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Mar 13, 2017, 11:00 ET Keeping Pitchers in the Game: Study Highlights Potential of Osteopathic Medicine for Preventing Shoulder Injury

The Spencer technique, in which a clinician guides the shoulder joint through its full range of motion (ROM), may prevent injury in baseball...


Feb 27, 2017, 11:25 ET Who's Getting Sunburned? Survey Finds Risk is Greater for Young Adults with Melanin-Rich Skin

Results from a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association point to an urgent need for sunburn prevention among young...


Feb 21, 2017, 11:58 ET Osteopathic Technique Helps Locate Ectopic Pregnancies When Imaging Fails

The location of an ectopic pregnancy can be determined using a simple, noninvasive physical examination technique used by osteopathic physicians,...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:30 ET Just Say Om: How Yoga Can Help Prevent and Manage Back Pain

Patients with low back pain can benefit from practicing yoga because it can help address many aspects of pain, according to the American...


Feb 08, 2017, 14:27 ET Winter Survival Tips from an ER Physician (And Former Army Ranger)

Severe winter weather can pose a deadly threat. Having a plan and some basic gear is key to survival, according to Jedidiah Ballard, DO, an...


Feb 06, 2017, 13:14 ET DO Match Day Produces Nearly 1,200 Primary Care Residents

More than 2,200 osteopathic medical students and graduates today matched into osteopathic residencies in 25 specialties, according to the American...


Feb 02, 2017, 10:59 ET American Osteopathic Association Congratulates Physician Founders of National Women Physicians Day

The American Osteopathic Association congratulates Hala Sabry, DO, and all female physicians on the inaugural celebration of National Women...


Jan 30, 2017, 12:00 ET Misdiagnosis of Common Foot and Ankle Injuries May Result in Arthritis, Chronic Pain and Disability

Front-line physicians are advised to err on the side of caution and opt for additional imaging and second opinions when diagnosing six common foot...


Jan 09, 2017, 12:00 ET Delirium an Insidious, Deadly Threat to Nursing Home residents

A comprehensive review of research published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds delirium to be an...


Dec 28, 2016, 12:00 ET AOA Survey Finds 42% of Americans Believe Getting Sick is Inevitable During Cold and Flu Season

A new survey, conducted online by Harris Poll, on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, finds 42 percent of Americans believe...


Dec 06, 2016, 16:30 ET Osteopathic Emergency Physician Launches New Medical Disaster Drone for Audience of Homeland Security, Global Health Organizations

Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event Tuesday at John Bell...


Nov 28, 2016, 12:12 ET Researcher Suggests Kratom May Have Medical Benefit as Opioid Alternative

A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb's active chemical components and...


Oct 11, 2016, 12:00 ET Survey Finds Nearly Three-Quarters (72%) of Americans Feel Lonely

A new survey of more than 2,000 American adults found 72 percent report having felt a sense of loneliness, with nearly a third (31 percent)...


Sep 26, 2016, 12:00 ET Researchers Find Certain Roller Coasters May Help Small Kidney Stones Pass

Riding a moderate-intensity roller coaster can facilitate passage of small kidney stones, according to a report published today in The Journal of...


Sep 19, 2016, 10:19 ET Weight Bias Among Health Care Providers Harms Patients with Obesity, According to Osteopathic Physicians

Research indicates nearly 70 percent of patients with obesity have encountered weight bias from a physician, leading many to avoid care and...


Sep 15, 2016, 10:59 ET Osteopathic Physicians Encourage Routine Screenings for Adolescent Substance Abuse to Curb Death from Addiction

 Evaluating adolescents as young as 12 for use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and illicit drugs on an ongoing basis can avert death from...


Aug 29, 2016, 09:59 ET Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Shown to Reduce Hospital Stay, Mortality Rates in Elderly Patients with Pneumonia

An analysis of multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial found osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for pneumonia reduced length of...


Aug 12, 2016, 10:53 ET Olympic Athletes Rely on Osteopathic Physicians for Healthcare and Performance Enhancement in Rio

 The Olympic Games bond elite athletes with their physicians, who manage their ailments and promote recovery during one of the most...


Aug 02, 2016, 18:42 ET The American Osteopathic Association Responds to Announcement of Class Action Lawsuit

 The lawsuit filed against the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has not yet been served, so our ability to comment is limited. All AOA...


Jul 25, 2016, 09:03 ET American Osteopathic Association Installs Boyd R. Buser, DO, as 120th President

Boyd R. Buser, DO, dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic...


Jul 21, 2016, 18:35 ET White House National Drug Control Policy Director Calls on Osteopathic Physicians to Help Address Opioid Epidemic

Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, encouraged the American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates to help address...


Jul 11, 2016, 10:00 ET American Osteopathic Association Awards $1 Million in Research Funding

 The American Osteopathic Association today announced funding for nine research projects designed to evaluate the effectiveness of osteopathic...


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...


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,...