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Sep 25, 2017, 09:00 ET Sleep Training Moves Beyond Medication to Provide Lasting Treatment for 60 Million Patients Struggling with Insomnia, According to Osteopathic Physicians

For the estimated 60 million people struggling with insomnia, sleep training is an underutilized treatment that can move patients away from...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:51 ET OMED 17 to Highlight Patient-Centered Innovation, Clinical Practice Updates for Osteopathic Physicians

Arianna Huffington is the keynote speaker at OMED 17, the premier educational conference for osteopathic physicians and health professionals...


Sep 19, 2017, 10:07 ET 1 in 4 New Medical Students Enroll in a College of Osteopathic Medicine 125 Years After Founding of the Profession

Osteopathic medicine, a distinctive form of medical education and practice, is marking the 125th anniversary of the rapidly growing profession....


Aug 30, 2017, 10:00 ET Piriformis Syndrome: A Frequently Misdiagnosed Pain in the Buttocks

Patients with pain, tingling or numbness in the backside and down the leg are most commonly diagnosed with sciatica or a herniated disc, but...


Aug 16, 2017, 10:00 ET Survey Finds Over Half of American Adults Would Support Their Teenager's Request to Transition to Another Gender

In a sign of growing acceptance for transgender children, a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic...


Aug 09, 2017, 13:01 ET Physicians to Parents of New Middle-School Students: Now is the Time for HPV Vaccine

As students prepare to enter middle school and receive immunizations for tetanus, diphtheria and meningitis, osteopathic physicians encourage...


Aug 07, 2017, 11:26 ET Overweight Children and Adults Get Significantly Healthier and Quickly With Less Sugar--Even If They Don't Lose Weight

Osteopathic physicians suggest shifting the conversation from weight to health for overweight children and adults, asking patients to reduce their...


Jul 31, 2017, 11:56 ET Study Finds Promise in New Tactic to Curb Obesity: Address Physician Bias

An educational initiative at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine is reducing medical students' negative attitudes toward people with...


Jul 24, 2017, 09:00 ET American Osteopathic Association Installs Mark A. Baker, DO, as 121st President

Mark A. Baker, DO, a diagnostic radiologist from Fort Worth, Texas, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic...


Jun 28, 2017, 09:00 ET Too Much Screen Time? Sit Up Straight to Avoid Painful Tech Neck

A modern affliction has osteopathic physicians prescribing the selfie stance to patients checking their devices: keep your head up and hold the...


Jun 26, 2017, 10:00 ET As Population Ages, More People Living at Home with Dementia at Risk of Potentially Dangerous Off-Label Antipsychotic Usage

Off-label use of antipsychotic medications to treat patients with dementia has reduced dramatically in recent years due to education programs...


Jun 20, 2017, 15:49 ET Poll: Majority of Americans Acknowledge Ticks as a Health Threat, But Few Try to Prevent Bites

In the war on tick-borne diseases, overconfidence is putting humans at a disadvantage, according to osteopathic physicians, who stress the need to...


Jun 06, 2017, 10:00 ET Once a Rare Disease, Sarcoidosis Now Afflicts Nearly Three Percent of African American Women

Women, particularly those of African American descent, are most at risk of sarcoidosis, the most common fibrotic lung disorder in the U.S....


May 30, 2017, 10:00 ET Cost of a Common ER Visit? Study Finds Most Health Care Providers Don't Know

Researchers found an average of only 38 percent of emergency medicine healthcare professionals—including physicians, physician assistants, and...


May 03, 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...


May 01, 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...


Apr 27, 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...


Apr 10, 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...


Apr 05, 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...


Mar 27, 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...


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...