The AOA and osteopathic physicians (DOs) work hard to bring knowledge of osteopathic medicine to a wider audience and to correct inaccurate portrayals of the osteopathic medical profession. Read on to learn how the osteopathic medical profession is being covered in the media.
26: "The Latest: GOP Offers Stopgap Bill to Fund Government," The Associated Press
As part of a timeline of the latest efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open, the Associated Press reports on the joint letter to Congress sent by the AOA and five other physicians' groups expressing concerns about the latest revisions to the American Health Care Act. The piece was picked up by more than 30 media outlets, including MSN News and McClatchy Washington Bureau.
26: "Physician groups oppose new AHCA proposal," Modern Healthcare
The AOA and five other physicians' groups wrote to Congress expressing concerns about the most recent iteration of the American Health Care Act, Modern Healthcare reports. The letter states that the proposed legislation, which would allow states to reduce Essential Health Benefits like maternity coverage, would increase costs and cause millions of Americans to lose health care coverage.
25: "88th Annual Physician Report," Medical Economics
Christopher Unrein, DO; Ann Brotzman, DO; Vania Manipod, DO; and Richard Bryce, DO; are among the physicians interviewed by Medical Economics to discuss the challenges primary care physicians face and how they overcome them.
20: "The Protocol for Sports Concussion Info Dissemination: Trust and Respect," MedPage Today
This article about sports concussion trends references an AOA survey, which found one out of six parents do not allow their children to play a sport because of concussion risks.
13: "How many parents hold their kids back from sports due to concussion risk?," CBS News
CBS News reported on an AOA survey that found that some parents are limiting their children's sports participation due to concerns about head injuries. The story was also broadcast by CBS radio station affiliates nationwide, including in Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
12: "Physician Burnout," WHYY-FM (Philadelphia)
Spending many years focusing on their patients' health while not paying attention to their own health is one factor John Becher, DO, attributes to the increase of physicians experiencing burnout. Dr. Becher served on a task force that wrote a paper on physician burnout, which was published in the National Academy of Medicine's journal, Perspectives, and discussed in this radio interview.
11: "Bipartisan Dear-Colleague Letter Seeks Support for Funding Health Center GME," Inside Health Policy
This article highlights efforts to reauthorize funding for teaching health centers. The AOA continues to advocate for continued funding for the program, which trains primary care physicians in clinical settings.
11: "How to Tell if Your Liver is Screwed," VICE
Partnering with their physicians to make healthy lifestyle choices can help people prevent further damage to their liver after indulging in heavy drinking, Tyree Winters, DO, tells VICE.
11: "Concussion concerns shouldn't keep parents from allowing their kids to play sports, experts say," Consumer Affairs
After an AOA survey found that 16% of parents bar their children from playing sports out of concern about head injuries, David Baron, DO, and Joelle Rehberg, DO, explain that playing sports offers socio-emotional benefits and it's possible to find sports programs that follow recommended safety precautions.
9: "Disaster Training at OU-HCOM," WCMH-TV (NBC)
In this interview, William J. Burke, DO, dean of the Ohio University (OU-HCOM) Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Central Ohio campus in Dublin, explains how the school's disaster day offered OU-HCOM students an opportunity to practice dealing with mass casualties through various scenarios.
7: "DOs Want to Extend and Expand Teaching Health Centers," MedPage Today
Carolyn Parks, OMS IV, and Rosa Joseph, OMS IV, spent part of the AOA's DO Day on Capitol Hill sharing with MedPage Today the benefits they gained while training in a teaching health center. More than 1,000 DOs and medical students marched to Capitol Hill on April 5 to advocate for continued federal funding of teaching health centers, which train primary care physicians in clinical settings.
7: "The 7 Biggest Eating Mistakes You Make After a Run," Runner's World
Most people do not need to refuel after a light or moderate workout, says Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic family physician, in this article about post-exercise eating mistakes.
7: "7 Things Your Night Sweats Are Trying to Tell You," Prevention
While menopause often is the culprit for night sweats, Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic family physician, tells Prevention the condition also could be caused by other health issues, such as your body fighting off an infection, an overactive thyroid or an autoimmune disorder.
6: "Osteopathic Physicians March on Washington, Demand Funding for Teaching Health Centers," Healthcare Finance News
During the AOA's DO Day on Capitol Hill, more than 1,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students educated members of Congress about the importance of federal funding for teaching health centers, which produce new physicians and provide care in underserved areas, Healthcare Finance News reports.
31: "Foot and Ankle Injuries Are Often Misdiagnosed, New Research Suggests," CBS News
CBS News reports on a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found a misdiagnosis of foot and ankle injuries could lead to more persistent health issues. Nearly 90 CBS affiliates across the country, including Los Angeles and Philadelphia, have aired the interview featuring Naresh Rao, DO.
29: "How Yoga Helps Survivors of Trauma," U.S. News & World Report
In this article, Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, discusses the role of trauma-sensitive yoga in helping survivors of trauma practice being mindful while moving past their fear.
25: "2017 Payer Scorecard Breakdown," Modern Medicine
Naresh Rao, DO, tells Modern Medicine he strives to reduce the frustration of claim denials by outsourcing insurance verification of services covered prior to a patient's visit.
21: "10 Reasons Your Hands Are Going Numb," Prevention
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of hand numbness, explains Rob Danoff, DO, in this Prevention article.
20: "Merseyside Late Night with Linda McDermot," BBC Radio
In this BBC Radio interview, Dr. James Kingsland discusses his findings about health care in America during his recent trip to the United States. Dr. Kingsland also shares what he learned about the role osteopathic physicians play in the health care landscape during his visit with the American Osteopathic Association.
16: "Study: Dermascope Use in Primary Care is Low, but the Device is Beneficial," Healio
This article reports on a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found that although using a dermascope can help primary care physicians identify cancerous skin lesions, many doctors are not aware of the device.
15: "How Are Physician Groups Responding to Health Reform?," MedPage Today
In this exclusive MedPage Today video, Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA senior vice president of public policy, outlines the AOA's policy priorities as they relate to health care reform.
14: "More Pushback from Docs After CBO Scores GOP Health Care Plan," Frontline Medical News
The AOA's statement voicing its objections of the proposed American Health Care Act was reported by Frontline Medical News. Coverage also appeared in ID Practitioner.
14: "Providers: CBO Score Flunks House Repeal-and-Replace Plan," HealthLeaders
The AOA and other health care organizations spoke out against the Congressional Budget Office report on the proposed American Health Care Act in this HealthLeaders article. "The Congressional Budget Office scoring confirms that the American Health Care Act neither increases access to care nor addresses the foundational issues plaguing our health care system. The American Osteopathic Association has long supported federal and state efforts to increase access to affordable health care and cannot support this legislation," AOA President Boyd Buser, DO, said in a statement.
9: "Insulin: The Systemic Effects," Medscape
In this Medscape video, Jay Shubrook, DO, an osteopathic family physician and diabetologist, talks to James LaSalle, DO, an osteopathic family physician and diabetes expert, about the safety of insulin to treat patients with diabetes.
9: "7 Things Your Back Pain is Trying to Tell You," Prevention
Sitting poorly at your desk could lead to back pain, warns Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, in this slideshow about back pain prevention. "Poor posture can cause low back pain by increasing the amount of pressure or tension put on bones, joints, ligaments and intervertebral discs," she says.
8: "ACA Repeal-Replace Bill Troubles Organized Medicine," Medscape
Medscape reports the AOA and other major medical societies fear proposed legislation that seeks to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could result in fewer people having access to care.
7: "Organized Medicine Blasts ACA Replacement Proposal," MedPage Today
The AOA is among the medical organizations cited in this article about changes to health care reform. The AOA statement says: "Taking a step back, we are concerned the legislation does not include any changes needed to bend the cost curve, which is a more fundamental cause of our current difficulties in ensuring access to affordable, high-quality care to all Americans." Coverage also appeared in NBC News.
6: "Meet the Weirdest Wellness Craze of the Moment: Organ Massage," Vogue
Lisa Ganjhu, DO, an osteopathic gastroenterologist, discusses in this article possible causes for the side effects the author experienced after receiving an organ massage.
3: "Yoga and Deep Breathing May Be the New Prescription for Depression, Study Reveals," Medical Daily
An article about the benefits of yoga from the American Osteopathic Association is cited in this Medical Daily article about the use of yoga to ease depression symptoms, according to new research.
1: "Taking Kidney Stones for a Ride" Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest reports on a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found riding roller coasters may help people pass kidney stones. Researchers tested the theory after patients reported passing kidney stones on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World.
28: "Young Adults with Melanin-Rich Skin Are More Likely to Sunburn," Yahoo!
Yahoo! reports on a study from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found an urgent need for sunburn prevention among young adults, particularly those who have skin with a higher melanin count. Coverage of the study also appeared in Men's Health, UPI, Medical Daily, Healthline and KRIV-TV.
27: "Consider a Career in Rural Medicine" U.S. News & World Report
Medical students considering practicing in an underserved area should seek clinical experience in rural areas first, suggests William Burke, DO, in this article about things to consider when contemplating a rural medicine career path.
23: "Osteopathic Med Schools like Kansas City University Answer the Call for More Doctors" NPR
AOA President Boyd Buser, DO, tells NPR about the unique philosophy of osteopathic medicine. The article discusses how the profession is helping to address the physician shortage, such as the opening later this year of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine's new location in Joplin, Missouri.
21: "Study Finds Osteopathic Technique Can Locate Ectopic Pregnancy," UPI
A study from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found the location of an ectopic pregnancy can be determined using a noninvasive physical examination technique was reported by UPI.
14: "Osteopathy: The Hands-On Therapy Treats Heart Disease, Headache, Respiratory Problems and More," Bottom Line Health
In this article, Naresh C. Rao, DO, explains what osteopathic medicine entails and how DOs partner with their patients to provide care.
