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November 2021

Nov. 30, 2021: “Get The Most from Your Derm AppointmentthirdAGE
There are many types of boards and certifications. If you don’t see FAAD after your dermatologist’s name, make sure your dermatologist is board certified by one of these organizations: American Board of Dermatology, American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Nov. 30, 2021: “10 Seated Yoga Poses That Decrease Back and Neck PainPower of Positivity
After a frantic day of juggling responsibilities at home and work, it’s no wonder your body aches. Since your back and neck supply vital support to your body, they often hurt the most. The good news is that exercise like seated yoga poses can bring you blessed relief.

Nov. 29, 2021: “Doctor keeping eye on Omicron variantKait8
Dr. Shane Speights of the NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State said the new variant could be the most transmissible one yet, and it could pose a risk to those with immunity.

Nov. 27, 2021: “14 Best Pain Management Doctors And Clinics In the United StatesDeuk Spine Institute
If you’re suffering from chronic back and neck pain, you should consider seeing a pain management doctor. Many people suffering from back and neck pain in the United States find it difficult to perform their everyday activities. They find it difficult to go to work, play around with their pets, and even enjoy an evening stroll around the neighborhood.

Nov. 27, 2021: “25 Highest Paid Jobs & Occupations in the U.S.TPF
Any medical doctor (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) is going to require medical school after attaining a bachelor’s degree. Most clinical professions also require the completion of a residency program, although some may go on and receive fellowship training after that.

Nov. 26, 2021: “Ginnie Graham: Tulsa physician reflects on decades of treating AIDS and HIV patientsTulsa World
Haas saw the stigmatism of AIDS patients and knew treatments weren’t great. The disease was politicized in a cultural war over LGBTQ+ rights that worsened and halted progress in attacking the HIV virus, which causes AIDS.

Nov. 25, 2021: “Yoga And Meditation Tips To Relieve College Stress And AnxietyStudy Breaks
College students face a significant amount of stress and anxiety, especially as finals approach. Whether they must take a 100-question test or complete a 10-page paper, finals time equals stress time. There are holistic practices that students can use to alleviate their stress and anxiety: yoga and meditation. Not only do these practices help with stress and anxiety, but they also help with focus.

Nov. 25, 2021: “Ample Magnesium Is A Must For Healthy Vitamin D Levelsmbg Health
Through both of these mechanisms, magnesium ultimately affects your vitamin D status and function, Ferira says.* Which is exactly why one review published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association urges that it is “essential to ensure that the recommended amount of magnesium is consumed to obtain the optimal benefits of vitamin D.”

Nov. 23, 2021: “Diné College to offer physician assistant programNavajo-Hopi Observer
Diné College has entered into an agreement with A.T. Still University (ATSU), the oldest osteopathic medical school in the county, for its physician assistant program.

Nov. 23, 2021: “FOCUS: PCOM doctors study strategies for prevention of COVID-19GBC
Three department of pharmaceutical sciences associate professors at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia(PCOM), each with their own expertise, along with doctoral, graduate and high school students and research assistants, have joined forces to investigate various strategies for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Nov. 23, 2021: “Medical School Application Resources to Help You Through Every StepinGenius
To help you get a better grasp of the process as you figure everything out, we’ve compiled a list of InGenius Prep’s most topical medical school application resources so you don’t miss a single step!

Nov. 23, 2021: “I tried the ‘Rock the Boat’ fitness challenge — and it’s harder than it looksToday
“It’s an advanced workout that requires aerobic fitness, strength and coordination. It engages the core, lower extremities and upper extremities,” Dr. Dennis Cardone, osteopathic sports medicine specialist and chief of primary care sports medicine at NYU Langone Health, told TODAY.

Nov. 23, 2021: “Vince Rozman: From Intern to Assistant General ManagerNBA
When Vince Rozman first walked into the 76ers’ front office in 2006, the doors were on City Line Ave at PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine). Rozman was an intern, a recent college graduate out of Ohio University.

Nov. 23, 2021: “Spangler Receives Lee’s Natural Sciences Department Alum Of The Year AwardThe Chattanoogan
Dr. Jason Spangler was named Alumnus of the Year for Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences.

Nov. 21, 2021: “I Need How Much Education?HCC
Earning college credit in high school tends to keep our discussions centered around associate and bachelor’s degrees, but sometimes a teen is shocked to learn that their degree won’t prepare them for the job they want.

Nov. 20, 2021: “Music therapy and Sanfilippo syndrome: an analysis of psychological and physiological variables of three case studiesOJRD
Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III) or Sanfilippo syndrome is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in the body. As the symptoms are wide ranging, it is a challenge to provide a diagnosis and psychological treatment for affected children.

Nov. 20, 2021: “ACOM hosts annual Simulation CompetitionNews 4
On Saturday, Nov. 20 the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine provided a competitive learning experience for some of their students through their annual simulation competition. After training for about eight weeks, eight teams of medical students competed in life-like emergency scenarios.

Nov. 18, 2021: “PCOM South Georgia Fast-Tracks Students to Med SchoolSavannah CEO
Qualified students can attend their institution through their junior year, then transfer to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at PCOM South Georgia and take medical school courses a year early. For each academic program and successful completion of four years of medical education at PCOM South Georgia, students receive their undergraduate degree as well as their DO degree.

Nov. 18, 2021: “Why the needs for rural and Native American physicians are interconnectedTheDO
The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM )Tahlequah, the first tribally affiliated U.S. medical school, is tackling these needs head-on.

Nov. 18, 2021: “ATSU students honor those who donated their body to UniversityATSU
It was an appropriate tone for the Gift of Body ceremony, as ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health expressed their heartfelt gratitude to those who had donated their bodies to the University.

Nov. 18, 2021: “National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) Honors Leaders and Students Advancing Latino HealthYahoo Finance
The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), is proud to host their14th Annual California and 18th Annual New York Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas to present scholarships to outstanding Latino health professional students.

Nov. 16, 2021: “Ethical Challenges in Influencer MarketingModTradition
Influencers, and especially health care influencers have an incredible opportunity to advocate, educate, and inspire. The best influencers are authentic, knowledgeable, and responsible about the sponsors they choose to work with.

Nov. 16, 2021: “Visual explainer: How stress, including COVID-19, can trigger hair lossNewsbreak from USA Today
Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t include hair loss on its list of COVID-19 symptoms, dermatologists have been seen an increase among patients with hair loss.

Nov. 16, 2021: “UVU Woodbury School of Business, Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine Partner to Offer Dual Degree ProgramYahoo Finance
This new partnership offers a combined degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and MBA between the two institutions, providing Noorda-COM medical students an advantage in the market of healthcare during an exceptional time of growth and change in the industry.

Nov. 16, 2021: “How Can You Stay COVID Safe While Holiday Shopping?Burlington County Times
With vaccines available and restrictions relaxed, many people are eager to shop for holiday gifts in-person this season. Others are struggling to understand the risks of contracting COVID as the pandemic enters a new phase of uncertainty.

Nov. 15, 2021: “Primary Care Pathway Program students earn philanthropy awardmrt
The Permian Basin Association of Fundraising Professionals awarded the Midland College Primary Care Pathway Program students the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award during the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Thursday at the Petroleum Club of Midland.

Nov. 15, 2021: “How Do I Get Rid of Age Spots Naturally?MedicineNet
One symptom of skin damage is dark spots on the skin. These are sometimes called age spots. Small patches of skin take on a darker tint than the surrounding skin. The causes are usually post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, hormonal changes, and sun exposure.

Nov. 15, 2021: “Understanding the Glucose Screening and Glucose Tolerance TesttheBump
Your ob-gyn or midwife might schedule this initial test some time between 24 and 28 weeks, says Christian Pope, DO, an ob-gyn at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The process is simple, he explains.

Nov. 15, 2021: “The Best Vitamins and Supplements That Won’t Upset a Sensitive Stomach”  Newsbreak from Livestrong
The University of Northern Colorado took another step on the long road of developing a school of osteopathic medicine in Greeley with the board of trustees’ approval of additional action.

Nov. 13, 2021: “University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees OKs start to accreditation process, hiring dean for osteopathic medical school”  Greely Tribune
The University of Northern Colorado took another step on the long road of developing a school of osteopathic medicine in Greeley with the board of trustees’ approval of additional action.

Nov. 12, 2021: “Shingles Explained: Symptoms, Causes, And TreatmentsHealth Digest
Shingles symptoms vary in severity and some people can experience shingles pain without ever developing a rash, osteopathic family physician Dr. Rob Danoff told Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine.

Nov. 12, 2021: “Hooked on Primary Care with Erika Visser Aragona, DOHealio
“Prevention, education, relatability and creating a cheerful place in medicine are my cornerstones. They are the motivating factors of why I chose to go into family medicine.”

Nov. 12, 2021: “ACOM medical students selected to receive medical school scholarships from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of AlabamaDothan Eagle
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has selected four Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students to receive scholarships.

Nov. 12, 2021: “Medical Pioneers Pave Path for Women” MSN
Two women changing the face of medicine will be guests of honor when they meet with students in Fort Worth next week. Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, DO is the first Black female dean of a U.S. medical school. Dr. Velma Scantlebury, MD is the country’s first African-American, female transplant surgeon.

Nov. 6, 2021: “Never Wear These 3 Kinds of Shoes If You Have Back Pain, Experts Warn,” Best Life
Wearing heels, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) says, can force your center of gravity forward, which will cause you to involuntarily arch your back when you stand.

Nov. 4, 2021: “We need to invest in a strong healthcare workforce,” Daily Flash: KSBI – Oklahoma City, OK
The covid-19 pandemic has shown the need to invest in a strong healthcare workforce. The broadcast clip below features AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, discussing the primary care physician shortage predicted to impact health care by 2033.


Nov. 3, 2021: “Is an MBA right for you?” Medical Economics

Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at William Carey University, says earning the degrees simultaneously (through the PCOM/Saint Joseph’s joint program) enabled him to understand systemic trends in health care better than many of his colleagues when he began practicing.

Nov. 2, 2021: “Music and medicine with Dr. Jasper Yung,” Medical World News’ After Hours
An osteopathic physician in Michigan uses music as a balm against the wear and tear of a career in emergency medicine.

Nov. 1, 2021: “”Smartphone Pinky” Isn’t A Real Condition, But These Other Hand Injuries Are,” Buzzfeed, also on Yahoo!
So, to find out if there’s any truth behind “smartphone pinky,” I spoke with Ruba Katrajian, DO, an osteopathic physician in New York City who says the “condition” is not real.

Nov. 1, 2021: “Kansas hospital adds 1st neurosurgeon,” Becker’s Spine Review
Thomas Frimpong, DO, is the first neurosurgeon to join Summit Surgical Hospital in Hutchinson, Kan. He focuses on brain and spine disorders, with expertise in scoliosis, complex and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Nov. 1, 2021: “Therapist Vs. Psychologist: What’s The Difference?” Forbes Health
Note that a clinical or counseling psychologist also differs from a psychiatrist, who attended medical school, earned a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree and completed a residency in psychiatry. This distinction is what allows them to prescribe medications.

October 2021

Oct. 31, 2021: “What Is Craniosacral Therapy? And What Does it Treat Exactly?” Yahoo! News
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork that’s mainly provided by osteopaths, massage therapists and a few chiropractors. It was developed in the 1970s by John E. Upledger, DO, a former professor of biomechanics at Michigan State University.

Oct. 29, 2021: “Dr. Mona Amin Of ‘The New Mom’s Survival Guide’: “Look at failure and hardship as a learning experience”,” Thrive Global
When I was a child, I had a family medicine doctor who was absolutely amazing. The way he spoke with me about my concerns about my health, it motivated me to become a doctor and inspired me to pursue pediatrics as an osteopathic physician.

Oct. 28, 2021: “U.S. Department of Education Announces Recognition Status of Nine Accrediting Agencies,” U.S. Department of Education
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Senior Department Official (SDO) informed nine accreditors about the status of their recognition. The following agencies were approved for renewal of recognition for five years: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES); American Bar Association (ABA); Association of Theological Schools (ATS); American Osteopathic Association (AOACOCA); and the American Psychological Association (APACOA).

Oct. 27, 2021: “The 20 Most Comfortable Dress Shoes for Women, According to Podiatrists,” Yahoo! Life
According to a report from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), high heels place the foot at an angle and often throw the joints and muscles out of alignment. This leads to poor posture, which in turn can result in pain in the lower back, neck and shoulders.

