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Peak summer: More than one in six people likely to get food poisoning

July 1, 2019—CHICAGO—Like sunburn and bug bites, food poisoning is a common warm-weather malady that can cause painful consequences. An estimated 48 million Americans, or one in six, get sick from food poisoning each year, many suffering from violent vomiting, diarrhea or even death in rare cases.1 Understanding the risks can help prevent foodborne illness … Read More

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07.02.19

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Primary care physicians can improve melanoma detection and reduce biopsies with inexpensive equipment and training

CHICAGO—July 1, 2019— Primary care physicians trained in dermatoscopy can improve odds for early detection of melanoma while reducing the need for invasive biopsies, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers say non-dermatologist physicians can make earlier and more accurate diagnoses of melanomas using a dermatoscope. This would be … Read More

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07.01.19

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45% of American adults doubt vaccine safety, according to survey

CHICAGO—June 24, 2019—A recent online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, revealed that more than two in five American adults (45%) say something has caused them to doubt vaccine safety. The spread of negative attitudes towards vaccines is a phenomenon deeply rooted … Read More

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06.24.19

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Cancer-sniffing dogs 97% accurate in identifying lung cancer, according to study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

CHICAGO—June 17, 2019—Three beagles successfully showed they are capable of identifying lung cancer by scent, a first step in identifying specific biomarkers for the disease. Researchers say the dogs’ abilities may lead to development of effective, safe and inexpensive means for mass cancer screening. After eight weeks of training, the beagles—chosen for their superior olfactory … Read More

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06.17.19

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Poll finds women 35+ would have attempted pregnancy sooner if they had known more about age-related fertility decline

June 6, 2019—CHICAGO—Americans appear overly optimistic about their fertility based on results of a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. Findings reveal 39% of women age 35 and older who didn’t get pregnant at a young age would have attempted pregnancy sooner if they had known more about … Read More

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06.06.19

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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

CHICAGO, June 4, 2019–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its April 25-28, 2019 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits occurred following a seven year accreditation cycle: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College … Read More

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06.04.19

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America’s frontline physicians urge Trump administration to protect transgender patients and women’s reproductive health

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 Washington, DC – May 28, 2019 – Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule that would weaken nondiscrimination protections … Read More

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05.28.19

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Researchers find 28% of 35- to 50-year-old men studied are at-risk for osteoporosis

CHICAGO—May 28, 2019—Research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found 28 percent of men and 26 percent of women between 35 and 50 years of age had osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis. The findings surprised the participants and researchers, who did not expect the condition to be more prevalent in men. Osteopenia … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.28.19

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Frontline physicians support proposed vaccines act to provide funding for vaccine hesitancy surveillance

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 May 22, 2019 – Our organizations, which represent a combined membership of more than 560,000 physician and medical student members, are united in our support of … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.22.19