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HHS provides $350 million in funding for maternal and child health

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.

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10.20.21

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In Memoriam: Oct. 20, 2021

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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10.20.21

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Chiropractor scope of practice expansion bill in Congress

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

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10.20.21

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DOs fight back: Profession responds to Hasan Minhaj’s Jimmy Fallon interview

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.

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10.19.21

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How physicians feel about open notes access

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

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10.15.21

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OMED21 conference program now available

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.

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10.14.21

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Why residency applications need to change

So, what’s the problem? Alright, anybody that has been through the process knows that applying to residency programs is a long and expensive process. The issue is not how long it is, or honestly how expensive it is, even though those are problems.

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10.14.21

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This new Utah DO school doesn’t have scheduled classes

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

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10.14.21

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AOA recognizes leaders, researchers and groups for advancing the osteopathic medical profession

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.

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10.13.21