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Comorbidities associated with symptoms of subjective cognitive decline in individuals aged 45–64

Early-stage cognitive decline occurs when an individual experiences memory loss or other cognitive impairment but does not meet the criteria for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementias. After diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), approximately 5–15 % of cases progress to dementia per year. AD and many other causes of dementia are presently incurable. Early recognition … Read More

JOM Staff

06.13.24

JOM

Effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative applications on HPA axis in youth with major depressive disorder: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Osteopathic treatments regulate the neurovegetative system through joint mobilizations and manipulations, and myofascial and craniosacral techniques. Despite the growing body of research, the precise impact of osteopathic medicine on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is not yet fully elucidated. As to Kuchera’s techniques, the stimulation of the sympathetic trunk and prevertebral ganglia contributed to harmonization … Read More

JOM Staff

06.11.24

The DO

DO Day 2024: Advocating for student loan reform, health care worker safety and more

For many osteopathic medical students, their first time experiencing DO Day is a whirlwind of emotions. It is an extremely exciting event, but being a first-time participant can also be nerve-wracking. DO Day provides attendees with a rare opportunity to actively engage in advocacy and witness firsthand the impact DOs and osteopathic medical students can have on … Read More

The DO Staff

06.09.24

JOM

Prevalence and quality of medical Spanish education in US osteopathic medical schools: a national survey

Spanish is the language in the United States with the greatest language-concordant physician deficit. Allopathic medical Spanish programs have proliferated, but the national prevalence of medical Spanish education at osteopathic medical schools has never been evaluated.

JOM Staff

06.09.24

The DO

How to soften red flags on your ERAS application

Applying for residency can be a daunting prospect, especially because much of the process involves playing “the waiting game.” For those medical students who are concerned about aspects of their application that might make them appear “less competitive” on paper, such as low or failed licensing exams, remediations or gaps/extended time in education, the process … Read More

The DO Staff

06.08.24

The DO

How DOs can be at the forefront of the digital health revolution

The digital world is advancing health care whether we like it or not. During this time of great change, it’s imperative that the osteopathic community invests in ensuring that we are leaders in the movement of digital health.

The DO Staff

06.07.24

JOM

A validity study of COMLEX-USA Level 3 with the new test design

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) administers the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA), a three-level examination designed for licensure for the practice of osteopathic medicine. The examination design for COMLEX-USA Level 3 (L3) was changed in September 2018 to a two-day computer-based examination with two components: a multiple-choice … Read More

JOM Staff

06.07.24

The DO

20 reasons to love and hate retirement

As of this writing, I’m coming up on five years of being formally retired from practicing medicine. Have my feelings changed? Not really. Have they evolved? Yes, they most certainly have. I suspect yours have or will as well.

The DO Staff

06.06.24

JOM

Implementation and mixed-methods evaluation of “Walk with a Doc” program at Stony Brook

Walking groups run by trained individuals, lasting under an hour in a natural environment, may be a cost-effective way by which to encourage sustainable changes in physical activity as well as foster companionship and a shared experience of wellness among participants. Walk with a Doc (WWaD) is a national program that provides a platform for … Read More

JOM Staff

06.05.24