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Insect Repellent is the New Sunscreen: Preventing Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

​Preventing Bites as Important as Avoiding Sunburn as Tropical Diseases Cross Borders CHICAGO—March 22, 2016— Osteopathic physicians (DOs) recommend patients incorporate mosquito repellent into their daily warm weather routines to prevent the infection and spread of nearly a dozen illnesses, according to the American Osteopathic Association. Global travel means diseases carried by mosquitos in other … Read More

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03.22.16

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Studies Find OMT Improves Recovery from Chronic Low Back Pain, May Help Patients Avoid Surgery

CHICAGO—February 29, 2016— Studies published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) reduced pain and improved function in patients suffering from chronic, nonspecific low back pain. Further, patients reporting the worst pain and higher degrees of disability received the most substantial benefit from the treatments. Researchers from the … Read More

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02.29.16

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Winter Storms Are a Severe Pain in the Back for Many

The American Osteopathic Association Encourages Patients Not to Assume the Worst, Even if Pain is Intense CHICAGO—January 26, 2016—Patients with new, acute back pain are calling physicians’ offices across the East Coast, illustrating the high personal cost of digging out from winter storm Jonas.  Many are concerned that treating their injuries will require expensive tests … Read More

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01.26.16

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Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO—December 18, 2015—The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its December 5-6, 2015 meeting. This information is being provided pursuant to 34 CFR 602.26 issued by the U.S. Department of Education. New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York – received … Read More

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12.18.15

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The American Osteopathic Association Announces Accreditation Decisions for Several Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Chicago—September 28, 2015—The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its August 29-30, 2015 meeting. Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith, Arkansas, was awarded pre-accreditation status. University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio, Texas, was awarded pre-accreditation status. Touro University … Read More

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09.28.15

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The American Osteopathic Association Announces Accreditation Decisions for Several Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO, May 20, 2015— The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its April 18-19, 2015 meeting.  Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, Alabama received continuing provisional accreditation; Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico: Effective April 19 through June 30, 2015- received … Read More

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05.20.15

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American Osteopathic Association Announces Accreditation Status for Two Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO, January 14, 2015 – The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Dec. 6-7, 2014 meeting. Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico was awarded pre-accreditation status. Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey received continuing accreditation. The COCA … Read More

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01.14.15

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Community Health Centers Encouraged to Screen for Hepatitis C on Birth Year Criteria

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association study finds few community health center patients born between 1945 and 1965 were tested for the silent killer   CHICAGO—January 4, 2015— Researchers found that only 8.3 percent of the 60,722 eligible patients at 14 community health centers were screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV) according to 2013 … Read More

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01.05.15

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College of Osteopathic Medicine and Branch Campuses Receive Accreditation Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Oct. 3, 2014 (CHICAGO)— The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) took the following actions at its Sept. 6-7, 2014 meeting: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia (Blacksburg, Virginia) and its branch campus Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas (Spartanburg, South Carolina) – continuing accreditation; Edward Via College … Read More

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10.03.14