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Art of Healing

DOs share advice on managing patients with diabetes mellitus

“The distinction between type 1 and type 2 is very much blurring, which is across-the-board confusing to physicians and patients,” DO says.

Avoiding pitfalls in caring for patients with asthma

Although the disease is under-diagnosed overall, many physicians make an initial diagnosis of asthma too readily.

An ocean away: The story of how osteopathy crossed the Atlantic

Around the world, nonphysician osteopaths practice manipulation. Here's how the trend got started.

Excelling under pressure: DOs share their insights, strategies

With the mounting demands of medical care today, physicians need to be more efficient than ever.

Is medical marijuana a good idea?

DOs weigh the therapeutic benefits of cannabis against the herb's lack of regulatory oversight and potential for abuse.

How my broken leg—and broken life—made me a better physician

Steven T. Fosmire, DO, tells how his lengthy recovery from a bike accident helped him understand how helpless patients can feel.

Helping hands? DOs make case for teaching MDs OMT basics

Several DOs believe that instructing MDs in OMT builds awareness of OMM and leads to more referrals.

What’s for dinner? How DOs are helping patients figure out what to eat

In the age of smartphones and tweets, bad diet advice has never been more widespread.

Small steps to get healthy: How DOs inspire behavior changes in patients

Physicians can boost patient compliance by listening and leading by example, says endocrinologist Kari A. Hortos, DO.

‘Self-OMT’: Yoga boosts patients’ structure and function, DOs say

“Doing yoga might change how often you need to receive OMT; it might prolong the benefits that you're getting,” says Jim Preddy, DO.

Should physicians treat loved ones? It’s complicated, DOs say

Physicians should generally avoid caring for relatives, most DOs agree. But what about OMT? Are there other exceptions?

Remote, and in control: DOs reach new patients as telemedicine comes of age

Some 10 million Americans receive care via telemedicine, up 50% from six years ago. The number is expected to double within a decade.