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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...


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 29, 2016, 14:43 ET American Osteopathic Association and ICDLogic launch initiative to help physician practices improve clinical documentation and ICD-10 coding

ICDLogic, an innovator in clinical documentation and ICD-10 compliant solutions, will provide a free, yearlong education series to American...


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...


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...


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,...


Feb 03, 2015, 10:05 ET Public Education Critical To Preventing Measles, Mumps And Other Disease Outbreaks

In the wake of recent measles, mumps and chickenpox outbreaks, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) urges the public to become familiar with...


Feb 10, 2014, 13:48 ET Future Osteopathic Physicians Dedicated to Providing Primary Care as Family Medicine Remains Largest Matched Specialty

Between aging baby boomers requiring more medical attention for chronic conditions and millions of Americans gaining access to medical care under...