Could OMT Reduce Stress Fractures Among Distance Runners?
Dec. 5: A study in this month's issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) involves collegiate cross-country athletes who received a preventive osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) protocol. The study evaluated the effect this protocol had on the athletes' incidence of stress fractures over a period of several years. Read more.
Important Message on Medicare Advantage
Nov. 27: The AOA is deeply concerned about the recent changes to several Medicare Advantage plans resulting in physician terminations from networks. Learn more and find out what to do if you know of physicians who have been terminated (member login required).
Educate Patients With Monthly Health Articles
Nov. 19: The AOA's Health for the Whole Family articles can help you educate patients on topics ranging from migraines to fibromyalgia. The articles are also designed to help raise awareness of osteopathic medicine. Learn more about how you can use the articles in your practice.
The Hero Next Door: 'I Saw That I Needed Some Help'
Nov. 14: When a midair helicopter collision in Afghanistan killed four Marines from her squadron and left two gravely injured, Meredith L. Perry, DO, the squadron's senior flight surgeon, worked through the aftermath. But when she started to note symptoms of PTSD in herself, she sought help and is now a vocal advocate for other PTSD sufferers to do the same. Read more.
DO Delivers Veterans Day Keynote Address at NIH
Nov. 8: Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald R. Blanck, DO, delivered the keynote address at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 6. The event honored veterans for their service and continued contributions. Read more.
AOA Partners to Gain Recognition of OMT Among Insurers
Nov. 5: Over the past few months, the AOA has heard from members in the Pacific Northwest who were being audited for providing patients with osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on the same day as evaluation and management services. Learn more.
DOs in Far-Flung Countries Talk Shop
Nov. 4: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to practice medicine overseas? In this article from The DO, four DOs who practice abroad discuss the challenges, rewards and differences they've encountered. Read more.
Changes to ACGME Common Program Requirements
Oct. 21: The ACGME has delayed the implementation date of the revised Common Program Requirements. Although the ACGME Board approved going forward with the requirements, there are a few positive changes to note, including the fact that implementation has been delayed by one year until July 2016. Read more.
Tell Congress That Every Patient Counts Today!
Oct. 15: Join the AOA in urging our nation's lawmakers to invest in the highest quality health care for today's seniors and future generations. Visit www.EveryPatientCounts.org today to learn how you can get involved and make sure physicians and patients are no longer burdened by the sustainable growth rate. Learn more.