News Releases

Researchers identify model for reducing binge drinking in college students

CHICAGO—July 16, 2018—Researchers found the secret to getting college students to drink responsibly is convincing them it will quickly improve their health, relationships and grades. However, sustaining responsible drinking behavior takes a comprehensive set of supports, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed nearly 300 college students … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.16.18

AOA

Access House of Delegates materials for the AOA Annual Business Meeting

View resolutions, meeting agendas, itineraries and lodging information for the AOA’s Annual Business Meeting, held July 16-22 in Chicago.

AOA Staff

07.16.18

AOA

Come together! Join thousands of DOs at OMED, Oct. 5-9 in San Diego

Get ready for five days of inspiration, connection and medical education at OMED 18, set for Oct. 5-9 in San Diego. Hear from dynamic speakers, network, collaborate and celebrate alongside thousands of like-minded DOs and osteopathic medical students.

AOA Staff

07.13.18

The DO

#MeToo in medicine: Docs who are sexually harassed struggle to report behavior, survey suggests

The #MeToo movement has sparked a national dialogue on sexual harassment in the workplace, giving a voice to victims in many fields, including health care. A new survey from Medscape finds both female and male docs are harassed on the job, and more than half of the victims do not report the incidents.

The DO

07.11.18

The DO

Leaving a legacy: AOA Past President Boyd R. Buser, DO, fulfills his promise

Upon his retirement, Dr. Buser reflects on his decade-plus tenure as dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he expanded access to care in eastern Kentucky.

The DO

07.11.18

News Releases

America’s frontline physicians concerned about administration’s plans to suspend risk adjustment payments

Statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association July 11, 2018 – Our organizations, which represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students, are concerned with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.11.18

The DO

Food for thought: 5 myths about whole-food plant-based diets debunked

Many chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, can be prevented or alleviated with lifestyle changes. Colin Zhu, DO, is on a mission to make sure his patients are armed with the knowledge to make those changes.

The DO

07.10.18

The DO

Moving forward: Osteopathic certification board nixes 10-year OCC exam for 2019

The American Osteopathic Board of Radiology is the first DO certifying board to cut the high-stakes test and revise CME requirements. The pilot program includes a decrease in the number of CME hours, requiring 60 CME credits in the specialty over the course of the three year AOA CME cycle.

The DO

07.10.18

News Releases

Early intervention could prevent chronic pain, which affects half of all adults

CHICAGO—July 9, 2018—Half of Americans (50%) report suffering from chronic pain lasting three months or longer, according to a recent Harris Poll commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association. More alarming, unless early intervention is prioritized, patients may suffer indefinitely, say osteopathic physicians who specialize in pain management. Treatment during the subacute phase—typically the second and … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.09.18