The DO | Print Archives

November 2008

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Medalworkers: DOs assist Olympic athletes on quest for gold

Elite athletes weren’t the only ones making history at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games: For the first time, a DO served as the chief medical officer for the US Olympic Team. He joined several other DOs in caring for athletes in Beijing.

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Manipulating the system: MD champions OMT techniques

You don’t have to be a DO to understand the healing power of osteopathic medicine, according to Edward R. Isaacs, MD, who has been using OMT techniques to treat patients for more than two decades.

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Newsbriefs—Save the date for Hill Day 2009

DOs, osteopathic medical students and supporters of the profession will gather in Washington, DC, on Thursday, March 5, for the AOA’s DO Day on Capitol Hill.

President’s Voice—Eliminating prescription errors

AOA President Carlo J. DiMarco, DO, lists the benefits of e-prescribing.

Executive Director’s Desk—Presidential themes become the legacy of the AOA

"The legacies of our AOA presidents shape the member benefits you enjoy every day," writes AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, in detailing the importance of presidential themes.

To the Point—Listen to the patient

Arnold Melnick, DO, helps readers identify warning signals that can reduce prescription errors.

OMS Spotlight—Research in Ecuador rejuvenates tired student

Nora K. Burns, OMS II, explains how a summer research project in Ecuador revitalized her passion for osteopathic medicine.