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2011-02-14 12:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many osteopathic medical students, this Valentine's Day will be the day they find out where the next chapter in their love of medicine will take them as the National Matching Services, Inc., announces the results of the 2011 osteopathic match. Of the 2,212 individuals who participated in the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Intern/Resident Registration Program, 74% of students and recent graduates successfully matched for a total...

2010-10-27 11:18:00

Physicians Need to Discuss Substance Abuse with Older Patients SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Loneliness coupled with pre-existing alcohol and drug habits are among the reasons why older adults turn to controlled substances in their golden years. Since seniors often take prescription medication for chronic illnesses, it is important they disclose any drug or alcohol consumption to their physicians in order to avoid any interactions or complications in treatment....

2010-10-26 13:27:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many patients with diabetes might make a phone call or send an e-mail to communicate with their physicians outside of scheduled office visits but the majority of patients are not willing to pay for these services, according to research presented at the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) 115th Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition, known as OMED 2010 Unified, in San Francisco. In a sample study of 300 patients with diabetes,...

2010-10-25 09:30:00

American Osteopathic Association Survey Shows That More Than a Quarter of Men Say They Don't Need a Physician At This Point in Their Lives SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open up and say "ah" might not be words heard often by men, particularly those younger than 30. According to a new men's health survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), less than 63% of men ages 18 to 29 say they have visited a primary care physician in the past year, compared to more than...

2010-09-28 17:33:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors has approved a set of requirements that are a comprehensive approach to patient care, quality improvement, supervision, professionalism, transitions in care, and resident well-being. Included are graduated standards for duty hours for the nation's 111,000 residents training in ACGME accredited teaching institutions. The new standards will go into effect in July...

2010-09-21 20:57:48

Research on the quality of US resident physician performance levels has often been limited by lack of a comparison group or strict focus on specific diseases and geographical areas. In order to gain insight on differences in quality of care provided by resident physicians versus staff physicians, Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Palo Alto Medical Foundation researchers investigated performance of physicians in 33,900 hospital-based outpatient visits throughout the US. The researchers...

2010-09-16 12:46:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As concerns mount over whether there will be enough physicians to meet the nation's growing demand for health care, the number of osteopathic physicians (DOs) is reaching new heights, according to a report released today from the American Osteopathic Association. DOs are one of only two groups of physicians in the U.S.-- MDs and DOs -- who are licensed to prescribe medication and practice in all medical specialty areas, including surgery....

2010-09-14 23:32:38

Students who enter medical school with high debt levels, low scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or who are non-white are more likely to face difficulties that may prevent graduation or hinder acceptance into a residency program if they do graduate, according to a nationwide study of students enrolled in MD programs. The research, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is reported Sept. 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study of...

2010-07-17 17:00:00

CHICAGO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Not one to back down from a challenge, Karen J. Nichols, DO, embraces her term as the first female president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) during a time of historic change in health care. The AOA installed her as its 114th president this afternoon during its annual business meeting in Chicago. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/aoa/44984/ (Photo:...

2010-05-26 12:27:31

Older patients battling pneumonia spent less time in the hospital when treated using osteopathic manipulative medicine - a drug-free form of hands-on medical care focusing on increasing muscle motion - in addition to conventional care, recently published research shows. Kari Hortos, a Michigan State University professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine, was one of seven site investigators as part of the five-state Multicenter Osteopathic Pneumonia Study...