The DO | Print Archives

December 2008

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Flu pandemic a matter of when, not if

The threat of a widespread influenza pandemic, similar to the worldwide outbreak of the Spanish flu in 1918-19, should remain a top concern within the medical community, DOs, say.

For the record: EMRs aren’t so scary, DOs say

Two DOs assured physicians that the switch to paperless systems will ultimately lead to increased efficiency, added time with patients and fewer medical errors.

NOMA offers free health screenings for underserved

The National Osteopathic Medical Association hosted is fourth annual health fair, offering free health screenings for adults and children and providing educational programs for community members.

The weighting game: Treating patients for obesity

Whether looking at the figure on a scale or the digits in a patient’s body mass index, DOs should try not to focus too much on numbers.

Breaking through the barriers of ADHD diagnosis

Diagnosing patients for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can be challenging because the majority of affected patients will have one or more comorbid conditions at some point in their lives.

Yours, truly: More than 9,000 attendees brought convention to life

The AOA convention in Las Vegas attracted a record number of attendees. Here’s a look at some of them.


Newsbriefs—OIA ratifies 20 new members, honors outgoing chairman

Following its general meeting in November, the 4-year-old Osteopathic International Alliance has grown to include 49 members.

President’s Voice—Caribbean school finds price is right, but we all might pay

The actions of a Caribbean medical school could have repercussions for all osteopathic and allopathic medical students.

Executive Director’s Desk—Think globally, act locally: Guidelines for ‘big’ associations

Even in the time of billion-dollar corporate bailouts, "big" isn’t always "bad."

To the Point—Epiphany and communication

Physicians have to stop thinking of medical communication as only what they professionally say or write.

OMS Spotlight—Every step counts: SOMA walks kids through diet, exercise tips

Dozens of Las Vegas children participated in the Student Osteopathic Medical Association’s annual philanthropy project at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas.