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COPD patients’ hospital stays 67% shorter due to one additional staff meeting, study finds

CHICAGO—February 24, 2020—Hospitals can dramatically reduce the length of a patient’s stay (by up to 67%) when their provider teams hold integrated care conferences (ICCs), a daily meeting for providers to share information at once. However, the seemingly obvious concept is rarely implemented, according to researchers in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Admitted … Read More

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02.24.20

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Researchers recommend tapering off of antidepressants rather than abruptly stopping

CHICAGO—February 20, 2020—Patients who abruptly discontinue antidepressants after taking them for years often face unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms due to a physical dependence. The best process is to follow a tapering schedule while consulting with a physician, according to a clinical review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Patients with antidepressant discontinuation syndrome … Read More

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02.21.20

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Shift workers at risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes

CHICAGO—February 3, 2020—Shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Individuals, employers and physicians can all take steps to mitigate these risks, according to a clinical review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. … Read More

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02.03.20

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More than two-thirds of Americans (71%) say their overall health and wellness is good or excellent

CHICAGO—January 27, 2020—A survey assessing Americans’ health-related behaviors and attitudes found 71% rate their overall health and wellness as good (54%) or excellent (17%). The Whole-Person Health Poll was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. Americans were asked about their work, sleep and exercise habits, as well as … Read More

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01.27.20

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Study finds 80% of medical students feel low sense of personal achievement

CHICAGO—January 6, 2020—Despite the prestige of becoming a physician, 80% of medical students report a low sense of personal achievement, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed 385 first- through fourth-year medical students to assess their levels of burnout, a psychological syndrome resulting from prolonged exposure to … Read More

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01.06.20

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AOA statement on Congressional health care spending agreement

CHICAGO—December 19, 2019—The American Osteopathic Association commends Congressional leaders on their work to achieve a bipartisan agreement on an annual appropriations and other public health legislation. The package includes funding for crucial public health programs and addresses several important public health issues. Funding is now secured through fiscal year 2020 for the Centers for Disease … Read More

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12.19.19

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Researchers say 30% of patients taking opioids experience adverse drug interactions

CHICAGO—December 10, 2019— Patients who do not disclose use of other medications are at higher risk of adverse drug interactions and addiction, according to new research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A new article outlines common drug-drug interactions that alter how the body metabolizes certain opioids, causing decreased efficacy that ultimately can … Read More

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12.10.19

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Researchers say elite-level video gaming requires new protocols in Sports Medicine

CHICAGO—November 4, 2019— Across the U.S. the esports athlete is a rising class of competitor in the highest collegiate and professional arenas. According to researchers in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, the field of sports medicine needs to catch up in order to address these players’ particular needs. Well beyond casual gamers, esport … Read More

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11.05.19

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Mayo Clinic researchers find dairy products associated with increased risk of prostate cancer

CHICAGO—October 21, 2019—A high consumption of dairy products, like milk and cheese, appears to be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers note that prior studies have shown dairy products are the primary source of calcium in Western countries, where rates … Read More

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10.21.19