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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,...


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...


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...


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...


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,...