Osteopathic physicians are reaching out beyond their own patients, practices and professional interests to champion a host of causes, from world peace to affirmative action to the right to life.
In this conclusion to the two-part series on “hero DOs,” The DO chronicles the actions of five osteopathic physicians who have cared for those largely forgotten by the rest of the world.
In an excerpt from his autobiography, former civil rights leader William G. Anderson, DO, recalls a brush with the law—and history—during a peaceful protest march through Albany, Ga, on Dec 16, 1961.
The H5N1 strain of avian influenza A has the potential to become a highly transmissible human influenza virus. Many public health experts think it’s only a matter of time before the new virus poses a serious pandemic threat.
Physicians can wreak havoc on their patients’ lives if they don’t know how to order and interpret common urine, blood and hair tests for drug screening.
An osteopathic immunologist is leading the first human trial of an innovative, DNA-based vaccine to prevent infection by the H5N1 strain of avian influenza A. In addition, the JAOA has joined the member journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in insisting that all phase 3 clinical trials be registered with at least one public registry.
AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, takes stock of 2006 and looks forward to 2007.
AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, rings in the new year with a list of resolutions for the AOA.
Arnold Melnick, DO, cautions readers on clichés, wordiness, jargon and other pitfalls of writing.
The trip to Give Kids the World Village was memorable for dozens of Student Osteopathic Medical Association members—and especially so for one student.