Oct. 27, 2021: “Is It Safe To Host Thanksgiving This Year? 6 Precautions To Take,” Huffington Post, syndicated by Yahoo!
Asking that everyone attending your Thanksgiving feast is vaccinated is “reasonable in this environment,” especially if you’re inviting people outside your regular circle, said Joseph Giaimo, DO, President of the American Osteopathic Association.

Oct. 26, 2021: “Some lesser-known culprits for neck and back pain, and what to do about them,” Washington Post
Wherever you are sitting, pause periodically and adjust your posture so that your neck is in line with your shoulders, your shoulders are in line with your hips, and your knees are a little lower than your hips. It’s best if you place your feet flat on the floor, adds Naresh C. Rao, DO, a primary-care sports medicine physician in New York City.

Oct. 22, 2021: “12 Health Halo-Touting Foods That Sneakily Pack a Surplus of Sugar,” Well + Good
Many so-called sugar-free candies, sweets, and gums also contain artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols (such as xylitol or sorbitol), which can cause bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and other stomach upsets when consumed in large quantities. “As their name indicates, artificial sweeteners are artificial,” says Dr. Ryan Greene, DO, MS, an osteopathic physician specializing in human performance, sports medicine, and nutrition.

Oct. 20, 2021: “Aspiring doctors train for resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” NPR Boise
Kiefer Starks, OMS IV, a 27-year-old medical student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, said he already feels like he’s burned out from seeing waves of COVID-19 patients during his rotations. Medical schools are trying to teach students resilience skills so they can cope with difficult days on the job.

Oct. 19, 2021: “Prediabetes: How to Prevent It,” US News & World Report
“We are also starting to see prediabetes in our children. Nearly 1 in 5 adolescents have prediabetes,” says Jay H. Shubrook, DO, a professor of primary care and director of clinical research and diabetes services at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine.

October 2021: “Elite Race Walker: After Hours,” Medical World News
Stephanie Casey, DO, shares how she followed in her father’s footsteps to become a competitive racewalker.

Oct. 18, 2021: “Invest in a strong healthcare workforce,” Celebrity Page, syndicated by ABC and FOX
The pandemic has had devastating consequences with respect to osteopathic medicine, like all aspects of medicine and health care delivery, says AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD. “It has been hard on our people, but we’ve worked very hard to make sure that access to care is available and that patients get the highest level of care possible.”

 

Oct. 18, 2021: “What is ’12-3-30′? The walking treadmill routine helped TikToker lose 30 pounds,” Today
Dennis Cardone, DO, osteopathic sports medicine specialist and chief of primary care sports medicine at NYU Langone Health, told TODAY that this isn’t a workout you should jump right into. “If someone is working that hard with this workout and they are a 20-something, young and healthy, and they are struggling, you see it was a pretty significant workout. It’s just too much too soon and it should really have a recovery day as well,” says Dr. Cardone.

Oct. 16, 2021: “16 Supplements That Are a Waste of Money, Say Experts,” Eat This, Not That! And Yahoo! Life
An estimated 86 percent of adults in the U.S. take a vitamin or supplement according to a 2019 poll done by the American Osteopathic Association, but that doesn’t mean they’re healthier for it.

Oct. 15, 2021: “WVSOM professor named one of 50 ‘West Virginia Wonder Women’,” Mountain Messenger
Deborah Schmidt, DO, who chairs the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), can add one more title to her long resume. She was listed as one of the year’s “West Virginia Wonder Women” by WV Living magazine.

Oct. 14, 2021: “Doctor explains how a space flight could impact the human body,” NBC Sacramento
During his time with NASA, Richard Scheuring, DO, has treated many short-term and long-haul astronauts. He sat down with sister station KCRA to speak about some of the effects space travel could have on the human body.

Oct. 14, 2021: “11 Signs You Should Fire Your Doctor,” US News & World Report
While most physicians can capably prescribe medication and order tests, it’s important to consider if your physician factors in how a new drug or protocol will fit into your lifestyle, says Joseph Giaimo, DO, a pulmonologist and president of the American Osteopathic Association.

Oct. 13, 2021: “6 Surprising Signs You May Have Anxiety,” US News & World Report
“Anxiety is a normal part of the human experience and, in many ways, evolutionarily valuable, helping us to survive and thrive” by keeping us alert to potential dangers, explains Zachary Kelm, DO, an osteopathic psychiatry resident at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Oct. 12, 2021: “What Is an Online Psychiatrist?” Verywell Health
This is a doctor (either an MD or a DO) who works in psychiatry, the area of medicine concerned with diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

Oct. 12, 2021: “Insulins: Out With the Old, In With the New,” MedPage Today
Data on visits were collected in IQVIA’s National Disease and Therapeutic Index, which is a nationally representative audit of outpatient care including all types of payers. This audit samples 4,800 physicians quarterly, representing a random sample from the master lists of the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association.

Oct. 8, 2021: “The Rural Doctor is In,” NPR Northeast Ohio
There are more future doctors being trained in rural areas now, and no one has worked harder to make that happen than Randy Longenecker, DO, a professor of family medicine and assistant dean of Rural and Underserved Programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Oct. 7, 2021: “Making history, despite history: The first tribally affiliated med school takes flight in Oklahoma,” ABC 15
“In some counties in Oklahoma, they may have one primary care physician or no primary care physicians,” said Kayse Shrum, DO, president of Oklahoma State University. “For us, it was serving and educating rural and underserved Oklahoma. And for the tribes, it was about improving access and quality of care.” Dr. Shrum was dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine before she took over as university president.

Oct. 6, 2021: “At-Home Exercise Injuries Are Skyrocketing. Here’s How to Stay Safe,” Wall Street Journal
Instead of moving your body in the same plane of motion day after day—i.e., spinning your wheels on your Peloton—vary your workouts so you’re moving in all three planes of motion (up and down, side to side, front and back) two or three times a week, said Naresh Rao, DO, an osteopathic primary care physician and sports medicine specialist in New York City.

Oct. 5, 2021: “BuddyPhones School+ Wireless headphones review: Hear to stay,” Popular Science
Organizations such as the Journal of Pediatrics, World Health Organization, and American Osteopathic Association, among many others, have reported a rise in hearing loss in children and teens as a result of prolonged headphone/earphone use.

Oct. 5, 2021: “We All Feel Lonely Sometimes — Here’s How To Combat It,” Scary Mommy
The American Osteopathic Association conducted a survey revealing that 72% of Americans feel lonely some of the time. That’s almost ¾ of the population, which is startling.

Oct. 4, 2021: “RVU breaks ground on Billings medical school,” Billings Gazette
RVU’s 12-acre Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine campus and 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art building in Billings has been under construction since early summer.

Oct. 4, 2021: “IT Band Pain? Don’t Roll It. Do This Instead,” Livestrong
DiSarro points to an August 2008 study in the ​Journal of Osteopathic Medicine​ that found it takes roughly 2,000 pounds of manual pressure to deform the IT band. In other words, your IT band can’t be stretched (or tight).

Oct. 3, 2021: “Overwhelmed by Covid-19 Patients, Alaska’s Doctors Make Life-and-Death Decisions,” Wall Street Journal
Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome routinely sends patients to Anchorage hospitals that have more technology or specialists that critical patients need, said Tim Lemaire, DO, one of the remote hospital’s doctors. “Right now, we’re having to use whatever means necessary,” Dr. Lemaire said.

October Issue: “Mexican Revelation: The Health Disparities of Fatty Liver Disease in Hispanics,” Endocrine News
Researchers at University of Florida College of Medicine are using parts of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities grant to take liver samples from people undergoing gastric bypass and looking at the genes in the liver, even breaking it down to different genes in Hispanics versus Caucasians who undergo get a liver biopsy. The group at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is looking at cell cultures.

September 2021

Sept. 31, 2021: “The Disney Roller Coaster That Doubles as Medical Treatment,” Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
According to a 2016 article by Live Science, a study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that several patients had found relief from their kidney stones after riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.

Sept. 29, 2021: “How to Heal Cracked Corners of the Mouth — and Fast,” InStyle
According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, moistening the area (like by licking it or applying a balm) can make the problem worse. “The excess moisture may lead to secondary infection with microorganisms, such as Candida yeast or Staphylococcus bacteria,” the website states.

Sept. 28, 2021: “An alligator burger? It’s just what the doctor ordered,” Boston Globe
Glen Bouchard, DO, exchanges his stethoscope for a spatula each year as an old festival begins anew.

Sept. 27, 2021: “When You’re Born, This Is What Happens To Your Body,” Health Digest
There is even a scientific name for this specific type of hair loss: telogen effluvium. However, it is not specific to newborn babies. Telogen effluvium is hair loss related to an interruption in the hair’s growth stage, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Sept. 27, 2021: “The Best Hand Sanitizers for Kids and Parents,” The Bump
Is hand sanitizer safe for babies and toddlers? The answer, unfortunately, isn’t quite as definitive as you may think… “Infants and young children can get alcohol poisoning from sanitizer, especially if they drink it,” says Alexis Phillips, DO, a pediatrician at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pediatrics in Atascocita, Texas.

Sept. 27, 2021: “How 15 celebrities practice self-care,” Stacker
Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and Kundalini Yoga instructor, told the American Osteopathic Association, “Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness, increases body awareness, relieves chronic stress patterns, relaxes the mind, centers attention, and sharpens concentration.”

Sept. 20, 2021: “An Ohio Doctor Claimed Vaccines Make You Magnetic and Her License Was Just Renewed,” Vice
Though both the state medical board and Ohio State Medical Association have refrained from commenting on Tenpenny directly, the Ohio Osteopathic Association denounced her testimony in June.

Sept. 20, 2021: “Ohio Medical Board renews license of Sherri Tenpenny, doctor who claims vaccines make you magnetic,” Ohio Capital Journal
“Misinformation is a serious threat to personal and public health and it must be rejected,” he said at the time. “This includes the false and completely unfounded claims made by Sherri Tenpenny, DO, during the Ohio House of Representatives Health Committee on June 8. The OOA disavows her testimony. She is not affiliated with the OOA, has never been a member, and does not represent the views of the OOA.”

Sept. 19, 2021: ““We want to decrease the gap”: Program hopes to overcome health divide in Delta,” ABC 8 Jonesboro
It’s part of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State’s effort to address health disparities in the Delta. “If you want to create a culture of health, you have to address the conditions where people live, work, play and grow. Those are the major drivers for health outcomes,” said Brookshield Laurent, DO, Executive Director for DPHI.

Sept. 14, 2021: “Deodorant Vs. Antiperspirant: Which Should You Use?” The List
“Antiperspirant is ideal for those who want to decrease wetness or feel they sweat more than usual,” Kiran Mian, DO, a New York-based osteopathic dermatologist, tells Insider.

Sept. 14, 2021: “Exercises You Need If You Want To Boost Your Mental Health,” Health Digest
Unlike other exercises that target weight loss or muscle bulking, yoga is focused on achieving balance and harmony though meditation, breathing, and poses to build flexibility and strength (via American Osteopathic Association).

Sept. 12, 2021: “Here’s What CBD Can And Can’t Do For You,” The List
Junella Chin, DO, told Health, “[CBD] mellows out the nervous system so you’re not in a heightened fight or flight response.”

Sept. 10, 2021: “MD vs. DO: What is the Difference?” Student Doctor Network
DOs (osteopathic physicians) are the legal and professional equivalents of MDs (allopathic physicians). They practice in all areas of medicine. In this FAQ, we’ve compiled many of the common questions that prospective students and patients have about osteopathic physicians and how they are similar yet still unique.

Sept. 9, 2021: “William Carey University breaks all-time fall enrollment record,” WDAM-TV
With 5,362 students enrolled for the fall trimester, William Carey University has broken its all-time enrollment record, with a 2 percent increase over last fall’s 5,260 students. WCUCOM welcomed 188 first-year medical students in August.

Sept. 7, 2021: “Older Folks Like the Phone for Doctor Calls, Right? Right?— Well…,” MedPage Today
Text messaging was the overwhelming preference over phone calling for one surgeon’s hernia patients, a small study indicated. Among patients agreeing to use a smartphone app for secure text communication, three-quarters of those responding to a subsequent survey said they thought care was improved over their previous experience with phone communication, according to Kevin Benavente, DO, of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.

Sept. 1, 2021: “What to Do About a Black Toenail, According to a Podiatrist,” Livestrong
Speaking of shoes, wearing ones that are too tight can also put pressure on — and break — the blood vessels in the toes, leading to blood leakage under the toenail, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

September Issue: “Healthier at Home,” Better Homes & Gardens (print edition)
Take activity breaks every hour: Walk to another room or jog up the stairs. This keeps muscles moving to help burn calories and allow you to stretch to avoid strains, says Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, associate clinical professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

August 2021

Aug. 31, 2021: “Report urges complete residency overhaul,” MDedge
The transition from UME to GME in the US needs comprehensive reform, says a new report from the UGRC of the Coalition for Physician Accountability. Among the organizations that participated in the report’s creation are the American Medical Association, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Osteopathic Association, the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Aug. 30, 2021: “Ohio judge orders hospital to treat COVID patient with Ivermectin despite CDC warnings,” USA Today
Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, DO, a professor at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, called the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance  “snake oil salesmen.”

