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Registration is NOW OPEN for TOMAs 67th MidWinter Conference. Join us in Dallas, Jan. 27-29. 2023. https://www.txosteo.org/midwinter-conference23
While the live portion of our 15th Annual Convention has concluded, it's not too late for new attendees to register. Sign up by July 25, and take advantage of the on-demand content through Sunday, July 31.
Earn up to 21 AOA Category 1A credits, including 2 opioid credits, 1 human trafficking credit, and 1 ethics/risk management credit.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2022. This is only the beginning of your osteopathic journey. Your future looks bright and so does the future of osteopathic medicine.
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The early bird deadline to receive discounted pricing off of your registration for TOMA/TXACOFPs 15th Annual Convention ends Sunday, May 8. Join us June 17 - 19, 2022 in Arlington, TX. www.txosteo.org/annual-convention
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Registration is NOW OPEN for TOMA/TXACOFP's 15th Annual Convention. Join us in Arlington, TX, June 17 - 19! REGISTER TODAY! www.txosteo.org/annual-convention
It’s National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week! Take a moment this week to thank one of the 168,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students dedicated to providing patients with distinctive whole-person care for the body, mind and spirit.
Check out the amazing line-up of sessions we've got planned for next year's MidWinter Conference! Register by Dec. 5 and save up to $125. https://www.txosteo.org/midwinter-conference22
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Early Bird Deadline Ends Tomorrow!
Register by tomorrow and save $125 off your TOMA/TXACOFP 14th Annual Convention registration. Don't delay! https://www.txosteo.org/am-registration
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Speaker Line-up Announced!
TOMA and the TXACOFP are excited to announce an exceptional speaker line-up for the upcoming 14th Annual Convention. Check it out! https://www.txosteo.org/am-schedule
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Celebrating and the incredible work our osteopathic physicians do to keep us healthy each and every day. .
We are just 2 days away from the start of ! There's still time to register for the conference, but you must act soon! Whether you attend the full conference virtually this weekend, or you choose to view the sessions over the next 30 days, we've got you covered. Join us for what promises to be a great and educational conference. www.txosteo.org/midwinter-conference
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We're one month away from ! Over 250 osteopathic physicians from across Texas have signed up and will attend virtually, January 29-31. Will you? Register today: https://www.txosteo.org/midwinter-conference
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Last Day to Register and Save!
The early bird deadline for TOMA's 2021 MidWinter Conference ends today! Register now and save $100 off your conference registration. https://www.txosteo.org/midwinter-conference
Early Bird Registration has been extended for TOMA's 65th MidWinter Conference (VIRTUAL). Register by Dec. 15th and save! Plus, by attending the conference, you can earn up to 23 Category 1-A CME credits, including 3 ethics credits. Register today! https://www.txosteo.org/midwinter-conference
Today is the day to be ! Help us raise awareness about the osteopathic profession and why it's so great..
thedo.osteopathic.org Proud DOs and osteopathic medical students will be speaking up and sharing their experiences on social media.
OMED may look different this year, but is still the premier event for connection, education and inspiration in the osteopathic profession. Check out our top five reasons to attend!
Register now: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowAOA201
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As part of its Student Track, OMED provides medical students with firsthand accounts from COVID-19 doctors navigating what is still a very dynamic situation. Hear the latest insight from those on the frontline! Learn more:
To those who have been on the frontlines, we honor you for your bravery and courage to save so many lives. We thank you for the sacrifices you’ve made to keep our communities safe.
Tag a healthcare hero in the comments below and share your gratitude! 👇
How dirty is your phone? Check out TCOM's Conner Reynolds and Joshua Lindsley's pivotal research on phone contamination that was recently published in ScienceDirect. Great work!
This pair worked hard on some pivotal research that’s very relevant today. TCOM’s Joshua Lindsley and Conner Reynolds had their final findings published in ScienceDirect regarding cell phone contamination. Great work and keep those 📱 phones clean!
How Cranial Osteopathy Works & Can Calm Babies
Story Via BabyGaga
Cranial osteopathy can also help with:
Developmental delays with speech, motor function, etc.
Torticollis (twisted neck)
Non-surgical orthopedic problems
Plagiocephaly (flat-head syndrome)
Ear, nose, and throat concerns
Dr. Christopher Calapai explains what foods can help your skin glow and remain healthy for the fall:
1. Avocado contains fats which help to lubricate the skin & protect it from damage, and also promote clear, youthful skin. Avocados also contain anti-aging properties.
2. Oatmeal contains a large number of antioxidants, along with vitamins & minerals that improve skin health. The fibers in oatmeal also help slough away dead skin & prevent redness when applied topically.
3. Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, which helps to lock in moisture, give your skin a healthy glow & protect it from split ends and dryness.
4. Carrots contain the carotenoids beta carotene & lycopene, both of which help shield your skin against UV damage.
5. Grapefruit contains carotenoid, which will make your skin smooth. When buying grapefruit, opt for one with a red-pinkish hue because these colors are from lycopene & it means the fruits are loaded with carotenoids.
