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AOA Survey Finds 42 Percent of Americans Believe Getting Sick is Inevitable During Cold and Flu Season

​Most People Surveyed Believe the Workplace and Public Transportation Are Most Likely Sources of Infection CHICAGO, Dec. 28, 2016—A new survey, conducted online by Harris Poll, on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, finds 42 percent of Americans believe getting sick during cold and flu season is inevitable. The same survey found 36 percent believe … Read More

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12.28.16

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Researchers Find Low-Carb Diets Safe in Short-Term and Slightly More Effective for Weight Loss Than Low-Fat Diets

CHICAGO—Dec. 13, 2016—People deciding between low-carb and low-fat diets should know the  research shows a slight advantage for low-carb diets when it comes to weight loss, according to a recent article published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Physicians from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona found low-carb diets (LCDs), including Atkins, South Beach … Read More

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12.13.16

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Osteopathic Emergency Physician Launches New Disaster Drone for Audience of Homeland Security Global Health Organizations

BOLTON, Miss.—Dec. 6, 2016—Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event Tuesday at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Mississippi. The technology debuted before an audience including Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and representatives from Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, and the United Nations. The Telemedical … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.06.16

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Researcher Suggests Kratom May Have Medical Benefit as Opioid Alternative

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2016 – A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb’s active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties if implemented, according to a special report published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The report cited the pharmacologically active compounds in kratom, including … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.28.16

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The American Osteopathic Association Responds to Final MACRA Rule

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2016 – A large number of osteopathic physicians work in small or physician-owned practices, which are the most susceptible to shifts in federal payment. We anticipate the new MACRA rule will directly impact about 50 percent of our members. Announcement of the final rules gives them the certainty needed to plan their … Read More

AOA Media Team

10.14.16

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Survey Finds Nearly Three-Quarters (72%) of Americans Feel Lonely

​CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2016—A new survey of more than 2,000 American adults found 72 percent report having felt a sense of loneliness, with nearly a third (31 percent) experiencing loneliness at least once a week. The survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association in September. Isolation is often … Read More

AOA Media Team

10.11.16