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2012-12-13 12:24:57

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released today finds that for many Americans this holiday season may be accompanied by as much pain as cheer. Unfortunately, almost all Americans can name at least one thing that triggers physical pain during the winter and half of them put talking to a physician about pain at the bottom of their holiday to-do list. A new survey from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) uncovered that instead of talking to a physician...

2012-10-24 11:26:13

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have entered into an agreement to pursue a single, unified accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the United States beginning in July 2015. Over the coming months, the three organizations will work toward defining a process, format and...

2012-09-05 02:33:01

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MyEvaluations.com, a provider of medical training management and reporting solutions for academic hospitals, clinical programs, medical schools and governmental public health agencies, announced today the addition of software solutions that comply with new guidelines put forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In February 2012, ACGME announced the rollout of the Next Accreditation System (NAS) in the New...

2012-07-21 14:20:11

CHICAGO, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Ray E. Stowers, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Harrogate, Tenn., addressed his peers shortly after he was sworn in today as the 116(th) president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), he encouraged all osteopathic physicians to be innovative as they look toward the future of health care and osteopathic medicine. "Nearly 140 years ago the osteopathic medical profession was built on a new concept of how to...

2012-07-21 10:20:12

CHICAGO, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates approved two policies today to protect patients' rights at the time of death for all individuals, including older adults and developmentally challenged adults. Do Not Resuscitate Orders on Older Adults In numerous states, "Do Not Resuscitate" procedure laws fail to address the needs of the elderly who are no longer of sound mind and who reside in a long-term or...

2012-07-21 10:20:11

CHICAGO, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concerned about the safety of young athletes, members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates voted today to encourage schools to have readily accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The majority of cases of commotio cordis -- a sudden cardiac event occurring after a blow to the chest -- happen during youth or high school competitive sports, such as baseball or football. AEDs may help save lives while...

2012-07-07 23:01:46

Omofolasade B. Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, FAASS, recognized for contributions to improve the health status of individuals in Nebraska. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. ® (AAPS) presented its first annual Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Health Policy Leadership Award to Omofolasade B. Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, FAASS, at its recent Scientific Annual Meeting in Marina del Rey, California. The award is named in honor of Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., former...

2012-05-14 06:26:52

Nova Southeastern University sends students on medical rotations in 28 countries throughout the world FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Vietnam, 4th-year medical student Leigh Anne Bressler learned the quality and quantity of care patients receive depends on how much money they can afford for health care. The impoverished nation's health care system runs largely on a cash-pay system. In Argentina, 4th-year medical student Heidi Eleanor Hagerott gave...

2012-04-21 23:00:46

AAPS award will recognize an individual whose dedication to health policy has improved the health of Americans. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS) has announced a final call for nominations of candidates for the first annual Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Health Policy Leadership Award. The award is named in honor of Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1989-93) (under President...

2012-04-16 23:00:46

AADM Award Recognizes Contributions to Public Health in Disaster Planning and Response Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 The American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM) is issuing a final call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award, which honors deserving individuals, organizations and communities positively affecting public health care in the disaster life cycle -- preparation, planning, response and recovery. Do you know an individual, organization or community making a...