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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

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.


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