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Jul 20, 2015, 09:00 ET
John W. Becher, DO, president American Osteopathic Association

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,...

Feb 03, 2015, 10:05 ET
The American Osteopathic Association urges the public to become familiar with the hallmark signs of classic illnesses like measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox and whooping cough.  Those with symptoms of these illnesses are strongly urged to isolate themselves until they are evaluated by a physician. These classic symptoms are unfamiliar to most Americans younger than 50 because the illnesses had been largely eradicated due to historically high rates of vaccination in the U.S.

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...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:25 ET

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Study Finds Platelet-Rich Plasma Shows Promise in Non-Surgical Healing

An analysis in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) found that early studies of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for knee,...

Jan 14, 2015, 10:01 ET

American Osteopathic Association and American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Join the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

 The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced today that the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the...

Oct 30, 2014, 17:52 ET

Ski Bunnies and Hikers Beware! Preparation is key to avoiding altitude sickness on mountain vacations

Nearly 40 million tourists visit recreation areas above 7,800 feet in the Western United States each year.  People from lower altitudes...

Oct 28, 2014, 14:33 ET

How to Improve Recovery and Long Term Effects of Concussions

A concussion, considered a traumatic brain injury or TBI, is most common in children and teenagers, and can take longer to recover from than...

Oct 28, 2014, 12:50 ET

Survey Shows Parents Could Be Pushing their Child Athletes to Specialize in One Sport Too Early, Putting Them at Risk for Serious Injury

Is no pain, no gain the new motto for child athletes? A national survey released today by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) at its 2014...

Oct 28, 2014, 11:49 ET

Top Five Warning Signs of Internet Pornography Addiction

With Internet usage skyrocketing to three billion users worldwide this year—nearly 40% of the world population from 1% in 1995—mental...

Oct 27, 2014, 19:11 ET

Studies Show Physician Empathy Increases Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes

 Is empathy a core component of "evidence-based medicine?"  One prominent researcher and author in the area of empathy in patient care...

Jul 22, 2014, 16:32 ET

Osteopathic Medical Profession Supports Access to Health Care for Same-Sex Households

The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy recognizing that same-sex households need to have access to health...