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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

AOA Media Team

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

AOA Media Team

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

AOA Media Team

12.19.19

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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

CHICAGO—December 13, 2019— The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Dec. 6-7, 2019 meeting. Reviews: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) – The status remains at Accreditation. The COCA deferred its decision on granting continuing accreditation until its April 2020 meeting and receipt of … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.13.19

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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

AOA Media Team

12.10.19

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Survey finds three-quarters of Americans (75%) feel lonely

CHICAGO—November 12, 2019—A new survey finds 75% of American adults feel a sense of loneliness—an increase from the 72% reported in the 2016 AOA Loneliness in America poll. The surveys, which were commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association and conducted online by The Harris Poll, offer key metrics because loneliness has a significant impact on … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.19.19

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Nearly one in ten Americans who vape (9%) purchase their products from an unauthorized seller, according to survey

CHICAGO—November 18, 2019—A new survey about vaping in America finds over one-third of adults who used an e-cigarette or vaping device in the past 12 months (35%) used products with THC. Nearly one in ten adults who have used an e-cigarette or vaping device in the past 12 months (9%) purchased or received the e-cigarette … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.18.19

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America’s frontline physicians: joint policies to reduce death and disease related to tobacco products and e-cigarette epidemic

On behalf of the more than 597,000 physicians and medical students represented by the combined memberships of the following organizations, we adopt the following principles regarding policies to reduce death and disease related to the use of tobacco products and to address the recent epidemic in youth use of e-cigarettes. American Academy of Family Physicians … Read More

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11.11.19

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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

AOA Media Team

10.21.19