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Volume 117, Issue 4 (October 2018)

Barriers to Birth Control: Why more women aren’t using LARC

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are a highy effective, but perhaps underutilized, method of birth control. In this issue of WMJ, authors of 2 articles explore their history, efficacy and potential barriers to their widespread use.

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Letter to the Editor
Ajay Kumar Mishra, MD; Kamal Kant Sahu; Kranis Mark
Thoughts on ‘The Clinical Significance of Relative Bradycardia’

As I See It
Peter J. Polewski, MD, MA
Essential Oils: Initiating a Resident Wellness Program at a Community Hospital

In This Issue
John J. Frey III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
Sixty Years After the Pill, Medicine Still Needs To Make Progress

Original Research

Emily M. Olson, MD; Renee D. Kramer, MPH; Crystal Gibson, MPH; Cynthia K. Wautlet, MD, MPH; Nicholas B. Schmuhl, PhD; Deborah B. Ehrenthal, MD, MPH
Health Care Barriers to Provision of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception in Wisconsin


Melyssa Baron; Beth Potter, MD; Sarina Schrager, MD, MS
A Review of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Methods and Barriers to Their Use

Historical Review

Andrew J. Waclawik, MD
The Legacy of the Seminal Publication by Guillain, Barré, and Strohl: The History Behind the Eponym

Brief Report

Peter Connelly, MD; Cassandra List, MD
The Effect of Understanding Issues of Personal Finance on the Well-being of Physicians in Training

Case Reports

Aiman Riaz, MD; Michael J. Dolan, MD, FACP
Diabetes Mellitus—Not Just Type 1 or Type 2 Anymore

Tahir Tak, MD, PhD; Umesh Sharma, MD, MBA; Swetha Karturi, MD; S. Michael Gharacholou, MD
Familial Tako-tsubo Cardiomyopathy: Clinical and Echocardiographic Features Including Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings

Nathan Marzlin, MD; Sara Dunbar, DO; Michael Cinquegrani, MD
Platypnea-Orthodeoxia: A Case of Unexplained Hypoxia

Your Profession

Dean’s Corner
Mark E. Burkard, MD, PhD; Robert N. Golden, MD
Shared Knowledge in Precision Cancer Care

Metastar Matters
Kristin Westphal, MS; Jody Rothe, RN
Wisconsin Health Care Making Progress Toward CMS Quality Strategy Goals, Part II

Your Practice

W. Stancil Starnes, JD
The Safety of Consistency in a Changing World

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