Special Coverage 

OMED 2013

Video: Have electronic health records helped or hurt your practice?

Osteopathic physicians discuss how electronic health records have impacted their day-to-day work.

Author: Overtreatment the ‘monster’ of wastefulness endemic to U.S. health care

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Poorly coordinated, unnecessary tests and interventions often lead to suffering, says health policy expert Shannon Brownlee.

The girl with the infected dragon tattoo: Healing body art gone awry

Tattoos have gone mainstream, so family physicians should know how to treat their complications, says Brock Generalovich, DO.

Against the grain: Obese patients should eat a diet low in carbohydrates

Adam Nally, DO, explains how foods high in sugar and other carbohydrates lead to obesity, and how a low-carb diet can help patients.

Video: How does exercise make you a better physician?

Following OMED 2013's fun run, DOs share how fitness helps both their professional and personal lives.

Physical education: Getting patients—and physicians—to sweat

To counsel patients on exercise and fitness, physicians themselves should work out regularly too, says Natalie Nevins, DO.

Video: What advice would you give to first-year students?

DOs reflect on how they cleared that first stretch of their medical careers.

Professionalism in the time of social media: Do’s and don’ts for DOs

While physicians must exercise great care, social media can be a way for them to promote their practice and connect with patients.

Let’s talk about sex: How to work with teen patients and their parents

Pediatricians play a pivotal role in opening conversation between young patients and their parents, says Jaqueline Kaari, DO.

Empathy in 60 seconds: Practical tips to improve bedside manner

Interested in taking your bedside manner to the next level? An expert shares tips you can start using today.

Promising OMT pilot study points to difficulties with ‘sham’ treatment

Study's author outlined results, limitations and tips for future OMT research on nursing home residents.