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The DO

How to advise patients who are struggling with mental health issues due to the pandemic

From the beginning of COVID, psychiatrists warned that after the pandemic ended, there would be a new pandemic, the mental health pandemic. Sadly, that is now exactly what we are seeing. We were already experiencing a mental health crisis in our country prior to COVID-19, but over the past two years, we have seen the … Read More

The DO Staff

06.23.22

The DO

Across the border: How this Canadian DO is growing the osteopathic profession

This month, we travel north of the border to Canada to speak with Dennis Fiddler, DO, former president of the Canadian Osteopathic Association (COA).

The DO Staff

06.19.22

The DO

5 ways to succeed in leadership positions in medical school

As an OMS II at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) in Ivins, Utah, I’ve held several leadership positions and gained experience interacting with medical students across the country. Through my leadership roles, I’ve guided my fellow students on how to maintain grades, conduct research and have a happy life outside of school … Read More

The DO Staff

06.18.22

The DO

Residency hacks: 3 ways to become more efficient every day

Residency is often an endless struggle to fit all of the diverse, vibrant and beautiful facets of your life outside of medicine into the tiny, fleeting moments between shifts. Here are some residency hacks I’ve found to help you improve your work/life balance by becoming more efficient, reducing tedium and winning back moments of unallocated … Read More

The DO Staff

06.17.22

JOM

Transverse colon adenocarcinoma with direct cutaneous extension: complex multidisciplinary surgical management

A 66-year-old cachectic female presented to the emergency department in August 2021 with dizziness. Physical examination revealed a 3–4 cm infraumbilical ulcerative mass, present for approximately 1 month. CT scan showed an 8 cm lower abdominal mass contiguous with the bladder dome, involving the mid-transverse colon and several segments of small bowel without evidence of metastatic disease (Figure 1).

JOM Staff

06.17.22

The DO

Is there value in the osteopathic approach to care?

In my last column, I tried to make the case that osteopathic medicine, as envisioned by A.T. Still, DO, MD, is defined by an emphasis on the self-healing capabilities of the body given the proper environment—what we today are calling lifestyle medicine—and the incorporation of the mind, body and spirit into a whole-person approach to care, … Read More

The DO Staff

06.16.22

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