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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

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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

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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

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05.28.19

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Researchers find 28% of 35- to 50-year-old men studied are at-risk for osteoporosis

CHICAGO—May 28, 2019—Research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found 28 percent of men and 26 percent of women between 35 and 50 years of age had osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis. The findings surprised the participants and researchers, who did not expect the condition to be more prevalent in men. Osteopenia … Read More

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05.28.19

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Frontline physicians support proposed vaccines act to provide funding for vaccine hesitancy surveillance

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 May 22, 2019 – Our organizations, which represent a combined membership of more than 560,000 physician and medical student members, are united in our support of … Read More

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05.22.19

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Frontline physicians call on politicians to end political interference in the delivery of evidence based medicine

Statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2019 – Our organizations are firmly opposed to efforts in state legislatures across the United States that inappropriately interfere with the … Read More

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05.16.19

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Mayo Clinic researchers say fecal transplants show promise for treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria

CHICAGO—April 29, 2019—Transplanting human donor fecal microbiota into the colon of a patient infected with Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) may be the best treatment for those not helped by C. diff targeted antibiotics, according to an article in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. C. diff is the most common healthcare-acquired infection in the … Read More

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04.29.19

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Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures

CHICAGO—April 15, 2019—Patients who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational … Read More

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04.15.19