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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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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 identify model for reducing binge drinking in college students
A new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found college students will drink responsibly if told doing so will improve their health, relationships and grades.

America’s frontline physicians concerned about administration’s plans to suspend risk adjustment payments
The AOA and other medical organizations urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reverse its decision to halt risk adjustment payments.

Early intervention could prevent chronic pain, which affects half of all adults
Osteopathic physicians cite crucial three-month window for treatment before pain becomes chronic.

Program teaching patients happiness skills aims to improve participant health
A pilot program in Philadelphia community health centers is teaching patients to approach happiness as a learned skill, rather than a fleeting emotion.

Survey Finds Less than Two-Thirds of Americans (62%) Know a Preventive Vaccine is Available for Shingles
The new FDA-approved vaccine offers more effective protection and can be used in younger patients, but most adults aren’t aware of it, an AOA survey finds.

Joint Principles on Opioid Crisis Call for Comprehensive, Public Health Approach to Addiction Treatment
The AOA and other medical organizations called on Congress to recognize opioid use disorder as a chronic disease of the brain that requires comprehensive treatment.


on the rise

Osteopathic profession continues record growth

There are now more than 108,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) in the United States, with over half practicing in primary care.

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