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Researchers say up to 15% of children have sleep apnea, yet 90% go undiagnosed

CHICAGO—February 12, 2019—Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Sleep apnea and related conditions can cause lasting damage to brain development during crucial years. As a … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.12.19

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Final DO Match Day produces 506 primary care residents

CHICAGO—February 4, 2019—More than 500 new osteopathic physicians participating in the final AOA Match placed into primary care residencies, with a total of 886 osteopathic medical school seniors and recent graduates receiving placements in 21 specialties, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) announced today. The AOA Match has operated in its current form since 1995. It … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.04.19

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Researchers find antidepressants significantly increase risk of gastrointestinal, intracranial bleeding

CHICAGO–January 30, 2019–Patients taking anti-depressant medications classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are 40 percent more likely to develop severe gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly when they also use common over-the-counter pain relievers, according to a research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Nearly 13 percent of Americans 12 years and older take … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.30.19

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Poll finds 86% of Americans take vitamins or supplements yet only 21% have a confirmed nutritional deficiency

CHICAGO—January 16, 2019—More than 4 in 5 American adults (86 percent) take vitamins or supplements, according to a recent online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. However, only about a quarter (24 percent) of those taking vitamins or supplements received test results indicating they have a nutritional deficiency. … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.16.19

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Researchers say auditory testing can identify children for autism screening

CHICAGO—January 7, 2019—A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The authors note a strong connection between auditory dysfunction and autism, suggesting that hearing issues identified at birth can be a clue to monitor the child … Read More

AOA Media Team

01.07.19