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A call to recognize ‘reverse puberty’ in women: Why the hormonal shift is no less dramatic in middle age than adolescence

CHICAGO—February 20, 2019—The slow reduction of estrogen and progesterone that leads to the end of menstruation and beginning of menopause marks a significant mental, physical and emotional shift for women. Perimenopause, which comprises the decline and end of women’s ability to reproduce, may extend for years. The transition often causes irregular cycles, extreme bleeding, vaginal … Read More

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02.20.19

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Physicians want college eSports players to be treated like athletes

With more than 80 U.S. colleges offering varsity eSports—or competitive video gaming—teams, DOs say collegiate players should be treated as athletes, with an appropriate level of medical care to promote continuing health.

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02.20.19

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AOA scholarship opportunity for med students: Summer course in Haiti

Apply by Feb. 28 to be considered for scholarship funding to attend a three-week social medicine immersion course July 7-27, 2019, in Haiti.

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02.18.19

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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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02.13.19

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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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02.13.19

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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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10.09.18

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