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2011-07-21 04:00:00

Medical Organizations Call for Significant Changes to Protect Patients from Undue Harm LEXINGTON, Ky., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- -- Proposed regulations for a new state law which allows optometrists, who are not medical doctors, to perform a broad range of surgical procedures on the eye, fail to properly define the education, training and oversight necessary for this new scope of work that is typically performed by medical board-certified physicians. These failures put...

2011-07-16 18:40:00

CHICAGO, July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Addressing what some teens consider a game that offers them a feeling of being high but can actually have grave consequences, members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates emphasized today the need for better education for adults and children about the dangers of what is often referred to as the "choking game." Also called the "fainting game," "blackout" or "flatliner," this risky behavior is described by...

2011-07-16 18:32:00

CHICAGO, July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concerned about the potential risk of noise-induced hearing loss that can occur from listening to headphones at high volumes for extended periods of time, members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates voted today that the AOA should advocate for manufacturers to include information about the hazards of unsafe volume levels on or within the product packaging. The policy also calls for the AOA to recommend that...

2011-07-16 18:27:00

CHICAGO, July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concerned over a rule in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that requires a physician's prescription for patients to use their tax preferred accounts to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) medications, members of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) House of Delegates voted in favor of repealing the section of the PPACA containing this new policy. In order to use flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, or...

2011-07-16 18:15:00

CHICAGO, July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bullying has been an unfortunate, but real problem for generations. However, what used to be contained to the playground or classroom is now moving closer to home and becoming harder to escape due to the increasing popularity of social media. A recent survey on cyberbullying--the act of harassing or teasing someone over social media networks--by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) found that one in six parents reported having a child...

2011-07-16 17:39:00

CHICAGO, July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen years ago, Martin S. Levine, DO, stood before his peers at the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates meeting delivering the presidential inauguration address for his father, Howard M. Levine, DO, who listened in from a hospital bed. Today, Dr. Levine had the opportunity to deliver his own address when the AOA installed him as its 115th president during its annual business meeting in Chicago. "Growing up in a...

2011-07-16 18:38:00

CHICAGO, July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hoping that amateur and professional sports leagues will follow a path similar to that of the National Football League with its recent tightening of rules surrounding head injuries, members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates voted today to support efforts to prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI) in athletes at the school, sports club, and professional levels. "Although it is commonly associated with...

2011-07-16 00:00:35

A unique summer internship program under way at the University of New England (UNE) introduces seven bright Maine students to the connection between medicine, research and entrepreneurship. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 Working alongside UNE undergraduate mentors and faculty in the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences(CEN), a select group of two high school and five college students are learning how discoveries in UNE research laboratories are being developed as potential...

2011-07-11 12:23:00

American Osteopathic Association Survey Shows More Than 85% of Teenagers Are on Social Media CHICAGO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like a rite of passage, every generation faced bullies at school or in their neighborhood. Whether harassed on the playground or in the classroom, the victim could usually find peace of mind and safety at home. With the rising popularity of social media sites and easier access to the Internet, bullies have found a new way to harass their victims...

2011-06-06 15:05:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth announced today the appointment of David T. Grinbergs, DO, FACEP, as President, Emergency Medicine Division effective June 1, 2011. This appointment strengthens TeamHealth's joint leadership philosophy by pairing physicians with business professionals throughout the organization, contributing to ongoing growth and success while ensuring a physician-friendly environment committed to advancing patient care. "Dr. Grinbergs brings a...