Aug. 22, 2021: “Experts Answered 10 Questions About Running to Lose Weight for Men Over 40,” Men’s Health
One 2017 study from the American Osteopathic Association found that having a training partner can reduce stress while enhancing overall well-being and improving physical fitness.

Aug. 22, 2021: “This Is Why Some People Bruise So Easily,” Livestrong
You might also want to talk to your doctor about topical creams that contain retinol or alpha-hydroxy acid, which is thought to thicken skin and improve its ability to tolerate injuries, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Aug. 20, 2021: “US Olympic Committee doctor Ariel Nassim wasn’t star-struck in Tokyo,” Jewish News Syndicate
Ariel Nassim, DO, a 35-year-old physician who graduated from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, N.Y., said it was sweet to see the U.S. men’s basketball team win gold in Tokyo.

Aug. 20, 2021: “Future osteopathic doctors fight against the ‘disinformation dozen’ to save their profession,” Ohio Capital Journal
“It was disheartening to see that there were these three DOs using these large platforms to misinform the public instead of to relay science and data,” said Tyler Russell, OMS I, who is starting his first year at Ohio University’s Heritage School of Osteopathic Medicine. He spent five years in the Army, and when deciding what to do for the rest of his life, he said he wanted to choose a career that would impact the lives of others on a daily basis.

Aug. 20, 2021: “4 Ways to Boost Your Productivity, According to Law Students, Med Students, and Other People Who Study a Lot,” Apartment Therapy
Christelle Salomon, an osteopathic medical student at Western University of Health Sciences, says that staying on top of her to-do list is a key part of her process. She uses the Notion App, which allows her to structure her life by week.

Aug. 18, 2021: “US judge blocks medical college’s vaccine requirement,” AP
A federal court says a medical college in north Louisiana cannot force students to get COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of enrollment. Three students at the Edwards Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Monroe filed a lawsuit earlier this month, objecting to getting the vaccine on religious grounds.

Aug. 16, 2021: “Column: A warning to doctors — spreading COVID misinformation could cost you your license,” Los Angeles Times
The Federation of State Medical Boards recently felt compelled to issue a stark warning to medical professionals: Physicians who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension or revocation of their medical license. The federation has been around since 1912 and represents 70 medical and osteopathic boards in every state and U.S. territory.

Aug. 16, 2021: “Nutritionists Explain the Subtle Difference Between Macronutrients and Micronutrients,” Good Housekeeping, also on Yahoo!
Water is sometimes considered a macronutrient, too, since your body requires it in large quantities and it’s a vital component for all body tissues, says Alexander Ford, DO, RD, an osteopathic resident physician at Cleveland Clinic and registered dietician.

Aug. 13, 2021: “The Best Workouts For People Who Hate Running,” Health Digest
Studies have shown the practice can reduce inflammation, decrease anxiety, and improve breathing. Natalie Nevins, DO, told the American Osteopathic Association that yoga can “lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.”

Aug. 13, 2021: “What to Do With Leftover Prescription Pain Pills,” MedShadow
When the occasional sprain or pain happens, “I would recommend rest, ice, heat and other nonpharmaceutical methods as first-line care, until you can see a healthcare professional. Only add OTC drugs as needed, as there are side effects with Tylenol and NSAIDs as well,” recommends Lillie Rosenthal, DO, who works with pain patients in New York City and is a member of the MedShadow Medical Advisory Board.

Aug. 10, 2021: “We don’t know exactly how many people are dying from heat — here’s why,” PBS News Hour
Finding someone in time to take an accurate body temperature is rare, so medical examiners often have to rely on environmental conditions. Gregory McDonald, DO, chief deputy coroner of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and chairman of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, said while taking notes of these conditions would seem like common sense, they’re often missed.

Aug. 6, 2021: “Mini- Vows: A Ride of a Lifetime to a Catskills Retreat,” New York Times
Ms. Johnson, who like him is a vegan and does not drink alcohol. “I found it calming and soothing to be in her company,” said Dr. Yazdanpanah, 33, who received a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Aug. 5, 2021: “Some people are taking an anti-parasitic to treat COVID. Here’s why that’s a bad idea,” Yahoo!
“Let’s say it was manufactured for a large horse, but a human takes it, it can create low blood pressure, rapid heart rates, seizures; there are even episodes where you can see layers of your skin fall off. It can damage the liver, and there’s vision loss that can be associated,” Shane Speights, DO, site dean at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, told KAIT8.

Aug. 4, 2021: “Summer Sinus Issues: Could Your Mask Be Making Them Worse?” Healthline
Sujan Gogu, DO, who is board certified in family medicine, sports medicine, and pain medicine, says sinus infections can happen from a number of summer-related sources, including: pollen-laden air, allergies, viral upper respiratory infections (URIs), and bacterial infections.

Aug. 3, 2021: “Spreading False Vax Info Might Cost You Your Medical License,” MedPage Today
“The vaccines have proven to be safe and effective, and are saving thousands of lives,” said Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, CEO of the American Osteopathic Association. Combine that with the Delta variant’s emergence, and “dissuading people from getting a vaccine that the medical community embraces is harmful.

Aug. 2, 2021: “What Is a Psychiatrist and What Do They Do?” Verywell Health
A psychiatrist (MD or DO) is a medical doctor with the education and training to diagnose mental disorders and prescribe medications. They can also evaluate for medical conditions that may be contributing to your psychiatric symptoms. Psychiatrists can also provide psychotherapy services.

July 2021

Jul. 31, 2021: “40 Worst Health Mistakes Men Make After 40,” Eat This, Not That
“After 40, the key is to cut out processed foods from your diet,” says Lisa Ballehr, DO, an osteopathic physician in Mesa, Arizona. “Processed foods are typically loaded with artificial preservatives and additives and tend to be made from non-organic foods containing residues of pesticides. This, along with the addition of refined sugars, high fructose corn syrup, emulsifiers, salt and ethanol make for an unnatural dietary source which lacks proper nutrition.”

Jul. 29, 2021: “How to have COVID-19 vaccine conversations with loved ones,” KAIT NBC Action News 5
Dr. Brianne Wehner with NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, says you can have a conversation with others about the vaccine. Your parents, children, friends, or family members may be hesitant, but hearing your concerns can be persuasive. They might trust you more than they’ll trust anyone else.

Jul. 29, 2021: “To get vaccinated or not? For U.S. Olympians, the debate creates division,” Los Angeles Times
Teams have to leave the country when they finish competing. Even the microphones at press conferences are disinfected between speakers. Some say the measures may seem outdated in the changing scientific world around COVID-19, but organizers are using a classic approach to keep the Games going. “All of these things together are our best chance of not getting infected,” said Naresh Rao, DO, chief physician for the US men’s water polo team.

Jul. 28, 2021: “Simone Biles Withdrawal Puts Athletes’ Mental Health in Spotlight,” Bloomberg
Naresh Rao, DO, lead physician for the USA men’s water polo team, said that while they had put in place additional mental health support systems during the pandemic, his role at times was also to play the parent to the young players, some of whom are still in college. “The mental aspect of it is as important as physical,” said Rao. “They are smart, they’re very adept, but the mental aspect of it became much more important for me, to feel like they can talk to me anytime.”

Jul. 28, 2021: “See the Kids From “Matilda” 25 Years Later,” Best Life
In 1998, Karz acted in The Wedding Singer and an episode of ER, which are his most recent acting credits. After finishing his undergraduate degree at St. John’s University, he worked as a production associate at MTV, per The DO, a magazine published by the American Osteopathic Association.

Jul. 28, 2021: “Inside Olympic Precautions: Three Team Doctors Dish,” MedPage Today
MedPage Today has spoken with three team doctors since the games officially began last Friday, who note that organizers have taken many other additional precautions. The three physicians are Naresh Rao, DO, the men’s water polo team doctor; Alex Myers, DO, the rugby team doctor; and James Lally, DO, an American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians fellow who is working his 7th summer games for USA Shooting.

Jul. 26, 2021: “‘The Hot Doctor’ Finds a Life Partner Close to Home,” New York Times

It took Ryan Weight, DO, almost a year to ask Jerri Hobdy out on a date. Dr. Weight is a medical oncologist and the founder of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Institute. He graduated from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine, having completed his undergraduate work at the University of Missouri.

Jul. 26, 2021: “New President of American Osteopathic Association Shares Perspectives,” HealthLeaders
Joseph Giaimo, DO, says osteopathic medicine is strong and getting stronger.

Jul. 26, 2021: “Sleep Physician Becomes American Osteopathic Association President,” Sleep Review
Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, MACOI, FCCP, was inaugurated as the 125th president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) on July 17. Dr. Giaimo, who is AOA board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and sleep medicine, has been working in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla, for more than 30 years.

Jul. 23, 2021: “Here’s How You Can Manage Your Sun Sensitivity This Summer,” Verywell Health
PMLE, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, “is the most common light-induced skin disease.” People with this condition often have a reaction in limited areas during their first summer but have a more increased reaction in following summers.

Jul. 23, 2021: “Tornado Docs: Med School Built After Disaster Graduates First Class,” Medscape
The day Cali Clark, DO, graduated from high school, the country’s deadliest tornado in more than 60 years ripped a 6-mile path through her hometown. Ten years later, Clark was part of the first graduating class of Kansas City University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Joplin. The medical school was built in the tornado’s aftermath on the site of a hospital the tornado destroyed.

Jul. 23, 2021: “‘You’re Our Hero’: Fort Worth Med Student Gives Gift of Life to Virginia Boy,” NBC DFW
Seven-year-old Cooper Muncy got sick early last year and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. Years earlier, Ann Hollas who is now a second-year medical student at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, had signed up on a bone marrow registry to donate hers.

Jul. 23, 2021: “21-Day Challenge: Olympic water polo doctor’s tip for battling neck pain,” NBC 3 KCRA
For Day 4 of the challenge, we spoke to Naresh Rao, DO, the team doctor for the U.S. men’s water polo team. Dr. Rao has a tip for a go-to stretch to reduce neck pain. Check it out in the video above

Jul. 22, 2021: “How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes’ Mental Health First,” TIME
Given the incidence in the general population, coupled with the added pressures of the pandemic and Olympic competition, “the majority of athletes should be using mental health support,” says Naresh Rao, DO, head physician for USA Water Polo and member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) medical team at the Tokyo Olympics.

Jul. 22, 2021: “The 3 hardest Olympics sports, according to sports medicine experts,” Insider
Naresh Rao, DO, an osteopathic primary care physician who serves as the head physician for the US men’s water polo team, told Insider water polo is strenuous because it requires both aerobic (used for endurance) and anaerobic (used for sprints) capacity.

Jul. 21, 2021: “The Surprising Thing That Can Help You Pass A Kidney Stone,” HealthDigest
A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association looked at the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, following patient reports of passing kidney stones after riding.

Jul. 21, 2021: “Docs’ Growing Concern at PAs Becoming ‘Physician Associates’,” Medscape
Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, Chief Executive Officer of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), agreed that cost could be involved. “Some physicians have been concerned about the substitution of physician-level care with nonphysicians, although to what degree this is happening and for what motivations, I can’t speak to that,” he said. “But there are many physicians who believe that their practice and/or and their employment status may be at risk.”

Jul. 21, 2021: “What To Know About Drug Interactions,” Medical News Today
A 2019 poll from the American Osteopathic Association found that 86% of Americans take vitamins or supplements. While supplements are beneficial for people with a deficiency, they still have potential side effects and interactions, just like any other medication.

Jul. 20, 2021: “This Is What Happens When an Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics,” TIME

“It’s hard to believe that they will be able to compete if it wasn’t a false positive, regardless of the sport,” says Naresh Rao, DO, head physician for USA Water Polo and a member of the Tokyo medical team for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

Jul. 20, 2021: “What are osteopathic doctors?” Jeopardy
On an episode of the popular quiz show Jeopardy, participants were asked, “As opposed to MDs some students become DOs, doctors of this type of medicine.”

 

Jul. 20, 2021: “Doctor answers questions about delta variant,” KAIT 8
There are many questions people have about the COVID-19 delta variant. Region 8 News asked Dean at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University and Jonesboro City Medical Director Shane Speights, DO, to answer some of those questions.

