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JAOA

High Prevalence of Diabetes Distress in a University Population

JAOA researchers say findings suggest that attending or working at a university may be associated with high diabetes distress scores and lower diabetes quality of life.

JAOA

09.18.19

News Releases

AOA applauds quick FDA action on flavored vaping products

CHICAGO—September 12, 2019—The American Osteopathic Association released the following statement in response to the FDA’s move to ban flavored vaping products following several recent e-cigarette related deaths. “The American Osteopathic Association commends the Food and Drug Administration’s swift action to ban flavored e-cigarettes in light of the ongoing public health crisis that has so far … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.12.19

The DO

Your questions about matching into residency answered

The residency application process is full of questions. Guidance from the osteopathic family can help students navigate matching successfully. AOA past president William S Mayo, DO, recently spoke with a group of osteopathic medical students about matching into residency, the single GME accreditation system and finding the right program. Dr. Mayo completed an ACGME-accredited ophthalmology residency at the … Read More

The DO

09.12.19

The DO

Anthem’s new clinical review process may disrupt payment

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem) is implementing a new prepayment clinical validation review process which could affect more than 20,000 DOs practicing in 14 states. As noted in a June 2019 communication to network providers, Anthem stated that the new review process impacts claims submitted with modifiers 25 (significant, separately identifiable E/M service), 59 (distinct … Read More

The DO

09.11.19

News Releases

Osteopathic physicians call illnesses related to e-cigarettes a public health crisis

CHICAGO—September 10, 2019—The American Osteopathic Association released the following statement in response to a multistate investigation into reports of e-cigarette related lung illnesses, including several fatalities. “Reports of recent deaths related to vaping and e-cigarettes constitute a public health crisis—particularly for adolescents and young adults. The American Osteopathic Association calls upon the US Food and … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.10.19

News Releases

College Students with Diabetes at Risk for Complications, Severe Depression and Lower Quality of Life

CHICAGO—August 26, 2019—Going off to college, while stressful for any student, poses risks to those with diabetes, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers found people who worked at or attended universities had high levels of diabetes distress, a condition of feeling worried and frustrated about living with diabetes … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.10.19

News Releases

Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO, September 6, 2019–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its August 23-25, 2019 meeting. California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Clovis, CA) – granted pre-accreditation status, pending further submission of information to, and approval by, the COCA Executive Committee, and following a satisfactory … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.09.19

AOA

Sept. 11 webinar will address student loan repayment best practices

AOA member value partner Doctors Without Quarters (DWOQ) will host a free webinar on the loan repayment marketplace for resident physicians on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET. This session aims to help resident physicians and future residents strategically determine which federal repayment plan is best for keeping their payments low while helping them maximize … Read More

AOA Staff

09.04.19

The DO

Bullying in residency: Nearly 14% of internal med trainees report harassment

Nearly 14% of respondents said they’d been bullied by a colleague in a position of greater power at some point in their training. Of those who reported being bullied, 31% sought help. Trainees also noted the types of harassment they experienced and how the bullying affected them.

The DO

09.04.19