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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

CHICAGO—January 21, 2021—The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its December 4, 2020 meeting. Reviews: Proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (NoordaCOM), in Provo, UT: The COCA reviewed site visit findings and an application for pre-accreditation status from NoordaCOM. The COCA deferred the decision, requesting that … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.25.21

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AOA files suit against ABIM

CHICAGO—January 7, 2021—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and seven individual physicians, who serve as ACGME program directors in internal medicine residency training programs or internal medicine subspecialty fellowships, have filed suit against the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The lawsuit challenges a policy announced by the … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.07.21

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AOA statement regarding vaccine misinformation and hoaxes

Statement attributable to AOA President Thomas Ely, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD: CHICAGO—December 23, 2020—In a landmark effort that united the medical field, research community, pharmaceutical industry and government, a series of vaccines have been developed and approved by the FDA that will help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, reducing disease … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.23.20

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The AOA commends congressional leaders for protecting patients from surprise medical bills and implementing a process for resolving billing disputes between providers and insurers

Statement attributable to AOA President Thomas L. Ely, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) appreciates House and Senate leaders’ and committees’ efforts in developing legislation that protects patients from surprise medical bills, while also establishing requirements intended to promote equitable resolution of charges for out-of-network services. Congress … Read More

AOA President and CEO

12.22.20

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Study suggests greater social support linked to lower diabetes distress

CHICAGO—November 9, 2020—New research reveals a perceived lack of support from family and friends affects a patient’s ability to manage type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Among vulnerable populations, the necessary modifications to daily lifestyle can be difficult to maintain without adequate social support, leading … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.09.20

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AOA and AMA stand against misrepresentation of osteopathic physicians

Misrepresentation of osteopathic medicine harms the credibility of the 121,000 osteopathic physicians who care for our nation’s sick and injured. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) stand united in an effort to combat the mischaracterization of doctors of osteopathic medicine by media, celebrities and companies. Osteopathic physicians, also known as … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.04.20

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AOA statement regarding misrepresentation of osteopathic medicine

Statement attributable to AOA President Thomas Ely, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD: As the President of the United States battled COVID-19 under the care of Sean P. Conley, DO, and a team of supporting physicians, the nation’s 151,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students confronted a wave of confusion and broad mischaracterizations of … Read More

AOA President and AOA CEO

10.29.20

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AOA statement regarding offensive FIGS ad

Statement attributable to AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD: When FIGS, a designer scrubs and medical apparel company, released an advertising campaign featuring a female physician in pink scrubs wearing a nametag that said “DO” and reading a “Medical Terminology for Dummies” book upside down, the AOA took immediate action. This imagery is laughable in … Read More

AOA CEO

10.20.20

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Study finds yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

Chicago—October 1, 2020—A mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood, and functional capacity, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Most of the study respondents (89%) reported the program helped them find … Read More

AOA Media Team

10.01.20