12: "Staying Healthy in Winter Weather," The Weather Channel
As upstate New York and New England brace for a heavy snow storm, Rob Danoff, DO, explains in this interview how people can prevent injuries while shoveling snow and being exposed to cold temperatures during the storm.
9: "Obamacare Provisions Gain Unexpected Backers as GOP Moves to Rewrite Law," Wall Street Journal
William Burke, DO, is quoted in this article on conversations between key physician groups and lawmakers in Washington, D.C. last week. The groups, including the AOA, voiced support for the preservation of critical portions of the Affordable Care Act.
8: "People on the move," Washington Business Journal
This column announces the promotion of Laura Wooster as AOA senior vice president of public policy.
7: "Is a Doctor with an MD Better Than One with a DO?," VICE
VICE, a culture magazine, spoke with William Burke, DO, about the DO philosophy to practicing medicine and the growth of osteopathic medical profession.
7: "Osteopathic Match Day 2017: 10 statistics," Becker's Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review reports on the highlights of the DO Match, including primary care residences accounting for more than half of residency program placements. Coverage about DO Match Day also appeared in AAFP News.
6: "In visit to Capitol Hill, docs outline 5 priorities for next version of healthcare reform," Fierce Healthcare
Five physician groups, including the AOA, met with lawmakers last week, urging them to maintain key patient benefit benefits and not increase the number of uninsured patients as part of the reform of the Affordable Care Act.
6: "For ED, the Doctor is In But the Men Are Staying Away," Managed Care
Kenneth Fox, DO, an osteopathic family medicine physician, emphasizes the importance of taking a holistic approach when treating patients who have erectile dysfunction.
6: "Why your nose fills with snot during winter runs and 8 ways to deal with it," Runner's World
Osteopathic sports medicine physician Cliff Stark, DO, shared his expertise on avoiding a runny nose during cold-weather runs. His advice includes using a humidifier, covering your nose while running and checking in with your doctor if you suspect an underlying issue could be to blame.
3: "There is still gender bias in medicine," The Hill
In this op-ed, Samya Mohammad, DO, reflects on the challenges female physicians face in the workforce and offers potential solutions to help women succeed in medicine. The piece was written in conjunction with National Women Physicians Day on Feb. 3.
3: "Here's the story and physician behind the first annual National Women Physicians Day," Becker's Hospital Review
This article profiles Hala Sabry, DO, who petitioned to establish National Women Physicians Day on Feb. 3. "I hope every woman physician will have the opportunity to broadcast her story to show how much love we have for the community," Dr. Sabry says.
3: "On National Women Physicians Day, a reminder that women save more lives for less pay," Forbes
The AOA's commitment to support National Women Physicians Day and the accomplishments of female physicians in the field of medicine were highlighted in this Forbes article.
3: "Honoring women doctors, 170 years after medical school 'joke'," Chicago Tribune
Hala Sabry, DO, explains to the Chicago Tribune the challenges she faces practicing medicine as a women. Dr. Sabry, with help from her peers, founded National Women Physicians Day, which is observed on Feb. 3.
2: "Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More for Less," Associated Press
The AOA is among five physician groups to call for continued coverage for women's health benefits if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, the AP reports.
2: "Doctors make the case for Obamacare or something like it," NBC News
"We are hopeful that lawmakers will continue or improve their constituents' access to health care as they evolve the system in place today," AOA Trustee William Burke, DO, is quoted in this NBC News article. The AOA joined four other medical organizations to urge U.S. senators to maintain affordable and meaningful coverage and access to health care for millions of Americans who are now covered under current law and benefit from other consumer protections.
2: "Trump's immigration order 'causing havoc' for medical students awaiting Match Day," Stat
This article highlights the AOA's commitment to helping osteopathic medical students and DOs affected by the immigration executive order find legal assistance as needed.
31: "Daily Health Roundup," Men's Health
A study on misdiagnosed foot and ankle injuries from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association was featured in the Men's Health daily health roundup. The study was also featured in UPI, MDMag and Medical News Today.
28: "Ways to Stay Active in Winter," U.S. News & World Report
This piece from U.S. News & World Report includes ideas from the AOA on how to stay physically active in cold weather.
26: "I tried to be Paleo while pregnant and the experiment totally changed me," Romper
While women can continue following a Paleo diet during pregnancy, Octavia Cannon, DO, tells Romper readers they will need to make some modifications and be aware of potential risks including low blood sugar and constipation.
25: "HHS Nominee Confirmation Hearings Elicit Few Details," HealthLeaders
Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA interim senior vice president of public policy, noted that more information is needed on how Tom Price, MD, would ensure affordable access to health care if he is confirmed as the Department of Health and Human Services secretary.
24: "14 healthcare thought leaders on President Trump's executive order on the ACA," Becker's ASC Review
Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA interim senior vice president of public policy, tells Becker's ASC Review the impact President Trump's executive order regarding the Affordable Care Act could have on physicians and patients.
24: "Blighted ovum: What you need to know," Parents
In this article, Octavia Cannon, DO, explains what causes a blighted ovum and how women can heal following a miscarriage.
12: "One of these drones could save your life," NBC News
Italo Subbarao, DO, explains to NBC News the role drones could play in providing telemedicine packages in disaster situations.
10: "Delirium and Nursing Homes," KEYC (CBS/FOX affiliate)
Research from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association was featured in this broadcast from KEYC News 12 in Manketo, Minnesota. The JAOA study found that delirium affects nearly 18% of nursing home residents and has a 40% one-year mortality rate.
10: "How doctors can overcome payment obstacles in 2017," Medical Economics
Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA interim senior vice president of public policy, and Joseph Schlecht, DO, offer tips on maximizing reimbursement given MACRA's emphasis on value-based care.
10: "Where is the future of primary care headed?," Medical Economics
Linda Delo, DO, discusses the challenges of running an independent primary care practice amid the current health care landscape (p. 3) in this article from Medical Economics.
9: "Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend?," CNN
This CNN article reports on recent research that found that exercisers who confine their workouts to Saturdays and Sundays reap similar benefits to those who exercise more frequently. However, the piece notes that according to the AOA, this routine isn't ideal, as it could result in sports injuries.
9: "Could virtual groups be Medicare's new reality for smaller doctor practices?," Bloomberg BNA
Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA interim senior vice president of public policy, is featured in this piece on how virtual groups could reduce reporting burdens for small group practices under MACRA.
9: "Delirium a deadly threat to nursing home patients: Study," UPI
This article reports on a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, which found that delirium affects almost 18% of nursing home residents. The one-year mortality rate for these patients is 40%, the researchers found.
9: "Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend?," CNN
This CNN article includes a link to an AOA article cautioning people against being weekend warriors to help prevent sports injuries.
6: "Intraperitoneal instillation of lidocaine cuts post-cesarean pain," Reuters Health
Anita Gupta, DO, and Octavia Cannon, DO, are quoted in this piece on management of postoperative pain following cesarean delivery. The article also was picked up by Medscape (log in required).
5: "Doctors, nurses still divided over Tom Price," MedPage Today
In this MedPage Today article, Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA interim senior vice president of public policy, offered a reaction of cautious optimism to Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga)'s selection as HHS secretary. Dr. Price has named reducing administrative burdens for doctors as a major priority.
5: "AOA to Trump: Make Access to Affordable Care a Top Priority," HealthLeaders Media
HealthLeaders Media reported on AOA President Boyd Buser, DO's letter to U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, which urges lawmakers to increase access to affordable health care.
4: "Osteopathic group says wintertime sickness isn't inevitable," Associations Now
A recent AOA survey found 42 percent of adults think getting sick during cold and flu season is unavoidable. In this article, Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic family physician, demonstrates DOs' approach to treating the whole person by suggesting people take walks in the sunshine and stay social during the winter. Charlie Simpson, the AOA's senior vice president and chief communications officer, explains these surveys help focus on timely issues while building awareness about osteopathic physicians.
4: "Fox Business Segment," Fox Business Network
Jennifer Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician, joins a panel discussion on Fox Business Network about the future of the Affordable Care Act.
4: "8 little changes you can make to sleep better in just one day," Reader's Digest
Looking to get more sleep? Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic family physician, suggests people skip snacking in bed.
30: "New online survey finds 42 percent of Americans believe it's inevitable they'll get sick this winter," WPRI-PVD (CBS)
The CBS station in Providence, Rhode Island, reported on the findings of an AOA survey about getting sick during cold and flu season. Of those polled, 36 percent believe they will get sick at work while 24 percent contribute public transportation to catching germs.
29: "Holiday cold remedies?," 107.5 KISS FM
Information from an AOA survey about getting sick during cold and flu season was shared during this segment about listeners' cold remedies.
29: "More than 40 percent of Americans believe catching the flu is unavoidable." Becker's Hospital Review
This article reports on the findings of an AOA survey that found 42 percent of Americans believe getting sick during cold and flu season.
29: "Outlook 2017: ACA repeal dominates health policy predictions," Bloomberg
"I think MACRA itself will remain as it is for now. The feedback that I've heard from Hill staffers on both sides of the aisle involved in the drafting of MACRA legislation is that they are pleased with how implementation by CMS has been going so far," says Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior vice president
for public policy, in a Bloomberg article about health care policy projections in the coming year.
25: "Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017," Medical Economics
Rick Greco, DO, is featured in this article on the biggest challenges doctors will face in the coming year.
20: "Are headphones dangerous for your hearing?", MSN
AOA information on hearing loss among teens is included in this MSN piece on using headphones safely.
19: "Female doctors' patients may have lower death and readmission rates," Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare reported on a study in JAMA Internal Medicine that found that elderly hospital patients had lower readmission and mortality rates when they were treated by female physicians. The study noted that female physicians on average were younger and were more likely to have training in osteopathic medicine.
