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What is osteopathic medicine?
Martin Health Physician Group Chances are, whether you realized it or not, you have been treated by an osteopathic physician (DO) at some point. All physicians are either licensed as a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). Both are fully licensed physicians that can specialize in any field, perform surgeries, prescribe medications, etc. There isn’t a lot of difference between how DO’s and MD’s practice medicine today, but you may be interested to know what the difference is The story of osteopathic medicine began with Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., D.O. Dr. Still was initially trained as a MD, but he was dissatisfied with 19th century medicine. At that time, medical doctors were very…
A physician quits and practices medicine her way
For me, healing health care simply starts here, just between me and my patient.
What 8 Diet Experts Order at Chinese Restaurants
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10 skin care secrets for healthier-looking skin
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New stroke guidelines mean a longer window for life-saving treatment
Published May 2, 2018 Patients could get treated 24 hours later With a stroke , every minute counts. The sooner you act, the better the chance of survival, and the easier it is to prevent long-term disability. But new guidelines expand the window of treatment after the onset of symptoms from six to 24 hours “The new expanded treatment window for strokes could mean the difference between a person becoming disabled for the rest of their life and making a full recovery,” said Clemens Schirmer, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Geisinger. “While it’s still imperative to treat a stroke as soon as possible, and not everyone is a good candidate for this wider treatment window, it could be a life-saving change for some people who suffer strokes.” There are two types of strokes: ischemic…
How MRI Works
An MRI scan is the best way to see inside the human body without cutting it open, but that may be little comfort to you when you're getting ready for the exam. Lying perfectly still on a tiny slab in a narrow hole, you might wonder what's happening to your body.
How Long Is a Cold or Flu Contagious?
Learn how cold and flu viruses spread, find out when to seek medical care for influenza or a cold, and discover the contagious period for the flu and common cold.
Why Surgeons Listen To Music In The Operating Room
When you're going into surgery, the type of music that your doctors will be listening to is probably the last thing on your mind. But your surgeon's play...
What You Need to Know Today for Breast Health
Patients come to me every day asking what they can do to decrease their risk of getting breast cancer. They keep up with regular screenings (including br...