Jul. 20, 2021: “Meet Lebanon’s Doc Yocum: County coroner and family physician who still makes house calls,” USA Today
If you’re one of the few people in Lebanon who doesn’t know Doc Yocum, perhaps the best way to describe him is as the old country doctor in a small town. Jeffrey Yocum, DO, family physician and county coroner, genuinely cares about — and for — his neighbors

Jul. 15, 2021: “How to Tell the Difference Between COVID-19 and Flu Symptoms (Because They Can Look Very Similar),” Real Simple
“While the virus that causes COVID-19 and flu viruses are thought to spread in similar ways, the virus that causes COVID-19 is generally more contagious than flu viruses,” says Jennifer Caudle, DO, a family medicine physician.

Jul. 15, 2021: “Google searches for vaccine-related infertility up 34,900% — how a physician + former Pfizer exec ignited the rumor,” Becker’s Hospital Review
Google searches for COVID-19 vaccines and infertility increased by 34,900 percent after a physician and former Pfizer executive submitted a petition with claims that the vaccine was linked to infertility, according to a report published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jul. 14, 2021: “How Long Should You Wait To Work Out After Surgery?” HealthDigest
“You think you can do everything,” Gregg Saggio, DO, general surgeon and assistant professor at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, tells WebMD about people who’ve undergone recent procedures. “You think you’re better than you are, you eat too much too quickly, you go up steps too fast, you go out and drive, and you get bounced around.”

Jul. 14, 2021: “Risk of myocarditis in teens not a reason to stay unvaccinated, doctor says,” Herald Guide
MarkAlain Dery, DO, an Access Health Louisiana osteopathic infectious disease physician, is a Master of Public Health and Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. “As a society it’s our job to be vaccinated if we want to bring life back to normal,” he said.

Jul. 14, 2021: “You Know Your Chronological Age. But What About Your *Biological* Age?” Pure Wow
Still, the test won’t do much more than satisfy your curiosity unless you find a medical professional with a holistic and patient-centered approach to healthcare—most likely a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)—who can help you interpret the results and come up with the next steps of your personal health plan.

Jul. 14, 2021: “Can the Covid-19 vaccines cause infertility, miscarriage? Experts explain,” Health24
According to the authors of a study published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, these inaccurately represented information spread rapidly on social media channels and potentially influenced public perception and decision-making among those who were seeking to become pregnant.

Jul. 14, 2021: “COVID vaccine misinformation leads to 35,000% jump in Google searches about infertility,” StudyFinds.org
“Misinformation is a significant threat to healthcare today and a main driver of vaccine hesitancy,” says researcher Nicholas Sajjadi, a third-year osteopathic medical student at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in a media release.

Jul. 14, 2021: “Misinformation spikes Google searches on infertility and Covid-19 jabs,” MSN
The inaccurately represented information spread rapidly on social media channels, potentially influencing public perception and decision-making among pregnant patients or those seeking to become pregnant, according to research published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jul. 10, 2021: “How Healthy Is Your Poop? Use This Simple Chart to Find Out,” Parade
Doctors often use the Bristol Stool Chart to help patients communicate their bowel habits, explains Nathan Landesman, DO, an osteopathic gastroenterologist in Grand Blanc, Michigan, who’s affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area.

Jul. 10, 2021: “Why You Should Massage Your Stomach for Better Health, According to a Licensed Massage Therapist,” Well & Good
Studies, like this one from the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, have connected abdominal massage to the alleviation of depression symptoms, though the connection there may be due their ability to alleviate gastrointestinal distress, which often lead to poor mood.

Jul. 7, 2021: “Musical Instruments Can Throw Skin Out of Tune,” Medscape
“These skin conditions are disfiguring, and they also carry so much psychological burden. Not only are these patients under constant pressure to perform at their maximum at all times, it really is troublesome when there is a barrier between you and performing art that you absolutely love,” lead author Henry Lim, an osteopathic medical student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, said in an interview.

Jul. 6, 2021: “Plans for osteopathic medical school in Gaylord appear to have fallen through,” MinnPost
Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, chosen to be the school’s dean, says the project has been disbanded. It’s a letdown for residents in this town of 2,300 who saw the prospect of economic renewal in the medical school.

Jul. 6, 2021: “PODCAST: How to live like an Olympian with Dr. Naresh Rao,” KCRA NBC 3
Naresh Rao, DO, is the team doctor and COVID-19 liaison officer for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Water Polo Team.

Jul. 4, 2021: “There are Many Different Types of Mental Health Practitioners—Here’s What Each of Them Does,” Well + Good
Psychiatrists must hold either Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degrees and complete a medical residency in psychiatry.

Jul. 2, 2021: “8 things I wish I knew before my first year of medical school,” Business Insider
Darian Dozier, an osteopathic med student and creator of the blog Melanated and Meducated, shares tips she learned during her first year of medical school.

Jul. 1, 2021: “Vitamins and Minerals: the Essentials for Women,” US News & World Report
According to a 2019 survey conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, more than 4 in 5 American adults, some 86% of the population, take vitamins or supplements.

June 2021

Jun. 27, 2021: “When cancer and gender identity collide: Transgender patients fight stigma and disease,” ABC News
“More national attention can be called toward transgender issues to establish its importance in the medical community,” said Danielle Weitzer, DO, a psychiatrist at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jun. 25, 2021: “Flesh-Eating Parasites May Be Expanding Their Range As Climate Heats Up,” NPR Shots WBEZ Chicago
Bridget McIlwee, DO, an Illinois-based dermatologist, has treated patients who contracted leishmaniasis in Texas. She wants her colleagues to be more aware of the parasite’s expansion into the U.S. “It’s a pretty striking difference for a disease that we used to think of as limited to South America now extending as far north as Canada,” she said, “potentially within the next several decades.”

Jun. 24, 2021: “The Rabbi Said It Was OK: Hasidic Mother of 10 Becomes Doctor,” The New York Times
An ultra-Orthodox mother navigated strict cultural norms to become one of the few Hasidic female doctors in the country. Alexandra Friedman, DO, graduated first academically of the 135 students in her class at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, New York.

Jun. 23, 2021: “How Do You Feel About PAs Being Called Physician Associates?” Medscape
The American Osteopathic Association also denounced the AAPA’s impending name change, issuing a statement saying that PAs simply do not have the education and qualifications to advertise themselves as on par with physicians and that doing so could endanger patients.

Jun. 21, 2021: “If you find yourself extra grumpy, maybe put your phone down,” Romper
Allison Pressimone, DO, is the chief resident at Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She tells Romper that the negative impacts of excess screen time could lead to anxiety in kids, even if indirectly, like difficulties with sleep, which can cause negative school effects and a feeling of just dreariness.

Jun. 20, 2021: “Rheumatology at the crossroads,” Healio
Chuck Radis, DO, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, explores ways to build happiness back into our practices.

Jun. 20, 2021: “8 Signs Your Fitness Routine Is Working Even if You Aren’t Seeing Physical Changes,” Livestrong
A lot of people have insomnia because they have anxiety, says Ryan Greene, DO, an osteopathic physician specializing in sports medicine with Monarch Athletic Club. By exercising, you can burn off some of the emotions of the day and reduce the chance that you’ll lie awake at night with your mind racing.

Jun. 18, 2021: “7 causes of muscle aches,” SingleCare
“Let’s say you haven’t done anything all week, and you’re the weekend warrior, and then, two days later you feel like you got hit by a Mack truck. Well, that’s something called delayed-onset muscle soreness,” says Naresh Rao, DO, the founder and CEO of MAX Sports Health and head physician for the U.S. men’s water polo team.

Jun. 18, 2021: “Going for the gold,” Medical Economics
Naresh Rao, DO, spends a lot of time treating athletes at his practice in New York City, but this year, he gets to do something very special: treat Olympic athletes. He’ll travel to Tokyo as part of a larger medical team to help keep US athletes in optimum condition as they try to achieve their Olympic dreams.

Jun. 18, 2021: “We Could All Use a Little Therapy,” Outside
Mental health experts receive varying levels of education and training. Here are four of the most common credentials you’ll encounter. Psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are physicians—­either medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of ­osteopathic medicine (DOs)—who complete three to four years of medical school and four years of residency.

Jun. 17, 2021: “The Reason Why Your Vitamin D Supplements Aren’t Working,” MSN
Research suggests you may also need magnesium to keep vitamin D from harming your health. The findings come from a scientific report published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Jun. 17, 2021: “Raised unvaccinated, young adult has now become a national vaccine advocate,” Denver News Channel
“People don’t realize that measles can cause death,” according to Isaac Kirstein, DO, who is the Dean of the Cleveland campus for Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jun. 16, 2021: “20 Foods That Can Help Fight Sugar Cravings,” Everyday Health
According to a study published in March 2018 in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, up to 50 percent of people may have a magnesium deficiency, which other, prior research in elderly people links to an increased risk of insomnia.

Jun. 16, 2021: “Strict Rest Not Recommended After Sports-Linked Concussion, Experts Say,” HealthDay
The consensus statement was developed by the Team Physician Consensus Conference (TPCC). It’s an annual project-based alliance of six major professional associations: the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.

Jun. 15, 2021: “Truth in Healthcare Advertising: What’s In a Name?” Relias Media
“Efforts to seek parity among non-physician clinicians must not be at the expense of the truth in advertising and clarity of roles in our healthcare system,” AOA President Thomas L. Ely, DO, and CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, said. “Professional credentials, titles, and how we convey such information to patients is of great import and not a matter of marketing. This title change could easily create confusion for patients and put their safety at risk.”

Jun. 15, 2021: “When Do Babies Sleep Through The Night?” Romper
Allison Pressimone, DO, is the chief resident at Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She tells Romper that while many babies will actually be able to sleep through the night as early as 3 months, some don’t gain this ability until they’re a year old.

Jun. 14, 2021: “After Hours: Olympics,” Medical World News
Medical Economics’ Todd Shyrock interviews Naresh Rao, DO, regarding his role in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Jun. 14, 2021: “Organizations debunk recent anti-vaccine testimony,” NBC Columbus
AOA leadership respond to the recent testimony on HB 248 at the Ohio House of Representatives.

 

Jun. 10, 2021: “What You Should Know About Parapsoriasis,” Healthline
An estimated two-thirds of all people who get the skin condition are men, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Jun. 10, 2021: “Skin Tags Vs. Moles-How to Tell the Difference,” Health
Skin tags are technically known as acrochordons, and they’re small, benign skin growths, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD).

Jun. 9, 2021: “The highly infectious Delta COVID variant is here. N.J. experts are concerned,” MSN
Judith A. Lightfoot, DO, chief of infectious disease at Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, said when you don’t have control of a virus “it changes the sequencing … it breaks through and it reconfigures itself.” She worries about the virus continuing to mutate — to a point that it “breaks through,” even with the vaccines.

Jun. 9, 2021: “Newly-approved drug against Alzheimer’s disease will be available at UC Health,” Cincinnati Inquirer and MSN
This underscores the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease and the need to continue to investigate additional pathways for treatment,” said Rhonna Shatz, DO, the medical director of the UC Memory Disorders Center. Dr. Shatz is the Sandy and Bob Heimann Chair in Research and Education of Alzheimer’s Disease at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Jun. 9, 2021: “Physician Organizations Challenge PA Name Change,” MedPage Today
Several physician organizations are objecting to a recent attempt by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to change the name of their profession from physician assistant to physician associate. Both the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and American Medical Association (AMA) said that the name change could create confusion and put patients at risk.

Jun. 8, 2021: “Vitamin B12 supplement: Four signs on your face that show you’re deficient in the nutrient,” MSN
The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology explained hyperpigmentation is when “patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin”.

Jun. 8, 2021: “Impact of Hypoglycemia on Community Health in Diabetes,” HCP Live
A panel of experts in diabetes builds a discussion on hypoglycemia and shares key insights into its impact on community health by considering overall challenges of glucose management. Panel member Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, BC-ADM, shares that it’s important to remember that the treatments for diabetes try to get the glucose close to, but not right at, the normal range because hypoglycemia is the rate-limiting factor for the treatment of diabetes.

Jun. 7, 2021: “6 Surprising Signs You May Have Anxiety,” Yahoo! News
Anxiety is a normal part of the human experience and, in many ways, evolutionarily valuable, helping us to survive and thrive by keeping us alert to potential dangers, explains Zachary Kelm, DO, an osteopathic psychiatry resident at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Jun. 7, 2021: “Kristina Schulman Just Showed ‘Unfiltered’ Pictures of What Her Perioral Dermatitis Rash Really Looks Like,” Health
The bumps around the mouth can be filled with fluid or pus. The rash may also itch or burn, but usually only mildly, per the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD).