6. Broccoli contains vitamin C, which synthesizes collagen, a protein that keeps the skin firm helping to protect from wrinkles.
7. Spinach and dark, leafy greens like kale are filled with iron, omega-4 fatty acids & vitamins A, B and E, which protect skin and improve your immune system. The phytochemicals & folates also help hydrate skin & keep it healthy.
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Spikes in emergency room visits found for respiratory problems in the days before a thunderstorm
Story Via Bob Yirka
medicalxpress.com A team of researchers from the University of Oregon, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Illinois has found evidence of an increase in the number of people going to the emergency room for respiratory problems in the days before a thunderstorm. In their paper published in the journal JAMA I...
The state’s tally of Texans hospitalized due to COVID-19 dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June.
ksat.com The state’s tally of Texans hospitalized due to COVID-19 dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June.
UNT Health Science Center creates office of student success.
The office will be led by Dr. Rynn Ziller , who has been appointed Assistant Dean for Medical Student Success
Story Via Fort Worth Business Press
fortworthbusiness.com The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is taking the next step to create a welcoming environment for all of its students with the creation of the Office of M
unthsc.edu Dr. Michael Clearfield dedicated over two decades to developing HSC’s Internal Medicine Department into one of the largest and most productive academically in the osteopathic profession.
Archives, Records & Memories
Dr. Beverly Waddleton was TCOM - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s first Black female graduate in 1981. After interning in the she returned to her rural East Texas hometown of Quitman to practice and was the only female doctor in the area. Most small town rural doctors are very active in their communities and Dr. Waddleton was no different. She found time to serve as the medical director for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society and also served on the county Child Welfare Board. In 1985 she was selected by the board of advisors of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) as an Outstanding Young Woman of America.
A big welcome to Texas' newest osteopathic medical students!
American Osteopathic Association membership is FREE for students!
In recognition of Student Welcome Week, the AOA welcomes osteopathic medical students to our growing profession.
What an exciting day for the osteopathic profession. Today celebrates the Grand Opening of Sam Houston State University () College of Osteopathic Medicine. Congratulations to Dean Henley and his team for making this day a reality.
During last weekend's AOA House of Delegates Meeting, Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the delegation and provided updates on COVID-19 and the research response in progress.
Dr. Fauci provides an update on the developing situation with COVID-19. In his talk, he covers the fundamental issues and the research response in progress t...
The Republican Party of Texas will hold its state convention online, a move requested by the Texas Medical Association in light of a recent spike in COVID-19 cases statewide and in the Houston area.
texmed.org From today through Aug. 1, all TMA members can review business items for consideration by the House of Delegates and submit written testimony via TMA’s online testimony website (login required). Only testimony submitted via this method will be considered by the Special Session Reference Committee.
Some Texas cities revive plans to add hospital bed capacity at convention centers if coronavirus cases climb
texastribune.org “The setting will be similar to a Medical-Surgical Unit with a capability of treating critical care patients," reads a description for a 100-bed site in Austin, according to an email obtained by The Texas Tribune.
How does COVID-19 affect pregnancy and postpartum care?
tmc.edu The NIH-funded research hopes to answer questions about infections during pregnancy, newborn risks and maternal health care amid the pandemic.
Texas seeking volunteer help from medical professionals amid COVID-19 pandemic
ksat.com As hospitalizations continue to rise, there is concern Texas hospitals will need more help.
“When people say it's conspiracy, it doesn't exist or really [exaggerated], my response would be: Come to our emergency department where we have five people on ventilators for three days. Come to the three floors we've had to use to put these people on..."
texastribune.org The surge in coronavirus cases has slammed hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley. Additional wards have opened. Doctors and nurses pull extra shifts. And the stream of sick people, some gasping for air, keeps growing.
OMED 2020 is going Virtual
American Osteopathic Association announced that they will host OMED 2020 as a virtual conference, rather than a live, in-person meeting on October 15 - 19, 2020.
amorassoc.informz.net Although we are greatly disappointed that COVID-19 will preclude an in-person meeting, we’re excited to launch a one of a kind virtual OMED conference, coming your way this October.
Need 1A credits? Check out our On-Demand Webinars
TOMA and the TXACOFP have partnered together to offer a variety of Online CME options. Check out our On-Demand webinars. They are easy to access and can be viewed on your schedule.
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Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Expanding Hospital Capacity
Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Governor’s order suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties. Under this order, the Governor directs all hospitals in these counties to postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately, medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition or to preserve the life of a patient who without immediate performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient’s physician.
Through proclamation, the Governor can add or subtract from the list of counties included in the Executive Order to address surges in hospitalizations that may arise in other parts of the state.
To view the Governor's Executive Order, click here:https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-27_hospital_capacity_COVID-19.pdf
As coronavirus cases soar, Texas issues statewide order requiring face coverings
cnbc.com The CDC and the World Health Organization recommend that people wear masks as a way to slow the spread of the virus.
