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AOA names Ross Zafonte, DO, new Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

CHICAGO—March 27, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the national professional membership organization for more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, announces that Ross Zafonte, DO, has been named the next Editor-in-Chief of its peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). The JAOA was established in September 1901 and is the … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.27.20

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First combined Match results in 6,215 DO PGY1 residents

CHICAGO—March 23, 2020—More than 6,200 osteopathic medical students and past DO graduates matched into residency programs through the 2020 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match, the first combined match since the transition to a single graduate medical education accreditation system began. A total of 90.7% of DO students matched into residency programs in 38 specialties. … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.23.20

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COPD patients’ hospital stays 67% shorter due to one additional staff meeting, study finds

CHICAGO—February 24, 2020—Hospitals can dramatically reduce the length of a patient’s stay (by up to 67%) when their provider teams hold integrated care conferences (ICCs), a daily meeting for providers to share information at once. However, the seemingly obvious concept is rarely implemented, according to researchers in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Admitted … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.24.20

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Researchers recommend tapering off of antidepressants rather than abruptly stopping

CHICAGO—February 20, 2020—Patients who abruptly discontinue antidepressants after taking them for years often face unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms due to a physical dependence. The best process is to follow a tapering schedule while consulting with a physician, according to a clinical review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Patients with antidepressant discontinuation syndrome … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.21.20

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Shift workers at risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes

CHICAGO—February 3, 2020—Shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Individuals, employers and physicians can all take steps to mitigate these risks, according to a clinical review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.03.20

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More than two-thirds of Americans (71%) say their overall health and wellness is good or excellent

CHICAGO—January 27, 2020—A survey assessing Americans’ health-related behaviors and attitudes found 71% rate their overall health and wellness as good (54%) or excellent (17%). The Whole-Person Health Poll was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. Americans were asked about their work, sleep and exercise habits, as well as … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.27.20

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Study finds 80% of medical students feel low sense of personal achievement

CHICAGO—January 6, 2020—Despite the prestige of becoming a physician, 80% of medical students report a low sense of personal achievement, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed 385 first- through fourth-year medical students to assess their levels of burnout, a psychological syndrome resulting from prolonged exposure to … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.06.20

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AOA statement on Congressional health care spending agreement

CHICAGO—December 19, 2019—The American Osteopathic Association commends Congressional leaders on their work to achieve a bipartisan agreement on an annual appropriations and other public health legislation. The package includes funding for crucial public health programs and addresses several important public health issues. Funding is now secured through fiscal year 2020 for the Centers for Disease … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.19.19

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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

CHICAGO—December 13, 2019— The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Dec. 6-7, 2019 meeting. Reviews: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) – The status remains at Accreditation. The COCA deferred its decision on granting continuing accreditation until its April 2020 meeting and receipt of … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.13.19