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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 say up to 15% of children have sleep apnea, yet 90% go undiagnosed
Children are underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing because symptoms are misattributed to psychological or emotional issues, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Final DO Match Day produces 506 primary care residents
Primary care specialties account for 56% of matches, with orthopedic surgery leading specialty placements.

Researchers find antidepressants significantly increase risk of gastrointestinal, intracranial bleeding
Patients taking antidepressants are 40 percent more likely to develop severe gastrointestinal bleeding when they also use common over-the-counter pain relievers, according to a JAOA review.

Poll finds 86% of Americans take vitamins or supplements yet only 21% have a confirmed nutritional deficiency
A recent poll from the AOA finds 86% of American adults take vitamins or supplements, but osteopathic physicians say vitamins are unnecessary for most people.

Researchers say auditory testing can identify children for autism screening
A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

AOA statement on district court ruling the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional
The AOA is concerned a district court ruling the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional would remove important patient protections, including those specific to people with pre-existing conditions.


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