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Osteopathic Medicine in the News

14 bizarre bodily functions you just cannot control

Jennifer Caudle, DO, advises speaking with your physician if you suspect an underlying problem.

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7 telltale signs you're tired other than yawning

Recognizing your fatigue level can be tricky, according to Jedidiah Ballard, DO, and Camilo A. Ruiz, DO.

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Five things to know about postpartum running

Octavia Cannon, DO, and Shayna Manusco, DO, offer advice to new moms on running after childbirth.

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Why Meghan Markle follows a vegan diet during the week

For a healthy vegan diet, you may need to consume extra protein, calcium, and vitamin D, according to the JAOA.

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Why working women are kicking off their heels like Kristin Stewart

Swapping high heels for flats can have health benefits that go beyond the feet, according to the AOA.

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10 overlooked anxiety symptoms you might not know about

Chronic forgetfulness and sleep deprivation may be signs of anxiety, says Jennifer Caudle, DO.

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Latest news releases

Mayo Clinic researchers question benefits of long-term oxygen therapy in COPD
Many patients with mild to moderate COPD unlikely to live longer on supplemental oxygen, according to review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

AOA statement from William S. Mayo, DO, American Osteopathic Association president, on passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act
The AOA commends Congress passing the Opioid Crisis Response Act and including the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing opioid misuse.

American Osteopathic Association investigation results in action against Massachusetts man offering osteopathic treatment
An assistant physical therapist and sports trainer answered to “doctor” and wrongfully used the credentials “DO.”

Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine
The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Aug. 24-26, 2018 meeting.

Researchers find children experience concussion symptoms three times longer than adults
Keeping children under 13 years old out of the classroom during recovery from concussion symptoms is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Study finds cheaper, easier access to fruits and vegetables key to helping college students eat better
Cafeteria cost and quality can influence eating habits among students convinced of the benefits of an improved diet, according to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association research.


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