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Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine and the Blood Brain Barrier: A Mechanistic Approach to Alzheimer Prevention

Michael McAree, OMS II; Alexis Dunn, OMS II; Jared Furtado, OMS II; Clinton Timmerman, OMS II; Zachary Winchell, OMS II; Radhika Rani, OMS II; Jennifer Farah, OMS II; and Lauren J. Crispino, OMS II
In this narrative literature review, the authors identify relationships between Alzheimer disease and blood brain barrier (BBB) breakdown, the response of the BBB to increased cerebral blood flow and shear stress, and the impact of osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine on cerebrovascular hemodynamics.
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Longitudinal Assessment of Medical Student Emotional Intelligence Over Preclinical Training

Linda S. Mintle, MSW, PhD; Clark F. Greer, MA, PhD; and Lauren E. Russo, OMS II
Emotional intelligence (EI) is critical for physician leadership. Researchers assessed the EI of medical students throughout their preclinical years to identify core competencies of emotional intelligence that could be enhanced.

United States internet searches for “infertility” following COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Nicholas B. Sajjadi, BS; William Nowlin, BS; Ross Nowlin, BS; David Wenger, BS; John Martin Beal, DO; Matt Vassar, PhD; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
Following a December 2020 petition to withhold emergency use authorization of the BNT162b2 messenger ribonucleic acid vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) manufactured by BioNTech and Pfizer, misinformation claiming that COVID-19 vaccines cause female infertility began circulating on social media. The authors evaluated Google Trends data to quantify the potential influence that misinformation may have had on public perception and medical decision-making among pregnant patients or those seeking to become pregnant.

JOM Employs Double Blind Peer Review

JOM now utilizes double blind peer review for all manuscript submissions, so that authors and reviewers remain anonymous to one another. This method can reduce bias, and we undertook the change to demonstrate our commitment to the most thorough, fair, equitable, impartial, and timely iteration of peer review possible. Look for our upcoming Editorial in the May issue of JOM to learn more about our entire peer review process!

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine launches inaugural issues

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM) – known for 119 years as the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association – published its inaugural issue in January 2021. Learn how the osteopathic medical profession’s journal of record has been refreshed and refocused by reading the introductory Editorial from Dr. Ross Zafonte, JOM’s Editor in Chief; a Q&A with Melissa Schmidt, JOM’s Director; and an announcement from AOA President Dr. Thomas Ely and CEO Dr. Kevin Klauer.