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2014-08-02 23:00:11

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest held its fourth Convocation and White Coat Ceremony August 2, 2014. Lebanon, Oregon (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 Tomorrow’s osteopathic physicians will encounter a host of distractions on their journey to improving health care, but must stay focused so that they become the health care leaders their communities expect and need. That was the message on Saturday, August 2, 2014, from Oregon State Rep. Sherrie Sprenger as she gave...

2014-07-22 16:27:34

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy recognizing that same-sex households need to have access to health insurance and health care, and supporting measures to eliminate discriminatory coverage. A study in Pediatrics found that children with same-sex parents are less likely to have private health insurance than children with married opposite-sex parents, particularly if they live in states that do...

2014-07-21 16:26:09

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being hospitalized for a medical procedure can be a stressful event but for many patients the financial burden of unexpected costs associated with care can add undue stress. To better educate patients, the American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy advocating hospitals and other sites of medical services to provide patients in advance of scheduled procedures an estimate of all costs involved in their care,...

2014-07-21 16:26:06

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a September 2013 survey released by Makovsky Health and Kelton, the average American spends about 52 hours each year on the Internet looking up health information. While medical websites with symptom-checker tools-- such as WebMD, Isabel Symptom Checker and EverydayHealth-- can provide valuable health information to patients, they should not be used as a replacement for a visit to the physician. Members of the American...

2014-07-21 16:26:02

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment, like diabetic testing supplies and braces, often contact consumers directly about purchasing such supplies even if a physician has not authorized such use. The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates voted to support efforts to eliminate unsolicited requests from companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment unless such equipment has been prescribed and discussed between...

2014-07-19 20:20:42

CHICAGO, July 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout his four decade career in osteopathic medicine, Robert S. Juhasz, DO, an AOA board-certified internist, has always strived for professional growth, working his way up from an after school job as a dishwasher to president of what is now Cleveland Clinic's South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Today, Dr. Juhasz takes his drive for excellence to the next level as he begins serving as the 118(th) president of the...

2014-06-28 14:36:09

St. Michael's Hospital Study also finds 'brain waste' common Foreign-trained physicians feel there are not enough residency positions for them in countries such as Canada and the United States and this information was not communicated to them before they emigrated, a new study has found. Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital surveyed international medical graduates to better understand the concepts of "brain drain," the migration of health care workers from low- and middle-income...

2014-05-19 23:00:28

In all, 960 graduates – a record total -- participated in WesternU’s five Commencement ceremonies, which included the colleges of Allied Health Professions, Podiatric Medicine, Dental Medicine, Graduate Nursing, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences. Pasadena, California (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Health science professionals will be on the front lines as the Affordable Care Act takes full effect over the...

2014-05-02 12:25:17

Study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Finds Wikipedia Articles Contradict Peer-Reviewed Medical Literature CHICAGO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It might be convenient to research medical conditions online but a study in the May issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) found nine out of 10 public-edited Wikipedia articles on common medical conditions contained factual errors when compared to peer-reviewed resources. Authors of the...

2014-04-29 16:29:28

Six students will be first to participate in the Lilly Medical Student Intern Program INDIANAPOLIS, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six students from the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) are the first to be chosen by Eli Lilly and Company to participate in a new internship program for aspiring physicians. The Lilly Medical Student Intern Program, the second phase of its medical student programs, offers opportunities for medical students between...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.