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Jul 18, 2020, 18:30 ET American Osteopathic Association Installs Thomas Ely, DO, as 124th President

Thomas L. Ely, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, was installed as the 124th president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) today. Dr. Ely, an AOA...


May 26, 2020, 10:00 ET Women Almost Twice as Likely to Choose Primary Care as Men

Analysis of osteopathic medical school survey data reveals women are 1.75 times more likely to choose primary care than men, according to a study in...


Apr 22, 2020, 13:41 ET Osteopathic Medical Profession Surges above 150,000 Physicians and Students

The growth of osteopathic medicine continues to be robust and sustained, according to the 2019 Osteopathic Medical Profession Report. Today, the...


Apr 14, 2020, 10:00 ET Mindful Yoga Reduces Testosterone by 29% in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) should consider adopting a mindful yoga practice to help ease symptoms and improve androgen levels....


Mar 27, 2020, 18:39 ET AOA names Ross Zafonte, DO, new Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the national professional membership organization for more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and...


Mar 23, 2020, 12:31 ET First Combined Match Results in 6,215 DO PGY1 Residents

More than 6,200 osteopathic medical students and past DO graduates matched into residency programs through the 2020 National Resident Matching...


Feb 24, 2020, 10:00 ET COPD Patients' Hospital Stays 67% Shorter Due to One Additional Staff Meeting, Study Finds

Hospitals can dramatically reduce the length of a patient's stay (by up to 67%) when their provider teams hold integrated care conferences (ICCs), a...


Feb 20, 2020, 11:24 ET Researchers Say Extended Antidepressant Use Creates Physical Dependence

Patients who have taken antidepressants for years should consider coming off the medication. However, researchers say they will likely face difficult ...


Feb 03, 2020, 10:00 ET Shift Workers At Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke and Type 2 Diabetes

Shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person's risk for heart disease,...


Jan 27, 2020, 10:39 ET More Than Two-Thirds of Americans (71%) Say Their Overall Health and Wellness is Good or Excellent

A survey assessing Americans' health-related behaviors and attitudes found 71% rate their overall health and wellness as good (54%) or excellent...


Jan 06, 2020, 11:42 ET Study Finds 80% of Medical Students Feel Low Sense of Personal Achievement

Despite the prestige of becoming a physician, 80 percent of medical students report a low sense of personal achievement, according to a new study in...


Dec 10, 2019, 16:24 ET Researchers Say 30% of Patients Taking Opioids Experience Adverse Drug Interactions

Patients who do not disclose use of other medications are at higher risk of adverse drug interactions and addiction, according to new research in The ...


Nov 18, 2019, 10:30 ET Nearly One in Ten Americans Who Vape (9%) Purchase Their Products from an Unauthorized Seller, According to Survey

A new survey about vaping in America finds over one-third of adults who used an e-cigarette or vaping device in the past 12 months (35%) used...


Nov 12, 2019, 09:00 ET Survey Finds Three-Quarters of Americans (75%) Feel Lonely

A new survey finds 75% of American adults feel a sense of loneliness—an increase from the 72% reported in the 2016 AOA Loneliness in America poll....


Nov 04, 2019, 12:03 ET Researchers Say Elite-Level Video Gaming Requires New Protocols in Sports Medicine

Across the U.S. the esports athlete is a rising class of competitor in the highest collegiate and professional arenas. According to researchers in...


Oct 21, 2019, 10:00 ET Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Dairy Products Associated With Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer

A high consumption of dairy products, like milk and cheese, appears to be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to research ...


Sep 30, 2019, 11:06 ET Researchers Find Shorter Sleep Periods Associated with Obesity in African Americans

Research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found an association between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans....


Sep 10, 2019, 17:52 ET Osteopathic Physicians Call Illnesses Related to E-Cigarettes a Public Health Crisis

The American Osteopathic Association released the following statement in response to a multistate investigation into reports of e-cigarette related...


Aug 26, 2019, 11:40 ET College Students with Diabetes at Risk for Complications, Severe Depression and Lower Quality of Life

Going off to college, while stressful for any student, poses risks to those with diabetes, according to a study in The Journal of the American...


Aug 19, 2019, 10:54 ET Eczema Impacts Physical and Mental Health of 31M Americans

Eczema is an itchy, scaly skin condition that can have a profound impact on a patient's sense of well-being. Symptoms can be both emotionally and...


Aug 14, 2019, 10:00 ET Study Finds Changes in Mindset Key to Helping College Students Exercise More

Viewing physical activity as an outlet for stress can increase college students' willingness to exercise. However, in order to maintain that routine, ...


Jul 29, 2019, 10:00 ET American Osteopathic Association Installs Ronald Burns, DO, as 123rd President

Ronald Burns, DO, a family medicine physician from Orlando, Florida, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. ...


Jul 02, 2019, 11:48 ET Peak Summer: More than One in Six People Likely to Get Food Poisoning

Like sunburn and bug bites, food poisoning is a common warm-weather malady that can cause painful consequences. An estimated 48 million Americans, or ...


Jun 24, 2019, 11:08 ET 45% of American Adults Doubt Vaccine Safety, According to Survey

A recent online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, revealed that...


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...