16: "Shared medical appointments beneficial to patients, physicians," Healio
This article examines the findings of a review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association about the benefits of using shared medical appointments when treating patients for weight issues or diabetes.
15: "Loud toys pose a silent danger to kids, experts say," Consumer Affairs
When buying toys for kids, Rob Danoff, DO, reminds parents to test the toy's loudness factor. He shares with Consumer Reports four indications a toy is too loud to help protect a child's hearing.
15: "Developing drones that could save lives," Fox News Phoenix
Italo Subbarao, DO, appears in this interview with Fox News Phoenix on the Healthcare Integrated Rescue Operations (HiRO) ambulance drone he developed with Guy Paul Cooper, OMS IV. Dr. Subbarao is senior associate dean at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
14: "Low-carb vs. low-fat diets: Which is more effective for weight loss?", Medical Daily
This piece from Medical Daily examines a study from this month's Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, which found that low-carb diets yield slightly more weight loss than low-fat diets, and are safe in the short term.
14: "You can lose up to 9 more pounds in 6 months on a low-carb vs. low-fat diet," Men's Fitness
Men's Fitness drew on recent findings from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) to explore whether meat-heavy diets such as the Paleo diet are unhealthy, since they are not low in fat. The JAOA study found that low-carb diets may be more effective than low-fat diets, though the researchers urge eating real foods rather than processed meats such as bacon and deli meats.
14: "Low-carb diets may be the best quick and healthy way to lose weight," Shape
Shape reported on a Journal of the American Osteopathic Association study which found that low-carb diets may be more effective for weight loss than low-fat diets.
14: "Medical drones could be the next wave of emergency response," Fox News
This Fox News article and video cover the health-integrated rescue operations (HiRO) ambulance drone created by Italo Subbarao, DO, senior associate dean at William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Guy Paul Cooper, OMS IV.
13: "Low-carb diets may be more effective than low-fat diets," UPI
Osteopathic family physician Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO is quoted in this UPI article reporting on a recent Journal of the American Osteopathic Association study, which found that low-carb diets may be slightly more effective than low-fat diets for weight loss. Dr. Lowe-Payne noted that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health and weight loss.
13: "It's hard for small, rural doc groups to join Medicare value pay models," Bloomberg BNA
"The health IT systems needed to participate in the models are expensive, and can be difficult and complex to manage and implement," says Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior vice president for public policy, in a Bloomberg BNA article about the challenges rural doctors face with the new value pay models.
13: "Osteopathic physician thrives on his love of the game," Physician's Money Digest
Sports medicine physician Naresh Rao, DO, discusses his love of athletics in and out of work in this article for Physician's Money Digest. Dr. Rao, who practices in New York City, served as team physician for the U.S. Olympic water polo team during the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
9: "Osteopathic manipulative treatment provides safe option during third trimester for labor, delivery," Healio
This article examines research by Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, which found that osteopathic manipulative treatment eases musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain, among women in their third trimester of pregnancy. The research appeared in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
8: "Done-based emergency medical rescue system presented," medGadget
MedGadget reported on a new drone delivery system developed by Italo Subbarao, DO, senior associate dean at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Guy Paul Cooper, OMS IV. The HiRO (health-integrated rescue operations) drone delivers first aid supplies as well as Google Glass smart-glasses, which provide a connection with a physician in another location.
7: "Kratom's potential for good would be jeopardized by DEA ban," STAT
In this op-ed, Walter C. Prozialeck, PhD, and Anita Gupta, DO, share their concerns what a ban on kratom could mean to researchers studying its clinical use. The piece also references a review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association about the impact a kratom ban could have on research.
7: "New Medical Drone Aims to Improve Disaster Broadcast," Mississippi Public Broadcast
NPR's Mississippi affiliate covered the development of a new drone delivery system by Italo Subarrao, DO, and Guy Paul Cooper, OMS IV, both of the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
7: "Disaster drones: Potential future of urgent care," Mississippi News Now & WLBT (NBC affiliate)
This piece explores how a new "ambulance drone" developed by Italo Subbarao, DO, and Guy Paul Cooper, OMS IV, could transform emergency response. It was syndicated by FOX19.com, KLTV.com, NBC12.com, TelemundoAmarillo.com and WBRC FOX Channel 6.
6: "Researchers show off medical drones for disasters, shootings," Associated Press
The Associated Press covered the unveiling of an new drone delivery system created by Italo Subbarao, DO, and Guy Paul Cooper, OMS IV. The AP story was syndicated by the Fresno Bee, the Houston Chronicle and the Miami Herald.
6: "Limited, variable information available on low carbohydrate diets," Healio
Healio covered a recent study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found that while low-carb diets can help with short-term weight loss compared with other diets, there is not conclusive evidence that they are effective in the long term.
6: "Faster Health Care for Veterans," C-SPAN
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Massachusetts, mentions the AOA's support of bill HR 4352 the Faster Care of Veterans Act during his comments on the floor about the bill as seen in this C-SPAN clip.
29: "Why kids do weird things," NYMetro Parents
Naresh C. Rao, DO, is quoted in this article on the unusual habits of toddlers, small kids, older kids and tweens, and how those behaviors correlate with kids' developmental growth.
29: "Dancer/Athlete brings passion to orthopedic medicine," Physician's Money Digest
Rebeccah Rodriguez, DO, is profiled in this piece on how she draws on her 12 years as a professional dancer in her sports medicine practice.
28: "Don't Rush to Ban or Use Kratom, Expert Says," Medscape
An article (log-in required) in Medscape reports on a review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association about the research implications if the DEA bans kratom.
28: "Medical Use of Kratom 'Too Large to be Ignored'," Pain News Network
The DEA has threatened to ban kratom, an herb sometimes used to treat pain and addiction. This article reports on a The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association article stating that such a ban would quash scientific understanding of the herb's potential therapeutic benefits.
28: 'Kratom gains more supporters in the race to replace opioids," Inverse.com
Inverse.com reported on a The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association report on kratom, an herb sometimes used for pain relief. The JAOA report says kratom is worth studying because it could provide an alternative to opioid painkillers.
22: "Lady Gaga Shared a Vulnerable Post About Her Chronic Pain," Yahoo Health
Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, is quoted in this article on Lady Gaga's struggles with chronic pain, noting that because chronic pain can have physical, mental and social effects, it's important to take a holistic approach to treatment.
20: "Feeling Lonely? You're Not Alone," Courier-Post
An AOA survey found that nearly three-quarters of adults experienced a sense of loneliness. In this article, Jennifer Caudle, DO, discusses steps people can take to limit loneliness.
17: "37 'Healthy' Things You Have Permission to Stop Doing Right Now" Reader's Digest
Getting the nasal spray flu vaccine, using antibacterial soap and stretching before you run are among the health habits physicians say patients can skip in this slideshow. Contributors include Jennifer Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician; Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic family physician; and Naresh C. Rao, DO, an osteopathic sports medicine specialist.
9: "14 Effective Ways to Deal with Post-Election Anxiety" Cosmopolitan
Taking a break from social media and focusing on things in life you can control are among the suggestions Jennifer Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician, shares with Cosmopolitan readers on coping with the aftermath of this year's election.
7: "PFS Billing-Code Rules 'A Step Forward,' says AOA" HealthLeaders
Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior vice president for public policy, explains to HealthLeaders why the AOA is cautiously optimistic about billing code changes in the final rule.
5: "Doctors Get New Flexibility in Meaningful Use Reporting," Medical Economics
Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior vice president for public policy, explains to Medical Economics how changes in reporting Meaningful Use data can benefit physicians.
4: "What every small practice should know about MACRA," Medical Economics
In this article, Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior vice president for public policy, discusses what physicians need to know to prepare for MACRA.
1: "Experts: early MIPS payments will be low—but informed providers do better later," Part B News
Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior vice president for public policy, shares her expertise in this article on how physicians can optimize their participation in MACRA's merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) in 2017.
31: "Is Supercooling the Body an Effective Therapy?," Scientific American
In this article, Naresh Rao, DO, and Rebeccah Rodriguez, DO, discuss the use of cryotherapy in athletes.
26: '6 Reasons Going to Concerts Is Good for Your Health,' U.S. News & World Report
"Listening to the music you love can increase your pain threshold," explains Steven Eisenberg, DO, an osteopathic oncologist, in this slideshow about the health benefits of listening to live music.
25: 'CMS Pushes for more MACRA Participation with New Advanced APM Options,' Healthcare Dive
Healthcare Dive's coverage of the MACRA implementation rule included a statement from AOA President Boyd Buser, DO, who expressed disappointment that many physicians would still be unable to participate in advanced alternative payment models.
24: 'MACRA could spawn gentler track for downside shared-savings risk,' HealthLeaders
AOA Senior Interim Vice President of Public Policy Laura Wooster, MPH, is featured in this article on the fact that CMS is considering developing a Medicare Accountable Care Organization Track +1 Model under MACRA. Based on guidance for other MACRA advanced alternative payment models, Wooster speculates that total risk for the ACO Track +1 may be capped at around 3%.
20: 'Work Stress: 8 Silent Ways that Horrible Job is Hurting your Health,' Reader's Digest
Rob Danoff, DO, spoke about the health hazards of sitting for five or more hours a day in this Reader's Digest piece on how bad jobs can affect your health.
20: 'Dr. Jen Caudle Discusses Coping with Loneliness,' CBS Philly
Jennifer Caudle, DO, spoke with CBS Philly reporters on a recent AOA study that found that nearly three-quarters of Americans feel lonely.
17: "Hospitals Really Believe Bad Things Happen on a Full Moon," Wall Street Journal
In this article (log-in required), Octavia Cannon, DO, and John Becher, DO, share the interesting patient cases they have encountered when working on full-moon nights.
