|American Osteopathic Association Response to “Med School Enrollment Hits New High”
The October 22, 2015 article “Med School Enrollment Hits New High” highlights an important milestone in our nation’s ability to meet the health care needs of an aging population. But as the article correctly points out, education is only half of the equation. Until there are enough residencies to train them, the physician shortage will persist no matter how many new DOs and MDs are produced.
Risk Profiling is Key to Managing Pain in Era of Opioid Abuse
Patients undergoing rehabilitation for physical injuries and their physicians can better understand who is most at risk of abusing opioids by reviewing their family history, lifestyle and environment for critical cues about susceptibility to addiction, according to physical medicine and rehabilitation experts.
Congress Puts Seniors, Children and Their Physicians First
Congratulations to the Senate for joining their House colleagues in passing this critical reform, the "Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015" (H.R. 2), which creates new certainty for our nation’s seniors, children, and their physicians.
Technology Enhances Osteopathic Medical Education
The April issue of The Journal of American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) highlights the innovative use of technology to increase student physicians’ understanding of the osteopathic approach to medicine.
Senate Must Pass SGR Reform on April 13
This week we saw the House of Representatives' set aside partisan differences to approve the "Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015" (H.R. 2). Upon returning from spring congressional recess, the Senate should join their House colleagues in passing this critical reform they failed to address.