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AOA applauds quick FDA action on flavored vaping products

CHICAGO—September 12, 2019—The American Osteopathic Association released the following statement in response to the FDA’s move to ban flavored vaping products following several recent e-cigarette related deaths. “The American Osteopathic Association commends the Food and Drug Administration’s swift action to ban flavored e-cigarettes in light of the ongoing public health crisis that has so far … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.12.19

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Osteopathic physicians call illnesses related to e-cigarettes a public health crisis

CHICAGO—September 10, 2019—The American Osteopathic Association released the following statement in response to a multistate investigation into reports of e-cigarette related lung illnesses, including several fatalities. “Reports of recent deaths related to vaping and e-cigarettes constitute a public health crisis—particularly for adolescents and young adults. The American Osteopathic Association calls upon the US Food and … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.10.19

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College Students with Diabetes at Risk for Complications, Severe Depression and Lower Quality of Life

CHICAGO—August 26, 2019—Going off to college, while stressful for any student, poses risks to those with diabetes, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers found people who worked at or attended universities had high levels of diabetes distress, a condition of feeling worried and frustrated about living with diabetes … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.10.19

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Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO, September 6, 2019–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its August 23-25, 2019 meeting. California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Clovis, CA) – granted pre-accreditation status, pending further submission of information to, and approval by, the COCA Executive Committee, and following a satisfactory … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.09.19

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Eczema impacts physical and mental health of 31M Americans

CHICAGO—August 19, 2019—Eczema is an itchy, scaly skin condition that can have a profound impact on a patient’s sense of well-being.  Symptoms can be both emotionally and physically debilitating and may linger for years. A chronic skin condition, eczema more often affects children but can occur at any age. Approximately 10-20 percent of all infants … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.19.19

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Study finds changes in mindset key to helping college students exercise more

CHICAGO—August 14, 2019—Viewing physical activity as an outlet for stress can increase college students’ willingness to exercise. However, in order to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed 135 college students, assessing their willingness to exercise for the … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.14.19

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Joint Statement of America’s Frontline Physicians Opposing Public Charge Final Rule

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 The Department of Homeland Security issued a final regulation that changes long-standing rules governing how and whether immigrants can be determined to be a “public charge;” … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.13.19

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American Osteopathic Association installs Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, as 123rd President

CHICAGO—July 29, 2019—Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, a family medicine physician from Orlando, Florida, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Burns assumed the presidency before an estimated 500 osteopathic physicians (DOs) at the American Osteopathic Association’s annual business meeting in Chicago. The organization represents the professional interests of the nation’s more … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.29.19

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Researchers suggest empathy could be a factor in medical school admissions

CHICAGO—July 25, 2019—High empathy scores could become part of the criteria for getting into medical school, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study gauged empathy levels of 16,149 new matriculants and first- through fourth-year medical students, establishing a set of national norms, which serve as a benchmark for … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.25.19