16: "Bullying—Escaping the Schoolyard," The Hill
Jennifer Caudle, DO, penned this op-ed for The Hill on how bullying affects adults and children and how to respond if you experience or witness bullying.
14: "Small Practices Get Relief in Final MACRA Rule," Medical Economics
This article includes a statement from AOA President Boyd Buser, DO, about the impact the final MACRA rule will have on physicians.
14: "What is the Difference Between an MD and a DO?," MetroParent
Kari Hortos, DO, a senior associate dean at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is featured in this MetroParent article on the distinction of the osteopathic medicine approach to health care.
14: "The Coolest Way to Pass a Kidney Stone? Hop on a Roller Coaster-Plus 7 More Things You Didn't Know about Kidney Stones," Prevention
Riding a moderate-intensity roller coaster could help pass small kidney stones. However, study author David Wartinger, DO, cautions Prevention readers that if they wait until they experience kidney stone pain it is too late.
13: 'With Final MACRA Rule Looming, Fears Remain," MedPage Today
Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior VP of public policy, is featured in this MedPage Today article on physicians' concerns about the new MACRA Medicare payment system. Her comments were also featured in Fierce Healthcare.
13: 'Doctors in Alternative Pay Models Get Review Relief from Medicare," Bloomberg BNA
In this Bloomberg BNA article, Laura Wooster, the AOA's interim senior VP of public policy, discusses how less emphasis on claim reviews makes sense as Medicare moves away from the fee-for-service model.
12: 'Easing the physician shortage,' ABC7 KVIA, El Paso
This news clip from ABC7 station KVIA in El Paso, Texas, explores how the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is preparing its students to help ease the state's physician shortage.
12: 'Preventing Vital Health Care Information from Being Lost in Translation," Stateline
In this article, Laura Wooster, interim senior vice president of public policy, discusses new federal laws requiring health care providers to assist with translation services.
The piece also was featured on Governing.com.
12: 'Feeling lonely? So are a lot of other people, survey finds' CBS News
Despite being connected via computer and smart phones, Jennifer Caudle, DO, cautions that being connected electronically isn't the same as in person and could lead to loneliness. A survey conducted by the Harris Poll last month on behalf on the AOA showed nearly three-quarters of Americans experience loneliness.
11: 'The Pain Paradox,' Hospitals and Health Networks
Mark Rosenberg, DO, and Alexis LaPietra, DO, discuss in this article the impact their medical center's Alternatives to Opioids program on the lives of their patients suffering from pain.
4: 'A roller coaster remedy for kidney stones?,' The New York Times
The New York Times interviewed David Wartinger, DO, about a JAOA study he co-authored which found that moderate-intensity roller coasters might help people pass small kidney stones. Dr. Wartinger and study co-author Marc Mitchell, DO, conducted the research by riding Disney World's Big Thunder Mountain coaster 20 times with a life-size model kidney in a backpack.
1: "Whee! I Just Passed a Kidney Stone on the Roller Coaster!," Modern Healthcare
David Wartinger, DO, an osteopathic urologist, explains to Modern Healthcare that more kidney stones tend to pass when people ride in the rear of a roller coaster than in the front most likely because more force is generated at the end of the coaster. Dr. Wartinger's findings were published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
30: "Massachusetts Is the Best Place to Live If You're a Woman," The Huffington Post
This article about state health rankings references a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association about the correlation between food insecurity and obesity.
28: "Suffer from Kidney Stones? Riding a Roller Coaster May Help," The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post reports on a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found riding roller coasters may help people pass kidney stones.
27: "Roller Coasters: The New Cure for Kidney Stones," BBC
In this interview, David Wartinger, DO, an osteopathic urologist, shares how his patients' experiences passing kidney stones on roller coasters prompted him to make a synthetic 3D model of a hollow kidney and to see which size kidney stones would pass on the rides.
26: "Riding a Roller Coaster Could Help You Pass Small Kidney Stones," Popular Science
David Wartinger, DO, an osteopathic urologist, discusses in this article how a patient's experience passing kidney stones on a roller coaster prompted him and colleague Marc Mitchell, DO, to test the theory. Their findings were published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
23: '¡Atención! Cambios de peso y otros 9 signos de problemas de tiroides,' Univision
Rebeccah Rodriguez, DO, is featured in this Spanish-language article on the warning signs of thyroid conditions.
21: "Show Empathy to Help Obese Patients, Doctor Says," FierceHealthcare
Colony S. Fugate, DO, the director of the family health and nutrition clinic at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, shares why doctors need to show empathy for obese patients. Dr. Fugate spoke about this topic during a presentation at the AOA's OMED 2016 in Anaheim, California.
16: "The 4 Best Exercises to Fight Menopausal Weight Gain," LivingBetter50.com
Rebecca R. Rodriguez, DO, an osteopathic family physician, shares with LivingBetter50.com the best ways women can fight postmenopausal weight gain, including weight-bearing exercises and yoga.
12: "18 Hospitals and Health Systems with Unique Population Health Initiatives," Becker's Hospital Review
In this article, Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic obstetrician and gynecologist, discusses the use of preventive screening guidelines to help patients manage chronic diseases.
7: "10 Things Gynos Are Dying to Tell You About Your Vagina," Women's Health
Octavia Cannon, DO, an osteopathic obstetrician and gynecologist, shares with Women's Health readers tips to care for their genitals.
3: "Survey Dissatisfaction," Modern Healthcare
Laura Wooster, AOA vice president of public policy, explains to Modern Healthcare the role of patient satisfaction in the quality component of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
29: "9 Questions Your Doctor Wishes You'd Ask," Time Magazine
28: '6 Major Underwear Mistakes You're Probably Making,' Cosmopolitan
Asking your doctor what lifestyle interventions you can take to improve your health can help you recover from an existing condition, explains Rob Danoff, DO, in this article.
Ob-gyn Octavia Cannon, DO, gives tips on how underwear fit, fabric and laundry habits can affect your health in this article
22: 'Is Sitting Cross-Legged Bad for You?', Wall Street Journal
Naresh C. Rao, DO, shares insights on whether sitting cross-legged is bad for you and offers tips on immunizing strain if you must sit for long periods in this article in the Wall Street Journal. The piece was also syndicated by Fox News and repurposed by Inc. Mag.
18: "American Osteopathic Association Installs Boyd R. Buser, DO, as 120th President," Chicago Tribune
News of Boyd R. Buser, DO, dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic, being installed as president of the American Osteopathic Association was reported by the Chicago Tribune.
15: "Why Do I Sweat So Much at Night? 7 Unexpected Explanations," Reader's Digest
The endocrine system - the part of the body that produces hormones - could be the culprit behind frequent night sweats. This slideshow references information from the DoctorsThatDO.org article on night sweats.
15: "7 Common Health Mistakes Millennials Make," Bustle
Millennials might put their health on the back burner but Jennifer Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician, stresses even her younger patients need to see the doctor every year even if they are not sick. Dr. Caudle shares other common mistakes she's observed with her patients in Bustle.
13: "Back to School Means Back to the Doctor: How to Find Dr. Right," Huffington Post
In this article, Jennifer Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician, writes about ways patients can search for a new physician and factors to consider when deciding whether to stick with the new physician.
10: "How Physicians Can Take Charge, Protect Autonomy and Put Patients First," Medical Economics
Linda Delo, DO, stresses the importance of physicians taking the time to explore the functionality of electronic health records in Medical Economics.
5: "4 Tips to Improve Small Practice Data Collection," Fierce Healthcare
In this article, Linda Delo, DO, explains why customizing electronic health systems is key for a medical practice.
4: "Dr. Naresh Rao: How a World-Class Sports Medicine Doctor Makes It to the Olympics," Forbes
Naresh Rao, DO, shares his journey to becoming the head team physician for U.S. Olympics water polo team in Forbes.
2: "Senior citizens rarely consult Dr. Google for medical advice, study says," Los Angeles Times
An article in the Los Angeles Times on seniors' use of online health tools referenced a 2014 study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found Wikipedia articles on nine common health issues were significantly different than current medical research. The LA Times article was picked up by other news outlets, including the Seattle Times, Herald Democrat and Sci-Tech Today.
28: "MD I Know, But What is a DO?," Advocate Health Care News
This article looks at the type of care provided by osteopathic physicians.
25: "White House Drug Czar Chastises Congress, Asks DOs for Help in Addressing Opioid Epidemic," Hospitals and Health Networks
Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, urges DOs to voice their concerns about the nation's opioid epidemic during a panel discussion held at the AOA's annual business meeting in Chicago.
25: "Andy Slavitt: Health IT Must 'Wrap Around' Needs of Patients, Clinicians," Fierce Healthcare
This article gives highlights from a presentation by Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, during the AOA's annual business meeting in Chicago. Coverage of his speech also appeared in Healthcare DIVE.
25: "New Mothers Find Pain Relief with Osteopathic Manipulation," MD Magazine
Octavia Cannon, DO, vice president of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, explains how osteopathic manipulation can ease pain for postpartum women. The study findings were published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
25: "American Osteopathic Association Names New President," HealthExec
Boyd Buser, DO, was named president of the American Osteopathic Association.
23: "Small Practices Need Allies," Modern Healthcare
Joe Schlecht, DO, shares his thoughts in this article on how small practices might fare under MACRA.
23: "With MACRA Looming, Doctors Can't Afford Waiting to Plumb its Intricacies," Modern Healthcare
"MACRA shifts Medicare away from fee-for-service, which incentivized volume of services. Instead, MACRA moves toward a system that rewards physicians for the quality of care they provide," Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA vice president of public policy, explains to Modern Healthcare.
22: "Remarks by Andy Slavitt before the American Osteopathic Association," The CMS Blog
This blog post features remarks given by Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, during the AOA's annual business meeting in Chicago.
