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In Memoriam: May 1, 2022

The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to memberservice@osteopathic.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

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05.16.22

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How I navigated my grandfather’s death as a medical student

“His echo results came back, and his ejection fraction is 25%. It looks like the infection has overwhelmed his heart.” As the ICU resident said this, I felt my own heart plummet. My family members looked at me with confusion, trying to understand what this new information meant.

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05.15.22

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How to find your identity online and be authentic

Apersonal brand is a way to differentiate yourself from the crowd. It’s your own unique identity that you can use to stand out and be recognized. A personal brand identifies what you’re good at and what sets you apart from others. You can then showcase your brand through whatever medium you favor and enjoy.

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05.14.22

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How a DO saved my life when I was a child

My most vivid childhood memory begins with a feverish and tearful awakening from sleep, unable to stand, covered in violet blotches. With just weeks before my fifth birthday, I had no understanding of what was happening to me, or that my parents, for whom I cried out, were hundreds of miles away visiting family.

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05.13.22

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Is burnout the correct term to use?

The debate about whether to use the term “burnout” stems from the understandable concern that “burnout” puts blame and responsibility on the individual experiencing it, instead of directing responsibility to a systemic/organizational level. Terms that have been used in the media in an attempt to more accurately describe the psychological phenomenon experienced by physicians include … Read More

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05.12.22

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AOA commends Senate for unanimously adopting resolution on National Osteopathic Medicine Week

The AOA commends members of the United States Senate for adopting a resolution designating April 18-24, 2022, as National Osteopathic Medicine Week.

The DO Staff

05.09.22

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DOs recognized with promotion, scholarships, advocacy awards and hall of fame induction

The osteopathic medical profession is constantly growing and making strides thanks to the many wonderful DOs and osteopathic medical students who excel in their roles. Following are some recent professional recognitions and accomplishments the profession is currently celebrating.

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05.08.22

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The DO Book Club, May 2022: The English Patient, Flying Blind and Patients at Risk

As Monty Python might say, “And now, for something completely different.” Or better yet, maybe Rod Serling – “Offered up for your consideration …” If you’re young enough, you may have to Google both of those.

The DO Staff

05.07.22

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How kidney testing is affected by racial bias

The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a blood test used to measure kidney function. It is also an important test for diagnosing kidney disease. An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is an equation used as a primary method for identifying and managing kidney disease. The equation includes age, sex, race and bodyweight to estimate kidney … Read More

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05.06.22