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In Memoriam: Sept. 1, 2022

The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to memberservice@osteopathic.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

The DO Staff

10.03.22

JOM

Reactivation of minimal change disease after Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19

This case follows a 54-year-old woman with a medical history of hypertension who experienced reactivation of minimal change disease (MCD) after receiving the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19. She had her first episode of MCD 15 days after receiving the influenza vaccine in 2018. She remained in remission for over 3 years following treatment with steroids. She experienced … Read More

JOM Staff

10.03.22

The DO

The DO Book Club, Sept. 2022: Letter to a Young Female Physician, Ask Me About My Uterus, Practical Management of Pain

This month’s recommendations are decidedly distaff, so if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool misogynist you should stop reading now. These books won’t save you.

The DO Staff

10.02.22

The DO

Getting started in private practice

Medical school teaches us how to care for our patients but offers little to no instruction on the business of medicine. That’s why many physicians hesitate to start their own practices and why the vast majority of us go into big hospital systems for work. For those who want to take on the exciting challenge … Read More

The DO Staff

10.01.22

JOM

Propionibacterium acnes: an uncommon cause of lung abscess in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated with bullous emphysema

A 57-year-old man who had recurrent respiratory infections due to tobacco use and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was evaluated as an outpatient to discern the etiology. He was followed with a chest X-ray and a chest computed tomography (CT) scan that displayed a left upper lobe cavitary lung abnormality. The lesion was further … Read More

JOM Staff

10.01.22

The DO

How Roe v. Wade getting struck down impacts women of color

The United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was unexpected for many. Abortion has been a polarizing topic for years, and the recent ruling has created angst for women of all colors regarding the future of their health. This decision could disproportionately affect the access to safe and timely health services for … Read More

The DO Staff

09.30.22

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