A Literature Review of OMT for Otalgia
In the September/October issue of Osteopathic Family Physician, the authors of A Literature Review of Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques for Otalgia completed a review of the literature that revealed four singular and three combination manual techniques to treat otalgia. In addition to these OMT techniques the article proposes a novel OMT technique, eustachian tube traction. The eustachian tube traction technique is used for the treatment of idiopathic otalgia, otitis media (serous and infectious), vertigo and post-tonsillectomy otalgia. 

Study Finds Estimated Life Expectancy Drop Among 25-Year-Olds

The Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin recently published study results in JAMA documenting that between 2010 and 2017, life expectancy in individual 25-years-olds significantly declined from 79.34 to 79.15 years among white and black non-Hispanic U.S. residents. There were large decreases in life expectancy among all individuals with a high school degree or less (white women: –1.14 years; white men: –1.05 years; and black men: –0.3 years). Among white adults with some college education but without a four-year college degree, life expectancy also decreased (men: –0.89 years; and women: –0.59 years). 

OMED 2019 Quickly Approaching
Engage, empower, excel at OMED 2019. Join the AOA and ACOFP from October 25 to 28 in Baltimore for top-rated education and speakers. 34.5 Category 1-A CME credits are anticipated for osteopathic family physicians through the ACOFP program. Don’t miss the OMT Boot Camp, where you can brush up on your techniques and learn a few new tricks in preparation the OMT Board Performance Examination. 

Register for the ACOFP OMT Boot Camp and receive $100 off your OMED registration with code BOOTCAMP19!


Plan Your Trip to New Orleans for ACOFP '20

The ACOFP 57th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars is taking place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 19 to 22, 2020, with the Congress of Delegates meetings starting on March 18. Start planning your trip by checking out all that the city has to offer on the New Orleans tourism website. Make the most of your time in New Orleans by scheduling some of the fun activities that this exciting city is famous for!