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December 2019; Vol. 118, no. 4

Striving to Reduce Radon-Induced Lung Cancer in Wisconsin

After smoking, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, and is estimated to cause 21,000 deaths every year. In this issue of WMJ, researchers explore the prevalence of radon testing and mitigation in Wisconsin schools and homes and suggest that there is much room for improvement.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

In This Issue
Striving to Reduce Radon-Induced Lung Cancer in Wisconsin
Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, WMJ Interim Editor-in-Chief

REVIEW

‘Medical Clearance’ of Patients With Acute Mental Health Needs in the Emergency Department: A Literature Review and Practice Recommendations 
Tony W. Thrasher, DO; Martha Rolli, MD; Robert S. Redwood, MD, MPH; Michael J. Peterson, MD, PhD; John Schneider, MD; Lisa Maurer, MD; Michael D. Repplinger, MD, PhD, for the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Changes in Health Care Utilization for Pediatric Patients Treated at a Specialized Outpatient Pain Clinic
Antionette Spector, DPT, OCS; Ruta Brazauskas, PhD; Keri Hainsworth, PhD; George M. Hoffman, MD; Steven Weisman, MD; Laura D. Cassidy, MS, PhD

Survey of Radon Testing and Mitigation by Wisconsin Residents, Landlords, and School Districts
Ryan A. Denu, PhD; Jessica Maloney, BS; Carrie D. Tomasallo, PhD, MPH; Noah M. Jacobs; John K. Krebsbach; Amber L. Schmaling; Enio Perez, MPH; Andrew J. Bersch, MS; Tamara J. LeCaire, PhD; Jonathan G. Meiman, MD; Kristen M. Malecki, PhD, MPH; Noelle K. LoConte, MD

Evaluating the Effect of Reach Out and Read on Clinic Values, Attitudes, and Knowledge
Heather Burton, MD; Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

BRIEF REPORTS

Beyond the Objective: Wisconsin Reaching Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality Objective Despite a Third of Counties Not Meeting the Goal
Samantha Aisen, MPH

Adult Asthma Control and Self-Management, Wisconsin 2012–2016 
Grace M. Christensen, MPH; Carrie Tomasallo, PhD, MPH; Jon G. Meiman, MD

CASE REPORTS

Ocular Syphilis: Clinical Manifestations and Treatment Course 
Tyler Etheridge, MD; Randy C. Bowen, MD, MS; Meisha Raven, DO; Karisa B. Snow, PharmD; Andrew W. Urban, MD; Jonathan S. Chang, MD

A Rare Cause of Prosthetic Valve Infective Endocarditis: Francisella tularensis holarcticae 
Christian A. Olivo, MD; Claire Dysart, PharmD; Javeria Haque, MD; Cristina Olivo, MD; Sami El-Dalati, MD; Nathan Gundacker, MD

YOUR PROFESSION

A Farewell Tribute to a Retiring Editor 
Kendi Neff-Parvin

Medical Schools Announce Collaboration to Publish WMJ 

Dean’s Corner
The Wisconsin Partnership Program: Balancing Our Goals and Responsibilities as a Funder
Amy J.H. Kind, MD, PhD; Robert N. Golden, MD

Dean’s Corner
Important Topics in Medical Education
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

2019 Index to Articles

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