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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

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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

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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

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10.21.19

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Researchers find shorter sleep periods associated with obesity in African Americans

CHICAGO—September 30, 2019—Research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found an association between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans. Although some populations are more susceptible to becoming overweight or obese, prior studies have not focused on minorities, the authors wrote. This study examined associations between the participants’ body mass index (BMI) and … Read More

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09.30.19

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Kathleen Creason named AOIA executive director

CHICAGO–September 23, 2019–The American Osteopathic Information Association Board of Directors today named Kathleen Creason its new executive director. Kathleen spent 15 years as executive director of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC), where she strengthened the association and raised the visibility of osteopathic medicine in California. During her tenure, OPSC doubled its membership, … Read More

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09.23.19

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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

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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

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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