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Physician Wellness

Details: On-demand webinar: Health & Wellness During the Pandemic. Watch this AOA webinar, recorded May 6, to hear a variety of health strategies from general tips on sleep and healthy eating to ways to stay fit during the pandemic. Information and resources on social and emotional wellness are also shared. View slides from this webinar.

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What is Osteopathic Medicine

Details: DOs practice medicine according to the latest science and technology, but also consider options to complement pharmaceuticals and surgery. Osteopathic medicine is one of the fastest-growing health care professions in the country, with one out of every four medical students enrolled in …

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Standing Up for Your Health

Details: Standing up for your health. Is your desk job a health hazard? According to research, a sedentary lifestyle or long periods sitting over time can take a toll on your health. Researchers have found that a sedentary life can be linked to health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and premature death—even if you exercise regularly.

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OMT: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment American

Details: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is a set of hands-on techniques used by osteopathic physicians (DOs) to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, a DO moves a patient’s muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

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Prepare for COMLEX 1 American Osteopathic Association

Details: The exam will test your knowledge in the following areas: anatomy, behavioral science, biochemistry, health promotion and disease prevention, microbiology, osteopathic principles, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. After the exam. You’ll need to pass COMLEX-USA Level 1 in order to advance in the examination series.

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Esports Athletes At-Risk for Serious Injuries, Health

Details: Not just video games. Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic dysregulation from prolonged sitting and high consumption of caffeine and sugar, and depression and anxiety resulting from internet gaming disorder.

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How the mind-body connection impacts your health

Details: How the mind-body connection impacts your health. Strengthening the connection between your body and mind can go a long way toward boosting your overall health, says Mikhail Varshavski, DO, a board-certified family physician also known as “Doctor Mike” to his nearly 10 million social media followers. Taking care of yourself means more than simply nurturing your body—you must also

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The 100 best hospitals in the US in 2021, according to

Details: Mills Health Center, San Mateo. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles. Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla. Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Encinitas. St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton. Stanford Health Care, Stanford. Sutter

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Best 100 hospitals in America, according to

Details: Spectrum Health Medical Center – Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids Including: Spectrum Health – Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti

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Top 150 places to work in health care in 2019

Details: Company: Banner Health Location: Phoenix Fun fact: The company provides full benefits to any employee who works more than 16 hours per week. Company: Baptist Health Care Location: Pensacola, Florida Fun fact: The company has an onsite car wash and detailing service and a free fitness center. It also offers fitness classes and a summer camp for employees’ children.

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CMS Releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

Details: CMS is further proposing to require an in-person, non-telehealth service for mental health within six months prior to the initial telehealth service, and at least once every six months thereafter, and to allow use of audio-only communication technology for diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of mental health disorders furnished to established

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The best and worst states for health care in 2020

Details: Health care in the time of COVID-19 The best and worst states for health care in 2020 Massachusetts and Minnesota offer their residents the best overall health care, according to WalletHub, which examined each state’s readiness for COVID-19 alongside the usual factors.

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The best states for health care in 2021, according to US

Details: To put together its ranking of states for health care, U.S. News and World Report examined many data points, but focused on access, quality and public health. U.S. News’ explanation of the annual rankings, which were released last week, does not say whether COVID-19 factored into them.

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HIPAA Final Rule

Details: A guide to protecting patient data and ensuring health information security. The HIPAA final rule aims to increase patient privacy and secure health data. Learn how to ensure full compliance in your practice. Exclusively for members, the AOA has published two comprehensive guides focused on HIPAA privacy and security rules, complete with step

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Loneliness: The Invisible Health Crisis

Details: Loneliness: The Invisible Health Crisis. In today’s social media-driven world, it’s easy to substitute online exchanges for in-person connections. Many school, church and neighborhood activities that once created a sense of community have been replaced with digital …

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The best and worst states for health care in 2019

Details: In addition to stunning beaches, abundant sunshine and fresh citrus fruit year-round, Hawaii’s residents also enjoy the best health care in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report, which ranked health care in all 50 states.. In calculating the rankings, U.S. News gave equal weight to health care access, overall health care quality and public health in each state.

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2021 BIOM International Seminar

Details: Global health research abstracts Research Abstracts must be a clinical, basic science or health services study. The research category includes any project using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods to collect evidence of or test a hypothesis about any aspect of global health. Research projects must have IRB approval; Narrative medicine

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The DO Difference

Details: The DO Difference. D octors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, believe there’s more to good health than the absence of pain or disease. As guardians of wellness, DOs focus on prevention by gaining a deeper understanding of your lifestyle and environment, rather than just treating your symptoms. It makes a difference when your physician is

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Texas family physician lands prestigious CDC

Details: The social determinants of health are oftentimes buried below the surface and aren’t easy to identify. Common barriers are availability of resources, transportation, education quality, public safety, social support, language, literacy, access to technology, cultures and availability of health care and community based resources.

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Americans are lonely—and it's affecting our health

Details: Americans are lonely—and it’s affecting our health. Americans are lonely and our health is suffering for it. Isolation is often an underlying factor in many of the most common health conditions, including chronic pain, substance abuse and depression, according to osteopathic physicians.

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Top 6 medical moments from Seinfeld

Details: What you can learn: Outlook and mental health play a major role in patient health, says Brad Nieder, MD, a comedian known as "the Healthy Humorist" who specializes in medicine-themed standup comedy. "Optimism, the right attitude, a sense of humor and the ability to laugh are all vital parts of health and healing," he notes.

