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Nominate your mentor for the 2019 AOA Mentor of the Year award

Through March 10, you can let the world know how much your mentor has meant to you by nominating him or her for the 2019 AOA Mentor of the Year award.

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Celebrate Black History Month with these 10 osteopathic physicians

Check out the inspiring stories about 10 black physicians and their contributions to osteopathic medicine, their patients and the overall health care system.

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Money matters: A finance pro offers insights into the intricacies of federal student loan forgiveness

As a busy physician or trainee, forming a solid financial plan for managing and paying back student loans can be a difficult goal to achieve. Here’s a snapshot of advice from Doctors Without Quarters.

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Researchers say up to 15% of children have sleep apnea, yet 90% go undiagnosed

CHICAGO—February 12, 2019—Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Sleep apnea and related conditions can cause lasting damage to brain development during crucial years. As a … Read More

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Antidepressants increase risk of gastrointestinal, intracranial bleeding, researchers find

A review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds when selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are combined with certain other over-the-counter or prescription medications, gastrointestinal or intracranial bleeding may occur.



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DOs prepare to ask federal lawmakers for meaningful policy changes

Lowering administrative burdens for physicians and supporting DO workforce development top the AOA’s federal policy priorities for 2019.

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