Tarrant County Commissioners recognize National Osteopathic Medicine Week


Share this story:

Student-led activities have marked National Osteopathic Medicine Week on the UNTHSC campus all week.

NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on the common goal of increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic physicians (DOs) in communities across the nation.

Earlier in this week, Tarrant County commissioners issued a proclamation in honor of the observance.

Health Science Center campus activities culminated Friday with Jim Froelich, DO (TCOM ’81) of Bonham, Texas, spoke on "The History of Osteopathic Medicine in Texas." His talk was sponsored by the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Froelich is a TOMA past president.

 

What is a D.O.?

  • A DO, or doctor of osteopathic medicine, is a fully licensed physician.
  • Osteopathic physicians are found in every medical specialty in the nation and are trained in the same modern diagnostic and therapeutic tools that MDs use.
  • DOs also are trained to incorporate a holistic "body-mind-spirit" approach to health care and receive advanced training in manual medicine – also called osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).
  • OMT is an additional tool used by DOs in the treatment of many disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system.
  • Many of the primary care doctors in the United States are osteopathic physicians, and many fill the health care needs of underserved and rural areas.

 

Share this story:

Helping UNTHSC be ‘the best in pharmacy’

By Jan Jarvis   Andrew Weis grew up in a family of pharmacists. His father, mother and brother chose careers in pharmacy, as did he. “Pharmacy has been in my blood a long time,” Dr. Weis said. “Collectively my parents, brother and I have 175 years of pharmacy experience.” Hi...Read more

Oct 18, 2017

A link between legalized marijuana and reduced opioid deaths

By Sally Crocker Opioid-related deaths decreased following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, according to a study led by a public health researcher from UNT Health Science Center. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed a 6 percent reduct...Read more

Oct 17, 2017

From personal trainer to PhD candidate

By Justin Sprick, GSBS student   I was working as a personal trainer in my hometown of Odessa when an article caught my eye in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. It was about using blood flow restriction exercise, which uses inflatable cuffs to reduce blood to the worki...Read more

Oct 13, 2017

A milestone for new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building

By Alex Branch University and community leaders marked a major milestone in the construction of the new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building, with an event celebrating the 5-story building reaching its final height. UNT Health Science Center President Michael R. Williams, new ...Read more

Oct 12, 2017