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More than two-thirds of Americans (71%) say their overall health and wellness is good or excellent

CHICAGO—January 27, 2020—A survey assessing Americans’ health-related behaviors and attitudes found 71% rate their overall health and wellness as good (54%) or excellent (17%). The Whole-Person Health Poll was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. Americans were asked about their work, sleep and exercise habits, as well as … Read More

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My victory over burnout: How leading a sustainable life changed everything for me

“Owning my autonomy at work helped me give up several unhealthy coping mechanisms I was employing to deal with overwork and exhaustion.”

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Comment period opens for proposed AOBFP CME requirement updates

The American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) submitted proposed updates to the AOBFP CME requirement which are available for review and comment to all members of the AOA.


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5 trends emerging in telemedicine in 2020

Telemedicine is revolutionizing health care—and changing rapidly. Here’s what you need to know.

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Looking to lead in the year ahead? Register for AOA LEAD 2020

The AOA is excited to host the third annual Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) Conference, designed for professionals seeking to advance their osteopathic leadership and advocacy skills.

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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.

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