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DO advocates for diversity in medicine, works toward justice and equality

This month, we are excited to introduce you to Ashley Denmark, DO, who is a champion for the underrepresented and is a strong proponent of diversity in medicine. Her nontraditional path to osteopathic medicine is a story that started in a hospital kitchen and resulted in Dr. Denmark becoming a family medicine physician.

The DO Staff

11.12.22

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A guide to medical terminology

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: a lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica or quartz dust.

The DO Staff

11.11.22

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Highlights from the U.S. Surgeon General’s warning on health worker burnout

For years there has been an increase in health workforce burnout. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the effects of exhaustion and moral distress across the health community. Earlier this year, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, addressed health worker burnout and provided solutions in his advisory on building a thriving health workforce titled, “Addressing health worker … Read More

The DO Staff

11.10.22

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3 osteopathic organizations win 2022 Outstanding Affiliate Awards

The AOA recently selected the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) as the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Affiliate Awards.

The DO Staff

11.06.22

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My primary care and medical acupuncture clinical rotation

I recently wrote an article for The DO about my experience doing an away rotation at the NIH Clinical Center. Now I’d like to talk about another unique fourth-year rotation that I did: a clinical rotation in primary care and medical acupuncture.

The DO Staff

11.05.22

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Remembering to vote in the midterm elections

Of the 535 members of Congress, there are 17 physicians – four physicians in the Senate and 13 physicians in the House. This means that the physician voice is being represented by only 3% of Congress, and this is why physician advocacy is so important. There are myriad ways to be politically active, and even more health … Read More

The DO Staff

11.04.22

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Top 10 holiday gifts for doctors and medical trainees

Every year around this time, I start getting emails from my mother asking me what I’d like as a holiday gift. After putting off answering her email for a few days, I usually send back an uncreative list of things I’ve been meaning to buy, or gifts that are generically pleasant (balsam & cedar candle, … Read More

The DO Staff

11.03.22

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Q&A: OMM pioneer and longtime advocate for osteopathic medicine shares tales from a 50-year career

It is a pleasure to introduce you to Edward Stiles, DO, FAAODist. He has spent his entire medical career advancing osteopathic medicine. He is no stranger to the evolution and forward progress of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).

The DO Staff

11.02.22

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Physician advocacy: Tips for communicating with legislators via phone, letters and face-to-face

For the last several years, the AOA’s public policy team has provided opportunities for osteopathic students and physicians to connect with their legislators during one-on-one meetings that take place during the August legislative recess, DO Day and other special events held throughout the year.

The DO Staff

11.01.22