The DO | Print Archives

December 2007

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AOA convention: Caring for torture survivors

At the International Seminar, Kathleen A. Spreen, DO, MPH, outlined the physical and psychological abuse endured by torture victims.

Other features

AOA convention: Patient diversity calls for physician sensitivity

Two DOs proposed strategies for physicians who treat patients with ethnic and racial heritages different from their own.

AOA convention: Patients traveling abroad should take precautions

Physicians who consult with patients before they travel overseas must be prepared to address such health-related hazards as jet lag, motion sickness, blood-borne pathogens and insect-borne disease.

San Diego charge: Fitness-themed AOA convention attracts thousands

More than 7,500 DOs, osteopathic medical students and friends of the profession had opportunities to exercise both their bodies and their brains at the 112th Annual AOA Convention and Scientific Seminar.

Fleet feet beat the street

Nearly 600 early-risers showed up for the AOA convention’s DOs: Fit for Life Fun Run/Walk on Oct 2 in San Diego.

Numbers are in: Profession measures up … and up … and up

In November 2007, the AOA released its latest demographic profile of osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students. Flip to any chart in the report and you’re likely to find evidence of the profession’s growth.

Departments

Newsbriefs—AOA members’ practice Web sites, security upgraded on DO-Online

The American Osteopathic Information Association is upgrading the medical practice Web sites of AOA members. In addition, DOCARE International unveiled its new Web site in November 2007.

President’s Voice—Do care about DOCARE

AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, provides an update on recent changes at DOCARE International.

Executive Director’s Desk—AOA membership: The value of becoming fit for life

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, addresses the AOA’s challenges as it meets the diverse needs of the osteopathic medical profession.

To the Point—Obesity: The other side

Physicians must consider the flip side of the anti-obesity movement, writes Arnold Melnick, DO.