OMED 2014 Wrap-UP: The AGE OF DO starts Now

OCT. 29: What does it look like when a group of DOs gather to learn, be inspired and connect? Watch the video below to see why the age of DO starts now!

Video: How concerned are you about ebola?

OCT 29: While some DOs question the nation's readiness to tackle Ebola, others say they aren't worried about the virus because Ebola isn't airborne or highly contagious.


OCT. 29: Physicians can help guide newly insured patients by making sure they understand the basics of health insurance, said Matthew G. Heinz, MD, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DOs in the audience agreed patient health literacy can be a challenge and expressed concerns about how the Affordable Care Act has affected their patients' insurance coverage. READ MORE

How has the Affordable Care Act affected your practice? That's precisely the question The DO asked attendees at OMED this week:


A Brief History of Meth

OCT. 29: Methamphetamines belong to the chemical group known as phenethylamines, a group that also includes MDMA (ecstasy), NBOME, khat and bath salts. Addiction psychiatrist Michael A. Dekker, DO, explained the effects of these drugs and how to treat patients who overdose. READ MORE

MEDIA 101: How to position yourself as a medical expert

OCT. 29: Do you see yourself as the next Dr. Sanjay Gupta? A seasoned expert shares words of wisdom on working with the media. READ MORE

Disaster Response: Lessons Learned

OCT. 29: George N. Smith, DO, who coordinated disaster response following an explosion at a fertilizer plant last year in West, Texas, urged OMED attendees to amp up their disaster readiness chops. READ MORE

Working with abused children: A crash course

OCT. 28: Childhood abuse has a profound impact on the brain and can result in behaviors like hypervigilance, lacking a clear sense of trust, and telling lies. For physicians treating abused kids, it's important to be empathetic and acknowledge the child's strengths. ​READ MORE

How to prescribe yoga for overuse injuries

OCT. 28: Practicing yoga can help patients be more sensitive to alignment, good posture, and muscle tension and fatigue. The focus on deep breathing can also ease stress. READ MORE


OCT 27: Not enough patients are getting the vaccine, and not enough physicians are recommending it, a DO expert said at OMED. READ MORE


OCT. 27: During a week when concerns about the spread of Ebola continue to dominate newscasts and headlines across the country, a panel of DOs convened during OMED for an educational session focused on preparing for and responding to the infectious disease. READ MORE

At Monday's OMED General Session, family physician Rob Danoff, DO, sat down with AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, to talk about putting the threat of a U.S. Ebola outbreak into perspective:  



OCT. 27: Five health care experts took the stage during Monday's OMED General Session to share their predictions for the future of medicine. From trading stethoscopes for smartphones to increasingly personalized, on-demand medicine, here's a glimpse at what the future could hold for physicians. READ MORE

In the clip below, Michael Weiner, DO, Ceci Connolly weigh in on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the nation's health care system:


One Key to Empathy: Ask, 'What Else?'

OCT 27: Physicians can forge stronger relationships with patients by using specific communication tools, says Joshua Miller, DO, who helped develop a relationship-based training model for the Cleveland Clinic. READ MORE

Correctional medicine on cutting edge 

OCT. 27: Physicians who subspecialize in correctional medicine deal with mental illness, drug addiction and all manner of chronic diseases every day. At the same time, they also grapple with feigned ailments intended to secure prescription drugs or a trip to the hospital and opportunity for escape. READ MORE

U.S Drug czar enlists help curbing opioid epidemic

OCT 26: U.S. "drug czar" Michael Botticelli, acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, encouraged physicians to complete education on prescribing drugs that can help patients overcome opioid addiction. READ MORE

Roy Spence: 'You Are the Future of Medicine'

OCT 26: During Monday's OMED Opening General Session, Roy Spence (founder of The Purpose Institute) advised attendees to find their purpose "where your talents and the needs of the world intersect." READ MORE

Hepatitis C: Risk, Cohort Screening Advised

OCT. 26: New treatment options make the virus "highly treatable," says Cleveland Clinic physician Bill Carey, MD, noting that both risk- and cohort-based screening are now recommended. But the medications' price tag and the fact that they may not be covered by insurance can pose challenges for hepatitis C patients. READ MORE


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