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2014-07-22 16:27:34

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy recognizing that same-sex households need to have access to health insurance and health care, and supporting measures to eliminate discriminatory coverage. A study in Pediatrics found that children with same-sex parents are less likely to have private health insurance than children with married opposite-sex parents, particularly if they live in states that do...

2014-07-21 16:26:09

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being hospitalized for a medical procedure can be a stressful event but for many patients the financial burden of unexpected costs associated with care can add undue stress. To better educate patients, the American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy advocating hospitals and other sites of medical services to provide patients in advance of scheduled procedures an estimate of all costs involved in their care,...

2014-07-21 16:26:06

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a September 2013 survey released by Makovsky Health and Kelton, the average American spends about 52 hours each year on the Internet looking up health information. While medical websites with symptom-checker tools-- such as WebMD, Isabel Symptom Checker and EverydayHealth-- can provide valuable health information to patients, they should not be used as a replacement for a visit to the physician. Members of the American...

2014-07-21 16:26:02

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment, like diabetic testing supplies and braces, often contact consumers directly about purchasing such supplies even if a physician has not authorized such use. The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates voted to support efforts to eliminate unsolicited requests from companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment unless such equipment has been prescribed and discussed between...

2014-07-19 20:20:42

CHICAGO, July 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout his four decade career in osteopathic medicine, Robert S. Juhasz, DO, an AOA board-certified internist, has always strived for professional growth, working his way up from an after school job as a dishwasher to president of what is now Cleveland Clinic's South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Today, Dr. Juhasz takes his drive for excellence to the next level as he begins serving as the 118(th) president of the...

2014-05-02 12:25:17

Study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Finds Wikipedia Articles Contradict Peer-Reviewed Medical Literature CHICAGO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It might be convenient to research medical conditions online but a study in the May issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) found nine out of 10 public-edited Wikipedia articles on common medical conditions contained factual errors when compared to peer-reviewed resources. Authors of the...

2014-04-28 16:30:16

Will further advance specialized programs to achieve the highest level of independence possiblefor each person served at NeuLife MOUNT DORA, Fla., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuLife, a post-acute neurorehab facility, is proud to announce that Hal S. Pineless, D.O., F.A.C.N., has joined its clinical team as medical director. In joining the NeuLife team, Dr. Pineless states, "I completely endorse specialized rehabilitation for individuals with TBI (traumatic brain injury) and...

2014-03-21 23:00:41

WesternU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific celebrated Match Day March 21, 2014 on its Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore. campuses. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 With the opening of an envelope, more than 100 osteopathic medical students at Western University of Health Sciences learned where their futures would take them. WesternU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific celebrated Match Day March 21, 2014 on its Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore. campuses. Match...

2014-03-04 20:23:59

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- /Continental Who's Who/ - Dale L. Haggman is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of his role as a Cardiologist with Park Ridge Cardiology. Park Ridge Cardiology consists of three physicians who provide care for patients with cardiovascular disease, which includes disorders of the heart, arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. The physicians work together in a highly integrated and collaborative...

2014-02-26 23:00:56

Allopathic and Osteopathic medical communities commit to a single Graduate Medical Education accreditation system. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have agreed to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) programs in the U.S. "This recognizes the important contributions of...


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