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Alternative Medicine News Mar 2007

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Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Thu, 01 Mar 2007 08:10:06 GMT)

Studies on anemia drug trigger safety concerns
Recent trials of a cancer treatment sold by Amgen and J&J show increased risk of death. Some doctors say they have begun curtailing use of one of the nation's most popular cancer drugs, erythropoietin, after four studies released since January have shown it may increase the risk of death in some patients. (Thu, 01 Mar 2007 09:03:02 GMT)

Treatment of the Common Cold
MADELINE SIMASEK, M.D., and DAVID A. BLANDINO, M.D. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The common cold is a viral illness that affects persons of all ages, prompting frequent use of over-the-counter and prescription medications and alternative remedies. (Thu, 01 Mar 2007 09:50:26 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Thu, 01 Mar 2007 16:01:54 GMT)

Higher Physical Activity Level Slows Lung Function Decline In Smokers
Moderate to high levels of regular physical activity are associated with lower lung function decline among smokers and help to moderate their risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a large retrospective cohort study. (Thu, 01 Mar 2007 16:12:36 GMT)

New Study Finds Antibiotic Vancomycin May Trigger Dangerously Low Platelet Count
The antibiotic vancomycin often used in intensive care units is considered the drug of choice for the treatment of staphylococci (staph) infections that are resistant to most other antibiotics. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Blood Research Institute have linked vancomycin to an abnormal decrease in blood platelet count, a condition ... (Thu, 01 Mar 2007 16:13:06 GMT)

WELLSPACE Offers Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture: an Alternative to Botox That Provides Both Physical and Emotional Lift
Most people would jump at the chance to look and feel younger. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture may provide just the right medicine to help this process along. (Thu, 01 Mar 2007 17:05:00 GMT)

Iowa Health Prediction Market Opens Trading On Avian Flu Market
A new tool can help public health officials better predict when a bird flu pandemic will strike and plan ways to stem its effects. A collaboration of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business and Carver College of Medicine, the Iowa Health Prediction Market has launched the Avian Flu Market (Thu, 01 Mar 2007 20:15:40 GMT)

Student Masseuses Dig In
By Marie Vasari, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Mar. 1--Got knots in your shoulders but a spendthrift bent? If the thought of spending a C-note on a massage gives you neck kinks, send those body aches to school. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 00:01:16 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 00:11:20 GMT)

Addressing autism: Parents in Nevada fill kids’ needs
LAS VEGAS — Every day Adam, Jaime and Peyton wake up, get dressed and head to school for another day of learning. Unlike most kids their age, Adam, 9, Jaime, 9, and Peyton, 8, face something that parents fear: They are autistic. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 07:34:26 GMT)

Consumers beware during Medicare enrollment
Martha Wilson, 57, of Hawkinsville, says she never agreed to switch from her original Medicare plan but was switched to a Medicare advantage plan anyway. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:04:56 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:10:27 GMT)

New way to dump old meds
Doctors used to tell you to flush your old medicine down the toilet or drop it in the garbage. But around the country and especially in the Puget Sound region, there's a push to collect unused prescription drugs and other medications for incineration. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:11:12 GMT)

Season finished for Allen?
It's possible star shooting guard Ray Allen has played his last game of the season for the Seattle SuperSonics. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 09:53:03 GMT)

Bone spurs may bring Allen's year to halt
game of the season for the Seattle SuperSonics. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 11:56:10 GMT)

Antidepressants Improve Post-Stroke Mental Abilities
Antidepressant treatment appears to help stroke survivors with the kind of complex mental abilities often referred to as "thinking outside the box." The antidepressants' effects on study participants' abilities were independent of any changes in depression. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 13:15:39 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 15:59:38 GMT)

Painkiller Risk: High Blood Pressure
The most widely used medicines in the world -- over-the-counter pain drugs -- raise a person's risk of high blood pressure, a study shows. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 18:20:24 GMT)

Local state representatives split over animal care oversight
DENVER — Livestock producers and pet owners know what’s best for their animals and don’t need a government agency such as the state Board of Veterinary Medicine telling them what to do. (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 20:32:18 GMT)

Antidepressants Improve Post-stroke 'Thinking Outside The Box'
Antidepressant treatment appears to help stroke survivors with the kind of complex mental abilities often referred to as "thinking outside the box," according to a University of Iowa study. The antidepressants' effects on study participants' abilities were independent of any changes in depression. In addition, the improvements in complex mental abilities were not seen immediately but during the ... (Fri, 02 Mar 2007 22:12:46 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 00:08:05 GMT)

Rochester, New York March 2, 2007 As the national push for alternative energy sources heats up, researchers at the ...
have for the first time identified how genes responsible for biomass breakdown are turned on in a microorganism that produces valuable ethanol from materials like grass and cornstalks. (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 01:18:55 GMT)