Jun. 7, 2021: “Physician Groups Decry AAPA Title Change for Physician Assistants,” Patient Health Engagement HIT
The American Osteopathic Association noted the truth in advertising laws AMA did, while also pointing out the practice authority PAs have previously sought out.

Jun. 7, 2021: “Kudos,” Politico
Jay Bhatt, DO, a geriatrician and doctor of osteopathic medicine, has been awarded the Alumni Public Service Award by the Harvard Kennedy School. Bhatt previously served as managing deputy commissioner and chief strategy and innovation officer at the Chicago Department of Public Health in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration.

Jun. 7, 2021: “Once Banned, For-Profit Medical Schools Are On The Rise Again In The U.S.,” Kaiser Health News, also on Modern Healthcare, HealthLeaders
Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, CEO of the American Osteopathic Association, which oversees the accreditation council, echoes Mychaskiw’s view. “If the standards are met, and fairness is provided to the students through those standards,” Klauer says, “we’re not questioning their structure and how they’re financed if they meet all of the guidelines.”

Jun. 4, 2021: “Olympian Lizzie Lee on how to start running and tips to get the kids involved too,” Irish Examiner
Research has shown that group activity brings benefits. A study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association reported how group exercise lowers stress by 26% and significantly improves quality of life whereas those who exercise individually put in more effort but experienced no significant changes in their stress levels.

Jun. 3, 2021: “AMA joins opposition to ‘physician associate’ rebrand,” Becker’s Hospital Review
The medical association’s stance echoes that of the American Osteopathic Association, which released a statement opposing the proposed title change May 28.

Jun. 3, 2021: “5 winning financial strategies for medical practices,” Medical Economics
Naresh Rao, DO, FAOASM, a private practice physician who is also the founder and CEO of MAX Sports Health Inc., says he and his private practice partners get a lot of useful information from talking to peers at conferences. He seeks out those who are also in private practice so they can compare strategies for tackling different challenges.

Jun. 3, 2021: “Proposed PA name change draws doctors’ opposition,” CEO Update
The American Osteopathic Association said May 28 that the title change could cause confusion about medical roles and lead to erosion of physician-led, team-based care, threatening patient safety. “The AOA, and the physicians whom we serve, value the important contributions made to our healthcare system by our non-physician colleagues,” group leaders including CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, said in a statement.

Jun. 2, 2021: “Oklahoma high court strikes down governor’s Medicaid plan,” Associated Press
“Oklahoma physicians were virtually united in opposition to this plan,” Allison LeBoeuf, executive director of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association said in a statement. “Oklahomans are best served when medical decisions are made between doctor and patient, and without interference from insurance bureaucrats.”

Jun. 2, 2021: “Will Playing Music During Pregnancy Make Your Baby Smarter?” Discover Magazine
“Babies certainly do react to sounds; they react to music so we know that that occurs,” says Thomas Dardarian, DO, an osteopathic OB-GYN at Main Line Women’s Health Care Associates in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. “But because of compound variables there’s nothing proven in any study that shows [parents] exposing their babies to classical music in utero helps with IQ [or] helps with music ability.

Jun. 2, 2021: “Where’s The Safest Place To Sit At A Restaurant During COVID-19?” Huffington Post
“Where you have to be careful is if the air is flowing and then keeps recirculating ― that could carry the virus from one table to another,” Peter Gulick, associate professor of medicine at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, told HuffPost. “You have to be careful about those situations, especially if you’ve not been vaccinated or you’re immunocompromised, where you still should take all the precautions that were there even before the vaccine.”

Jun. 1, 2021: “What Does The Acne Positivity Movement Look Like In 2021?” Elle and MSN
But oral isotretinoin (which goes by many brand names but is commonly referred to by the now-discontinued name Accutane) is considered a potential cure for acne, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD), as about half of patients can stop treatments altogether after a four- to six-month course.

Jun. 1, 2021: “Physician assistant title change opposed by American Osteopathic Association,” Becker’s Hospital Review
A recent push to change physician assistants’ professional title could cause confusion about medical roles and undermine the importance of a physician-led care team model, thereby threatening patient safety, the American Osteopathic Association said May 28.

May 2021

May 30, 2021: “Telemedicine now changing the game in rural health care,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette
“Broadband access is one of the big barriers,” said Shane Speights, DO, dean of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. “Good broadband infrastructure is essential.”

May 28, 2021: “Is It Safe To Swallow Pills Without Drinking Water?” Health Digest
Medications that are lodged in the esophagus are very likely to cause inflammation and irritation,” Jennifer Caudle, DO, a board-certified family medicine physician and assistant professor at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, told The Healthy.

May 27, 2021: “Scent Detection Dogs Can Accurately Identify Individuals Infected With COVID-19,” SciTechDaily
In a recent article in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, authors gathered previously published research to summarize current thinking on the feasibility and efficacy of using scent detection dogs to screen for the COVID-19 virus.

May 26, 2021: “Immunocompromised community anxious after Michigan mask mandated lifted,” Fox 17 West Michigan
Peter Gulick, DO, a professor at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, works closely with immunocompromised patients. He says vaccine efficacy is limited for many of them.

May 25, 2021: “Patients With Comorbidities Are More Likely to Undergo Colorectal Cancer Screening,” Cancer Therapy Advisor
Patients with comorbidities were more likely to undergo screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) than those without comorbidities, according to an analysis published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

May 24, 2021: “Brooke Shields Gives Rare Comment on Her Recovery After Grisly Accident,” Yahoo! New
The actor is undergoing a mix of therapies to help her get back on her feet, including physical therapy, infrared sauna sessions, massage therapy, and osteopathic treatment.

May 24, 2021: “How 4 Doctors Boost Their Immunity to Stay Healthy,” The Wellnest
Ryan Greene, DO, who is the founder and managing partner of Monarch Athletic Club in West Hollywood, focuses on four main categories to keep his immune system in check: 1. diet 2. sleep 3. exercise 4. hydration

May 24, 2021: “An Ob-Gyn on Herpes,” Goop
When she was diagnosed with genital herpes at age twenty, Sheila Loanzon, DO, had a typical reaction: She felt shame and tried to ignore it. Her book, Yes, I Have Herpes: A Gynecologist’s Perspective In and Out of the Stirrups, is the story of how she came to be frank about her herpes-positive status. Dr. Loanzon is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with more than fifteen years of clinical and personal experience with the diagnosis and treatment of herpes.

May 19, 2021: “Pandemic innovation: High-tech family doc brings back the house call,” Marketplace
Family physician Michael Kurisu, DO, recently gave up his office and created a high-tech house call and telemedicine practice in Southern California.

May 18, 2021: “Experts say anti-vaxxers are discouraging parents from giving their babies a crucial vaccine, and it could lead to a resurgence of life-threatening whooping cough,” Business Insider
According to the research team of medical students from Western University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, even some professional health websites failed to provide all the necessary information about the vaccine, such as who else should get it, and when.

May 17, 2021: “Medical groups endorse legislation to reform prior authorization,” Healio
In addition to the AMA, the Regulatory Relief Coalition also announced its support of the bill. The coalition’s membership is comprised of professional organizations spanning multiple disciplines within health care, including the American Osteopathic Association and the Association for Clinical Oncology, according to its website.

May 17, 2021: “Here’s Why You Should Think Twice About Exercising With Headphones On,” Health Digest
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) points out that hearing loss in teens has increased by about 30 percent from about 20 years ago.

May 17, 2021: “What Is Perioral Dermatitis And Where Does It Come From?” Health Digest
Having no definite cause for the condition makes it more difficult to treat. However, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology suggests stopping any use of topical steroid creams as a first step (after consulting with a doctor).

May 12, 2021: “Is Ear Ringing a COVID Vaccine Side Effect?” Verywell Health
Peter Gulick, DO, professor of medicine and infectious disease expert at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, tells Verywell that the fear of experiencing tinnitus should not stop you from getting the vaccine.

May 12, 2021: “The Connection Between Magnesium And Vitamin D Explained,” Health Digest
In 2018, the American Osteopathic Association released research showing that 50% of Americans are magnesium deficient. That deficiency causes them to be vitamin D deficient as well, as magnesium is needed to metabolize vitamin D for use in the body.

May 12, 2021: “The 9 Best Natural Remedies for Insomnia,” Livestrong
To get you started, try this 5-minute bedtime meditation from Jodie Skillicorn, DO, an osteopathic physician and holistic psychiatrist.

May 11, 2021: “Trans Kids Deserve Better & Parents of All Kids Can Help,” Yahoo!
The American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Osteopathic Association, Endocrine Society, and the American Medical Association all oppose this legislation based in fear and hate, not science.

May 10, 2021: “The coronavirus is airborne: How to protect yourself,” CNET
Everyone, regardless of health status, has a responsibility to limit the spread to other people, especially to those who may develop deadly complications, Tom Moorcroft, DO, who specializes in infectious disease, tells CNET.

May 10, 2021: “Best Supplements for Better Skin, According to Experts,” Eat This, Not That!
“The best way to ensure healthy skin is by paying attention not only to what you put on your skin but also what you put in your body. Taken internally, nutrient-dense chlorella works as an antioxidant to boost immunity and support detoxification for healthy skin,” says board-certified osteopathic dermatologist Andrew Racette, DO.

May 10, 2021: “States, DC ranked by total medical school grads,” Becker’s Hospital Review
New York had the most medical school graduates in 2019 of all states, according to a ranking Kaiser Family Foundation released May 7. The list is based on 2019 data from the Association of American Medical Colleges and American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

May 7, 2021: “TikTokers are trying this ‘ab dance’ to get a toned core — but does it work?” Today
Dennis Cardone, DO, an osteopathic sports medicine specialist and chief of primary care sports medicine at NYU Langone Health, agreed that the “ab dance” can be a safe and effective exercise to perform. “It is low impact and it works the core and abdominal muscles,” he told TODAY. But like all exercise programs there is the risk for injury when doing too much too soon, he added.

May 6, 2021: “Increased comorbidities linked to decreased colorectal cancer screening,” Healio
Patients with five or more comorbidities were less likely to receive screening for colorectal cancer, according to research published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

May 5, 2021: “New Jersey governor nominates woman to lead state’s National Guard,” Military Times, Stars and Stripes, US News & World Report, source: Associated Press
Before becoming interim commissioner, U.S. Army Col. Lisa J. Hou, DO, was the deputy adjutant general and assistant commissioner for operations at the department. She joined the National Guard in 1994 while she was a medical student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She received a doctorate in osteopathic medicine in 1996 and is now pursuing an MBA at Rutgers Camden.

May 3, 2021: “Disparities exist in colorectal cancer screenings, study finds,” News Medical
Patients with one or more health conditions are more likely to be screened for colorectal cancer than those without comorbidities, according to new research in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

May 3, 2021: “Patients with Health Conditions More Likely to be Screened for Colorectal Cancer,” DocWireNews
A study found that patients with one or more health conditions are more likely to be screened for colorectal cancer than those without comorbidities. The study appeared in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

May 3, 2021: “What are the blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? 4 questions answered,” Yahoo! News
Researchers are investigating what causes these clots and are starting to propose some answers. Mousumi Som, DO, a professor of medicine at Oklahoma State University, explains what these rare clots are and how they are forming after people get vaccinated.

May 2, 2021: “Being a Little Backed Up Is One Thing—But Here’s When Constipation Is a Legit Emergency,” Parade
Everyone’s pooping habits are a little bit different, explains Nathan Landesman, DO, an osteopathic gastroenterologist in Grand Blanc, Michigan, who’s affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area.

May 2, 2021: “Injury Treatment: When to Use Ice or Heat,” Oxygen
“Ice has an anti-inflammatory effect by decreasing blood flow to an acutely injured area,” says Naresh Rao, DO, FAOASM, an osteopathic sports medicine physician who serves as the head physician for the USA men’s water polo team and was on Team USA’s sports medicine team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

April 2021

Apr. 30, 2021: “Not-So-Long-Distance Relationship Is Bridged by a Proposal,” New York Times
Despite their deep connection and commitment to each other, it was four years before the couple took the next step. Marianne Jacob, DO, moved to New York for a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2019 and for a time they just enjoyed living together.

Apr. 29, 2021: “12 Ways to Improve Your Circulation for Healthy Blood Flow, According to Doctors,” Prevention
“The circulatory system of the body delivers vital oxygen and nutrients to all of our muscles and organs,” says Vincent Varghese, DO, a cardiac interventionist at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in New Jersey. “When plaque or arterial blockages develop, normal blood flow is hindered and can lead to devastating effects, such as heart attack, stroke, or even leg amputation [in severe cases].”