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What practicing medicine could look like after COVID-19

Details: Dr. Dunn left clinical practice in 2015 to start Redivus Health, a health care technology company. Now, he plans to return to the front lines of patient care. Unfortunately, Dr. Dunn’s good intentions have run headlong into a wall of bureaucracy. Dr. Dunn was able to renew his Missouri and Kansas medical licenses quickly.

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The COVID-19 window: 'High ground' health policy during

Details: The COVID-19 pandemic also highlights the structural flaws with American health care, including lack of investment in both public health and health care and the continuity of supply lines. As unemployment skyrockets, the dangers of linking health care access to …

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Compendium of behavioral health integration resources now

Details: The AOA is part of the BHI Collaborative, a group of eight medical associations that is dedicated to catalyzing effective and sustainable integration of behavioral and mental health care into physician practices, and worked together to establish the Compendium.

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Caring for LGBT patients: A primer

Details: The World Professional Association for Transgender Health hosts a health care professional forum, has published a book and holds an annual conference. The Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference is a free annual conference on transgender health.

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How lifestyle medicine physicians treat patients

Details: Friday, March 18, 2016. Osteopathic physicians are trained to treat the whole person, address the root cause of health problems and focus on preventive health care. Physicians who practice lifestyle medicine seek to achieve many of the same goals via the counseling of …

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Student group aims to improve medical student mental health

Details: The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents seeks to reduce the stigma of mental illness and promote mental health. When I joined the world of health care as a medical student, I was committed to my dream of helping others. However, at the beginning of my second year of medical school, I discovered that I too needed help.

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Finding patient experts: How to conduct positive deviance

Details: Tuesday: Public health project taps into superstar patients' expertise. Thursday: Finding patient experts: How to conduct positive deviance research. Friday: Your questions answered: Pediatric vaccines. Identify recurring local barriers and consult clinical literature to pinpoint the risk factors that are related to your patient population.

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Applications now open for the AOA's 2021-2022 Training in

Details: The Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) program is a policy-based program funded by the AOA that provides leadership opportunities and education on current health care policy issues. Sessions will focus on physician payment models, health care reform, social determinants of health, the opioid epidemic, and current public health issues.

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Mental Health Archives

Details: 71% of Americans Report Good or Excellent Health and Wellness. Exercise & Nutrition, General Information, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Public Health. A survey assessing Americans’ health-related behaviors and attitudes found 71% rate their overall health and wellness as …

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Handle with care: How to deal with 4 types of difficult

Details: A more lenient approach is often needed when treating patients with addiction or mental health issues, according to Dr. Best, who explains that patients turned away from his rural practice might not be able to access health care anyplace else. “The patient is still welcome to come back,” he says. “I don’t want to close the door.”

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Study Finds Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Details: However, patients with five or more health conditions are also less likely to be screened than patients with two to four health conditions. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. resulting in more than 53,000 deaths each year.

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DO psychiatrists share pandemic mental health 'life hacks

Details: Mental health and physical health go hand in hand, each affecting the other. Obe Fitness is a great option for home workouts. You can livestream classes or watch them on-demand at every fitness level. In live classes, you can make new friends and form a support system which is so crucial for good mental health. I think it’s worth the cost.

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2019 COM Continuing Accreditation Standards Rev 2-20

Details: 2019 COCA Standards Page 5 of 51 COCA Continuing Accreditation Standards In addition to determining whether elements are met and the COM is compliant with all standards,

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The Healing Power of Yoga

Details: The Healing Power of Yoga. Like yoga, the osteopathic approach to wellness focuses on your body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. “The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,” explains Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood, California.

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CMS releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

Details: Rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) To address health disparities in rural and vulnerable populations, CMS is proposing to implement several provisions that would allow RHCs and FQHCs to furnish care to underserved Medicare patients.

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Q&A: How this DO built a career out of making children

Details: Public health Q&A: How this DO built a career out of making children feel safe As a National Academy of Medicine Fellow, Julieanne Sees, DO, is leading research to inform the medical community on COVID-19’s impact on child safety and other issues.

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Mind-body connection: How DOs approach mental health

Details: Therapy, medication, exercise and nutrition can all play a role in improving mental health, DOs say. For DOs, treating patients with mental illnesses is a natural application of the osteopathic emphasis on treating the mind and spirit as well as the body. Mental disorders are common in the U.S.: Eighteen percent of adults had a mental illness

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PRN: HIV education for health care professionals

Details: PRN: HIV education for health care professionals. James F. Braun, DO, founded the Physicians’ Research Network, an HIV resource for clinicians, as well as The PRN Notebook, a newsletter on HIV/AIDS. In this illustration created for The PRN Notebook, HIV is …

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Fearing license issues, depressed doctors don't get help

Details: This is a question Dr. Hengerer and others hope to explore as part of an FSMB wellness and burnout work group that is looking at the licensure application process and asking how best to handle questions about mental health. Their findings will be reported in April 2018. Mental health questioning

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Advocacy win: APRN scope expansion bill defeated in

Details: While the defeat of HB 495 is a win for physicians and patients in Louisiana, the state legislature could attempt to pass a similar bill when they are back in session. The AOA and the LOMA will be monitoring the situation when the next legislative session begins in March 2022. DOs and osteopathic medical students who are interested in

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2020-2021 AOA Bureaus, Councils, and Committees …

Details: fellowship programs, developing public health educational programs and initiatives, and advising AOA on public health and research policy. Members also participate in the development of activities for OMED, such as educational programs on important public health issues and …

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