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Author: Jeff Brennan

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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

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Researchers find shorter sleep periods associated with obesity in African Americans

CHICAGO—September 30, 2019—Research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found an association between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans. Although some populations are more susceptible to becoming overweight or obese, prior studies have not focused on minorities, the authors wrote. This study examined associations between the participants’ body mass index (BMI) and … Read More

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09.30.19

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AOA applauds quick FDA action on flavored vaping products

CHICAGO—September 12, 2019—The American Osteopathic Association released the following statement in response to the FDA’s move to ban flavored vaping products following several recent e-cigarette related deaths. “The American Osteopathic Association commends the Food and Drug Administration’s swift action to ban flavored e-cigarettes in light of the ongoing public health crisis that has so far … Read More

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09.12.19

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Osteopathic physicians call illnesses related to e-cigarettes a public health crisis

CHICAGO—September 10, 2019—The American Osteopathic Association released the following statement in response to a multistate investigation into reports of e-cigarette related lung illnesses, including several fatalities. “Reports of recent deaths related to vaping and e-cigarettes constitute a public health crisis—particularly for adolescents and young adults. The American Osteopathic Association calls upon the US Food and … Read More

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09.10.19

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College Students with Diabetes at Risk for Complications, Severe Depression and Lower Quality of Life

CHICAGO—August 26, 2019—Going off to college, while stressful for any student, poses risks to those with diabetes, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers found people who worked at or attended universities had high levels of diabetes distress, a condition of feeling worried and frustrated about living with diabetes … Read More

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09.10.19

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Eczema impacts physical and mental health of 31M Americans

CHICAGO—August 19, 2019—Eczema is an itchy, scaly skin condition that can have a profound impact on a patient’s sense of well-being.  Symptoms can be both emotionally and physically debilitating and may linger for years. A chronic skin condition, eczema more often affects children but can occur at any age. Approximately 10-20 percent of all infants … Read More

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08.19.19