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Associations of intimate partner violence and maternal comorbidities: a cross-sectional analysis of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

Micah Hartwell, PhD; Ashley Keener, PhD; Kristyn Robling, BS; Mackenzie Enmeier, BS; Nicholas B. Sajjadi, BS; Benjamin Greiner, DO; and Jameca Price, MD
The authors' primary objective was to examine associations between intimate partner violence — which occurs when an intimate partner inflicts physical, sexual, and/or emotional assault with coercive control — and maternal comorbidities.
Public Health and Primary Care

Trends and forecasted rates of adverse childhood experiences among adults in the United States: an analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Micah Hartwell, PhD; Amy Hendrix-Dicken, MA; Rachel Terry, BS; Sadie Schiffmacher, BS; Lauren Conway, DO; and Julie M. Croff, PhD
Given the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as reported in the literature in addition to the increasing risk factors for ACEs in the US, we hypothesized that the mean ACE score among adults in the US would show a rising trend over time. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate trends in cumulative ACEs from 1940 through 2020.
Public Health and Primary Care

Anatomy-based approach to the thyroid examination

Olivia C. Matz, MSA; Hannah C. Gustafson, MSA, MSBS; and Jose Figueroa, DO, FAOCPMR, FAAPMR
In this article, the authors discuss a modified anatomy-based neck and thyroid examination that allows for a more comprehensive evaluation.

Distinguished Service Award Application

We are pleased to announce nominations are being accepted for the AOA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to deserving physicians or lay individuals for outstanding contributions to the understanding and advancement of osteopathic medicine through research, education, financial aid, or other areas that enable the profession to make a greater contribution to public health. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 1. The application can be found here:

Proposed Amendments to the AOA Bylaws

View the proposed amendments to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bylaws that will be presented for action at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, which will occur July 15-17, 2022.

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Superficial spreading melanoma within a nevus spilus

A superficial spreading melanoma within a nevus spilus presented on the left lateral arm. The white arrow points to the suspicious lesion within the nevus spilus, which was proven through biopsy to be a superficial spreading melanoma. Read more