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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...

Jul 21, 2014, 16:01 ET

American Osteopathic Association Supports Transparency in Medical Costs

 Being hospitalized for a medical procedure can be a stressful event but for many patients the financial burden of unexpected costs associated...

Jul 21, 2014, 15:58 ET

American Osteopathic Association Reminds Patients that Symptom-Checker Medical Websites and Apps Should Not Replace Physician Visits

According to a September 2013 survey released by Makovsky Health and Kelton, the average American spends about 52 hours each year on the Internet...

Jul 21, 2014, 15:54 ET

American Osteopathic Association Calls for Eliminating Unsolicited Requests to Purchase Medical Equipment

Companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment, like diabetic testing supplies and braces, often contact consumers directly about purchasing such...

Jul 19, 2014, 19:20 ET
American Osteopathic Association Installs Cleveland Clinic Executive Robert S. Juhasz, DO, as President (PRNewsFoto/American Osteopathic Association)

American Osteopathic Association Installs Cleveland Clinic Executive Robert S. Juhasz, DO, as President

 Throughout his four decade career in osteopathic medicine, Robert S. Juhasz, DO, an AOA board-certified internist, has always strived for...

May 02, 2014, 11:55 ET

Caution Prescribed When Researching Medical Conditions on Wikipedia

 It might be convenient to research medical conditions online but a study in the May issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic...

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...

Oct 10, 2013, 17:22 ET

Convincing Men to "Man Up" for Medical Help

Starting on playgrounds at an early age, many boys are taught that if they get knocked down, they should dust themselves off and keep playing....

Oct 04, 2013, 13:29 ET

Taking Vitamins Essential for Many

 Major diseases that stem from vitamin deficiencies are rare in the U.S., where food is abundant and rich in vital nutrients, explains David J....

Oct 04, 2013, 13:19 ET

It Takes a Village: Mental Health Screening of Adolescents in Today's Digital Age Can Lead to Healthier and Happier Teens

 The old African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," seems to ring just as true today as ever before in an era of constant media...

Oct 03, 2013, 13:25 ET

Concussions and Student Athletes: When is it Time to Get Back in the Academic Game?

Learning their child has sustained a head injury during a school sporting event is among every parent's worst fears, and with recent reports about...

Oct 03, 2013, 10:13 ET

Hate to Exercise? Tell Your Physician

Sharing Positive and Negative Experiences Can Help Your Physician Prescribe the Right Fitness Plan  It is not a magic pill but the next...

Oct 02, 2013, 10:22 ET

Chronic Medical Conditions Do Not Have to Sideline Athletes

 Athletes with chronic medical conditions, like asthma and diabetes, could face the risk of health complications or even sudden death when...

Oct 02, 2013, 10:19 ET

Talking About Sex Early and Often in Their Child's Life Can Ease Parents' Nerves

 Having "the talk" might be an uncomfortable conversation for both parents and teens. However, sharing small doses of information about sex...

Sep 30, 2013, 10:11 ET

Finding Dr. Right: New Survey Reveals Word of Mouth the Most Used Resource When Looking for a Physician

American Osteopathic Association Equips Patients with Tools to Find the Right Physician New research released today by the American...

Jul 20, 2013, 21:20 ET

DOs Urge Exploration of Alternative State Funding Models for Physician Training

 Recognizing the need to increase graduate medical education (GME) funding to support the creation of more residency training positions that...

Jul 20, 2013, 21:07 ET

Osteopathic Medical Profession Supports Protection of Patient-Physician Relationship and Ability to Discuss Firearm Violence

Recognizing that several states have pursued legislation that dictates how physicians treat and counsel patients during a medical examination,...

Jul 20, 2013, 20:17 ET

Osteopathic Medical Profession Supports Education about Potential Dangers of Energy Drinks

 While energy drinks are a popular beverage choice, particularly among young adults, many people might not be aware of the potential health...

Jul 20, 2013, 20:14 ET

American Osteopathic Association Calls for Removing FDA's Blood Donor Ban

 The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy today calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to...

Jul 20, 2013, 20:13 ET

American Osteopathic Association Supports Banning Distracted Driving

CHICAGO, July 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 660,000 drivers use cell phones or electronic devices while driving,...