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Researchers say 30% of patients taking opioids experience adverse drug interactions

CHICAGO—December 10, 2019— 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 Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A new article outlines common drug-drug interactions that alter how the body metabolizes certain opioids, causing decreased efficacy that ultimately can … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.10.19

The DO

A simple way to improve your patients’ health in a few minutes

Free materials from the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign led to an increase in smoking cessation conversations at a DO’s health center.

The DO

12.09.19

The DO

5 tips for working with patients struggling to make lifestyle changes

Two DOs discuss what leads to patient “noncompliance” and the approaches that have helped them better assist patients in achieving their health goals.

The DO

12.05.19

AOA

Join us for an exclusive healthcare legislation webinar with Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., on Dec. 11

Osteopathic Advocacy Network (OAN) members will have exclusive access to a healthcare webinar with Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., the architect of surprise billing legislation. On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. EST, join the AOA to discuss the current state of healthcare legislation and how we can work with Congress to ensure the osteopathic voice … Read More

AOA Staff

12.03.19

JAOA

Return-to-play after concussion: clinical guidelines for young athletes

An article in the December issue of the JAOA reviews the methods of diagnosing and grading, and return-to-play guidelines for concussions and other brain injuries.

JAOA

12.02.19

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Be a champion for osteopathic medicine! Register to attend DO Day on Capitol Hill, March 30-31

Registration is now open for DO Day on Capitol Hill, the premier osteopathic event of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage lawmakers on legislation vital to the practice and principles of osteopathic medicine.

AOA Staff

11.06.19

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