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Re: “A Difference of Mere Degrees

I have been teaching DO and MD medical students for many years, and I also have noticed no differences between these two groups of very special young women and men with respect to character, intelligence, enthusiasm, desire to serve others, and love of medicine and its challenges. The only difference I can see is that the osteopathic medical students and osteopathic physicians are trained to practice hands on manual techniques that help many patients, that the MD students and MD physicians are not taught to perform. It has been a privilege to have been able to help teach these exceptional future physicians.

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Posted by Dr. Randy A. Poncher on 12/08/2014 at 4:31 PM

Re: “A Difference of Mere Degrees

This statement made me pause to think
"But without the concentrations on specialities and subspecialties, an osteopathic school is able to focus on basics: "We don't need 15 pathologists in order to run an osteopathic medical school," Gevitz says".
The reality is that it is very difficult for Osteopathic medical schools to get and keep academic pathologists who are needed to help with medical education in the preclinical years. Even with curriculum innovations that result in integrating classroom education, medical students must understand the pathophysiology of diseases before they head out into the clinical years. The reasons why it is so hard has to do with the lack of infrastructure in Osteopathic schools available for meaningful research as well as the difficulty of finding pathologists willing to juggle both clinical workload and academic workload.

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Posted by Mary Jo Robinson on 12/05/2014 at 3:07 PM

Re: “A Difference of Mere Degrees

Also of note: DOs throughout the United States are for all licensing purposes, the same as MDs. DOs train and become neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, trauma surgeons, intesivists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, emergency medicine physicians, OBGYNs, pediatricians, and family practitioners. The education and opportunity is for all intensive purposes, the same.

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Posted by Brian Scheele on 12/05/2014 at 1:23 PM

Re: “A Difference of Mere Degrees

This article makes a great point about osteopathic medicine. One edit I'd suggest is that DO stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Doctors of Osteopathy are what you'd find in many European countries and they are different then what we have in America. Therefore they are osteopathic physicians and not osteopaths who attended osteopathic medical school not osteopathic school. Thank you for the wonderful article!

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Posted by carisacl on 12/05/2014 at 3:58 AM

Re: “Lend a Hand, Warm Some Feet

That's great. Donate socks to UGM, but if you're donating clothing (jeans, coats, shoes), I would suggest taking them to the House of Charity. While they don't operate a dedicated clothing room at this time, the chances of a person in need receiving those items are greater. In my experience, anything that has any quality at all that is donated to UGM winds up at their thrift store rather than their clothing room. It can be argued that a homeless person should be grateful for anything that they receive, but if you're trying to keep a fairly clean appearance while looking for work, the stained and threadbare things that are commonly the only things available at UGM aren't really conducive to putting forth a favorable impression to a potential employer.

Posted by Guest on 12/04/2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Doctors Needed

I have never had to wait for more than a week for a doctor. I do all my medical needs with Rockwood.

Posted by Mary Mimi Rorie on 11/12/2014 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Omnivore's Delight

I was just there to celebrate my birthday as I am every year. I love Mizuna for making high-end, vegan food and having dishes my meating-eating family can enjoy. I was disappointed that the meat-eaters raved about there dishes while there were no genuine vegan entrees, only vegetarian dishes that could have ingredients omitted and none of these dishes were inspired. I am hopeful that the chef will be impressing those of us with a strictly plant-based diet soon.

Posted by Deidre Darling-Shea on 10/24/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Awareness, Acceptance, Action!

Right on! We cannot go forward if we don't accept who we are and what we have chosen and we will not continue on if we set ourselves up with totally unrealistic goals. This one should be printed again right before we all make our new years resolutions! Thanks Coach Carla!

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Posted by Florence on 10/08/2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Going Green

a very good post for readers like me, it does not only inform but it also enhances one's knowledge about a certain topic. Thanks! buying instagram packages

Posted by Jaundice on 09/18/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Science Fiction?

Can't wait for "Mark of the Beast" - comments, I'll go make some popcorn!

Posted by Steve Marriott on 08/19/2014 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Perhaps a Pause

I mean't chill pill. Crazy me!

Posted by LaTisha on 08/07/2014 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Perhaps a Pause

Very nice article. It is so hard to recognize when we need to take a momentary pill, but feels so much better after we do!

