The DO | Print Archives

November 2007

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Managing the media: DOs offer advice on working with journalists

Communicating to the public through newspapers, consumer magazines, online news sources and television and radio news programs is crucial to both disseminating accurate health information and demonstrating the DO difference.

Other features

In My Opinion—Take a breath: Providing respite for parents of the disabled

Two years ago, as third-year osteopathic medical students, Elizabeth Gersuk, DO, and Heidi Kay Leftwich, DO, started a program that provides care for medically fragile and special-needs children and adults so their family caregivers can enjoy a night out.


Newsbriefs—Proposed osteopathic medical school seeks dean

The proposed osteopathic medical school at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., is searching for a dean. In addition, the AOA is encouraging DOs to remind patients about open enrollment for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

President’s Voice—AOA: Fit for the future

AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, recognizes individuals honored at the AOA convention this fall and takes a look at the proposed National Osteopathic Advocacy Center.

Executive Director’s Desk—Building castles for health, fitness, the profession

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, reviews highlights of this year’s AOA convention.

To the Point—Know when to say no

When in doubt, keep it out, Arnold Melnick, DO, advises public speakers.