21: "Opioid "Epidemic' Kills 78 People a Day in the U.S., Doctors Say," WGN-TV (Chicago)
Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Anita Gupta, DO, participated in a panel discussion about opioid drug abuse during the AOA's annual business meeting in Chicago. Coverage of the event appeared on WGN.
16: "U.S. Drug Czar to Discuss Pain Management Strategies," Modern Healthcare
Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will participate in a panel discussion on the opioid drug abuse epidemic during the AOA's annual business meeting in Chicago.
16: "Opioid Crisis Renews Interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy," Modern Healthcare
Jim Bailey, DO, an assistant professor of rehabilitative medicine at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, explains to Modern Healthcare how DOs use osteopathic manipulative treatment to diagnosis and treat their patients.
14: "With help of many, Tommy Joseph's MLB dream came into focus"
Concussion specialist Robert Franks, DO, helped treat baseball player Tommy Joseph after his fifth concussion, finding that Joseph's brain injuries had led to problems with his eye movement. The story appeared in CSN Philly.
13: "Rowan Student Creates First Free, Online Course on Osteopathic Medicine," NJ Spotlight
Timothy Tsai, OMS IV, explains in this article why he created a free online course to educate consumers and future doctors about osteopathic medicine.
12: "8 Important Things Women Forget to Do After Having a Baby," Self
Betsy Greenleaf, DO, an osteopathic urogynecologist, suggests Self readers try staggering visits with family and friends to meet a new baby as a way to help prevent isolation for the new mom.
11: "Primary Care Doctors Commend Medicare for Proposed Enhancements to Services, Pay," Bloomberg
Noting that half of osteopathic physicians practice in primary care specialties, Ray Quintero, the AOA's senior vice president for public policy, told Bloomberg the AOA is pleased with the emphasis on team-based care in the proposed 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule.
10: "Congress Works to Ease Year-Long Meaningful Use Reporting," Medical Economics
Impact on revenue could hold up legislation to ease Meaningful Use requirements, Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA vice president of public policy, tells Medical Economics.
8: "Primary Care Docs Get Boost in 2017 Medicare Proposal," MedPage Today
Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA vice president of public policy, is quoted in this article on the proposed 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule, which aims to improve payment for primary care services.
5: "Regs Hamper Kentucky Medicaid Access," Courier-Journal
In this op-ed, guest contributor Larry Suess, DO, writes about the barriers manage care organizations can create in access to heatlh care.
29: "Don't be a slouch," WebMD
WebMD cites AOA materials as being among its sources for this slideshow on the importance of good posture.
29: "A Doctor Fesses Up About What She Would Do Differently," Pregnancy
Betsy Greenleaf, DO, a board-certified urogynecologist, shares the lessons she learned as a new mom with Pregnancy magazine.
28: "Reducing Restless Legs Syndrome," WGN-TV (Chicago)
A pilot study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds the targeted pressure from an adjustable foot wrap proved more effective than the standardized pharmaceutical treatment for restless legs syndrome. Coverage of the study appeared in WGN's Medical Watch segment and in The Huffington Post.
27: "It's Time to Prepare for MIPS Implementation," MD Magazine
In this article, Laura Wooster, AOA vice president of public policy, helps physicians decipher what they need to know as they prepare to be in a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
24: "Old Doctors, Old Drugs?," Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly
Helen Alphonso, DO, the director of medical education at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, is quoted in this article on whether taking benzodiazepines could increase the risk of dementia.
23: "Six Icky Underwear Mistakes You're Probably Making," Seventeen
Turns out Mom was right: you need to wear clean underwear every day. Octavia Cannon, DO, a gynecologist, explains why along with other common underwear blunders that can have some scary health consequences.
22: "19 Ways to Reduce Breast Tenderness," Prevention
In this article, Ralph Boling, DO, an osteopathic obstetrician and gynecologist, recommends placing a cold cabbage leaf against a breast as a way to reduce breast tenderness.
22: "10 Ways to Treat Pain Without Opioids," Physicians Practice
In this slideshow, Anita Gupta, DO, an osteopathic anesthesiologist and pain specialist, highlights how she integrates the osteopathic philosophy into multimodal care.
22: "New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance," New York Times
Osteopathic manipulative treatment is one of the alternatives to medication suggested in this article to treat pain.
21: "Lawmakers press Pentagon to stop using animals in medical training," The Hill
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, DO, R-Nev., is among lawmakers urging the Pentagon to use simulations rather than live animals in military training.
16: "No Doctor Bonuses Without Improvement, MedPAC Tells CMS," Bloomberg
Laura Wooster, MPH, AOA vice president of public policy, sheds some light on payment incentives physicians could receive under Comprehensive Primary Care Plus in this article.
11: "As views change on opioids, patients and providers find few other options for managing pain," Modern Healthcare
Anita Gupta, DO, is quoted in this Modern Healthcare article on non-opioid options for treating patients with pain.
10: "States Attack a Severe Doctor Shortage," Stateline
This article explores the role osteopathic medical schools are playing to address the nation's projected physician shortage.
10: "An E.R. Kicks the Habit of Opioids for Pain," New York Times
Alexis LaPietra, DO, is featured in this New York Times article about how St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, is working to treat emergency room patients with alternatives to opioids.
8: "Good Vibrations: The Perks and the Pitfalls of Whole Body Vibration Therapy," U.S. News and World Report
Is enthusiasm for the therapy ahead of science? Naresh Rao, DO, discusses how whole body vibration can help with injury rehabilitation and performance training among Olympic athletes.
3: "Prince, Fentanyl and the Opioid Epidemic," Forbes
In the wake of news that the musician Prince passed away due to an opioid overdose, Anita Gupta, DO, spoke with Forbes about trends in opioid abuse and the importance of physician-patient communication in managing chronic pain.
2: "Docs Want Interactive Review Process for Medicare Pay Models," Bloomberg
The AOA is featured in this article (log-in required) about feedback given to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee on its proposed process for reviewing and scoring alternative payment models. The article reports the AOA "urged that tools be available before the initial application period and during the consideration process in form of online video resources, and telephone support or a web chat."
1: "Cleveland Clinic authors urge physicians to use staging models to manage obesity-related problems," News Medical
In this article, Derrick Cetin, DO, discusses a Journal of the American Osteopathic Association study recommending that doctors look beyond body mass index (BMI) when diagnosing obesity. Dr. Cetin is the study's lead author.
29: "Three Ways to Increase Compliance Among Diabetic Patients," Managed Healthcare Executive
In this article, Jay Shubrook, DO, and Gregory Deines, DO, shares how their teams provide patients with a variety of methods to obtain care when treating diabetes.
25: "Your menstrual period after childbirth: What the experts say," Yahoo! Vida y Estilo
In this Spanish-language story for Yahoo! Español, gynecologist Octavia Cannon, DO, explains that it can take time for a woman's menstrual period to return after childbirth, particularly if she is breastfeeding.
25 "Threat of Zika Virus Forces Many to Shift Summer Travel Plans," ABC News
In this ABC News story, Mia Taormina, DO, an osteopathic infectious disease and travel medicine specialist, advised pregnant women to consider avoiding destinations that are prone to the Zika virus.
24 "A deadlier drug: Doctors suspect W-18 is spiking overdoses," Philadelphia Inquirer
Anita Gupta, DO, the medical director of the Division of Pain Medicine at Hahnemann University and Drexel University College of Medicine, is quoted in this story on W-18, a highly potent synthetic opioid that's thought to be circulating in Philadelphia. When W-18 is added to heroin, it can result in an overdose that's too strong to be reversed by naloxone.
23 "Blood test uncovers undiagnosed diabetes in hospital patients with high blood sugar," Medical Xpress
Medical Xpress reported on a JAOA study by researchers from the Touro University California-College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The study found that the HbA1C test used to diagnose diabetes can also detect the disease among patients who have hyperglycemia.
23 "Here's Why Pregnant Women Have Such Weird Cravings," Glamour
Betsy Greenleaf, DO, a board-certified urogynecologist, weighs in on pregnancy cravings in this article for Glamour.
17 "The Feelings Behind Out Fibroids," Essence
When you’re stressed, your brain may send the ovaries signals that throw off the balance of hormones in the uterus, creating the optimal environment for fibroids to develop, according to osteopathic physician Octavia Cannon, DO.
11 "6 Healthy Tips That Will Save You from Getting Sick at Work," Brit and Co.
Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO, an osteopathic family physician, shares tips to prevent getting sick at work, such as washing your hands often and getting outside during the day.
9 "Does Eating Red Meat Speed the Aging Process?," MSN.com
This article reviews the findings of a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) that examines the link between meat consumption and earlier death rates.
8 "Vegetarians Live 3.5 Years Longer Than Meat Eaters," SHAPE
A recent study from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) indicates a higher rate of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as overall increased risk of mortality among meat eaters compared to vegetarians.
6 "Eating Red Meat Can Shorten Your Lifespan," The Huffington Post
This article highlights the findings of a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) that found all-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat, particularly red or processed meat.
5 "Docs Want Medicare to Ease Eligibility for Alternative Pay Models," Bloomberg
In this article (registration required), AOA President John W. Becher, DO, and Laura Wooster, AOA vice president for public policy, discuss the impact Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) legislation could have on patient-centered medical homes.
5 "6 Crucial Foods for a Healthier Vagina," Glamour
Providing one more reason to gulp down those eight glasses a day, Octavia Cannon, DO, says hydration can also help prevent any unusual odors from surfacing down there in this piece.
4 "Medical Societies Pleased with MACRA Rule," Medical Economics
Ray Quintero, AOA senior vice president for public policy, discusses in this article how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) legislation might have a positive impact on physicians.
24 "The Trouble With Pain in the Lower Back," Philadelphia Inquirer
In this piece, Erik Polan, DO, answers a question about noninvasive treatments for lower back pain and highlights osteopathic manipulative treatment as an option for patients to consider.
12 "Current Sports," WKAR-AM (NPR affiliate)
In this radio segment (start 15:43 mark), AOA Past President William Anderson, DO, discusses how he broke down significant barriers in the medical field and his continued support for the AOA.
7 "CME: Screening Trauma Patients for Drinking Behavior," Physician's Weekly
In this article, Mark Mitchell, DO, discusses how intervention measures, such as a brief questionnaire, can help determine risky drinking behavior among trauma patients.
6 "Thinking on Your Feet: Dancing Wards Off Neurodegenerative Disease by Rewiring the Brain," Medical Daily
Becca Rodriguez, DO, who serves as a physician to a number of performing arts organizations in San Diego, is quoted in this article about dance and how it improves brain function.
1 "No Joke: N.J. Hospital Uses Laughing Gas to Cut Down on Opioid Use," NPR
Alexis LaPietra, DO, and Mark Rosenberg, DO, discuss in this article the use of laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, as an alternative to prescribing opioids in the emergency room.
30 "Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee is a Star in Her Own Right," Ebony
This article on Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, highlights her recent appointment as dean of New York University of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University and her leadership in the osteopathic medical profession over the course of her career.
29 "Drug Abuse and Addiction," CCTV America
In this interview, Anita Gupta, DO, the medical director of the Division of Pain Medicine at Hahnemann University and Drexel University College of Medicine, shares her insights on what is behind the opioid crisis in the United States, treatment options for tackling the epidemic and steps the medical community is taking to advocate for better patient care regarding this issue.
29 "Studies Suggest Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Helpful for Concussion Recovery," Rehab Management
Osteopathic manipulative treatment may help improve concussion-related symptoms, finds two case reports published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
25 "How to Travel Safely and Smartly During Zika Epidemic," The Berry
Mia Taormina, DO, an osteopathic infectious disease and travel medicine specialist at the DuPage Medical Group, weighs in on how to assess Zika risk and gives precautions travelers should consider in Zika-affected areas.
25 "Group Walking is a Boon for the Body and the Mind," Chicago Tribune
This article on the benefits of walking quotes Wolfgang Gilliar, DO, the dean of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury. Dr. Gilliar leads a campus walking group for students.
23 "Doctors Share What Really Happens When There's an Emergency Mid-Flight," Conde Nast Traveler
J.D. Polk, DO, who serves as a senior medical officer for NASA, is quoted in this article about physicians' memorable experiences treating air passengers who experience medical emergencies.
23 "2016 Match Sets Record for Family Medicine Choice," American Academy of Family Physicians News
This article notes that the 2016 NRMP match was the seventh year in a row that the number of students who matched into family medicine rose. "There is much we can learn from our osteopathic colleagues when it comes to promoting family medicine choice by medical students," noted AAFP Medical Education Division Director Stan Kozakowski, M.D.
21 "Need to See a Doctor? There's an App for That," KCTV5 News
In this clip, Michael Brown, DO, discusses a new telemedicine program in Missouri, which allows patients to consult with their doctor on non-urgent health questions using Skype-like technology.
10 "The Truth About Sleeping Pills: Are They Dangerous?," Fox News
In this clip, Jennifer Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician, explains what consumers should know about sleeping pills as part of National Sleep Awareness Week.
8 "What's That? How Earbuds Can Wreck Your Hearing (Especially for Young People)," Chicago Tribune
James Foy, DO, a professor of pediatrics at Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine Vallejo, is featured in this article on how using earbuds can damage hearing.
7 "9 Reasons You Always Have to Pee," Prevention
Betsy A. B. Greenleaf, DO, a urogynecologist in New Jersey, discusses reasons why some people need to urinate more frequently than others, which can include having a small bladder and not drinking enough water.
7 "Zika Virus Marginally Impacts the Lodging Industry," Hotel Business
This article includes information from Mia Taormina, DO, an infectious disease and travel medicine expert with DuPage Medical Group in the western suburbs of Chicago, about precautions lodging operators and managers can take to help lower the virus' risk for their guests.
2 "Severe Low Back Pain May Have Met Its Match," MD Magazine
MD Magazine reported on a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) that found osteopathic manipulative treatment can help patients with chronic low back pain. Other news outlets also covered the study, including UPI in its article "Osteopathic manipulative treatment improves chronic back pain."
2 "Primary Care, Family Medicine Stats Stand Out," AAFP
More than half of osteopathic medical students and recent graduates matched into a primary care residency program, as noted in this article about the AOA Match results, which were released on Feb. 8.
29 "Idaho to Get School of Osteopathic Medicine. Wait, What's Osteopathic Medicine?" Boise State Public Radio
In light of a proposed osteopathic medical school coming to Idaho, this article explores the philosophy and distinction of osteopathic medicine.
29 "Ask the Expert: Should I Worry about the Zika Virus?" OutTraveler
In this blog post, Mia Taormina, DO, an infectious disease and travel medicine expert with DuPage Medical Group in western suburbs of Chicago, discusses who is most at risk for Zika virus. She also recommends precautions travelers can take.
25 "Could Kegels Be Doing You More Harm than Good?" Prevention
Betsy Greenleaf, DO, gave tips on proper form for pelvic floor exercises and info on who should and shouldn't do them in this article for Prevention.
24 “Zika Advice for Travelers” iHeartRadio
Mia Taormina, DO, an infectious disease and travel medicine expert with DuPage Medical Group in western suburbs of Chicago, discusses how to navigate your travel plans to warm-weather destinations during the Zika virus outbreak. The 10-minute segment ran on three Chicagoland radio stations - 103.5 Kiss-FM, 93.9 MYFM and BIG 95.5 FM.
4 “Number of Osteopathic Physicians Increases by 62% in the Last 10 Years; 6 Observations” Becker's Spine Review
This article explores the growth of the osteopathic medical profession as reported in the 2015 Osteopathic Medical Report.
2 “Intervention Program Reduces CVD Risk in Appalachian Patients with Diabetes” Healio.com/Cardiology Today
This article highlights a recent study from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found less community lifestyle intervention classes helped reduce cardiovascular risks in patients with elevated fasting blood glucose levels or a diagnosis to type 2 diabetes.
1 “The Need for Addiction Medicine” Chicago Health
In the February issue, Marla Kushner, DO, addiction specialist and medical director of New Hope Recovery Center in Chicago, discusses combining addiction medicine within a primary care practice.
12 "HCV Screening Rates Low Among Various Community Health Centers" Healio.com
This article highlights a recent study from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found less than 10% of eligible patients across 14 community health centers were screened for hepatitis C virus infection.
10 "When a Free Check-up Isn't Really Free" U.S. News & World Report
In this article, Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician and assistant professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, discusses the risk of issues not covered by insurance during a physical.
1 "Should You Choose a Doctor with an MD or DO after His or Her Name?" Men's Health
Stephen Shannon, DO, explains how DOs use osteopathic manipulative treatment to treat patients in this article
for Men's Health
30 “Postoperative Pain Relief Method May Impact Knee Replacement Recovery Time” UPI
This article highlights a recent study from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that found using a periarticular injection around the surgical site allowed patients to recover more quickly from knee replacement surgery.
25 “Millennials in Medicine” Medical Economics
In an article about how young physicians are shaping the health care workforce, Matthew Pflieger, DO, and Morganna Freeman, DO, both give their opinions on what skills millennials bring to health care.
9 “Doctors Can Often Miss Achilles Tendon Diagnosis” Physician’s Briefing
A recent study from The Journal of The American Osteopathic Association reports that about one-quarter of Achilles tendon ruptures are missed during initial examinations.
19 “Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer’s Blood Test” WebMD
This WebMD article discusses research presented at OMED 2015 that points to the use of autoantibodies in the blood being used as biomarkers for the presence of early stage Alzheimer’s.
15 “Lamar Odom and the Hard Truth About Herbal Viagra” U.S. News & World Report
Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician and assistant professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, spoke on the risks associated with herbal and dietary substances for an article
about the hospitalization of former NBA star Lamar Odom.
6 “The Ultimate Cold and Flu Survival Guide” CNN.com
Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic family physician and program director at Aria Health Care in Philadelphia, offered tips on surviving the food season for a CNN.com article
that also ran as a slideshow on Health.com
1 “9 Ways to Trick Your Kid to Be Healthier” Family Circle
Amy Aronsky, DO, medical director for CareCentrix in Hartford, Connecticut, is among several health care providers interviewed for an article about kids health. Dr. Aronsky addressed ways to get kids to get a good night of sleep.
23 “Food Insecurity and Inactivity Are Driving the Obesity Epidemic” HuffingtonPost
A study that was published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and shows that kids in the United States who were raised with food insecurities are the most likely to be obese is mentioned in this HuffingtonPost article that also quotes Adarsh Gupta, DO, associate professor of family medicine at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and director of the Center for Medical Weight Loss and Metabolic Control in Sewell, New Jersey.
30 “The Worst Part About Recovering From a Concussion” The Atlantic
R. Robert Franks, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician and co-medical director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center and director of the Rothman Concussion Institute, was featured in an Atlantic article about the difficulties of diagnosing a concussion and the long recovery process.
25 “The Best Doctors You’ve Never Heard Of” Prevention
The July issue of Prevention Magazine includes a feature story on the benefits of osteopathic medicine. In the article, the author shares her experience seeing Daniel A. Shadoan, DO, president of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and how Dr. Shadoan used osteopathic manipulative treatment to help her.
1 “Defining the DO” Dermatology World
looks at the practice of dermatology by osteopathic physicians.
