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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced nearly $350 million in awards to every state across the nation to support safe pregnancies and healthy babies.
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 email@example.com. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.
The AOA, the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society and the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association recently sent letters to Congress opposing a bill (H.R. 2654) that would authorize chiropractors to use the title “physician” under the Medicare Part B program and be paid the same rate for manual manipulation of the spine as DOs or … Read More
During a recent interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, comedian Hasan Minhaj broadly mischaracterized DOs, referring to them as “off-brand doctors” among other comments that perpetuated harmful stereotypes about osteopathic physicians. The clip was quickly circulated throughout the medical community, prompting outrage from DOs and MDs alike.
Astudy on ophthalmologists’ opinions on open notes, published recently in Nature, found that many think their patients will have trouble understanding their medical records and may be unnecessarily distressed and/or offended by them. The survey of 29 clinicians at the University of Colorado’s ophthalmology department also found that some were worried that open notes requirements would … Read More
The conference program for OMED21, a virtual event taking place Oct. 22-24, is now available here. The program includes the schedule of CME sessions for 18 specialties as well as detailed information on conference-wide general sessions, networking events, keynote speakers, panel discussions and symposia.
Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (NoordaCOM) in Provo, Utah, is not only teaching virtually for the 2021-2022 school year, its inaugural year, but will also not be offering scheduled classes. Inspired by the school’s mission to be innovative in the medical education community, NoordaCOM’s leadership opted to have students take in information via “learning pods” … Read More
A highlight of AOA’s OMED conference each year is the awards ceremony, highlighting four AOA awards, when stories of amazing research and impressive achievements remind attendees why the osteopathic community thrives.