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#MeToo in medicine: Docs who are sexually harassed struggle to report behavior, survey suggests

The #MeToo movement has sparked a national dialogue on sexual harassment in the workplace, giving a voice to victims in many fields, including health care. A new survey from Medscape finds both female and male docs are harassed on the job, and more than half of the victims do not report the incidents.

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07.11.18

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Leaving a legacy: AOA Past President Boyd R. Buser, DO, fulfills his promise

Upon his retirement, Dr. Buser reflects on his decade-plus tenure as dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he expanded access to care in eastern Kentucky.

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07.11.18

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America’s frontline physicians concerned about administration’s plans to suspend risk adjustment payments

Statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association July 11, 2018 – Our organizations, which represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students, are concerned with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.11.18

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Food for thought: 5 myths about whole-food plant-based diets debunked

Many chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, can be prevented or alleviated with lifestyle changes. Colin Zhu, DO, is on a mission to make sure his patients are armed with the knowledge to make those changes.

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07.10.18

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Moving forward: Osteopathic certification board nixes 10-year OCC exam for 2019

The American Osteopathic Board of Radiology is the first DO certifying board to cut the high-stakes test and revise CME requirements. The pilot program includes a decrease in the number of CME hours, requiring 60 CME credits in the specialty over the course of the three year AOA CME cycle.

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07.10.18

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Early intervention could prevent chronic pain, which affects half of all adults

CHICAGO—July 9, 2018—Half of Americans (50%) report suffering from chronic pain lasting three months or longer, according to a recent Harris Poll commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association. More alarming, unless early intervention is prioritized, patients may suffer indefinitely, say osteopathic physicians who specialize in pain management. Treatment during the subacute phase—typically the second and … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.09.18

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AOA-certified docs can now be program directors for ACGME residencies in all specialties

Effective July 1, ACGME’s new common program requirements specify that program directors are required to have either AOA board certification or certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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07.09.18

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Life saving: Communication is key in addressing a patient’s suicide risk

Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., the CDC reports. Here are the steps physicians can take to help their patients.

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07.05.18

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Less than 62 percent of Americans know there is a vaccine for shingles, according to AOA survey

The new FDA-approved vaccine, marketed as Shingrix, is shown to be 97 percent effective in adults ages 50-69, and more than 90 percent effective in those 70 to well past 80. The earlier vaccine, Zostavax, prevented just over half (51%) of recipients from developing the painful disease and was recommended for patients 60 and older, … Read More

The DO

07.03.18