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Influence of an osteopathic manipulative intervention on cerebral blood velocity changes: do we have the whole story to appropriately interpret the data?

We read with interest the article by Roberts et al. that was recently published in this journal [1]. The authors performed a randomized, single-blinded, two-period, two-treatment crossover study to evaluate the impact of the occipitoatlantal decompression, compared to a sham manipulation, on intracranial and extracranial blood velocity responses in young healthy participants. The authors [1] reported … Read More

JOM Staff

01.15.22

JOM

A renaissance in the treatment of diabetic kidney disease, hypertension in chronic kidney disease, and beyond

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects approximately 15% of the US population and is associated with significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The two leading causes of end stage kidney disease are hypertension and diabetes mellitus, both of which are modifiable risk factors. The cornerstones of CKD care include early detection, management of associated risk factors, modification … Read More

JOM Staff

01.13.22

News Releases

Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its December 2 – 3, 2021 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits were reviewed: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Des Moines, IA) – granted continuing accreditation … Read More

AOA Staff

01.13.22

The DO

New AOA app provides opportunities to connect, stay on top of DO news

The AOA recently launched a brand-new member mobile app called My AOA. Available to download from the Apple and Google Play app stores, the My AOA app will provide users with exclusive news and resources for osteopathic physicians and medical students. The content provided within the app can be customized to fit your own interests and specialty and will … Read More

The DO Staff

01.12.22

The DO

5 books to read in 2022

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to read more in 2022, we’ve got you covered. The DO searched the internet and book lists to find five well-regarded reads that are highly relevant to DOs and osteopathic medical students in 2022. Two of the books below center on fictional pandemics, while one examines the health impacts … Read More

The DO Staff

01.12.22

The DO

Tips on surviving—and thriving—during your first year of medical school

The first year of medical school can be intimidating and overwhelming, with students facing new challenges every day. It’s not for the faint of heart, but as those who have made it through will tell you, it is doable. In this article, med students who have completed their first year and an advisor who has … Read More

The DO Staff

01.12.22

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