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Rep. Boozman, AOA Officials Tour Military Eye Care Facilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

AOA Seeks to Aid America's Wounded Warriors Facing Combat-Related Eye Trauma and Vision Damage Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eye wounds and combat-related vision loss have been among the most common types of injury for America's soldie...

Sen. Robert Byrd Receives AOA Health Care Leadership Award

Optometrists Recognize Efforts to Safeguard Sight, Promote Healthy Vision for Children and Expand Access to Care WASHINGTON, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) was recognized for providing important leadership on health care policy issues by doctors...

Call for primary care reform from AAFP, ACP and AOA

WASHINGTON (June 18, 2009) Leaders of three national organizations representing nearly a third of a million physicians today visited Capitol Hill offices to express their continued concern for America's patients who do not have access to primary care physicians. The American Academy of Family Ph...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...ents did not take their child for an eye exam until age three or older. The aoa recommends that children have their first eye assessment at six months of a... the more prevalent signs that a child's vision may be impaired. The aoa recommends that parents contact their doctor of optometry if their child fr...

More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class

...iation recommends that all children have a complete eye exam by an eye doctor at age 6 months, 3 years and 5 years. Between the ages of 6 and 18, the aoa recommends that visits to an eye doctor should occur at least every two years, or more if recommended by an eye doctor. "It is imperative for c...

Louisiana Optometrists Partner With Sens. Landrieu and Vitter, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

...tSEE(R), a public health program developed by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The aoa Foundation in partnership with The Vision Care Institute(TM), LLC a Johnson...tSEE(R) is a public health program managed by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The aoa Foundation. Designed to ensure that eye and vision care become an integral...

Diabetes Advocates Call For National Strategy, Leadership to Reduce Diabetes and Advance Detection and Treatment

...dence, progression and impact of diabetes - ultimately saving lives, America's vision and taxpayer resources." Peter H. Kehoe, O.D. President, aoa About Diabetes Known as the "silent killer," diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the U.S. In addition to its effects on th...

Focusing on Hispanic Eyecare

... help to make choices based on your particular needs and style. The aoa and Transitions Optical, Inc. are partnering to actively reach out to Hispa...lar needs. To facilitate communications and improve access to eyecare, the aoa has developed www.aoa.org , where you can find valuable information under ...

Cinergy Health Appoints Dr. Erika Schwartz as Medical Director

... Schwartz received her MD from State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, graduating cum laude, as a member of the prestigious aoa academic honor society. She served as Director of Emergency Medicine at Westchester County Medical Center (University Hospital of New York Medical Co...

Make Sure Your Baby is Seeing the Most Important Things in His World

...itical to a child's development. Through the Optometry's Charity(TM) - The aoa Foundation's public health program, InfantSEE(R), optometrists provide a on...tSEE(R) is a public health program managed by Optometry's Charity(TM) ? The aoa Foundation. Designed to ensure that eye and vision care become an integral...
AOA in Medical Technology

LAP-BAND(R) System Weight-Loss Surgery Associated With More Than 70 Percent Reduced Risk of Death in People With Severe Obesity

...57:741-752. (6) Adams, TD and others. Long-term mortality after gastric bypass. NEJM. 2007;357:753-761. (7) American Obesity Association. aoa Fact Sheets. Available at http://www.obesity.org/subs/fastfacts/obesity_US.shtml . Accessed 1/18/07. (8) Fonataine KR, Redden DT, Wa...
AOA in Medical Dictionary

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AOA in Biological News

Amgen introduces comprehensive financial assistance programs for cancer patients

...ap, which is the first of its kind for colorectal cancer patients." The aoa program will be available for U.S. cancer patients and will launch in October. aoa will expand and consolidate the company's existing financial assistance pro...
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