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Cancer-sniffing dogs 97% accurate in identifying lung cancer, according to study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

CHICAGO—June 17, 2019—Three beagles successfully showed they are capable of identifying lung cancer by scent, a first step in identifying specific biomarkers for the disease. Researchers say the dogs’ abilities may lead to development of effective, safe and inexpensive means for mass cancer screening. After eight weeks of training, the beagles—chosen for their superior olfactory … Read More

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06.17.19

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An introduction from new AOA CEO: ‘We need to hear from you’

AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, asks the osteopathic medical profession to share what they think the AOA of tomorrow should look like.

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06.12.19

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Prevention on the streets: A needle exchange and free medical clinic run by a DO

Meet the DO who’s been treating people with drug addiction in Fresno, California, for over 20 years at free Saturday clinics.

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06.12.19

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Pros and cons of turning down an audition rotation: What you need to know

Audition rotations are often an important part of the process of getting into residency Two DOs, who both turned down or cancelled audition rotations, weigh in on what the consequences could be for opting out.

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06.12.19

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New CME guidelines for AOA board-certified docs are now available online

The revised requirements emphasize flexibility and give physicians latitude to choose CME that works best for their individual needs.

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06.07.19

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Ready for OMED 2019? Here’s how you could attend for free

Tell us about an aha moment you’ve had during your osteopathic career for a chance to win free OMED registration. Deadline is Friday, June 21.

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06.05.19

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