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Frontline physicians call on politicians to end political interference in the delivery of evidence based medicine

Statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2019 – Our organizations are firmly opposed to efforts in state legislatures across the United States that inappropriately interfere with the … Read More

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05.16.19

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Mayo Clinic researchers say fecal transplants show promise for treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria

CHICAGO—April 29, 2019—Transplanting human donor fecal microbiota into the colon of a patient infected with Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) may be the best treatment for those not helped by C. diff targeted antibiotics, according to an article in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. C. diff is the most common healthcare-acquired infection in the … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.29.19

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Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures

CHICAGO—April 15, 2019—Patients who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.15.19

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U.S.-trained DOs gain recognition across Africa

Chicago—April 10, 2019—The Association of Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA) approved a resolution granting the American Osteopathic Association’s request to recognize U.S.-trained DOs as fully licensed physicians with practice rights equivalent to MDs in 20 African countries. The resolution’s approval follows two years of continued advocacy from AOA leadership, the AOA’s international team and other … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.10.19

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Gen X, older millennials are drinking too much and underestimate the impact on their health, addiction specialists warn

Chicago—April 9, 2019—Osteopathic physicians who specialize in addiction medicine find adults in their mid-30s to 40s are drinking too much, too often. A new online poll conducted on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association by The Harris Poll adds to other data that shows a rise in daily drinking and binge-drinking among adults who have … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.09.19

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America’s frontline physicians speak out on Administration’s position on Texas v. United States

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 March 27, 2019 – Our organizations, which represent a combined membership of more than 560,000 physician and medical student members, are alarmed by the Administration’s announcement … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.27.19

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Student loan forgiveness programs driving physicians to primary care

CHICAGO—March 26, 2019—Graduating osteopathic physicians are increasingly planning to practice in primary care, a trend researchers say shows that loan forgiveness incentives are influencing new doctors’ choice of specialty, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A 2016 survey of graduating osteopathic medical students showed 33 percent intended to … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.26.19

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AOA names Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO – March 20, 2019 – The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional membership organization for the nation’s more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, is pleased to announce that its board of trustees has appointed Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as chief executive officer. Dr. Klauer will begin on or before May … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.20.19

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Researchers say education a major barrier to following heart healthy diet

CHICAGO—March 11, 2019—People with a college education are nearly seven times more likely to adhere to a Mediterranean diet than people with only a high school education, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study also found women are three times more likely than men to follow the Mediterranean diet … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.11.19