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American Osteopathic Association installs Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, as 123rd President

CHICAGO—July 29, 2019—Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, a family medicine physician from Orlando, Florida, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Burns assumed the presidency before an estimated 500 osteopathic physicians (DOs) at the American Osteopathic Association’s annual business meeting in Chicago. The organization represents the professional interests of the nation’s more … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.29.19

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Researchers suggest empathy could be a factor in medical school admissions

CHICAGO—July 25, 2019—High empathy scores could become part of the criteria for getting into medical school, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study gauged empathy levels of 16,149 new matriculants and first- through fourth-year medical students, establishing a set of national norms, which serve as a benchmark for … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.25.19

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Peak summer: More than one in six people likely to get food poisoning

July 1, 2019—CHICAGO—Like sunburn and bug bites, food poisoning is a common warm-weather malady that can cause painful consequences. An estimated 48 million Americans, or one in six, get sick from food poisoning each year, many suffering from violent vomiting, diarrhea or even death in rare cases.1 Understanding the risks can help prevent foodborne illness … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.02.19

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Primary care physicians can improve melanoma detection and reduce biopsies with inexpensive equipment and training

CHICAGO—July 1, 2019— Primary care physicians trained in dermatoscopy can improve odds for early detection of melanoma while reducing the need for invasive biopsies, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers say non-dermatologist physicians can make earlier and more accurate diagnoses of melanomas using a dermatoscope. This would be … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.01.19

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45% of American adults doubt vaccine safety, according to survey

CHICAGO—June 24, 2019—A recent online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, revealed that more than two in five American adults (45%) say something has caused them to doubt vaccine safety. The spread of negative attitudes towards vaccines is a phenomenon deeply rooted … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.24.19

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Cancer-sniffing dogs 97% accurate in identifying lung cancer, according to study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

CHICAGO—June 17, 2019—Three beagles successfully showed they are capable of identifying lung cancer by scent, a first step in identifying specific biomarkers for the disease. Researchers say the dogs’ abilities may lead to development of effective, safe and inexpensive means for mass cancer screening. After eight weeks of training, the beagles—chosen for their superior olfactory … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.17.19

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Poll finds women 35+ would have attempted pregnancy sooner if they had known more about age-related fertility decline

June 6, 2019—CHICAGO—Americans appear overly optimistic about their fertility based on results of a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. Findings reveal 39% of women age 35 and older who didn’t get pregnant at a young age would have attempted pregnancy sooner if they had known more about … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.06.19

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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

CHICAGO, June 4, 2019–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its April 25-28, 2019 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits occurred following a seven year accreditation cycle: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College … Read More

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06.04.19

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America’s frontline physicians urge Trump administration to protect transgender patients and women’s reproductive health

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 Washington, DC – May 28, 2019 – Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule that would weaken nondiscrimination protections … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.28.19