“The distinction between type 1 and type 2 is very much blurring, which is across-the-board confusing to physicians and patients,” DO says.
Although the disease is under-diagnosed overall, many physicians make an initial diagnosis of asthma too readily.
Around the world, nonphysician osteopaths practice manipulation. Here's how the trend got started.
With the mounting demands of medical care today, physicians need to be more efficient than ever.
DOs weigh the therapeutic benefits of cannabis against the herb's lack of regulatory oversight and potential for abuse.
Steven T. Fosmire, DO, tells how his lengthy recovery from a bike accident helped him understand how helpless patients can feel.
Several DOs believe that instructing MDs in OMT builds awareness of OMM and leads to more referrals.
In the age of smartphones and tweets, bad diet advice has never been more widespread.
Physicians can boost patient compliance by listening and leading by example, says endocrinologist Kari A. Hortos, DO.
“Doing yoga might change how often you need to receive OMT; it might prolong the benefits that you're getting,” says Jim Preddy, DO.
Physicians should generally avoid caring for relatives, most DOs agree. But what about OMT? Are there other exceptions?
Some 10 million Americans receive care via telemedicine, up 50% from six years ago. The number is expected to double within a decade.