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Researchers find children experience concussion symptoms three times longer than adults

CHICAGO—September 17, 2018—Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Parents should be … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.17.18

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Study finds cheaper, easier access to fruits and vegetables key to helping college students eat better

CHICAGO—September 4, 2018—A benefit-oriented approach to nutrition increases college students’ willingness to consume fruits and vegetables, yet the availability and cost of healthy food on campus are critical to changing their eating habits, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed 175 college students, assessing their willingness to change … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.04.18

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Cigarette use one of most significant health risks to military service members

CHICAGO—August 28, 2018— The American Osteopathic Association has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® campaign to address high smoking rates among service members, who smoke at a rate 60% above the general population. According to the CDC, approximately one in four (24%) of all active-duty military … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.28.18

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American Osteopathic Association opens membership to all physicians

CHICAGO, August 22, 2018—In an historic decision, the American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates amended governing documents to allow their MD counterparts full membership in the organization, which represents the interests of the nation’s more than 137,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students. The change comes as 29 MD graduates are training in osteopathic-focused … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.22.18

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New medical specialty needed to manage growing number of Americans with diabetes

CHICAGO—August 20, 2018—The emerging field of diabetology—a sub-specialty of endocrinology focused on the treatment of people with diabetes—is intended to address an emerging crisis in health care: nearly one-third of Americans has a type 2 diabetes diagnosis or has prediabetes. Compounding this problem, numbers of endocrinologists, the physicians who specialize in treating diabetes, are dwindling … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.20.18

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American Osteopathic Association supports review of cannabis classification

CHICAGO—August 15, 2018—The American Osteopathic Association supports a review of the classification of cannabis to facilitate advancement in clinical, public health, patient safety and health policy research, according to a resolution approved by the AOA House of Delegates. The resolution also encourages the National Institutes of Health to support development of clinical research studies. The … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.15.18

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American Osteopathic Association details settlement agreement in class-action lawsuit

CHICAGO—July 27, 2018–The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by four of its members and, after final approval of the settlement, will no longer require that its board-certified physicians maintain membership in the association. The plaintiffs’ attorneys, Philadelphia-based Duane Morris, LLP, will receive fees and costs in an amount not … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.27.18

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American Osteopathic Association installs William S. Mayo, DO, as 122nd president

CHICAGO—July 23, 2018—William S. Mayo, DO, an ophthalmologist from Oxford, Mississippi, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Mayo 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 than 137,000 … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.23.18

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Researchers identify model for reducing binge drinking in college students

CHICAGO—July 16, 2018—Researchers found the secret to getting college students to drink responsibly is convincing them it will quickly improve their health, relationships and grades. However, sustaining responsible drinking behavior takes a comprehensive set of supports, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed nearly 300 college students … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.16.18