Bill: Vets not needed at some
DENVER — Livestock producers and pet owners know what’s best for their animals and don’t need a government agency such as the State Board of Veterinary Medicine telling them what to do. (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 02:06:47 GMT)

ProfNet Wire: Health & Living: Declining Mammography Rates
1) New Technology Dramatically Lessens Acne; 2) Surprising Results with Wrinkle Filler; 3) Avoid Tennis Injuries This Spring; 4) Mammography Rates Among 40+ Women are Declining; 5) Motion Sickness: Tune Up Your Well-Being on the Road (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 03:16:04 GMT)

Sticker shock at schools renovation plan cost
NORTON – After checking specifications and kicking the tires, the sticker price of a renovation plan of all six Wise County high schools was a shock at $109 million. (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 07:05:27 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 08:09:26 GMT)

DATEBOOK
Center for Anti-Slavery Studies: presentation by Cynthia A. Wooden, 10 a.m., Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 09:16:39 GMT)

DATEBOOK
Today (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 09:18:27 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 16:03:28 GMT)

Alex Espinoza's 'Still Water Saints'
Planting his literary flag firmly in shaky California ground, Alex Espinoza has set his first novel in a place he calls Agua Mansa ("still water"). (Sat, 03 Mar 2007 16:30:04 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 00:09:21 GMT)

Meth use also seen as a growing menace
Although cocaine – both powder and crack – continues to be the drug of choice for many drug users in Tuscarawas and surrounding counties, methamphetamine is emerging as another alternative for those who want to get high. (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 04:43:54 GMT)

Kane County
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(Not) Born to Run
Shaniqua Burgess had just run the race of her life. So why was she rolling around the track in distress, gasping and pouting? That will be for the doctors to decide. The odd thing is, for once, Burgess hopes it’s because of her asthma. (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 08:07:10 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 08:12:01 GMT)

What's best for pets
For Publication 25 February 2007 (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 08:12:10 GMT)

DATEBOOK
Angel of the Anthracite: The Life and Legacy of Sophia Georgina Coxe: program by Dr. James J. Bohning, today, 2 p.m., Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park. (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 13:53:38 GMT)

Marathon des Sables: A test of endurance
Dianna Heath will turn 50 on April 23. This is her birthday present to herself: A six-day, 151-mile race across the Sahara desert in Morocco. She'll run in 120-degree heat during the day and shiver through 40-degree nights. (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 14:49:32 GMT)

Teen moms TAPP out
Jessica Sangsteer's eyes jumped quickly from her "Consumer Mathematics" textbook and began searching the classroom. (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 15:08:31 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 16:02:37 GMT)

School Hit With Abuse Allegations
HENDERSON - A second grade student diagnosed with ADHD tells his parents he was abused by three of his school teachers. Now, his parents come to NEWS 25. After talking to the family NEWS 25 takes questions to school leaders, and police. (Sun, 04 Mar 2007 19:26:05 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 00:09:32 GMT)

Drug could slow growth of advanced prostate cancer
A new study suggests that an experimental chemotherapy drug could give some men with advanced prostate cancer a temporary reprieve from the ravages of the disease. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:16:32 GMT)

Long life is a blessing and a challenge
If there's one challenge as daunting as all those years of squirreling money away for retirement, it's this: making sure you don't run out of money during retirement. You have to figure out how much to withdraw each year. Whether to get a part-time job. Or an annuity. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 04:49:44 GMT)

Meth use also seen as a growing menace
Although cocaine – both powder and crack – continues to be the drug of choice for many drug users in Tuscarawas and surrounding counties, methamphetamine is emerging as another alternative for those who want to get high. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 04:59:18 GMT)

Ruling expected on hospital lawsuit
The latest volley in the regional hospital war saga began Feb. 28 during a regional chamber of commerce mixer and public information session at the Huntley Municipal Complex. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 06:53:33 GMT)

Kane County
ARTISTIC BITS ARTS CENTER & GALLERY, 316 N. River St., East Dundee, (847) 844-8140 or www.artisticbits.org. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 07:03:36 GMT)

Archives
Students and community members interested in the medical field will be able to attend a series of lectures in the next two weeks sponsored by the School of Medicine. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 07:34:27 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 08:10:01 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 08:24:36 GMT)

Therapist Trained In Ancient Maya Healing Techniques Opens New Clinic for Infertility and Menopause
When Marin County Maya Abdominal Massage therapist Lina Erwin lays her hands on a client's abdomen and feels for the position of the uterus, she is carrying on a healing tradition that has been handed down from mentor to student in Central America for hundreds of years. This non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing alternative has been used in what are now Guatemala and Belize to help women's ... (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 08:27:11 GMT)

