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Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) represents a new approach for guiding chronic pain management because it is patient-centered and more likely to be understood and accepted by patients.
Premedical preparatory programs at osteopathic medical schools that recruit students from medically underserved areas (MUAs) may promote interest in practicing osteopathic medicine in underserved or rural areas. In these programs, emphasis on cultural competency may increase diversity among medical school applicants and decrease healthcare disparities in the future.
Osteopathic medical students receive an abundance of training in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) during their first 2 years of medical school and less during the second 2 years. Family Medicine residency programs often include significantly more OMT training during residency, but it is less frequently applied in other residencies.
Masks have long been utilized to prevent the spread of airborne pathogens and diseases in the healthcare setting. Recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mask use has been expanded to all public areas to help slow the spread of this virus. One such location where masks can be seen is gyms. While exercising, the needs … Read More
The patient–physician relationship is often initiated when a patient is not feeling well or is having pain; however, there are other times when this relationship occurs abruptly due to sudden trauma or diseases processes. Unfortunately, some trauma and pathologies may impair the patient, leading to disability. The recovery process may be prolonged and may still … Read More
In the November issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including the impact of wearing a mask on an exercise regimen, asthma medications in schools, the Paralympic golf movement, postgraduate OMT training, and more! See the full issue below and more Advance Articles … Read More
A 4-month-old male with a medical history of late prematurity and two hospitalizations for viral bronchiolitis presented to the clinic for a new-patient well-child check. His previous hospitalizations for bronchiolitis did not present with hypoxia or respiratory distress, and he did not require any respiratory support. During further discussion, the parents reported that the patient … Read More
An 83-year-old woman presented to the outpatient clinic in December 2020 with the complaint of recurrent bilateral frontal headaches for 3 months. She did not identify any precipitating factors. She described the headaches as random, dull in nature, non-positional, and non-radiating. She denied nausea, vomiting, phonophobia, or photophobia. Most headaches were rated 6 out of 10 in severity, … Read More
To the Editor: We would like to thank Dr. Boulet and coauthors for their comments on our article in their Letter to the Editor. The letter’s authors raise some important points regarding our study’s limitations and the value of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) for osteopathic applicants to post-graduate training programs.