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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...

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...