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03 May, 2017, 10:01 ET Poll: Americans Divided on Whether Positive or Negative Health Messages Help Smokers Quit

An online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association found Americans are split on whether positive or...


01 May, 2017, 10:00 ET Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency Likely Due to Sunscreen Use, Increase of Chronic Diseases

Results from a clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association find nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have...


27 Apr, 2017, 10:50 ET American Osteopathic Association Names Sally Szumlas Chief Operating Officer

Veteran health care executive Sally Szumlas was named chief operating officer of the American Osteopathic Association, which represents the...


10 Apr, 2017, 11:21 ET Concussion Concerns Influence Whether Parents Allow Children to Play Sports

A Harris Poll survey conducted online in March 2017 on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association asked over 1,000 U.S. parents whether they...


05 Apr, 2017, 11:00 ET Osteopathic Physicians to Congress: Expand Teaching Health Center Program to Solve Physician Shortage

More than 1,000 of the nation's 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students marched to Capitol Hill this morning to advocate for...


27 Mar, 2017, 09:00 ET Zika 2017: Pack Your Bug Spray, Domestic Travel is No Escape from Virus

With more than 5,000 cases of Zika reported in the United States over the past year and infections in 84 countries worldwide, osteopathic...


13 Mar, 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...


27 Feb, 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...


21 Feb, 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,...


14 Feb, 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...


08 Feb, 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...


06 Feb, 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...


02 Feb, 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...


30 Jan, 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...


09 Jan, 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...


28 Dec, 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...


06 Dec, 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...


28 Nov, 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...


11 Oct, 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)...


26 Sep, 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...


19 Sep, 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...


15 Sep, 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...


29 Aug, 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...


12 Aug, 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...


02 Aug, 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...