Immunization Updates: Yellow Fever, Meningococcal Disease, HPV
March 4: The yellow fever booster vaccine is no longer recommended for most travelers, routine HPV vaccination should occur at age 11 or 12, and high-risk child and adolescent patients should receive the meningococcal vaccine. Those are some of the latest recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Read more.
Diagnosing and Treating BPH-LUTS
Feb. 27: The January issue of AOA Health Watch offers a practice guide for primary care physicians on the diagnosis and management of benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms. Read more.
AOA History Competition Offers $2,500 First Prize
Feb. 19: Osteopathic medical students, interns and residents are invited to submit essays, videos and artwork to the 2015 AOA History Competition. This year's topics explore how solutions for health care issues today might be found by examining the past struggles and triumphs of the osteopathic medical profession. Read more.
Graduating Osteopathic Physicians Get Results of DO Match Day
Feb. 9: Those selecting the DO Match typically pursue careers in primary care, as evidenced by match results released today. About half of graduating osteopathic physicians participated in the DO Match with the other half waiting until the MD Match in March. Learn more about the match results and the role a single system for graduate medical education accreditation will play in the future.
'The Science is Clear - Vaccines Prevent Disease and Save Lives'
Feb. 6: The AOA affirmed the safety and effectiveness of vaccines and its support for CDC vaccination protocols in a statement issued today. “People should fear polio, not the vaccine that eradicated it, yet misplaced fear is causing a resurgence of diseases that were once relegated to the history books,” said AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO. “The science is clear and unwavering--vaccines prevent disease and save lives." Read the full statement.
AOA Committee Nomination Process
Feb. 6: Next month, AOA President-Elect John W. Becher, DO, will begin the nomination process for AOA committees. The announcement will include available opportunities and details about the application process. Learn more about the nomination process.
Upcoming Webinars Offer Tools for Practice Management
Feb. 6: The AOA offers periodic webinars to help DOs better manage their practice. Upcoming webinar topics include Boost Practice Growth by Branding and Marketing, Take the Pulse of Your Practice's Cash Flow, and What is the Meaningful Use Audit and Appeal Process? Learn more.
Recognizing Measles: A Guide for Physicians
Feb. 5: In the wake of recent outbreaks of measles, mumps and pertussis in several states, many physicians are being tasked with recognizing hallmark symptoms of diseases they may have never encountered outside a textbook. Read more about recognizing these illnesses and establishing best practices for treating affected patients.