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Jun 17, 2019, 14:13 ET Cancer-Sniffing Dogs 97% Accurate in Identifying Lung Cancer, According to Study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Three beagles successfully showed they are capable of identifying lung cancer by scent, a first step in identifying specific biomarkers for the...


Jun 06, 2019, 10:30 ET Poll Finds Women 35+ Would Have Attempted Pregnancy Sooner if They Had Known More about Age-related Fertility Decline

Americans appear overly optimistic about their fertility based on results of a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American...


May 28, 2019, 10:00 ET Researchers Find 28% of 35­-50 Year Old Men Studied Are At-Risk for Osteoporosis

Research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found 28 percent of men and 26 percent of women between 35 and 50 years of...


Apr 29, 2019, 12:40 ET Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Treating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Transplanting human donor fecal microbiota into the colon of a patient infected with Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) may be the best treatment for...


Apr 15, 2019, 10:00 ET Regular Cannabis Users Require Up to 220% Higher Dosage for Sedation in Medical Procedures

Patients who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, according to a...


Apr 09, 2019, 10:30 ET Gen X, Older Millennials Are Drinking Too Much and Underestimate the Impact on Their Health, Addiction Specialists Warn

Osteopathic physicians who specialize in addiction medicine find adults in their mid-30s to 40s are drinking too much, too often. A new online poll...


Mar 26, 2019, 11:08 ET Student Loan Forgiveness Programs Driving Physicians to Primary Care

Graduating osteopathic physicians are increasingly planning to practice in primary care, a trend researchers say shows that loan forgiveness...


Mar 20, 2019, 11:00 ET American Osteopathic Association Names Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as Chief Executive Officer

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional membership organization for the nation's more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs)...


Mar 11, 2019, 10:55 ET Researchers Say Education a Major Barrier to Following Heart Healthy Diet

People with a college education are nearly seven times more likely to adhere to a Mediterranean Diet than people with only a high school education,...


Feb 25, 2019, 10:00 ET Study Finds Ultrasound Can Assess Bone Health, May Increase Early Screening for Osteoporosis

In a study that could lead to wide use of inexpensive ultrasound screenings for osteoporosis, researchers found data from ultrasonography of the...


Feb 20, 2019, 10:38 ET A Call to Recognize "Reverse Puberty" in Women

The slow reduction of estrogen and progesterone that leads to the end of menstruation and beginning of menopause marks a significant mental, physical ...


Feb 12, 2019, 09:00 ET Researchers Say Up to 15% of Children Have Sleep Apnea, Yet 90% Go Undiagnosed

Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be...


Feb 04, 2019, 14:39 ET Final DO Match Day Produces 506 Primary Care Residents

More than 500 new osteopathic physicians participating in the final AOA Match placed into primary care residencies, with a total of 886 osteopathic...


Jan 30, 2019, 11:30 ET Researchers Find Antidepressants Significantly Increase Risk of Gastrointestinal, Intracranial Bleeding

Patients taking anti-depressant medications classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are 40 percent more likely to develop...


Jan 22, 2019, 09:00 ET AOA: Physicians Want eSport Players Treated as College Athletes

With more than 80 US colleges offering varsity eSport teams, physicians writing in the British Journal of Medicine say collegiate players should be...


Jan 16, 2019, 11:09 ET Poll finds 86% of Americans Take Vitamins or Supplements Yet Only 21% Have a Confirmed Nutritional Deficiency

More than 4 in 5 American adults (86 percent) take vitamins or supplements, according to a recent online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on...


Jan 14, 2019, 11:09 ET Osteopathic Medical Schools Graduate a Record Number of New Physicians in 2018

With one in four American medical students choosing to attend an osteopathic medical school, the American Osteopathic Association reports a record...


Nov 26, 2018, 10:00 ET Researchers Find Elderly Firearm Owners with Dementia Pose Accidental Shooting Risk, With Few Laws to Address Growing Issue

Red flag laws allowing for the removal of firearms from people with mental illness need to be widely extended to patients suffering from dementia,...


Nov 19, 2018, 12:55 ET Study Finds 45 Minutes of Patient Education Improves Chronic Disease Management

Just 45 minutes of patient education can improve outcomes for patients with chronic diseases, according to a study in the Journal of the American...


Oct 30, 2018, 12:17 ET Expanding Independent Practice Rights for Non-Physicians Means Not All Patients Can See Doctors

The American Osteopathic Association warns that the continuing push to grant independent practice rights to non-physicians may force patients with...


Oct 29, 2018, 14:25 ET Interventions to Delay and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Are Underused, Researchers Say

Lifestyle interventions, medication and surgery for patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes is proven to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes in the...


Oct 24, 2018, 11:54 ET Survey Finds 38% of Parents Say Their Children Experience Anxiety

Nearly two in five (38 percent) parents say their child suffers from anxiety, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Osteopathic...


Sep 26, 2018, 13:54 ET American Osteopathic Association Investigation Results in Action Against Massachusetts Man Offering Osteopathic Treatment

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) commends the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals for its investigation into ...


Sep 17, 2018, 09:00 ET Researchers Find Children Experience Concussion Symptoms Three Times Longer Than Adults

Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out...


Aug 28, 2018, 10:30 ET Cigarette Use One of Most Significant Health Risks to Military Service Members

The American Osteopathic Association has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers®...