The nonprofit, Austin-based Texas Osteopathic Medical Association was formally organized by five osteopathic physicians on November 29, 1900, in Sherman, Texas, under the name, Texas Association for the Advancement of Osteopathy. At the organizational meeting David L. Clark, D.O., of Sherman was elected president with an initial state membership of approximately ten; a constitution was adopted; and, first officers were elected. The association was formed because of the Wilson Bill, then pending in the state legislature, which threatened the osteopathic profession, along with occult or unorthodox practitioners. Cecil Smith, a former senator from Sherman, was hired to lobby against the bill, and an amendment protecting the profession was adopted. The first Texas Medical Practice Act, passed in 1907, permitted the licensing of doctors of osteopathy. John F. Bailey, D.O., of Waco was appointed by Governor Thomas M. Campbell as the first osteopathic physician on the composite State Board of Medical Examiners. In 1901, during the group's second meeting in Fort Worth, the name was changed to Texas Osteopathic Association. The name was changed again in 1930 to Texas Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and the association was first incorporated in 1946 in Dallas County. Its purpose was to support the science of osteopathic medicine. On September 14, 1971, the name was changed to Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.
During the presidency of Joseph L. Love of Austin (1944-46) the profession made significant legislative gains. Another key figure in the association's growth was Phil R. Russell, D.O., of Fort Worth, who served as president in 1923-24 and in 1949 limited his practice in order to take over as executive secretary of the association. In the early 1950s, he built the first state headquarters at 512 Bailey in Fort Worth and was instrumental in achieving recognition for Texas osteopathic physicians by Blue Cross Insurance, which had previously refused to pay osteopathic hospitals or physicians. In 1925, when Governor Miriam A. Ferguson appointed Russell to serve on the Texas State Board of Health, he became the first osteopathic member. He was subsequently appointed to a six-year term on the State Board of Medical Examiners by Governor Ross S. Sterling and reappointed by Governor James Allred. President Franklin Roosevelt awarded him a Citation for his work on the medical advisory board of the United States Selective Service System during World War II. Under Tex Roberts, executive director from 1968 to 1987, the association made further gains for the profession. By 1980, osteopathic representation on the Board of Medical Examiners had dropped to one; after strong lobbying efforts, the Medical Practice Act of 1981 was passed, mandating three osteopathic physicians on the board and at least one on each of its committees. In 1987, Joel D. Holliday, D.O., became the first osteopathic physician ever to serve as president of the board. In 1981 and 1983 the association was also successful in getting a nondiscriminatory clause into the Medical Practice Act. During Roberts's tenure, a new headquarters was built at 226 Bailey Avenue in Fort Worth and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine became a reality.
In 1987, upon the retirement of Mr. Roberts, Tom Hanstrom was hired as executive director. Under his direction, a TOMA owned medical malpractice company was incorporated to provide TOMA members with medical malpractice insurance. Upon Mr. Hanstrom's untimely death in 1991, Terry Boucher was hired as the executive director. In 1993, the association's office was moved from Fort Worth to Austin so that the profession could have a stronger presence in the political arena. Under Mr. Boucher, the association was successful in getting a nondiscriminatory hospital staff law passed; the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners began accepting the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners test for licensure in Texas; and, the association restored and moved into its new headquarters building in Austin at 1415 Lavaca Street. After a million-dollar renovation, the building has been designated as an Austin Historic Landmark.
Wives of osteopathic physicians were originally combined with women osteopathic physicians in an organization known as the Osteopathic Women's National Association; Mary Lou Logan, D.O., of Dallas was a prime mover in Texas. Separation of the groups began at the 1938 convention of the American Osteopathic Association held in Ohio, and in 1939, wives of osteopathic physicians in Dallas County formed the first auxiliary in Texas. In 1940, the Dallas County auxiliary president, Mrs. Robert Morgan, was asked to form a state auxiliary, which was founded that year with ten charter members and Mrs. Morgan served as the first president. From Texas, the idea of state auxiliaries later developed at the national level and the Auxiliary to the American Osteopathic Association was formed at a meeting in Dallas.
Growth of the osteopathic profession in Texas has risen from about ten in 1900 to approximately 150 in 1929. Due to the increase, eighteen divisional districts were formed to promote better communication. In 1998, the House of Delegates approved a nineteenth district in the Laredo area. The association publishes the Texas DO, formerly Texas Osteopathic Physicians Journal and an Annual Directory. It also holds an annual convention and an annual MidWinter/Legislative seminar. As of 1999, regular members numbered 1,782. The association exists to serve as an advocate for the needs of Texas osteopathic physicians, act as a referral service to the public, strives to improve public health, maintain high standards of osteopathic care, and ensure that the public has an alternative when selecting physicians.
BIBLOGRAPHY: Phil R. Russell and Judy Alter, The Quack Doctor (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1974). Texas Osteopathic Physicians Journal, April 1969.
Written by Lydia Anderson Hedges and Terry R. Boucher
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