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Jun 20, 2016, 11:02 ET Taking the Hurt Out of High Heels: Understand Structure So You Can Function

 Performing arts physicians tell their patients it's not the height of the heel that causes them pain, it's the slope of the shoe. Sajid A....


Jun 08, 2016, 15:30 ET Leaving On Their Own Terms: Advance Directives Prevent Suicide and Suffering

 Patients diagnosed with terminal conditions are more frequently turning to the tenth leading cause of death—suicide—to avoid loss...


May 31, 2016, 11:05 ET Moving Beyond BMI: Researchers Suggest Whole-Person Perspective is Needed to Assess Obesity

Authors from the Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric and Metabolic Institute recommend physicians use obesity staging models to recognize and manage...


May 23, 2016, 11:50 ET Blood Test Uncovers Undiagnosed Diabetes in Hospital Patients with High Blood Sugar

A retrospective review of medical records found the HbA1C test, commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes, can effectively detect hidden...


May 16, 2016, 12:16 ET Olympic Physicians Focus on Pre-Hab to Extend Careers, Heighten Performance

Olympians and everyday athletes are optimizing their performance by integrating osteopathic physicians (DOs) into their training teams. No longer...


Apr 25, 2016, 10:35 ET It's Not Just Bacon: Analysis of More than 1.5 Million People Finds Meat Consumption Raises All-Cause Mortality Rates

 A review of large-scale studies involving more than 1.5 million people found all-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat,...


Mar 22, 2016, 12:45 ET Insect Repellant is the New Sunscreen: Preventing Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Osteopathic physicians (DOs) recommend patients incorporate mosquito repellant into their daily warm weather routines to prevent the infection and...


Feb 01, 2016, 11:30 ET Community-based lifestyle intervention reduces cardiovascular disease risk factors in type 2 diabetes patients

 It took just 16 two-hour classes on the basics of a healthy lifestyle to substantially reduce cardiovascular risks associated with type 2...


Jan 26, 2016, 11:49 ET Winter Storms Are a Severe Pain in the Back for Many

 Patients with new, acute back pain are calling physicians' offices across the east coast, illustrating the high personal cost of digging out...


Jan 05, 2016, 12:34 ET Community Health Centers Encouraged to Screen for Hepatitis C Based on Birth Year Criteria

 Researchers found that only 8.3 percent of the 60,722 eligible patients at 14 community health centers were screened for hepatitis C virus...


Nov 17, 2015, 09:05 ET Say No to Unnecessary Antibiotics: Watchful Waiting is Often the Best Medicine for Common Cool-Weather Illnesses

 As the cold and flu season gets underway, the American Osteopathic Association advises families that a visit to the doctor may not be...


Oct 21, 2015, 15:04 ET Osteopathic Physicians Partner with Erikson Institute on Early Childhood Development Initiative

Understanding that parents and physicians play a vital role in the healthy development of children, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)...


Oct 19, 2015, 09:05 ET Researchers Close in on a Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease, Giving Physicians Hope for Slowing Symptoms Through Preclinical Detection

Researchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine are nearing development of a blood test that can accurately detect the...


Oct 06, 2015, 10:00 ET OMED 15 to Highlight Physician-Patient Relationship's Role in Improving Outcomes, Plus Clinical Practice Updates for DOs

Osteopathic physicians, researchers and aligned medical professionals will present clinical and research updates in 15 specialties at OMED 15 in...


Jul 20, 2015, 09:00 ET American Osteopathic Association Installs Philadelphia Area Emergency Physician, John W. Becher, DO, as 119th President

John W. Becher, DO, an osteopathic emergency physician from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, was installed Saturday as president of the American...


Jun 11, 2015, 12:01 ET American Osteopathic Association Delivers Volunteer Physicians to Staff Muscular Dystrophy Association Camps

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), through its American Osteopathic Foundation, is providing volunteer medical students and practicing DOs...


Jun 01, 2015, 11:46 ET Survey finds civilian physicians feel underprepared to treat veterans

 A survey of nearly 150 U.S. physicians who frequently treat veterans found civilian doctors aren't adequately trained in health issues related...


May 14, 2015, 12:23 ET American Osteopathic Association Urges Physicians to Improve the Quality of Care for LGBT Patients, End Fear of Health Care Discrimination

The American Osteopathic Association encourages its 110,000 osteopathic medical students and physicians to actively partner with LGBT patients to...


May 05, 2015, 10:33 ET Lymphatic Pump Treatment Enhances Antibiotic Effectiveness for Treating Pneumonia

Lymphatic pump treatment (LPT) shows promise in managing pneumonia when combined with antibiotic treatment, according to a new study published in...


Apr 02, 2015, 10:00 ET Technology Enhances Osteopathic Medical Education

 The April issue of The Journal of American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) highlights the innovative use of technology to increase student...


Mar 05, 2015, 11:15 ET 1,000 Osteopathic Medical Students and Physicians Lobby For Student Debt Relief, Support For Primary Care

The American Osteopathic Association's annual DO Day on Capitol Hill this year focuses on the need to build the physician workforce through student...


Mar 02, 2015, 10:07 ET Pilot Project Finds Potential in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Patients seeking non-surgical relief of carpal tunnel syndrome may want to consider osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) as an alternative to...


Feb 09, 2015, 12:48 ET Graduating Osteopathic Physicians Get Results Of DO Match Day

 Today 1,997 graduating osteopathic medical students successfully matched to osteopathic residencies, according to the American Osteopathic...


Feb 06, 2015, 17:08 ET American Osteopathic Association Affirms Safety and Effectiveness of Vaccines

Amid continuing outbreaks of preventable illnesses, the American Osteopathic Association reiterated its support for CDC vaccination protocols and...


Feb 03, 2015, 10:30 ET Researchers Find Medical School Admissions Criteria Doesn't Predict Success For Osteopathic Physicians

A study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) found that admissions criteria for osteopathic medical schools,...