Special editions of South Dakota Medicine explore in great detail important areas of health care affecting South Dakotans. 

Population Health & Chronic Disease Management - 2017 Special Edition


The 2017 special edition, Population Health & Chronic Disease Management, is designed to assist physicians, resident and medical students in incorporating population health management into their medical practices, and ways to lead a multi-disciplinary health care team. The issue also contains information on disease prevention, medical home and chronic disease management, patent engagement, tobacco cessation, the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, and available community resources.

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Addressing the Challenges of Prescribing Controlled Drugs - 2016 Special Edition

The 2016 special edition, Addressing the Challenges of Prescribing Controlled Drugs, focuses on the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Editor - Keith A. Hansen, MD

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Preventive Medicine: The Best Medicine For All Time - 2015 Special Edition

The 2015 special edition, Preventive Medicine: The Best Medicine For All Time, focuses on disease prevention and preventive medicine. Editor - Keith A. Hansen, MD.

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The Story of Immunization - 2013 Special Edition

The 2013 special edition, The Story of Immunization, is devoted to the safety and efficacy of vaccines and their importance in relation to public health. It includes articles on the history of vaccines, the science of vaccination, outbreaks and much more. Articles from both local and national authors are included in the special edition through a collaboration of experts from frontline, industry, academia and public health. Co-editors - Wendell W. Hoffman, MD, and Keith A. Hansen, MD.

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Other Special Editions

Obesity in South Dakota: An Expanding Epidemic
The Burden of South Dakota's Four Major Cancers: Colorectal, Female Breast, Lung, Prostate
The Next Vital Sign: Tobacco Use
End-of-Life Care in a Rural State

For copies of these special issues, please contact Elizabeth Reiss, South Dakota Medicine staff editor, at ereiss@sdsma.org or 605.336.1965.