Apr. 27, 2021: “Dr. Chris Colbert Talks Covid-19 and Healthcare Disparities,” Chicago Defender
Christopher Colbert, DO, is an international speaker, academic, and ER specialist with over 18 years of experience. His show airs on ABC 7 Chicago WLS on Sundays at 6:45 am, where he talks about Emergency Medicine, Covid- 19, and healthcare disparities.

Apr. 25, 2021: “Dr. Kayse Shrum hopes to reimagine role as Oklahoma State University’s first female president,” The Oklahoman
The Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents chose Kayse Shrum, DO, the president of OSU’s Center for Health Sciences, to succeed President Burns Hargis, who will retire June 30 after leading the university system since 2008.

Apr. 22, 2021: “They’re on the Frontlines of the U.S. Vaccine Rollout,” US News, source: HealthDay
Small victories against the coronavirus like Madera’s are playing out at thousands of vaccination centers across the United States. And while the process looks — and was — easy for her, setting up a high-throughput vaccine administration center is anything but easy, said center co-organizer Stephanie White, DO.

Apr. 21, 2021: “Number of active physicians, by state,” Becker’s Hospital Review
California has the highest number of active physicians in the country, while Wyoming has the fewest, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data published April 20. The ranking is based on information from Redi-Data on the amount of professionally active allopathic physicians (MDs) and osteopathic physicians (DOs). Population data is from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Apr. 19, 2021: “Does Medicare Cover Chiropractic Care?” NerdWallet
If an X-ray is used to document subluxation, it must be ordered by a physician who is an MD or doctor of osteopathic medicine. Chiropractors hold a doctor of chiropractic degree.

Apr. 19, 2021: “These Are the Only 2 Supplements That Help You Live Longer, Study Finds,” Yahoo! Life and MSN
According to a 2019 poll by the American Osteopathic Association, 86 percent of Americans take vitamins or dietary supplements on a daily basis. With the COVID pandemic triggering anxiety and more health awareness in people across the U.S., you may have added a few more supplements to your regimen.

Apr. 16, 2021: “Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making With Vitamins,” HealthDigest
According to a 2019 poll conducted on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, people are taking more vitamins than ever before.

Apr. 15, 2021: “OSU, Cherokee Nation collaboration could improve health care in rural NE Oklahoma,” MSN
In January, the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation welcomed an inaugural class of 54 students to a new $40 million, 84,000-square-foot facility, which boasts anatomy, neurology and clinical skills labs; speaking and breathing “patient” mannequins on which to practice; and the latest audio-visual equipment for teleconferencing lectures between OSU’s Tulsa and Tahlequah campuses.

Apr. 15, 2021: “Prediabetes: How to Prevent It,” US News
“We are also starting to see prediabetes in our children. Nearly 1 in 5 adolescents have prediabetes,” says Jay H. Shubrook, DO, a professor of primary care and director of clinical research and diabetes services at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Apr. 14, 2021: “A Partnership With the Cherokee Nation Advances Medical Education on Tribal Land,” JAMA Network
Last summer, 54 students donned white coats as the inaugural class of the Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation. Located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the Cherokee Nation capital of Tahlequah, it’s the first US medical school on tribal land.

Apr. 11, 2021: “5 Best Ingredients for Getting Rid of Dark Spots and Acne Scars,” MSN
According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, hyperpigmentation forms when your skin produces an excess of melanin, which is your natural skin pigment.

Apr. 10, 2021: “Living with back pain,” News 8000
Things that help your back stay healthy are going to be the things that keep you healthy in general, said Dr. Stephen Stacey, the Director of Osteopathic Education at Mayo Clinic Health System.

Apr. 8, 2021: “How the CDC’s free smoking cessation resources improved quit rates at our clinic,” Medical Economics
This past year, I participated in an initiative developed in partnership between the American Osteopathic Association and the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers (Tips®) campaign, writes Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO, for Medical Economics.

Apr. 7, 2021: “Jillian Michaels says she can ‘slow aging’ by eating healthy and exercising no more than 2 hours a week, and experts say she’s on to something,’ Yahoo!
There are also certain vitamins and minerals you can take to keep your body healthy for longer on the inside and out, as Trista Best, a registered dietitian, and Scott Antoine, DO, previously told Insider’s Jocelyn Solis-Moreira.

Apr. 7, 2021: “Longtime Detroit Pistons physician Dr. Benjamin Paolucci dies at 84,” Yahoo! and Detroit Free Press
Benjamin Paolucci, DO, a former longtime team physician the Detroit Pistons from the early 1970s until his retirement in 2015, has died at 84, the team announced. Dr. Paolucci attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Apr. 7, 2021: ‘Why Do I Sweat So Much When I Workout? We Investigate,” Byrdie
“Water requires a significant amount of heat to change its temperature, so it is a potent means of dissipating heat through pores in the skin,” explains Santa Monica-based Rand McClain, DO, chief medical officer of LCR Health.

Apr. 7, 2021: “WVSOM among nation’s top grad schools,” The Register-Herald
For the 23rd consecutive year, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Graduate Schools. WVSOM was listed fourth in the nation this year by the publication for producing the most primary care residents, according to a media release from the school.

Apr. 7, 2021: “10 medical schools with the most graduates practicing in rural areas, ranked by US News,” Becker’s Hospital Review 
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of Pikeville has the most graduates practicing in rural areas, according to U.S. News and World Report’s best medical schools rankings.

Apr. 5, 2021: “DMU Alumnus in Running For Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives,” Des Moines University
The past 12 months have been challenging for everyone working in health care, and Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, is no exception. The emergency physician became chief executive officer of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in May 2019, the first osteopathic physician to lead AOA operations since 1981.

Apr. 5, 2021: “Charlotte ER doctor can’t afford home after year of pandemic,” Axios Charlotte
A report by the American Osteopathic Association estimates two-thirds of doctors have lost income during the pandemic.

Apr. 4, 2021: “Committee Recommends Shrum As Next OSU President,” Associated Press
A selection committee has announced it will recommend Kayse Shrum, DO, as the next president of Oklahoma State University. Dr. Shrum, president of the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa since 2013 and a former state secretary of science and innovation in Gov. Kevin Stitt’s cabinet, is to take over as OSU president on July 1.

Apr. 2, 2021: “Everything you need to know about becoming a neurologist,” Ladders
To become a neurologist, first, a four-year undergraduate degree is required, followed by a medical degree. Results from the MCAT exam, undergraduate grades, and volunteer activities are all considered when colleges admit students to medical school. Neurologists can attend either an allopathic (MD) or an osteopathic (DO) medical school.

Apr. 1, 2021: “How physicians can support behavioral changes with a motivational interview,” Medical Economics
What is motivational interviewing? This is a collaborative style of patient-centered engagement that focuses on identifying the patient’s own motivation for change. The practitioner then works with the patient to develop treatment strategies that are aligned with their desired goals and objectives. It benefits patients by centering around their personal wishes, desires and ideas for improving their health, writes Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA.

March 2021

Mar. 31, 2021: “4 Reasons Your Armpits Won’t Stop Itching,” Men’s Health
Gary L. Peterson, DO, an osteopathic family practice physician, says heat rashes develop when your sweat ducts are blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. The blocked sweat seeps into the nearby tissue, irritating the skin, which is common in warm, humid weather.

Mar. 31, 2021: “COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Are Stronger in Women,” AARP
Doctors and gender experts say they aren’t surprised that women have had stronger reactions. “We have seen this before,” says Megan Donnelly, DO, head of women’s neurology and the headache center at Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. “If you look at flu vaccine data, it was more women seeing more side effects and severe reactions.”

Mar. 30, 2021: “Best Medical Schools 2022: The US News top graduate programs,” Becker’s Hospital Review
Boston-based Harvard University has the No. 1 medical school for research, according to U.S. News and World Report’s list of best medical schools for 2022, released March 30.  For the rankings, U.S. News surveyed 191 medical and osteopathic schools fully accredited in 2020 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association.

Mar. 30, 2021: “Key Changes in How the 2022 Best Graduate Schools Rankings Were Calculated,” US News & World Report
U.S. News ranked medical schools based on the percentage of each school’s 2012-2014 medical and osteopathic graduates practicing direct patient care in primary care fields. Primary care specialties include family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics and pediatric internal medicine.

Mar. 29, 2021: “Medical Watch: Medications May Contain Animal Byproducts,” WGN
Medications you could be taking right now may contain animal byproducts, and there are no FDA regulations requiring patients to be notified. The Journal of Osteopathic Medicine outlines the issue.


Mar. 29, 2021: “The Different Types of Coffee—From Healthiest to Least Healthy,” MSN

“The key to coffee is ensuring that it is not overheated or left to sit for too long at too high a temperature, as the beneficial components may [break down] when exposed to high temperatures for a long period of time,” says California-based osteopathic doctor Ryan Greene, DO, who specializes in human performance and nutrition.

Mar. 28, 2021: “Pandemic exposes medicine’s chasm,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Shane Speights, DO, a site dean for the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, said Black students make up 6% of classes at the medical school, which was formed in 2016. These numbers are about the same nationally.

Mar. 26, 2021: “8 Ways Baby Safety Has Changed Since Grandparents Were Parents,” The Bump
“I was told by my mother that she held me in her lap in the front passenger seat on my way home from the hospital when I was born in 1977,” says Jill Garripoli Pedalino, DO, owner and founder of Healthy Kids Pediatrics in Nutley, New Jersey. That’s not surprising, since it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that lawmakers in all 50 states had passed legislation requiring children under a certain age to be restrained in some type of car seat.

Mar. 25, 2021: “An E.R. Doctor Wanted a Quiet Place for Less Than $2,200. Which Home Would You Choose?” New York Times
An emergency medicine resident at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, Anna Ayum, DO, wanted a one-bedroom near the hospital “that was zen, that was very quiet, that was completely slowed down from what I normally have at work,” she said.

Mar. 23, 2021: “2021 Match hits record highs despite pandemic’s disruptions,” AMA Wire
A record-high 5,915 programs took part in this year’s Match, 88 more than 2020. In five years, the number of Match-participating programs has risen by 845 (16.7%), spurred in part by the completion of the transition to the single graduate medical education accreditation system for allopathic and osteopathic programs.

Mar. 22, 2021: “What It Means if You Have Hip Pain When Running,” MSN
Piriformis syndrome can often affect the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the butt and leg. Most people will experience pain after sitting for more than 15 minutes, as well as pain while walking, according to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Mar. 22, 2021: “To know us is to love us? New effort could boost interest in long-term care careers,” McKnight Senior Living
In addition to the AMA and the American Osteopathic Association, the resolution calls for AMDA to work with other medical associations to advocate for required training of students and trainees in their respective disciplines in senior living communities (to include nursing homes and assisted living facilities) during their clinical rotations.

Mar. 21, 2021: “Group Fitness Trends: Why Group Fitness Is More Important Than Ever,” Wellness Living
Working out is more than just going through the motions; it’s great for your emotions too, especially when you work out as part of a group. A 12-week study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association in 2017 found that participants that did CXWORX group workouts scored higher in terms of stress reduction, mental health, and emotional quality of life compared to those who work out alone.

Mar. 20, 2021: “They’ve seen the pandemic up close, yet they’re still excited about becoming doctors,” The Miami Herald
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Broward held their ceremonies over Zoom.

Mar. 19, 2021: “Here’s When To Stop Eating Before Bed, According To Experts,” Huffington Post and Yahoo!
Alexander Ford, DO, a registered dietitian, said the best time to stop eating for the day depends on your bedtime, what you’ve eaten and how much. “It’s not cookie-cutter,” Ford explained. “I would advise stopping your last meal around three to four hours before going to bed, so you can sleep through the night.”

Mar. 18, 2021: “What Is Osteopathic Medicine?” Verywell Health
Osteopathic medicine is a branch of medical practice in the United States that centers around a “whole person” approach to patient treatment, emphasizing preventive care

Mar. 17, 2021: “Why Does Coffee Make Me Sleepy?” MSN
Ryan Greene, DO, an osteopathic doctor specializing in human performance, sports medicine, and nutrition in Santa Monica, California, says it’s plausible that a person may mentally link coffee consumption with relaxation, though he hasn’t had any patients who approach coffee this way.

Mar. 17, 2021: “Does Osteopathic Manipulation Relieve Low Back Pain?” Medscape
Osteopathic manipulation is not chiropractic. We’re not talking back cracking here. According to the American Osteopathic Association, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is “[moving] a patient’s muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance.”