26 “Doctors Who Want to Do It All: How to Start Your Own Medical Practice” NerdWallet
Linda Delo, DO, an osteopathic family physician in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is interviewed for this article advising physicians on starting their own medical practices.
27 “Gov. Martinez Helps Lay Foundation for New Medical School in Las Cruces” KFOX-TV (El Paso, Texas)
AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, was among the speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and spoke to the Fox affiliate station about how osteopathic physicians approach patient care.
28 “CMS is Criticized for Oversight of Compounded Medicines in Hospitals” Wall Street Journal
AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, was quoted in an blog article about the recent report by the Office of the Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services that looked at how hospitals participating in Medicare fail to sufficiently examine contracts with compound pharmacies.
27 “Study: Plasma Injections Better than Surgery or Steroids, National Pain Report
A recent article from The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) about the use of platelet-rich plasma as an alternative to surgery is reported on by chronic pain and pain management website National Pain Report.
16 “AOA, AACOM Join ACGME” HCPro
The appointment of four DOs to the ACGME Board of Directors was highlighted in this article about the advancement of the Single GME system.
15 “Doctor Shows Hands-On Manipulation Techniques for Flu” WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
In a segment on ABC Philadelphia affiliate, WPVI-TV, Lauren Noto-Bell, DO, a professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, shows how osteopathic manipulative treatment can provide relief from the flu by moving lymphatic fluid.
23 “The Holiday Vacation That Could Leave You Feeling Lousy,” Men’s Health
In an online article in Men’s Health, Melissa Tabor, DO, explains that traveling in higher elevations can cause illness due to less oxygen entering your body. Dr. Tabor warns travelers to look for symptoms like headaches, nausea and dizziness when in higher elevations.
22 “How to Deal with Kidney Stones During Pregnancy” SheKnows.com Pregnancy
Lisa Valle, DO, an obstetrician and gynecologist from Santa Monica, California, explained to readers of a blog post that pregnant women who suspect they have a kidney stone should see their physician immediately for treatment.
4 “10 Ways Primary Care Practices Can Improve Care” MedPage Today
In an article about a study of primary care practices in the United States released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, AOA president Robert S. Juhasz, DO, emphasized the importance of the doctor-physician relationship.
4 “NSU Doubling Medical School Grads Training Here” South Florida Sun Sentinel
AOA Trustee Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, was quoted in an article about the growth of osteopathic medicine in the state and the local osteopathic medical school, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
26 "Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip" U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report and Health.com were among the news outlets that picked up a HealthDay article about a presentation at OMED 2014 by Melissa Tabor, DO, on signs of altitude sickness.
25 “14 Holiday Health Hazards to Avoid” Health.com
Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Philadelphia, shares her advice in this slideshow on common health hazards during the holiday season including stress and food poisoning.
23 "The Ins and Outs of Postpartum Bleeding" SheKnows.com Pregnancy
In this online article, Draion Burch, DO, an osteopathic obstetrician and gynecologist from Pittsburgh, explains why some women might experience different levels of postpartum bleeding after giving birth.
22 “Ebola Outbreak: What's Next?” MSN
In an interview that originally ran on CBS Philadelphia Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, advised viewers on what to expect as new Ebola cases are diagnosed.
2 “Osteopathic Medical Field Hits a Growth Spurt” Newsworks
Article on the Philadelphia-based news website looks at the growth of osteopathic medicine and explains why patients are seeing more osteopathic physicians or DOs for their health care needs.
1 "Sunshine Act Database Debuts to Skepticism” MedPage Today
AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, was among the health care leaders quoted in an article about the release of the Open Payments database. Dr. Juhasz voiced the AOA’s concerns about the limited amount of time physicians had to review their individual data.
9 “Why You Get Charley Horses—and How to Stop Them” Men’s Health
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician in Philadelphia, educates Men’s Health readers about what causes painful charley horses and leg cramps during the night and how to stop them.
3 “Osteopathic Medicine Meshes With New Health Care Needs” Stateline/Pew Charitable Trusts
AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, is featured in an article on Stateline, a non-partisan, Washington-based news website that is run by Pew Charitable Trusts, discussing how the osteopathic medical profession's focus on patient-centered care makes DOs well equipped to handle America’s primary care needs. The article also ran on Kaiser Health News.
1 “Dr. Ray Stowers: Educating the Next Generation” Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel
The career of Ray E. Stowers, DO, AOA past president and vice president for health sciences and founding dean of the Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee, is highlighted in this article about individuals and organizations in the Knoxville area who were named Health Care Heroes.
28 “The Dangers of Heavy Backpacks -- And How Kids Can Wear Them Safely” HuffingtonPost
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician in Philadelphia, explains to readers in this article on the news website that backpacks that are too heavy or large can cause harm to children’s developing bodies.
18 “Your Preeclampsia Risks, Explained” Parents
In the first of two articles on the Parents magazine website featuring Lisa M. Valle, DO, a board-certified ob/gyn hospitalist at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, Dr. Valle comments on risk factors for developing preeclampsia during pregnancy. In the second article, Dr. Valle advises on treatment options for women diagnosed with preeclampsia.
18 “When Will Your Doctor Show Up in the Delivery Room?” Parents
Draion M. Burch, DO, a board-certified ob/gyn at Magee-Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is quoted in an article in Parents explaining to expectant mothers when their physician will be in the delivery room with them during the labor process and when a nurse will be monitoring their progress.
7 “Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?” HealthDay News
In a HealthDay News article about a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association that neck adjustments may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, the AOA commented, "U.S.-trained osteopathic physicians (DOs) use osteopathic manipulative therapy to diagnose, treat and even prevent illness or injury. DOs are taught to conduct thorough evaluations using standard neurological and orthopedic examinations." The article was picked up by several outlets including U.S. News & World Report.
29 “The DO is in Now” The New York Times
An article in The New York Times examines the growth in the number of students choosing to apply to and attend osteopathic medical schools across the United States. The article includes interviews with future DOs attending the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, New York.
29 “Buser Re-Elected to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees” Floyd County (Kentucky) Times
This article announces the re-election of Boyd R. Buser, DO, to the AOA's Board of Trustees.
28 “Osteopathic Group Leader Calls for More Research, IT Innovation” Modern Healthcare
AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, discusses in this article the pillars of the AOA's strategic plan, including implementing a research infrastructure and transitioning to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education.
28 “Impact of the Single Accreditation Agreement on GME Governance and the Physician Workforce” Medical Education Futures Study
On July 28, Medical Education Futures Study shared with its readers a journal article about the impact of the single graduate medical education accreditation system that originally ran in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). JAOA login required to access full text of article.
25 “How High Blood Pressure Can Affect Your Pregnancy” SheKnows.com
Lisa M. Valle, DO, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Monica, California, explains how high blood pressure can cause serious medical issues, like preeclampsia in this article.
22 “ACGME to Accredit Osteopathic Residencies” Modern Healthcare
On July 19, delegates representing the nation’s more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students voted to support a decision by the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees to pursue a new, single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME). Among the coverage of this historic announcement was a July 22 Modern Healthcare article featuring comments from AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, who explains that the public will benefit from a single standardized system to evaluate the effectiveness of GME programs. The issue was also covered in a July 24 Medical Economics article.
22 “South Pointe President Named Head of American Osteopathic Association” Crain’s Cleveland Business
A July 22 article in Crain’s Cleveland Business announces the inauguration of Robert S. Juhasz, DO, president of the Cleveland Clinic's South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association. Coverage also appeared in The News-Herald (Willoughby, Ohio).
22 “Marc B. Hahn: Access is Key to Good Health Care” Kansas City Star
Marc B. Hahn, DO, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine, authored an editorial about access to care for patients and the importance of a strong graduate medical education system.
21 “Osteopaths Want to Remind You Apps Are No Replacement for Your Doc” Politico
A news brief announces a vote by AOA Delegates to support a policy asking physicians to educate patients that medical websites and apps with symptom checker tools should not be used as a replacement for visiting a physician when ill or injured.
18 “Osteopathic Doctors to Consider Responsible Billing Resolution at Annual Meeting” Modern Healthcare
During the AOA’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates a policy was voted upon to encourage transparency in ancillary health care costs. In a July 18 article, Jennifer Hauler, DO, and Cleanne Cass, DO, both from Ohio, explain their hopes that this policy will be a step toward patients being made aware of additional costs not covered by insurance prior to medical care.
17 “Med Student Program Emphasizes Career Possibilities for Urban Teens” KCPT-TV (Kansas City, Missouri)
The medical student for a day program at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine was the focus of a news story that ran on the Kansas City, Missouri, PBS affiliate.
14 “NM to Get Private Medical School” Albuquerque Journal
In this article about a proposed medical school at New Mexico State University, AOA Trustee Boyd Buser, DO, discusses how many new osteopathic medical schools have opened in areas that traditionally have been underserved.
11 “3 Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Sun” Active.com
William Kirby, DO, an AOA board-certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills, California, shares tips on how athletes can prevent and treat sunburn in this article posted on Active.com.
18 “Medical Museum Remembering World War I's Impact in Missouri” KTVO-TV (Kirksville, Missouri)
The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine at the A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of five institutions receiving two major grants to develop a website titled "Over There: Missouri and the Great War," which will feature a digital collection of documents, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia illustrating the effect World War I had on Missouri and the impact of Missourians' contribution to the war effort, reported Kirksville's ABC network affiliate station.
10 “Men's Health: The Rules of Patient Engagement” Medical Economics
Matthew B. Ajluni, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and William M. Silverman, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Maitland, Florida, discuss the importance of men getting regular physical examinations in this June 10 article. In a related article, Dr. Ajluni notes how men often only see a physician to get treatment for sports injuries.
