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American Osteopathic Foundation Selects Chief Executive Officer

​Former Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society leader to build strategy for enhancing osteopathic medicine CHICAGO (Dec. 18, 2017) — Rita Forden was named chief executive officer of the American Osteopathic Foundation, the largest nationwide foundation supporting programs and services that enhance patient care and promote osteopathic medicine. As CEO, Forden will oversee strategy and … Read More

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12.18.17

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Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

​CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2017–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Dec. 1-3, 2017 meeting. Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (Meridian, Idaho) – granted pre-accreditation status with the right to recruit students. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, Pennsylvania; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Bradenton, Florida) – … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.18.17

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Research Offers Guidelines to Improve Quality of Care for Patients Who Are Sexual Assault Survivors

​Review in The Journal of The American Osteopathic Association Details Changes to Intake Forms, Protocol for Physician Touch and Communication To Avoid Re-Traumatization  CHICAGO—December 11, 2017—Disclosing personal history of sexual assault and other forms of abuse to a primary care physician can have a profound impact on the patient’s experience in the doctor’s office as … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.11.17

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Coalition Encourages Maintaining Access to Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers and Other Proposals to Change Medicaid Benefits, Financing and Cost-sharing: Ensuring Access and Affordability Must Be Paramount Joint principles of the following organizations representing front-line physicians: American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American College of Physicians American Osteopathic Association American Psychiatric Association … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.08.17

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American Osteopathic Association Names Kristin Belleson Vice President of Affiliate and Membership Services

CHICAGO—December 6, 2017—Kristin Belleson was named vice president of affiliate and membership services by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional home of the nation’s more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students. In her new role, Belleson is charged with driving member value by better aligning AOA products and services to the evolving … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.06.17

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MS Patients Who Adhere to Treatment Have Higher Health Costs–And Better Outcomes

​Study Published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Offers Evidence that Costly Treatments are Effective CHICAGO—November 27, 2017—Researchers examined the insurance claims and medical records of 681 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and found those who adhered to medication schedules had significantly better physical outcomes than patients who did not, although the total … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.27.17

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American Osteopathic Association Names Daniel Williams, DO, Vice President of Certifying Board Services

​CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2017 — Daniel G. Williams, DO, was named vice president of certifying board services by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). As a member of the AOA’s senior management team, Dr. Williams will serve as the leadership contact for the membership organization’s 18 osteopathic certifying boards and the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists, and … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.20.17

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America’s Frontline Physicians Oppose Efforts to Eliminate the Individual Mandate

​Washington (November 16, 2017)—Our organizations, which represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students, strongly support policies that ensure every American has access to affordable health coverage. We are concerned that a proposed provision in the Senate tax reform legislation to repeal the individual mandate is inconsistent with our goals. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.16.17

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Bullying in America: Survey Finds Nearly One-Third of Americans (31%) Have Been Bullied as an Adult

​Those bullied as adults note significant mental and physical impacts as a result, including depression and anxiety, loss of sleep and mental breakdown CHICAGO—November 15, 2017—Adults are being bullied at levels similar to adolescents, according to a recent survey Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, and the health consequences may be … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.15.17