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45% of American adults doubt vaccine safety, according to survey

CHICAGO—June 24, 2019—A recent online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, revealed that more than two in five American adults (45%) say something has caused them to doubt vaccine safety. The spread of negative attitudes towards vaccines is a phenomenon deeply rooted … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.24.19

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Researchers suggest patients get screened earlier for osteoporosis—men especially

Research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found 25% of men and women 35 to 50 years old are at risk for bone disease.

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06.24.19

The DO

How to get a good letter of recommendation for residency

For program directors, these letters give insight into an applicant’s clinical skills, character and potential performance as a resident. Here’s what you need to know.

The DO

06.19.19

The DO

Daily HIV prevention pill recommended for high-risk patients, USPSTF says

The recommendation notes patients at a higher risk of getting HIV, including those who share needles or engage in unprotected sex, could benefit from the pill.

The DO

06.19.19

The DO

NIH selects two osteopathic trainees for its Medical Research Scholars Program

The trainees will participate in a year-long research program for young scientists. They also can pursue research that matches their personal interests and research goals, pursuant to the interests of public health.

The DO

06.19.19

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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

AOA Media Team

06.17.19

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