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How to provide better end-of-life care

Palliative medicine physicians share the techniques they use to find the best treatment for their patients.

Prevent overuse injuries in child athletes: Info for family physicians

Learn why overuse injuries are on the rise in children, what to watch for and when to refer patients to sports medicine physicians.

Hero Next Door: DO historian champions profession’s female-friendly past

Educator Thomas Quinn, DO, wrote a book on women in osteopathic medicine that a Florida PBS station will convert to a documentary.

End-of-life care: We’re doing it wrong, experts say

As the nation re-evaluates its approach to palliative care, DO geriatricians explain what osteopathic physicians do differently.

Want to succeed in DO, MD worlds? A sports psychiatrist shares his story

David Baron, DO, rose to prominence in the MD realm while retaining—and celebrating—his osteopathic heritage. Here's what he did.

Hero Next Door: N.Y. DO battled AIDS crisis with education

James Braun, DO, started the Physicians' Research Network in 1990. It quickly became an unparalleled source for HIV education.

Hero Next Door: DO ‘pays it forward’ by mentoring hundreds of students

Nigerian-born Margaret Aguwa, DO, MPH, is best known for founding OsteoCHAMPS, a pipeline program for Michigan youth.

For the love of the game: DO team physicians on highs, lows of their craft

Do you dream of sharing a team's wins and losses and accompanying them to the Olympics? DO team physicians open up about the role.

Mayo Clinic leader brings patient-focused research expertise to the JAOA

In his research, JAOA Editor-In-Chief Robert Orenstein, DO, aims to improve clinical outcomes. He wants JAOA articles to do the same.

Under African skies: DOs face health risks to treat patients most in need

DOs practicing in Sierra Leone, Malawi and Kenya say their desire to help patients trumps the elevated threat of disease.

Hero Next Door: How a NASA flight surgeon takes care of astronauts

NASA flight surgeon Richard Scheuring, DO, supports shuttle launches and cares for astronauts—when not practicing space walks with them.

Hero Next Door: DO revamping geriatric medicine in northwest Pa.

James Lin, DO, is overseeing construction of a state-of-the-art 138-bed senior living center designed with patient comfort in mind.