Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Letter to the Editor JAAO re: carpal tunnel article, Kelly Miller Dear Sir I am writing you about the Carpal Tunnel article appearing in the Spring 1997 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Osteopathy. This exceptional article, appearing in the student’s corner and well-written by Kelly Miller, shows great thought and appreciation for […]

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Cranial Strains

Osteopathy in the Cranial Field Precise manipulative treatment of the cranium begin in the 1930’s with the work of an osteopathic physician, Dr. William C. Sutherland. Dr. Sutherland showed that the skull, instead of being a solid box, is capable of movement across the joints (called sutures) between the twenty-two bones which make up the […]

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Fruits Of Their Labors – A Managed Care Tale

Long ago, and in a land not so far away, grew the surgimand vine. From this vine, hung a succulent, colorful, orange-sized fruit known everywhere for its uncommonly sweet and satisfying taste. Once only the delicacy of the rich and famous, new agricultural and distribution methods made the surgimand fruit the favorite of rich and […]

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ID or Not ID: That Is The Banking Question

Clout. That’s what it takes to get a check cashed today. Clout and two valid pieces of ID. When the bank won’t accept your ID, what would you do? Here’s what I did. One day, I walked into a local bank to cash a patient’s check. I’d done it many times before. It was always […]

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Katrina And Medical Aid

Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, Editor The D.O. Magazine American Osteopathic Association 142 East Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60611-2864 RE: Another D.O.’s Katrina Experience   Dear Dr. Alonzo I have read with pride and enthusiasm the heroic and thoughtful contributions our profession has made to the Katrina tragedy. I commend all those involved for their heroism and […]

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Osteopathic Education

View the JAOA article : I have reviewed the articles on osteopathic education and am well aware of the current trends in osteopathic training. I experience a great deal of confusion when I see that, in all specialty training except osteopathic theory and methods, students learn to analyze clinical problems the way the specialist would. In […]

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Osteopathic Research

December 30, 2005 Published in the JAOA (Journal of American Osteopathic Association) Dr. Gilbert E. D’Alonzo American Osteopathic Association 142 East Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60611-2864 RE:Letter to the Editor Osteopathic Research Dear Dr. D’Alonzo Over the past few years, I have read JAOA articles on osteopathic research. Several issues back was an article on […]

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Postural Assymetries

June 4, 2005 Dr. Gilbert E. D’Alonzo American Osteopathic Association 142 Fast Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60611-2864 RE:    Prevalence of Frontal Plane Pelvic Postural Asymmetry – part I by Drs. Juhl, Cremin and Russell, JAOA October 2004 p 411-421 Dear Dr. Alonzo I enjoyed reading this article in our October 2004 journal. You see, it […]

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Fulford : Breathe

Breathe by Robert Fulford, D.O. Man breathes throughout his life. One cycle of digestion of food takes twenty-four hours. One cycle of respiration, or digestion of air, takes three seconds. During the course of a day, one breathes about 28,000 times. If one observes closely, he will find that every breath brings a new thought […]

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