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Taking the Hurt Out of High Heels: Understand Structure So You Can Function

CHICAGO June 20, 2016—Performing arts physicians tell their patients it’s not the height of the heel that causes them pain, it’s the slope of the shoe. Sajid A. Surve, DO, who sees patients experiencing pain or injuries from high heel use on a weekly basis, advises the dancers and actors in his practice to focus … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.02.16

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Moving Beyond BMI: Researchers Suggest Whole-Person Perspective Is Needed to Assess Obesity

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Review Article Suggests Patient’s Disease Burden, Other Measures Provide Clearer Picture of Severity CHICAGO—May 31, 2016—Authors from the Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute recommend physicians use obesity staging models to recognize and manage weight-related health issues that may not be captured by traditional diagnosis criteria. The review article … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.31.16

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Blood Test Uncovers Undiagnosed Diabetes in Hospital Patients with High Blood Sugar

​Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Study Finds HbA1C Test Leads to Diabetes Diagnosis for a Significant Percentage of Hospitalized Patients with Hyperglycemia CHICAGO—May 23, 2016—A retrospective review of medical records found the HbA1C test, commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes, can effectively detect hidden disease among hospital patients with hyperglycemia, commonly known as … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.23.16

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Olympic Physicians Focus on Pre-Hab to Extend Careers, Heighten Performance

Coordinating Emotional, Physical and Mental Health Benchmarks Throughout Training Lifecycle Optimizes Success, According to U.S. Olympic Hopefuls CHICAGO—May 16, 2016—Olympians and everyday athletes are optimizing their performance by integrating osteopathic physicians (DOs) into their training teams. No longer viewed as responsible only for injury, osteopathic sports medicine specialists, with their emphasis on the whole-person approach, … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.16.16

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CARA Legislation Signals Congressional Intent to Halt Opioid Epidemic

​Osteopathic Physicians Support Measures to Prevent and Treat Addiction WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016—The American Osteopathic Association today affirmed its support for sweeping bipartisan, bicameral legislation intended to curb opioid abuse and change the national perspective on how physicians manage pain and treat addiction. “Passage of the CARA legislation proves that the U.S. is truly attacking … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.13.16

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Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

​CHICAGO—May 10, 2016—The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its April 16-17, 2016 meeting.   Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, Alabama – received continuing provisional accreditation. Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Smith, Arkansas – received the following: From April 17, 2016 through June 30, 2016 … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.10.16

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Proposed MACRA Rule Addresses Multiple Physician Concerns, Moves System Toward Quality Outcomes

​Problems Addressed with Meaningful Use, Duplicative Quality Reporting Cited as Victories by American Osteopathic Association Washington, April 28, 2016—The American Osteopathic Association today praised the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for correcting several pain points created by earlier attempts to move the health care system away from fee-for-service payment models. The proposed MACRA … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.28.16

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It’s Not Just Bacon: Analysis of More Than 1.5 Million People Finds Meat Consumption Raises All-Cause Mortality Rates

​Death Rates Higher When Red and Processed Meats Are Eaten Daily, According to Mayo Clinic Reviewers CHICAGO—April 25, 2016— A review of large-scale studies involving more than 1.5 million people found all-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat, particularly red or processed meat, on a daily basis. Conducted by physicians from Mayo Clinic … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.25.16

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The AOA Partners with AACOM to Improve Medical Student Education on Proper Prescribing

​CHICAGO – March 29, 2016 – The American Osteopathic Association and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine today announced commitments from 27 colleges of osteopathic medicine to improve prescriber education as part of the profession’s efforts to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic. Nationally, 60 medical schools agreed to require students … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.29.16