U.S. declares public health emergency—what you need to know

2019-nCoV may cause ocular signs and symptoms, including photophobia, irritation and ocular discharge.Read more >

February 6, 2020

Leaders Summit sets AOA’s 2020 public awareness, advocacy focus

Over 220 AOA leaders and staff met in St. Louis, Missouri, Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, to set professional advocacy, education, membership and patient care and awareness goals for 2020. Read more >

February 6, 2020

A checkup on checking blood pressure

February is American Heart Month, and 1 in 3 American adults have hypertension. Are you making blood pressure checks routine?Read more >

February 4, 2020

Do no harm? When Dr. Google’s ‘opinion’ clouds care

So, your patient decided to search the internet for clinical advice? A new Ethics Forum case study looks at how to discuss “Dr. Google” referrals with patients. Read more >

January 29, 2020

A victory lap for accountability

AOA advocacy hit a metaphorical home run in 2019 and will continue asking regulators to hold companies accountable when patients’ health is at stake.Read more >

January 29, 2020

‘Nobody is safe from this’: Cybercrime in health care

One misstep is all it takes to expose your practice’s essential data and protected health information to a costly cyberattack. The threat to health care is growing exponentially as is the sophistication of attacks, and your practice could be next.Read more >

January 28, 2020