Mar. 17, 2021: “Osteopathic manipulative treatment had small effect on low back pain,” Healio
Published results showed standard osteopathic manipulative treatment for nonspecific subacute or chronic low back pain had a small effect on low back pain-specific activity limitations compared with sham osteopathic manipulative treatment.

Mar. 17, 2021: “Can Dogs Sniff COVID-19?” Santa Barbara Independent
According to UCSB professor emeritus Tommy Dickey and his collaborator, BioScent researcher Heather Junqueira, they can. And with a review paper published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), they have added to a small but growing consensus that trained medical scent dogs can effectively be used for screening individuals who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Mar. 16, 2021: “Badge-Eligible Schools: Best Medical Schools 2022,” US News & World Report
Multiple colleges of osteopathic medicine were included in the lists for top medical schools in the categories of “primary care production” and “rural” medical care.

Mar. 14, 2021: “COVID Sniffing Dogs,” KIRO-AM Seattle, also on WHIO-AM Dayton, OH; WROC-AM Rochester, NY; 102.9 The Whale in New Haven, CT; and WIBX-AM Utica, NY
And finally… we’ve heard about dogs that can sniff out cancer. Now we know they can sniff out COVID-19, too. A review in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine adds to the consensus that trained dogs can effectively screen people who may be infected with Covid-19.

 

Mar. 14, 2021: “Medical Notes this Week,” Radio Health Journal
A review in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine adds to the consensus that trained dogs can effectively screen people who may be infected with Covid-19. what’s more, they can do it more quickly and more accurately than conventional tests. A third of dogs’ brains are devoted to interpreting smells, so they can detect molecules in a concentration of one in a quadrillion, compared to human’s one in a billion.

Mar. 11, 2021: “7 Lessons From This Pandemic Year, From Top Mental Health Experts,” MindBodyGreen
During this time, I suggest really reflecting on the things that are important to you and also what has shifted. We may be moving forward, but the experience of the last year and a half isn’t going to be erased, writes Roxanna Namavar, DO, a psychiatrist and doctor of osteopathic medicine.

Mar. 9, 2021: “Symptoms of Illness You Shouldn’t Ignore, Say Doctors,” Yahoo! News
Dizziness can be defined as a spinning sensation, near-fainting experience, or a simple feeling of imbalance, according to the American Osteopathic Association. If you experience dizziness every once in a while when you stand up suddenly, chances are you have low blood pressure or low blood sugar levels, which is something you should keep an eye on.

Mar. 9, 2021: “Working from home is putting a strain on your eyes, but do you know why?” Good Morning America
Stephanie Widmer, DO, who works on the ABC News Medical unit, shares tips to help give your eyes a break after staring at your screen.

Mar. 5, 2021: “4 Supplements That May Help Better Manage Your Anxiety, According to Experts,” Popsugar
Katherine Pannel, DO, medical director of Right Track Medical Group in Mississippi, recommends ashwagandha, an herb that’s frequently used in Indian medicine for immunity and anxiety. “It helps your body better adapt to stress by reducing cortisol, also known as the stress hormone,” Dr. Pannel told POPSUGAR. “Lowering stress and reducing cortisol helps to strengthen immunity as well.”

Mar. 5, 2021: “I quit my job as a doctor to tackle the pandemic mental health crisis,” Wired
Quidest Sheriff, DO, a high-flying New York doctor quit her career in the middle of the pandemic to help her profession cope with the mental strain of Covid-19.

Mar. 5, 2021: “Lobstering and RA: Why I Pursued a Fellowship in Rheumatology,” Healio
I learned more in the 15-minute trip to Chebeague Island about Ben’s rheumatoid arthritis than in a half-dozen office visits. I think that was the day I decided to leave my primary care internal medicine practice on the Casco Bay Islands in Maine, and —at age 37 — apply to a rheumatology fellowship, writes Chuck Radis, DO, Clinical professor of medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, for Healio.

Mar. 4, 2021: “Is CBD Coffee a Combo Worth Trying?” The Healthy and MSN
Whether sold at your favorite café as a latte or as a bag of coffee grounds, it is “a traditional coffee beverage with CBD either infused or added,” according to Ryan Greene, DO, an osteopathic doctor and medical director of the Monarch Athletic Club in West Hollywood, California.

Mar. 3, 2021: “What’s the Connection Between Chronic Hives and the Thyroid?” Healthline
Hydroxychloroquine, a medication originally developed to prevent malaria, may also be a potential treatment option for people with chronic hives. A clinical trial found that 83 percent of people saw their hives improve or go away completely after using hydroxychloroquine for at least 3 months, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Mar. 2, 2021: “How to Get More Vitamin D Naturally,” HGTV
Research has shown that pairing vitamin D-rich foods with a source of fat or magnesium can significantly increase your body’s absorption of the vitamin, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

February 2021

Feb. 26, 2021: “People have just discovered Bruce Bogtrotter actor’s transformation,” Yahoo!
According to an interview he gave with the American Osteopathic Association, the cake scene actually took a full three weeks to film, putting Karz off chocolate for quite some time afterwards.

Feb. 25, 2021: “Bill to Defund Abortion Providers Passes House Committee,” Associated Press
Rachel Chisausky, DO, with Family Medicine Residency of Idaho said the bill goes against the professional duty that physicians have to their patients by attempting to prevent them from informing patients of their health care options. The American Osteopathic Association says explicitly that patients must be advised of all their treatment options, she said.

Feb. 24, 2021: “Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19,” Voice of America
The results of her study have been “incredibly successful,” Junqueira said, with the dogs recognizing the COVID samples about 95 percent of the time. The article was published in the Journal of  Osteopathic Medicine in February.

Feb. 23, 2021: “Why Empowering Our DOs Is So Important,” Media Planet

When I saw the theme, “Empowering DOs,” it struck me as particularly appropriate because we strive to represent and empower more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians and students each day at the American Osteopathic Association, writes CEO of the AOA Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD.

Feb. 22, 2021: “Do Home Cancer Tests Work as Well as a Colonoscopy?” US News & World Report
Fortunately, colorectal cancer is very treatable if detected early, says Daniel H. Ahn, DO, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

Feb. 19, 2021: “Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID-19 in Human Sweat,” NextGov
New research adds to a small but growing consensus that trained medical scent dogs can effectively screen individuals who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus by smell. The review paper in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine follows a comprehensive survey of research devoted to the use of trained scent dogs for detecting COVID.

Feb. 19, 2021: “Adult Bullying Is a Thing, Too,” Psychology Today
A poll from The Harris Poll done on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association surveyed 2000 United States adults and found that 31 percent of them reported being bullied as an adult, rates that are surprisingly on par with the levels reported in adolescence.

Feb. 17, 2021: “Thinking About Jumping the Vaccine Line? Here’s Why Medical Experts Are Begging You to Wait Your Turn,” Parade
The CDC guidelines focused on equitable distribution based on who’s most at risk, says Jay Bhatt, DO, osteopathic primary physician and chief clinical product officer and medical director at Medical Home Network. “In an ideal world, there’d be universal access to vaccines so that we’re not seeing people placed in a position where they have to choose when they get the vaccine or when they’re eligible to,” he says.

Feb. 17, 2021: “Revised Pediatric Concussion Guidelines Reduce Duration of Symptoms,” HealthDay
Changes in management of pediatric concussions are tied to a shortened length of reported symptoms, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Feb. 16, 2021: “Who should get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over the mRNA vaccines?” LiveScience and FOX News
But while the Moderna and Pfizer two-shot regimens look, on paper, to be more efficacious, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has an edge because it doesn’t require a follow-up shot and it can be stored at ordinary refrigerator temperatures for months, said Dr. Peter Gulick, a professor of medicine and an infectious disease expert at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Feb. 16, 2021: “COVID-19 Detection Dogs? Medical Study Says Dogs Can Sniff Out Illness,” International Business Times
Testing for COVID-19 is an intrusive, time-consuming task. However, a new study published in the February edition of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association indicates there might be a way to fix both of those problems.

Feb. 15, 2021: “Thyroid Problems: Here Are The Warning Signs And How To Check,” HuffPost
First, it’s good to know what your thyroid does in the body. “The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland right near the larynx that produces hormones,” said Naresh Rao, DO, a board-certified family medicine physician, partner at Sports Medicine at Chelsea and founder of Max Sports Health in New York City.

Feb. 14, 2021: “From being called ‘bossy’ to becoming the boss: 7 leadership lessons from successful women doctors,” MSN
Darian Dozier, an osteopathic medical student and creator of the med school admissions blog , spoke with five women doctors to ask their best leadership and career advice.

Feb. 13, 2021: “Dogs Can Detect COVID-19 More Accurately Than Tests: Research,” India.com
The magic lies in the canine sense of smell, which gives dogs the ability to detect molecules in tiny concentrations — “one part in a quadrillion compared with one part in one billion for humans,” according to the paper published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Feb. 13, 2021: “Dogs can sniff out COVID-19 in human sweat, shows study,” Knowridge Science Report
The review paper in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine follows a comprehensive survey of research devoted to the use of trained scent dogs for detecting COVID.

Feb. 12, 2021: “Humanity’s Best Friend,” HealthNewsDigest.com
According to UC Santa Barbara professor emeritus Tommy Dickey and his collaborator, BioScent researcher Heather Junqueira, dogs can be our allies in the fight against COVID-19A. A review published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine added to a small but growing consensus that trained medical scent dogs can effectively be used for screening individuals who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Feb. 12, 2021: “Can dogs detect covid-19 better than a PCR test?” MSN
In a new report published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, researchers gathered several studies on the subject, which “demonstrated that the sensitivity, specificity, and overall success rates reported by the summarized scent detection studies are comparable to or better than the standard RT-PCR and antigen testing procedures.”

Feb. 12, 2021: “Scent Detection Dogs Can Identify Individuals Infected with COVID-19,” ReachMD
Findings in a recent article in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine indicate scent detection dogs can likely be used to effectively screen and identify individuals infected with the COVID-19 virus in hospitals, senior care facilities, schools, universities, airports, and even large public gatherings for sporting events and concerts.

Feb. 12, 2021: “Our canine helpers can detect the scent of COVID-19 in human sweat after only four days of training,” BBC’s Science Focus Magazine
A new review paper published in the Journal of The American Osteopathic Association suggests they can. Tommy Dickey, a professor emeritus at the University of California Santa Barbara, and his collaborator BioScent’s Heather Junqueira, pored over all the current research available and found that dogs were capable of sniffing out individuals who had been infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Feb. 12, 2021: “Use of Scent Detection Dogs For SARS-CoV-2 Screening Shows Promise, Review Suggests,” Technology Networks
According to UC Santa Barbara professor emeritus Tommy Dickey and his collaborator, BioScent researcher Heather Junqueira, they can. And with a review paper published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine they have added to a small but growing consensus that trained medical scent dogs can effectively be used for screening individuals who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Feb. 12, 2021: “Scent detection dogs may be effective for COVID-19 screening, study suggests,” Becker’s Hospital Review
Trained scent detection dogs screening for those with COVID-19 showed similar or better success rates than standard polymerase chain reaction tests, according to findings from a literature review published in the February issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Feb. 11, 2021: “The Canine Potential in Rapid COVID Testing,” Santa Barbara Independent
Tommy Dickey is an oceanographer who retired from UCSB’s Geography Department when cancer sidelined him in 2013. Dickey teamed up with Heather Junqueira, who was already engaged with her beagles and basset hounds in COVID research with BioScent. Their findings were published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine this month and are an analysis of four papers that determined canines could detect COVID-19 in the 80 to 90 percent range on average.

Feb. 11, 2021: “3 Easy Tips to Soothe Restless Leg Syndrome and Finally Sleep Through the Night,” Woman’s World
A study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that a targeted foot wrap tamps down that ″gotta move″ feeling 140 percent better than standard drug treatments, helping study participants sleep 82 percent more soundly.

Feb. 11, 2021: Local physician has tips for combating freezing weather,” ABC 8 Jonesboro, AR
Bhavesh Joshi, DO, a family physician and assistant professor at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State says combating the cold is not as simple as just bundling up.

Feb. 10, 2021: “What Is ‘COVID Tongue’?” Verywell Health
Peter Gulick, DO, professor of medicine and infectious disease expert at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, tells Verywell that he thinks it’s still too early to tell if COVID tongue is real—but he does think it’s possible.

Feb. 9, 2021: “Medicaid Physician Fees Still Lag Medicare Payment Rates,” Medscape
AAFP joined with three other medical groups — the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association — in a June 2020 letter in support of a bill offered by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) in the 116th session of Congress.

