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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

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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

CHICAGO—September 15, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its August 21-22, 2020 meeting. Reviews: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM), in Parker, CO: COCA reviewed a request for approval of a substantive change (planned class size increase) and requested that RVUCOM submit additional … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.15.20

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Research finds women often overprescribed opioids after childbirth

CHICAGO—August 12, 2020—Excessive opioid prescriptions following childbirth may lead to higher rates of addiction within communities, according to a new report in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A significant correlation exists between the number of pills supplied and the continued use or abuse of opioids. Currently, no national guidelines exist for physicians who … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.12.20

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American Osteopathic Association Installs Thomas Ely, DO, as 124th President

Thomas L. Ely, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, was installed as the 124th president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) today. Dr. Ely, an AOA board-certified osteopathic family physician and fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians, is a 20-year combat veteran who lives in Clarksville, Tennessee. His inauguration … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.18.20

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A simple laboratory test can aid in early recognition of COVID-19 in patients

CHICAGO—July 16, 2020—A rapid laboratory test, the eosinophil count, readily obtained from a routine complete blood cell count (CBC) can aid in the early recognition of COVID-19 in patients, as well as provide prognostic information, according to new research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Current testing, which relies on diagnosis of COVID-19 … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.16.20

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AOA, ACGME and AACOM usher in new era of single accreditation for graduate medical education

CHICAGO, June 30, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) join this week to celebrate completion of the successful transition to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) in the U.S. Under the single accreditation system, the … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.30.20

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95% of osteopathic physicians experienced a decline in practice revenue during pandemic

CHICAGO—June 16, 2020—A new survey reveals 95% of osteopathic physicians experienced a decline in practice revenue with more than 40% anticipating their practice revenue will be cut in half or more as a result of COVID-19. When the pandemic rapidly altered the delivery of care across the health care system, small- and mid-sized physician practices … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.16.20