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2010-09-16 12:46:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As concerns mount over whether there will be enough physicians to meet the nation's growing demand for health care, the number of osteopathic physicians (DOs) is reaching new heights, according to a report released today from the American Osteopathic Association. DOs are one of only two groups of physicians in the U.S.-- MDs and DOs -- who are licensed to prescribe medication and practice in all medical specialty areas, including surgery....

2010-08-20 10:31:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Texas System Board of Regents today voted to approve a proposal to develop a new M.D. degree program at the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNTHSC). The M.D. program will be an independent fifth school in addition to the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, and School of Health Professions. Approval comes upon completion of pre-approval...

2010-07-17 17:00:00

CHICAGO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Not one to back down from a challenge, Karen J. Nichols, DO, embraces her term as the first female president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) during a time of historic change in health care. The AOA installed her as its 114th president this afternoon during its annual business meeting in Chicago. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/aoa/44984/ (Photo:...

2010-06-14 18:39:00

U.S. Faces a Shortage of Between 124,000 and 159,000 Physicians by 2025 CHICAGO, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted today at its Annual Meeting new policies to strengthen the physician workforce to meet the nation's growing health care needs. The United States faces a shortage of between 124,000 and 159,000 physicians by 2025. Already at least 22 states and 15 medical specialties have reported physician workforce shortages, including in...

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...

2010-03-30 07:56:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Agustin V. Arbulu C., CEO of Metro Home Health Care, a leading provider of a full range of home care services in mid and southeastern Michigan today announced the appointment of its new medical director for its skilled services division. "After careful consideration, interviews of various candidates and review of a number of excellent resumes from qualified candidates, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey S. Herman has agreed to serve as our...

2010-03-18 09:57:00

CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has awarded medical research grants to 38 junior investigators. Established in 2000, the Seed Grant Research Program provides medical students, physician residents and fellows with grants of up to $2,500 to conduct basic science or clinical research projects. This year's recipients are studying cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases, HIV/AIDS, leukemia, and neoplastic diseases. "Research dollars...

2010-02-09 13:11:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhonda Roby, PhD, MPH, associate professor and project coordinator for the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification at UNT Health Science Center, was instrumental in recently identifying three murder victims of the Chilean Pinochet coup, buried in the Patio 29 cemetery. The Chilean government contacted Roby in 2006 to be the lead geneticist for a process audit team of the victims' identification program for Patio 29....

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...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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