3 “Local Families Give Dad the Gift of Health for Father's Day, Men's Health Week” Milwaukee Community Journal
In recognition of Father's Day and Men's Health Week (June 9-15), this article highlights that AOA expert sources recommend physicals for identifying health risks that often don't show obvious signs, like high blood pressure, diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels.
2 “The Hiccup Remains a Mystery, Though There Are Many Theories About its Causes and Cures” Washington Post
Tyler C. Cymet, DO, associate vice president for medical education at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, addresses theories on treating hiccups in this article exploring whether there are any proven cures for this involuntary reflex characterized by its distinct sound.
27 “Wikipedia Is NOT a Doctor -- And a Study Confirms It” Huffington Post
This article highlights the findings of a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) that nine out of 10 public-edited Wikipedia articles on common medical conditions contained factual errors when compared to peer-reviewed resources. Coverage about the JAOA study also appeared on Time's website and BBC.
23 “Health Tip: Stay Cool to Prevent Heat Rash” Yahoo! Health
Tips for preventing heat rash, including using soap free of dyes and making sure your bedroom is well ventilated and cool, are included in this post. The tips originally were published in the Health Conditions library on Osteopathic.org.
20 “Seeing Through: COMP-Northwest Implements Google Glass” The Albany (Ore.) Democrat-Herald
This article explores how physicians and osteopathic medical students at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic of the Pacific-Northwest in Lebanon, Ore., are researching ways Google Glass can be used in clinical care. Uses being tested include transmitting ultrasound images to Google Glass devices, which are mobile computer systems worn like eyeglasses, as well as other ways physicians can use this visual technology to view images and data while keeping their eyes trained on their patients.
15 “Your Doctor’s Dirty Internet Secret” Men’s Health
A new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association reporting that nine out of 10 public-edited Wikipedia articles on common medical conditions contained factual errors when compared to peer-reviewed resources, is highlighted in an article that quotes lead study author Robert T. Hasty, DO, an AOA board-certified internist and hospitalist in Lumberton, N.C. This article also ran on Prevention's website.
15 “10 Private Medical Schools with an Affordable Price Tag” U.S. News & World Report
Osteopathic medical schools claim six spots in a list of 10 private medical schools with the cheapest fees and tuition published May 15. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., placed the highest among the DO schools on the list wit its 2013-2014 tuition and fees totaling $31,720.
12 “Pain-Proof Your Daily Commute” Men’s Health
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician in Philadelphia, suggests several tips in this slideshow to prevent pain during commuting, such as lifting your shoulders up as high as you can then rolling your shoulders in a circular motion to loosen muscles in your upper back.
7 "Can Wikipedia Ever Be a Definitive Medical Text?” The Atlantic
In a recent article on The Atlantic’s website, Robert T. Hasty, DO, regional associate dean at the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies Creek, N.C., shares insight into a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that looked at factual errors in public-edited Wikipedia articles on common medical conditions.
1 “Uneven Ground” Vogue
An article in the May issue includes Lisa A. DeStefano, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician in East Lansing, Mich., discussing how slight imbalances in the body’s alignment, like leg-length discrepancies, could cause back pain.
29 "How to Prevent Seasonal Allergies and Get Your Health in Order with Osteopathic Internist, Dr. Amy L. Dean, DO” CandieAnderson.com
Amy L. Dean, DO, a board-certified internist and environmental medicine specialist in Ann Arbor, Mich., shares in this blog post ways people can get their health in order this spring.
17 "9 Highly Effective Treatments for Lower Back Pain” Prevention
Lisa A. DeStefano, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from East Lansing, Mich., shares in this blog post tips for relieving lower back pain, such as when to use an ice pack and heating pad when treating pain.
11 "Spring Clean Your Health (and Home!) with This Weekend To-Do List” Glamour
In support of National Osteopathic Medicine Week 2014, the AOA launched an awareness campaign, “Spring Cleaning for Your Health,” encouraging the public to set aside a few hours during one weekend this spring to take steps toward making the home a healthier place. Vitamin G, Glamour magazine’s health blog, ran a post featuring a weekend “Spring Cleaning for Your Health” guide, a link to steps for safe medicine disposal and comments from Joel R. Cooper, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Glendale, Ariz., and Amy L. Dean, DO, an osteopathic internist from Ann Arbor, Mich., discussing the simple changes that can be made to make the home a healthier place to live. This article was picked up by the websites Yahoo Shine and MSN Healthy Living.
10 "Circulatory Disorders: The Role of Primary Care Physicians” Medical Economics
Making healthy lifestyle choices can help patients manage circulatory disorders, such as heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases and stroke. In the article, Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, an AOA board-certified internist and pulmonologist from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., says a dietary log can be an effective tool for helping patients improve their diet and lose weight. Since many of his patients live in inner-city neighborhoods, Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, a board-certified cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, educates his patients about eating healthy or quitting smoking if they cannot afford to see a nutritionist or go to a smoking cessation clinic.
1 “Mini Medical School” DaddyMDGuides
This edition of Dad's Gear highlights the AOA's Mini Medical School, a free tool featuring a set of educational games that introduce children to basic health concepts in a fun, engaging way.
24 “Rising Need for Primary Care Fuels DO Degree Growth” U.S. News & World Report
How the nation’s urgent need for primary care physicians is fueling students’ interest in osteopathic medicine is the focus of this article published in U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Graduate Schools 2015" guidebook.
21 “5 Weird Remedies for Neck and Back Pain” Shape
A slideshow about remedies for neck and back pain highlights results from an AOA survey on people’s experiences with chronic pain, which was conducted in conjunction with the AOA’s “Break Through Your Pain” public education campaign.
21 “Seeing Through Transparency” Twin Cities Business
This column calling for employers to provide employees with resources that will help them benefit from the increasing availability of health care cost and quality data mentions results from an AOA survey on individuals’ experiences and opinions surrounding the task of choosing a physician.
17 “The Making of a Prison Doctor” The Crime Report
The AOA's new board certification in correctional medicine "marks the first step in making correctional medicine a recognized sub-specialty in health care," says John G. Mills, DO, director of correctional programs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Forth Worth, in this article.
17 “Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Installed” The News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.)
An article ran on the newspaper’s website announcing that Ray L. Morrison, DO, of Lynchburg, has been installed as the AOA’s speaker of the House of Delegates. Dr. Morrison recently joined the faculty of the new Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg.
14 “Obama Fields Criticism, Declares ACA ‘Is Going to Work’" Medscape
AOA President Norman E. Vinn, DO, was among the health care leaders to provide commentary in an article that ran on Medscape on March 14 reacting to President Obama’s interview about the Affordable Care Act that ran on the WebMD and Medscape websites earlier in the day.
5 “Most Osteopathic Med Students Matched Into Primary Care” Physician's Briefing
Primary care residencies accounted for 53% of all placements, as reported in this article about the AOA Match. This article was picked up by several media outlets, including Health Medicine Network.
28 “Alzheimer’s Myths, Misconceptions, Treatment Options and Caregiver Burnout with Dr. J. Blake Casher, DO” CandieAnderson.com
J. Blake Casher, DO, an AOA board-certified psychiatrist in Lansing, Mich., provided answers on diagnosis and treatment options for a blog post on Alzheimer’s disease. During his interview, Dr. Casher stressed the importance of caregivers being aware of their own stress levels and asking for help when needed.
26 “ACGME, Osteopathic Groups Creating One Accreditation System for Training Programs” Modern Healthcare
Immediately following an announcement by the AOA, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine that the three organizations have agreed to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the U.S., Modern Healthcare alerted its readers to this groundbreaking development. Additional health care trade publications ran news stories about the announcement over the next several days, including MedPage Today, Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. Additional coverage can be found at www.osteopathic.org/acgme.
13 "American Osteopathic Association Names Accomplished Communications Industry Leader Charles F. Simpson as Associate Executive Director of Communications" Chicago Tribune
This article in the Chicago Tribune's Work Life section announces the hiring of Charles F. Simpson as associate executive director of communications for the AOA. Coverage about Simpson's new position also appeared in Crain's Chicago Business, Crain's Chicago Healthcare Daily and St. Charles Patch.
11 "Most Osteopathic Medical Students Choose Primary Care Residencies" Becker's Hospital Review
More than half of osteopathic medical students and recent graduates matched into a primary care residency program, as noted in this article posted Feb. 11 about the American Osteopathic Association Match. The match results were released on Feb. 10. Coverage about the match also appeared in Modern Healthcare and AAFP News.
17 "Osteopathic Medicine Does Exist!" BuzzFeed
Gerard A. Baltazar, DO, an osteopathic surgeon from New York City, uses a blog post to addresses common questions about osteopathic medicine and shares his insight on what makes DOs unique and why the osteopathic medical profession is growing so rapidly.
16 “People on the Move" Crain's Chicago Business
The hiring of Robert Orenstein, DO, an osteopathic internist and infectious disease physician in Paradise Valley, Ariz., as editor in chief of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) is announced in the local business magazine's "People on the Move" column.
11 “How to Set Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep with Osteopathic Internist, Dr. Laura M. Rosch, DO” CandieAnderson.com
Laura M. Rosch, DO, an osteopathic internist in Winfield, Ill., was interviewed for a blog post by lifestyle blogger Candace Rose about tips to keep New Year’s resolutions that can help keep the entire family healthy year round.
6 "Another Osteopathic Medical School for Arkansas Under Consideration" Arkansas Business
AOA Trustee Boyd R. Buser, DO, is quoted in an article that discusses two potential osteopathic medical schools being considered in Arkansas. Dr. Buser, the vice president for health affairs and dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, voiced his opinion that there are enough aspiring students to support both proposed schools.
1 "Growth Spurt" Minnesota Medicine
The magazine's January issue features an article about the growth of osteopathic medicine both nationally and in Minnesota. AOA Trustee Boyd R. Buser, DO, is quoted in the article.