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Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures

CHICAGO—April 15, 2019—Patients who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.15.19

AOA

It’s National Osteopathic Medicine Week! Share your DO pride

Help raise awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities big and small throughout the country. Join the celebration by entering our annual photo contest and adding a NOM Week Facebook overlay.

AOA

04.14.19

The DO

Money matters: The public DO schools that award the most financial aid

Attending medical school can be incredibly expensive. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked American public medical schools by the percentage of students who received financial aid. Here are the DO schools reporting the highest percentage of students receiving financial aid.

The DO

03.27.19

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AOA names Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO – March 20, 2019 – The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional membership organization for the nation’s more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, is pleased to announce that its board of trustees has appointed Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as chief executive officer. Dr. Klauer will begin on or before May … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.20.19

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Researchers find elderly firearm owners with dementia pose accidental shooting risk, with few laws to address growing issue

CHICAGO, November 26, 2018—Red flag laws allowing for the removal of firearms from people with mental illness need to be widely extended to patients suffering from dementia, according to an article in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The authors noted that the current lack of public policy could lead to an increase in … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.26.18

The DO

Med student leaders reach out to those in need in San Diego

During the OMED 2018 conference, 25 osteopathic medical students from across the country traded in their textbooks for tinfoil and utilized their osteopathic hands for peeling, chopping, boiling and baking to feed 130 people in San Diego who are homeless.

The DO

11.19.18

The DO

Burnout and residency: Focus on growth at work instead of time off, DO writes

The number one concern of today’s residents, both for their residency and first job, is work/life balance, primarily the issues of schedules and call hours, according to the Medscape 2018 Residents Lifestyle and Happiness Report.

The DO

11.19.18

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Study finds 45 minutes of patient education improves chronic disease management

CHICAGO—November 19, 2018—Just 45 minutes of patient education can improve outcomes for patients with chronic diseases, according to a study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study, titled The Other 45, assigned 47 patients who were diagnosed with a chronic disease, like hypertension, COPD, or diabetes, to visit with a second-year medical … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.19.18

The DO

Is there a doctor in the House? Physician victories in the 2018 midterm elections

The results are (mostly) in on the 2018 midterm elections, and three new physicians have been elected to Congress. Additionally, the 10 physicians in the House of Representatives all won their re-elections, as did the one physician in the Senate up for re-election.

The DO

11.14.18