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OMT Minute: Osteopathic Lymphatic Pump Techniques

Lee Ann Curry, DO, demonstrates the thoracic and pedal pump techniques to increase lymphatic flow, boost antibiody response to vaccines, increase secretory IgA in stressed patents, and more.

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06.25.18

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Money matters: Physicians with high debt more likely to work in underserved areas

A new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found physicians graduating with the highest levels of student loan debt are increasingly planning to practice in underserved areas, a trend associated with debt repayment programs.

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05.30.18

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Psychiatric disorders present in 15% of patients with chronic dizziness, JAOA study finds

Chronic dizziness can result from a number of underlying health problems, most commonly involving neurologic, vestibular and cardiac diseases. Researchers determined that chronic dizziness can also result from or trigger psychiatric disorders.

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05.01.18

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How this high school summer program aims to tackle the physician shortage

In just one week, high school students participating in a summer enrichment program demonstrated a 34 percent increase in their understanding of how to prepare for medical school and a 38 percent increase on average in their biomedical knowledge, according to a recent study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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04.01.18

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis Through the Teachings of A.T. Still

In the early 1900s, the founder of osteopathic medicine, Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, found himself practicing in an opioid epidemic similar to the epidemic taking place today.

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03.01.18

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JAOA review: Low magnesium levels make Vitamin D ineffective

A new review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans.

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03.01.18

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Model reduces no-shows, increases patient visits by addressing patient challenges for missing appointments

Elmont Teaching Health Center (ETHC), a community-based health center in Long Island, New York, realized a 34 percent decrease in patient no-show rates in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a study published in the February issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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02.01.18

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What to know before prescribing cannabis: JAOA research finds rates of absorption and psychoactive effects vary

For DOs managing the care of patients with chronic neuropathic or cancer pain, cannabis may be a viable treatment option. However, physicians are urged to counsel patients on the appropriate use of cannabis due to the possibility of varied and unpredictable effects, including schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues, according to comprehensive research in The Journal … Read More

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02.01.18

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Study: Cervical lesions change fastest in Hispanic women, slowest in black women

Original research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association offers evidence-based context to help DOs care for patients with abnormal Pap results.

JAOA

01.01.18