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Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO– September 27, 2016– The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its August 26-28, 2016 meeting. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine – received permission to begin operations, including student recruitment, admissions, and instruction at its additional location in Joplin, Missouri; … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.27.16

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Researchers Find Certain Roller Coasters May Help Small Kidney Stones Pass

CHICAGO—September 26, 2016—Riding a moderate-intensity roller coaster can facilitate passage of small kidney stones, according to a report published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that attempts to corroborate patients’ accounts of spontaneously passing kidney stones after riding a specific Disney World roller coaster. The foundational study was designed to validate the … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.26.16

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Weight Bias Among Health Care Providers Harms Patients with Obesity, According to Osteopathic Physicians

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 19, 2016 – Research indicates nearly 70 percent of patients with obesity have encountered weight bias from a physician, leading many to avoid care and damaging their mental and physical health, according to osteopathic physicians specializing in obesity medicine. Studies found the consequences of such attitudes toward patients to include poor rapport, … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.19.16

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Osteopathic Physicians Encourage Routine Screenings for Adolescent Substance Abuse to Curb Death from Addiction

CHICAGO, September 15, 2016—Evaluating adolescents as young as 12 for use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and illicit drugs on an ongoing basis can avert death from overdoses later in life, according to osteopathic physicians specializing in addiction medicine. In the United States, about 130 people die per day from drug overdoses and the majority of … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.15.16

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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Shown to Reduce Hospital Stay, Mortality Rates in Elderly Patients with Pneumonia

CHICAGO—August 29, 2016— An analysis of multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial found osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for pneumonia reduced length of hospital stay in adults 50 to 74 years old and lowered in-hospital mortality rates for patients 75 and older. The study results published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study analyzed … Read More

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08.29.16

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Olympic Athletes Rely on Osteopathic Physicians for Health Care and Performance Enhancement in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO—August 12, 2016—The Olympic Games bond elite athletes with their physicians, who manage their ailments and promote recovery during one of the most high-profile competitions of their lives. Several osteopathic physicians (DOs) shared observations from their first days tending to gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic teams. Cupping Cupping, an ancient remedy using heated glass … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.12.16

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The American Osteopathic Association Responds to Announcement of Class Action Lawsuit

​CHICAGO – August 2, 2016 – The lawsuit filed against the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has not yet been served, so our ability to comment is limited. All AOA policies, including those related to board certification, have been developed by members and are designed to meet the needs of a complex health care environment, the … Read More

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08.02.16

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Osteopathic Manipulation Can Improve Pain in Postpartum Women

CHICAGO—July 26, 2016— Preliminary results demonstrate that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps reduce acute pain in postpartum women, regardless of whether they delivered vaginally or via cesarean. The study results published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Fifty nine women from St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York received 20-30 minutes of OMT … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.26.16

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American Osteopathic Association Installs Boyd R. Buser, DO, as 120th President

​Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Focuses on Osteopathic Principles While Leading Fast-Growing Profession CHICAGO—July 25, 2016— Boyd R. Buser, DO, dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Buser assumed the presidency before an estimated 500 osteopathic physicians (DOs) at the American Osteopathic … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.25.16