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Nov 14, 2017, 09:29 ET American Osteopathic Association Names David J. Pugach Senior Vice-President of Public Policy

The American Osteopathic Association announced David J. Pugach as its senior vice-president of public policy, leading advocacy efforts in Washington...


Oct 30, 2017, 11:17 ET Researchers Find Group Exercise Improves Quality of Life and Reduces Stress Far More Than Individual Exercise

Researchers found working out in a group lowers stress by 26 percent and significantly improves quality of life, while those who exercise...


Oct 16, 2017, 10:00 ET Study: Only 12 Percent of Medical Students Aware of Key Nutritional Guidelines, Yet 55 Percent Confident in Counseling Patients

Ohio University researchers found medical students may be more confident than knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition. Of the 257 medical students...


Oct 09, 2017, 10:30 ET Breakthrough in Telemedicine: Next Gen Drone Integrates Holographic Technology to Connect Doctors, Lifesaving Drugs to Survivors

A telemedical drone system with holographic technology can quickly put emergency physicians and lifesaving medical supplies in the hands of disaster...


Oct 05, 2017, 09:05 ET American Osteopathic Association Taps Veteran Attorney to Lead Accreditation of Osteopathic Medical Schools

The American Osteopathic Association today named Brian G. Kim, JD, vice president of accreditation and secretary of the Commission on Osteopathic...


Oct 02, 2017, 09:00 ET Researchers Find Symptoms of Sports-Related Concussions Linger Twice as Long for Adolescent Girls

Adolescent female athletes suffer concussion symptoms twice as long as their male counterparts, according to a new study in The Journal of the...


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 focused...


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, 13:00 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 parents ...


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 Association. Dr....


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 phone ...


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 warning ...


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 nurse...


May 03, 2017, 10:00 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 negative ...


May 01, 2017, 10:00 ET Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency Likely Due to Sunscreen Use, Increase of Chronic Diseases

esults 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 interests ...


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...


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 physicians...