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News for the Osteopathic Medical Profession

AOA Advocates for SGR Repeal in DC

Sept. 19: AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, and a delegation of DOs and AOA leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to ask members of Congress to continue work on reforming the Medicare sustainable growth rate. Find out how you can help.

West Africa Ebola Outbreak: Opportunities to Serve

West AfricaSept. 17: Physicians are needed to aid in response efforts to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Most volunteer opportunities involve a six- or eight-week time commitment. Organizations seeking volunteers include Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Partners in Health and USAID. Learn more.

StethoscopeFDA Approves REMS Modification for Victoza

Sept. 16: The FDA has announced a modification to the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for injectable liraglutide, prescribed for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus under the brand name Victoza. Learn more.

Controlling Expenses for Member Services

AOA logoSept. 12: By identifying and transitioning to more fiscally responsible operations, the AOA can enhance the quality and efficiency of the services it offers to members, as well as providing new services to the members. Read more.

How DOs Spread the AOA Message on Capitol Hill

Capitol HillSept. 11: Find out how the AOA and DOs can work together to tell members of Congress about federal legislative priorities and encourage lawmakers to vote on important legislation before recessing again next week. Read more.

Physicians: Review Open Payments Info By Thursday, Sept. 11

September 11Sept. 10: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the deadline for physicians to review and dispute data about their interactions with biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies. The deadline is now Sept. 11, 2014. CMS plans to publish this data on a public website on Sept. 30, 2014. Read more.

Space Medicine Brings Unique Challenges, Rewards

Earth from spaceSept. 5: As a NASA flight surgeon, Richard A. Scheuring, DO, helps astronauts prepare for missions and recondition after returning home. While crew members are in space, Dr. Scheuring provides medical support through satellite video and email and cares for the astronauts' families. Read more.

When Studying Means Using Prescription Stimulants

JAOA logoAug. 28: A study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) found that 15.2% of first- and second-year students surveyed at a large osteopathic medical school used prescription stimulants non-medically to aid them in studying. Read more.

AOA Participates in White House 'Joining Forces' Meeting

AOA logoAug. 21: Health care stakeholders at the meeting discussed strategies to improve mental health services for military service personnel, veterans and their families. The Joining Forces initiative, of which the AOA has been a partner since its first year, is a multi-pronged program that aims to create opportunities and provide support for service members and their families. Read more.

Chart Your Professional Future With Career Compass Tool

Career Compass logoAug. 20: Osteopathic medical students, postdoctoral trainees and new physicians in practice can use the AOA's Career Compass to help them pursue their professional goals and connect with the osteopathic medical community. Learn more.

Strategies to Raise DO Awareness

ADO examining a patientug. 15: “What is a DO?” It’s a question you’ve likely heard before, and it’s the inspiration for one of the AOA strategic plan’s five priority areas for 2014-2016. As part of our goal of increasing awareness and visibility of osteopathic medicine, the AOA will be launching a multi-year brand campaign, which is expected to get underway in early 2015. Learn more.  


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