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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 10:20:19

CHICAGO, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Addressing the obesity epidemic, members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates voted today to urge federal and state policymakers and health insurers to cover treatments for severe obesity, including bariatric surgical procedures. Obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30, is associated with more than 300,000 deaths in the United States, according to the Surgeon General, and...

2012-07-21 10:20:18

CHICAGO, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The decision of whether or not to proceed with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening should be made by a patient with consultation from his physician, according to a policy approved today by members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates. According to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will get prostate cancer in his lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males in the...

2012-07-21 10:20:15

CHICAGO, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the threat of a physician workforce shortage in mind, members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates approved three policies today to strengthen and protect osteopathic medical residency programs and make the burden of medical school loans less cumbersome for physicians in training. "Maintaining access to residency positions for our osteopathic medical school graduates is a top priority for the AOA,"...

2012-07-21 10:20:14

CHICAGO, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cases of meningitis tend to peak between ages 17-21 -- a time when many teens are in communal living settings, such as college dormitories, where meningitis tends to spread. Members of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates voted today to support a booster dose of the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) at age 16 for those who received the initial dose recommended at ages 11-12. Studies show the antibody found in...

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...

2012-07-02 23:00:43

Better Health Osteopathic & Integrative Medicine clinic welcomes patients to the multidisciplinary health care and wellness centre. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Newly opened Better Health Osteopathic & Integrative Medicine clinic welcomes patients to the multidisciplinary health and wellness centre. Specialising in osteopathy, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and remedial massage, the practice's primary focus is pain management and preventative care and education that...

2012-06-08 10:24:44

Head to head: Should we abandon cervical spine manipulation for mechanical neck pain? The effectiveness of spinal manipulation divides medical opinion. On bmj.com today, experts debate whether spinal manipulation for neck pain should be abandoned. Spinal manipulation is a technique that involves the application of various types of thrusts to the lumbar spine (lower back) or cervical spine (neck) to reduce back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Neil O'Connell and...

2012-05-22 02:26:32

EATONTOWN and BRICK, N.J., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Barry Edison announces that Barry Edison Ophthalmology in Eatontown and Brick, New Jersey, now has the Pelleve® Wrinkle Reduction System, a revolutionary skin-tightening system for non-ablative facial rejuvenation. Dr. Edison uses Pelleve--an advanced radiofrequency technology--because the treatment delivers long-term anti-aging benefits for his patients with noticeable results. "I am proud to now offer Pelleve as a...