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2010-05-26 12:27:31

Older patients battling pneumonia spent less time in the hospital when treated using osteopathic manipulative medicine - a drug-free form of hands-on medical care focusing on increasing muscle motion - in addition to conventional care, recently published research shows. Kari Hortos, a Michigan State University professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine, was one of seven site investigators as part of the five-state Multicenter Osteopathic Pneumonia Study...

2010-05-12 13:49:00

Fundamental Medicare Physician Payment Reforms Will Ensure Access to Care and Foster Practice Transformation WASHINGTON, May 12, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent poll recently conducted on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) shows that an alarming number of physicians will stop seeing Medicare beneficiaries if current payment policies are not reformed. When physicians who have at least some say in what kind of insurance they accept in their practices were asked...

2010-02-08 14:25:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- For osteopathic medical students and recent graduates, their love of medicine will begin a new chapter today as the National Matching Services, Inc., announces the results of the 2010 osteopathic match. Of the 1,896 individuals who participated in the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Intern/Resident Registration Program, 78% of students and recent graduates successfully matched for a total of 1,473 successful matches. This figure is slightly up from...

2010-02-01 15:15:00

WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH) today announced that it will provide the OMeGA Medical Grants Association LLC (OMeGA) $2.175 million in funding for the 2010-2011 academic year. OMeGA was formed in 2008 as a third party administrator for graduate medical education. Zimmer was the founding supporter of OMeGA, committing $2 million in funding for educational grants for the 2009-2010 academic year; the Company has also committed a...

2009-03-27 12:50:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Michigan, there are not enough jobs in manufacturing and construction, but the one area in which demand continues to overshadow supply is health care, particularly physicians. The health care needs of an aging population coupled with the difficulty of becoming a doctor have led to a considerable physician shortage in Michigan, a problem that is projected to get worse, according to the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS). Those...

2009-03-04 03:41:00

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elsevier, world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the July 2009 launch of a new peer-reviewed medical journal in partnership with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Osteopathic Family Physician. Osteopathic Family Physician, Official Journal of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, is designed to deliver...

2008-12-01 08:00:00

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- What do poetry, art, literature, film and history have to do with medical practice? "Everything," according to Richard S. Panush, M.D., Chair of Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, who has pioneered an innovative program bringing humanities to the bedside for residents in internal medicine. "Studying the humanities helps us restore the 'soul' of medicine," explains Dr. Panush, who is a leader among a growing group of physicians and...

2008-09-13 03:00:10

Only 2 percent of graduating medical students say they plan to work in primary-care internal medicine. This is raising worries about a looming shortage of the first-stop doctors. The results of a new survey being published today suggest that more medical students, many of them saddled with debt, are opting for more lucrative specialties. The survey of nearly 1,200 fourth-year students found just 2 percent planned to work in primary-care internal medicine. In a survey in 1990, the figure...

2008-07-25 03:00:18

ATLANTA - With fewer medical school students choosing residencies in family medicine, Georgia is facing a shortage of family doctors. Of the 385 students who graduated from medical schools in Georgia this spring, only 20 chose residencies in family medicine, half as many as five years ago. "The decline in the percentage of medical school graduates entering family medicine is cause for concern," said Kelly McNamara, research and analysis manager for the Georgia Board for Physician...

2007-03-23 15:01:30

PARKER, Colo., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM), a new healthcare university committed to the education of osteopathic physicians, broke ground on its new medical campus today on 40 acres of land in Parker, Colorado. The school is focused on the education of primary care doctors dedicated to providing excellent healthcare to rural, underserved and underrepresented populations. "This university chose to locate in Colorado...


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