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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

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America’s frontline physicians concerned about administration’s plans to suspend risk adjustment payments

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 July 11, 2018 – Our organizations, which represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students, are concerned with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.11.18

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Early intervention could prevent chronic pain, which affects half of all adults

CHICAGO—July 9, 2018—Half of Americans (50%) report suffering from chronic pain lasting three months or longer, according to a recent Harris Poll commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association. More alarming, unless early intervention is prioritized, patients may suffer indefinitely, say osteopathic physicians who specialize in pain management. Treatment during the subacute phase—typically the second and … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.09.18

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Program teaching patients happiness skills aims to improve participant health

CHICAGO—June 21, 2018—A pilot program in Philadelphia community health centers is teaching patients to approach happiness as a learned skill, rather than a fleeting emotion. The goal, according to psychologists and osteopathic physicians, is to boost their mood and overall health. The program, known as “A Happier You”, is rooted in positive psychology, a practice … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.21.18

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Survey Finds Less than Two-Thirds of Americans (62%) Know a Preventive Vaccine is Available for Shingles

CHICAGO—June 12, 2018—Shingles vaccination is now nearly twice as effective as the previous protocol and available to patients 10 years younger than before, enabling largescale prevention of a painful, common condition. Adoption of the new standard of care could vastly reduce the one million annual cases of the disease, according to osteopathic physicians. Almost one … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.12.18

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Joint Principles on Opioid Crisis Call for Comprehensive, Public Health Approach to Addiction Treatment

Washington (June 11, 2018)—Leaders of six medical organizations representing more than 560,000 physicians and medical students called on Congress today to adopt policies that recognize opioid use disorder (OUD) as a chronic disease of the brain that requires comprehensive treatment. Doing so, the medical leaders said, would hold greater promise of successfully addressing the OUD … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.11.18

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Physicians with High Debt More Likely to Work in Medically Underserved Areas

CHICAGO—May 29, 2018—Graduating physicians with the highest levels of student loan debt are increasingly planning to practice in underserved areas, a trend associated with debt repayment programs, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Despite the common belief that physicians with high debt avoid practicing in underserved communities where … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.29.18

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Hepatitis C Infections Resulting from Medical Treatment Occur Despite Clear Guidelines

CHICAGO, May 22, 2018 — In a 10 year span, more than 130,000 patients were notified of medical errors that may have exposed them to blood-borne illness, including Hepatitis C. However, the majority of these notification events were discovered only after patients became acutely ill rather than through proactive reporting of violations of health safety … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.22.18

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Survey Finds Patients Want to be Friends with their Physicians on Social Media

CHICAGO—May 14, 2018—A new survey from the American Osteopathic Association finds more than half of millennials (54%) and more than four out of 10 (42%) adults are or would like to be friends with or follow their health care providers on social media. The online survey was conducted by The Harris Poll in April 2018 … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.14.18