Representing more than 137,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students in the U.S.
In addition to advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine, the AOA promotes public health, encourages scientific research, serves as the primary certifying body for DOs and acts as the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools. Learn more about DOs and their unique approach to care.
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Jennifer Caudle, DO, advises speaking with your physician if you suspect an underlying problem.
Recognizing your fatigue level can be tricky, according to Jedidiah Ballard, DO, and Camilo A. Ruiz, DO.
Octavia Cannon, DO, and Shayna Manusco, DO, offer advice to new moms on running after childbirth.
For a healthy vegan diet, you may need to consume extra protein, calcium, and vitamin D, according to the JAOA.
Swapping high heels for flats can have health benefits that go beyond the feet, according to the AOA.
Chronic forgetfulness and sleep deprivation may be signs of anxiety, says Jennifer Caudle, DO.
Researchers find elderly firearm owners with dementia pose accidental shooting risk, with few laws to address growing issue
An article in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association notes high-rates of gun ownership and dementia risk among baby boomers.
CMS responds to physician concerns, delays payment changes until 2021
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) applauds CMS for adopting several recommendations made by the AOA and other stakeholder groups that will provide immediate relief of burdensome and duplicative documentation requirements, and for delaying implementation of final payment policy changes.
Expanding independent practice rights for non-physicians means not all patients can see doctors
Physician shortage can’t be fixed by expanding responsibilities of health care professionals with less education and training, according to the American Osteopathic Association.
Interventions to delay and prevent Type 2 diabetes are underused, researchers say
Medication, surgery and lifestyle programs are proven to prevent or delay onset of diabetes, though access to them is limited, according to a JAOA study.
Survey finds 38% of parents say their children experience anxiety
Social and academic pressures, fears of violence top kids’ worries, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association and conducted online by The Harris Poll.
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.
on the rise
There are now more than 108,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) in the United States, with over half practicing in primary care.