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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

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Study finds ultrasound can assess bone health, may increase early screening for osteoporosis

CHICAGO—February 25, 2019—In a study that could lead to wide use of inexpensive ultrasound screenings for osteoporosis, researchers found data from ultrasonography of the calcaneus (heel bone) was equal to data gathered using dual–energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), which is considered the gold standard for assessing bone health. The findings could lead to lower costs and … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.25.19

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A call to recognize ‘reverse puberty’ in women: Why the hormonal shift is no less dramatic in middle age than adolescence

CHICAGO—February 20, 2019—The slow reduction of estrogen and progesterone that leads to the end of menstruation and beginning of menopause marks a significant mental, physical and emotional shift for women. Perimenopause, which comprises the decline and end of women’s ability to reproduce, may extend for years. The transition often causes irregular cycles, extreme bleeding, vaginal … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.20.19

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Researchers say up to 15% of children have sleep apnea, yet 90% go undiagnosed

CHICAGO—February 12, 2019—Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Sleep apnea and related conditions can cause lasting damage to brain development during crucial years. As a … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.12.19

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Final DO Match Day produces 506 primary care residents

CHICAGO—February 4, 2019—More than 500 new osteopathic physicians participating in the final AOA Match placed into primary care residencies, with a total of 886 osteopathic medical school seniors and recent graduates receiving placements in 21 specialties, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) announced today. The AOA Match has operated in its current form since 1995. It … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.04.19

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Researchers find antidepressants significantly increase risk of gastrointestinal, intracranial bleeding

CHICAGO–January 30, 2019–Patients taking anti-depressant medications classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are 40 percent more likely to develop severe gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly when they also use common over-the-counter pain relievers, according to a research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Nearly 13 percent of Americans 12 years and older take … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.30.19

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Poll finds 86% of Americans take vitamins or supplements yet only 21% have a confirmed nutritional deficiency

CHICAGO—January 16, 2019—More than 4 in 5 American adults (86 percent) take vitamins or supplements, according to a recent online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. However, only about a quarter (24 percent) of those taking vitamins or supplements received test results indicating they have a nutritional deficiency. … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.16.19

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Osteopathic medical schools graduate a record number of new physicians in 2018

CHICAGO—January 14, 2019—With one in four American medical students choosing to attend an osteopathic medical school, the American Osteopathic Association reports a record 6,504 new osteopathic physicians graduated in 2018. In total, the newly published 2018 Report on the Osteopathic Medical Profession found 114,425 osteopathic physicians (DOs) in the United States and nearly 31,000 students … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.14.19