Posted by LaTisha on 08/07/2014 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Perhaps a Pause

Carla, so wonderful to you are doing so well, what a great story! Des and I would love to meet up w/you again.

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Posted by Kim M on 08/07/2014 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Back in Balance

Feeling listless or tired for any great length of time is a good "balance zone indicator" (love that!) that something is out of whack. Unfortunately, since we don't come equipped with a "check engine light" it can take a while to figure out that something is off balance. Having the list you suggest at the ready helps make an "integrity scan" a quick possibility. There is some nice evidence available that long term living outside of our own integrity can weaken the immune system. In her book "Fierce Conversations," Susan Scott says: "If your behavior contradicts your values, your body knows, and you pay a price at a cellular level." I firmly believe that. I also believe that ice cream is not optional--it's mandatory (for me.) Thanks Carla!

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Posted by lynnj on 06/04/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Back in Balance

Yes, equilibrium is so difficult to find yet we seem to spend a lot of energy "not" making balance happen. Good strategy with the rating list. Thanks for the article!

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Posted by Gabrielle on 06/03/2014 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Back in Balance

Thanks Carla. It seems that I can never hear the term 'balance' enough!

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Posted by KitJ on 06/02/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Back in Balance

Thank you, Carla, for such a great idea. Your comment about the carpool singalong particularly struck me. I was in Ireland recently on a tour with 35 high school students (my husband was the teacher/leader). We were in the bus on the western coast of Ireland at sunset when out of nowhere the two drivers started singing Irish ballads. The hush in the bus was amazing. We were all in awareness that this was a Moment. I remember thinking, "I wish I could be this aware of the small beauty in every day moments." Your article has given me a tool to help me do just that. Thank you.

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Posted by Sandie Mullin on 06/02/2014 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Mad Men and E-Cigs

Another TV doctor just trying to stir up controversy. While Matt doesn't know what is in an e-liquid device, rigorous studies have been done on ingredients and they have been found safe as used. No deaths have been recorded since 2003 and because of three attempted suicides by e-liquid, the LD50 limit of nicotine is now being re-evaluated from 40-60mg/kg body weight to 500-1000mg/kg body weight. Nicotine is not the poison the anti-tobacco crowd has said it was all these years. It has been found life long use of nicotine doesn't cause any adverse health problems. Nicotine is an excellent mild stimulant, increases manual dexterity and users have a 50% less chance of developing Parkinson's Disease.

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Posted by tufur on 06/01/2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The Adrenal Conundrum

who is writhing this thread. This is pure Bullshit.You can not get real adrenal insufficiency from any where but a doctor.There is no way for the regular person to be able to abuse steroids without a doctor giving them to you.We just had a family doctor go against every thing we told her not to do.Which is give steroids.Every 30 days for the last 3 years she has ordered kenelog shots and dexamethasone shots to the extent of 20 of them in 33 days.He lost the ability to hold water in,sweating it all out after the first year so we has a standing order for saline.evrey time he would go in to hyrate she would send down orders for more of this stuff.Now he is not even able to get out of bed and had a doctor try to get him off with fludocortisone and finally hydrocortisone.Now he has a raging rash and has tapered off all of it but still has no vitality to get up and still no one will check his pituatary after telling a long histiory of severe head injuries.I'm afraid my husband will die. He has been down for 4 months now.TJ

Posted by Terese Johnson on 05/16/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “A Complex God

Thanks for posting this article.
Quantum science which has been studied and researched siince Einstein and before, teaches us that spirituality is a must to provide longlasting healing. Read "Healing Codes" by Alex Lloyd and Ben Johnson, MD.
It is time we paid attention to our Being and the true underlying cause of all dis ease. Thanks.
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Posted by Cathylidster on 05/07/2014 at 5:01 PM

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    • I have been teaching DO and MD medical students for many years, and I also…

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    • This statement made me pause to think "But without the concentrations on specialities and subspecialties,…

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  • Re: A Difference of Mere Degrees

    • Also of note: DOs throughout the United States are for all licensing purposes, the same…

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    • This article makes a great point about osteopathic medicine. One edit I'd suggest is that…

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