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Med student leaders reach out to those in need in San Diego

During the OMED 2018 conference, 25 osteopathic medical students from across the country traded in their textbooks for tinfoil and utilized their osteopathic hands for peeling, chopping, boiling and baking to feed 130 people in San Diego who are homeless.

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11.19.18

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Burnout and residency: Focus on growth at work instead of time off, DO writes

The number one concern of today’s residents, both for their residency and first job, is work/life balance, primarily the issues of schedules and call hours, according to the Medscape 2018 Residents Lifestyle and Happiness Report.

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11.19.18

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Major insurers push back on claims involving modifier 25 and 59

Physicians are advised to review their documentation practices in light of reports from DOs experiencing payment denials related to clinical validation edits made by an increasing number of large payers.

The DO

11.14.18

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Is there a doctor in the House? Physician victories in the 2018 midterm elections

The results are (mostly) in on the 2018 midterm elections, and three new physicians have been elected to Congress. Additionally, the 10 physicians in the House of Representatives all won their re-elections, as did the one physician in the Senate up for re-election.

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11.14.18

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Mass casualty incidents: 5 things emergency medicine doctors need to know

When these tragic large-scale events, such as shootings, occur, emergency docs and departments can take several steps to save more lives.

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11.14.18

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‘Tis the season: Top 10 gifts for doctors and med students this holiday season

Whether you’re looking for gifts for doctors or med students, or you’re completely at a loss for what to add to your holiday wish list, we’ve got options for you.

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11.14.18

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