey P. Davis, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):74-79.

Students’ Critical Incidents Point the Way to Safer Patient Care Transitions
Jeffrey A. Morzinski, PhD; Heather Toth, MD; Deborah Simpson, PhD; Staci Young, PhD; Karen Marcdante, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):81-85.

Medical Student Mock Interviews to Improve Residency Interviewing and Match Success
William J. Hueston, MD; Richard L. Holloway, PhD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):86-89.


Bowel Perforation Associated With Infliximab Use in a Pediatrics Patient
Aditya Joshi, MD; Raza Bajwa, MD; Nandita Bhattacharjee, MD; Rajasekhar Bodicharla, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):90-92.

Removal of Endobronchially Placed Vascular Self-Expandable Metallic Stent Using Flexible Bronchoscopy
Karol Kremens, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):93-95.

Small Cell Carcinoma of the Gall Bladder
Max Haid, MD; Badri Ganju, MD; Craig Schulz, MD; David Sterner, MD; Steven Falconer, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):96-99.


Looking Back…to 1916
News Items and Personals
WMJ. 2016;115(2):60.

Proceedings from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Chapter
WMJ. 2016;115(2):100-106.
Appendix: American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Chapter, 2015 Abstracts 

Dean’s Corner
One UW Health
Jeffrey Grossman, MD; Robert N. Golden, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(2):107-108.

MetaStar Matters
Statewide Blood Pressure Improvement Challenge
Jay A. Gold, MD, JD, MPH; Ashley Green, MA
WMJ. 2016;115(2):109-110.

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