Feb. 8, 2021: “31 Black medical pioneers to know,” Becker’s Hospital Review
In honor of Black History Month, 31 clinicians and healthcare professionals who advanced medicine and race relations in the U.S. are featured. First on the list is William G. Anderson, DO, a professor of surgery and senior adviser to the dean of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, who was also the first Black president of the American Osteopathic Association.

Feb. 8, 2021: “What To Know Before You Try This Viral TikTok Treadmill Workout,” SheKnows
Dennis Cardone, DO, osteopathic sports medicine specialist and chief of primary care sports medicine at NYU Langone Health, told TODAY that he wouldn’t recommend this workout for someone new to walking for fitness and definitely not as an every day routine — especially if they find themselves struggling to reach the 30-minute mark without becoming out of breath

Feb. 8, 2021: “What’s up With the New COVID Variant, and Does the Vaccine Protect Against It? Here’s What Doctors Say,” Parade
One of the reasons COVID-19 variants are emerging is because not enough people are vaccinated yet, says Judith Lightfoot, DO, FACOI, chief of infectious disease at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. “The longer you have a virus which can change itself in this configuration and fewer people vaccinated, you’ll begin to see variations of it,” she explains

Feb. 7, 2021: “How to diversify America’s doctor workforce,” Fortune
More recent research in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association came to a similar conclusion, stating that the diversity of internationally trained doctors can help to “enhance health outcomes considering the highly diverse nature of the U.S. patient population.

Feb. 7, 2021: “Cherokee Nation medical students gets hands-on training with COVID shots,” Times Herald
As the demands of the pandemic continue to increase, the health services arm of the country’s largest Native American tribe is using the 54 students from its new medical school to help administer COVID-19 vaccines. Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in in the Cherokee Nation’s capital of Tahlequah, in northeast Oklahoma. On top of handling patients with common medical conditions, health care systems like CNHS are under pressure to vaccinate people, while also caring for those who have already contracted the virus

Feb. 7, 2021: “How often to see the doctor,” Portsmouth Daily Times
Jennifer Caudle, DO, a family physician and assistant professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ, says too often people visit the doctor only when they are really sick. That works to their disadvantage because the appointment will focus only on treating the illness instead of addressing other preventative care and screenings

Feb. 6, 2021: “One year after first known US COVID-19 death, over 450,000 families will never see a loved one again,” CNN
His relentless care for patients continued until late March, when Gabrin came down with COVID-19 symptoms. His death marked a profound loss for both patients and colleagues in the medical field, wrote Robert Suter, DO, president of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

Feb. 2, 2021: “With All ‘DO’ Respect,” About You
While osteopathic medicine is still relatively unknown to many, this form of practice is gaining respect and steadily growing. According to the American Osteopathic Association, DOs account for approximately 11 percent of physicians in the country, a number that has more than tripled since 1990.

Feb. 2, 2021: “How to Get Rid of Skin Tags at Home,” Greatist
Skin tags are very common. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, scientists guess that almost half of all adults experience them. 

Feb. 2, 2021: “Do you need to wear a mask while sledding or shoveling? Here’s what experts say,” NJ.com
People don’t need to wear a face covering if they aren’t shoveling near others who are outside of their immediate bubble, says Kanad Mukherjee, DO, a family medicine physician and assistant professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Feb. 1, 2021: “Medical Watch: Concussion Guidelines,” WGN
Time out of play can be reduced by following new concussion guidelines, Dina Bair reports. Research in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine reveals updated concussion management criteria can reduce symptoms.

 

Feb. 1, 2021: “Recent concussion guidelines can shorten symptom duration, study says,” Becker’s Hospital Review
The use of updated concussion management guidelines dropped the duration of symptoms from one month to one week in female athletes and from 11 to five days in male athletes, according to a study published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Feb. 1, 2021: “Might Your Vaccinator Have COVID?” MedPage Today
At Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey, family medicine chair Joshua Coren, DO, says all vaccinators are offered the vaccine for themselves when they show up to administer the shots to between 300 and 400 people each day. It’s administered to them during a lull, or at the end of their shift.

January 2021

Jan. 29, 2021: “American Osteopathic Assoc partners with Two by Four,” Reel Chicago
Two by Four, an advertising agency with offices in Chicago and San Francisco, announced today that they have been named the agency of record by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The AOA is the nation’s largest professional organization dedicated to the osteopathic profession, the fastest growing health care profession in the country.

Jan. 28, 2021: “How Not to Waste COVID Vaccines,” MedPage Today
In New Jersey, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine staff assemble 100 doses to cover the first couple hours, then draw about 50, then 20. To cover the last two hours before the site shuts to the public at 4 p.m., they bring out one vial at a time as needed. Sometimes they don’t know if the last 10 patients will all show up, said site coordinator Joshua Coren, DO, but they know they at least will not waste all 10 shots.

Jan. 28, 2021: “Low Tech Gets It Done,” Industry Week
It’s likely that few of us are regular readers of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. But the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on the results of research that took place in a local hospital that should be of interest to all of us, no matter what industry we’re in.

Jan. 27, 2021: “OSU Medical Students Aid Effort To Vaccinate Oklahomans Against COVID-19,” News on 6
Medical students at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine have been helping vaccinate Oklahomans against COVID-19.

Jan. 27, 2021: “Two by Four wins American Osteopathic Association,” O’Dwyer’s PR
Two by Four will partner with the AOA to increase visibility and understanding of osteopathic medicine and the role of osteopathic physicians in the U.S. health care system. The scope includes creative, production, strategy, media, public relations and account management. “We have tasked Two by Four with creating disruptive marketing that clearly communicates the distinctive value of the osteopathic profession,” said American Osteopathic Association CEO Kevin Klauer.

Jan. 27, 2021: “Biden Ousts White House ‘Spin Doctor’ Who Treated Trump For COVID-19,” HuffPost
Conley is being replaced by Kevin O’Connor, DO, a retired Army colonel and osteopathic physician who was Biden’s doctor during his tenure as vice president.

Jan. 25, 2021: “Can You Banish Brittle Nails For Good?” Greatist
Brittle nails, formerly known as onychoschizia, are quite common, especially for vagina owners, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD).

Jan. 25, 2021: “Biden replaces controversial White House physician,” CNN
A White House official said Biden had selected Kevin O’Connor, DO, to replace Sean Conley, DO, as his doctor. Both Dr. O’Connor and Dr. Conley hold degrees in osteopathic medicine, one of the two degrees in the United States with which physicians can practice medicine — either as a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathic medicine.

Jan. 25, 2021: “Biden Names His Personal Doctor, Kevin O’Connor, to Be White House Physician,” New York Times
Kevin O’Connor, DO, was the physician to Mr. Biden when he was vice president and continued to serve as his physician after he left office. An osteopathic physician, Dr. O’Connor began serving as a doctor at the White House in 2006, when President George W. Bush was in office.

Jan. 25, 2021: “What Is Fungal Acne? Plus, How to Tell If You Have It,” SHAPE
Other contributing factors include using greasy sunscreen and oily moisturizers, having oily skin (the yeast feeds on that oil), and being immunosuppressed, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Jan. 25, 2021: “Cherokee Nation Dedicates New Medical School,” KUAF, NPR Arkansas affiliate
The new Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, which recently opened for classes, was formally dedicated last week. The facility is the first tribally affiliated medical school in the country with a focus on educating primary care physicians who are interested in serving rural and underserved populations in Oklahoma.

Jan. 23, 2021: “’We will be a part of history’: Eager medical students are helping speed up US vaccine rollout,” USA Today
“There’s no doubt that we have not been able to vaccinate as many people in an efficient way that we want in part because there’s not enough people involved at all levels,” Virginia Bader, director of Students Assist America and senior adviser to the president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic medicine.

Jan. 21, 2021: “I Transitioned During Medical School—What Biden’s Assistant Health Secretary Means to Me as a Trans Doctor,” Health
I still have not overcome a lot of my personal issues, even now as a 30-year-old psychiatry resident at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey, writes Danielle Weitzer, DO, for Health magazine. She is also a member of the ABC News Medical Unit, where she covers transgender medical topics, like the impact transition surgery has on mental health.

Jan. 20, 2021: “Black, Latino Medical Students Have More Empathy: Study,” The Washington Informer
New results from a first-of-its-kind, national medical education empathy study could provide medical schools with an evidence-based assessment to help them not only improve diversity in admissions but also help address the long-standing health disparities plaguing our nation and harming patient health, according to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

Jan. 19, 2021: “The Science of Empathy in Rheumatology,” The Rheumatologist
With such therapeutic progress now reaching a widening circle of rheumatic diseases, we would be justified to ask why the topic of empathy would be of interest and importance to our field? The answer is simple and reflects the reality that diseases are more than the sum of immune biomarkers, CDAI scores, Sharp scores, SLEDAI scores or most other commonly used metrics; they are conditions experienced by people manifesting the sum total of the human condition, writes Leonard H. Calabrese, DO.

Jan. 18, 2021: “Who Shouldn’t Get the Covid-19 Vaccine—and Why,” The Healthy and MSN
“The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a statement in December 2020 that pregnant women and lactating women should both get the vaccine,” Dr. Nachman notes.

Jan. 15, 2021: “Column: Emotional, physical toll for front-line families difficult, Naperville doctor and his wife say,” Chicago Tribune
Now the COVID-19 vaccination is being distributed, both Paul, an osteopathic physician in the intensive care unit at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, and his wife, Julie, are greatly relieved, but that doesn’t mean they can let their guard down just yet.

Jan. 14, 2021: “Why You Should Post Your COVID Vaccine on Social Media,” Diverse Issues in Higher Education
“If you don’t post your COVID vaccine on social media, do you even form antibodies?” asks Brittany Ladson, OMS III. In this contributed post, Brittany makes the case for sharing their vaccination photos on social media. #ThisIsOurShot

Jan. 12, 2021: “The Anti-Anxiety Diet,” Yoga Journal
Every cell in your body relies on magnesium to function. And yet, half of people in the United States aren’t getting nearly enough of it in their diets, according to a 2018 report from the American Osteopathic Association.

Jan. 11, 2021: “Osteopathic Docs Sue ABIM Over Residency Director Certification Requirement,” MedPage Today
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is suing the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) over its policy requiring internal medicine residency directors to be board-certified by ABIM in order for their residents to be able to sit for the ABIM board certification exam.

Jan. 9, 2021: “Yoga And Meditation Found To Reduce Chronic Pain And Depression: Study,” MSN
study from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) courses could be a great treatment for people suffering from chronic pain and depression.

Jan. 8, 2021: “Why We’re Adding More Mood-Boosting Dance to Our Movement Routines,” MindBodyGreen
One smaller study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that among their 69 participants, those who participated in regular group fitness classes had less perceived stress and better physical, mental, and emotional quality of life—compared with solo exercise, or none at all.

Jan. 7, 2021: “It’s Official: Med School Applications Well Up This Cycle,” MedPage Today
“A planned class size increase is viewed as a substantive change by the COCA [Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation], which requires prior application to and approval by COCA,” wrote Jed Brinton, Vice President of Accreditation at the American Osteopathic Association, in an email.

Jan. 7, 2021: “Florida House, Senate unveil COVID-19 business protections,” Channel 4 News
Physicians, hospitals and nursing homes were among the first to call for lawsuit protections during the pandemic. The leaders of the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association sent a letter to DeSantis in the spring recommending that the governor issue an executive order that would limit liability; provide sovereign immunity protections for doctors who complied with a DeSantis emergency order that shut down optional health-care services; or amend sections of the state’s so-called “Good Samaritan Act” so it would apply to physicians working during the pandemic.

Jan. 6, 2021: “Feeling Dizzy? 3 Easy Solutions That Will Combat the Spins,” Woman’s World
Ginkgo biloba can enhance blood flow and decrease the thickness of blood, meaning better blood flow gets to the inner-ear area, explains Stephanie Zeszutek, DO, a clinical assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jan. 6, 2021: “Medical schools in El Paso, Las Cruces report record number of applicants,” CBS Local, El Paso
“When medicine is front and center either in media coverage or even something seemingly unrelated as a popular TV show, we see a spike in medical school applications,” said William Pieratt, DO, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jan. 2, 2021: “This doctor survived COVID-19 during the first wave. She’s one of the experts we turn to for advice,” NJ.com
“I was passing out all over the house,” said Judith Lightfoot, DO, who is the interim chairperson for Rowan University’s department of internal medicine, chief of infectious disease and department director for internal medicine. This was early March and Lightfoot, who was well aware of the COVID-19 virus sweeping across the world, spent two months battling back from it.

 

 

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