Nintendo's Wii pushes players into mini-workout
Since its release, the video game system has become a phenom. Take that, body fat! NO one is suggesting that flailing around the living room while playing a video game will turn a chunky channel surfer into an Ironman, but some dedicated Nintendo Wii users believe that playing the sports games bundled with the system is helping them slim down. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 08:32:37 GMT)

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine
Dear Savvy Senior: (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 08:39:33 GMT)

From the Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine
By Rajen M. A NEW study of pregnant women has revealed that acupuncture can speed labour. Acupuncture reduced the active phase of labour, although the women did not deliver the baby any sooner. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 12:03:00 GMT)

Study Shows Nonsurgical Treatment Reduces Neck Pain Without Significant Risk of Paralysis
In the largest series of patients to date, recent research shows that the translaminar approach to cervical spinal steroid injections can reduce neck pain in eighty-three percent of those treated. In addition to being an effective treatment, the translaminar approach was found to be safer than an alternative method or surgery, as no major complications were observed. In the alternative approach, ... (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

Neck Pain Treatment Safer Without Significant Risk of Paralysis
In the largest series of patients to date, research shows that the translaminar approach to cervical spinal steroid injections can reduce neck pain in eighty-three percent of those treated. In addition to being an effective treatment, the translaminar approach was found to be safer than an alternative method or surgery, that has a higher risk of paralysis. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 15:15:49 GMT)

From Heresy to Beneficial -- Alternative Therapies Outlined
By Jeff Hansel, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. Mar. 5--Not too long ago, their book would have been considered medical heresy. But medicine has changed so much that a team of medical providers at Mayo Clinic has now produced a book about alternative therapies. (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 21:00:48 GMT)

Erythema Nodosum: A Sign of Systemic Disease
ROBERT A. SCHWARTZ, M.D., M.P.H., and STEPHEN J. NERVI, M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey (Mon, 05 Mar 2007 21:20:46 GMT)

Weight-loss surgery triples for obese teens
The use of surgery to treat obesity has increased greatly among U.S. adolescents in recent years, with the number of operations tripling from 2000 to 2003, according to a study published on Monday. (Tue, 06 Mar 2007 00:04:20 GMT)

Hearings begin on Walter Reed conditions, Bush to visit South America
March 6, 2007 (Tue, 06 Mar 2007 03:40:55 GMT)

Richard Alpert joins board of Bioponic Phytoceuticals
Bioponic Phytoceuticals Inc., a Kula, Maui-based developer of products for sale in the complementary alternative medicine and natural products markets, said Richard Alpert has joined its board of directors. (Tue, 06 Mar 2007 19:51:04 GMT)

Stanford diet study tips scale in favor of atkins plan
STANFORD, Calif. -- The case for low-carbohydrate diets is gaining weight. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have completed the largest and longest-ever comparison of four popular diets, and the lowest-carbohydrate Atkins diet came out on top. (Tue, 06 Mar 2007 21:17:53 GMT)

LIME Signs on Dr. Andrew Weil as Lime Radio's New Host
NEW YORK----LIME announced today that the world's leading authority on integrative medicine Dr. Andrew Weil, will headline LIME Radio's format change to live, call-in programming. Beginning in March, LIME Radio's channel on SIRIUS Satellite Radio 114, will feature renowned experts available to talk with listeners on a variety of topics such as alternative healthcare, healthy food, eco lifestyle, ... (Tue, 06 Mar 2007 21:23:00 GMT)

U.S. study tips scale in favor of Atkins diet
A study of four popular diets found that women put on the one with the least carbohydrates -- the Atkins plan -- lost at least twice as much weight as those on the others, researchers said on Tuesday. (Tue, 06 Mar 2007 21:31:03 GMT)

BioWorld International Correspondent
LONDON - Neuropharm Group plc raised £20 million (US$38.4 million) in a listing on London's Alternative Investment Market, enabling it to attempt to take Prozac as a treatment for autism through to market and advance the clinical development of three other products for treating pediatric central nervous system disorders. (Wed, 07 Mar 2007 05:04:04 GMT)

Healing Bone with Stem Cells
New techniques to boost survival of adult stem cells could improve surgeries for severe fractures. (Wed, 07 Mar 2007 05:09:27 GMT)

Diet study tips scale in favor of Atkins
A study of four popular diets found that women put on the one with the least carbohydrates -- the Atkins plan -- lost at least twice as much weight as those on the others, researchers said on Tuesday. (Wed, 07 Mar 2007 13:47:15 GMT)

Diet Study Tips Scale In Favor Of Atkins Plan
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have completed the largest and longest-ever comparison of four popular diets, and the lowest-carbohydrate Atkins diet came out on top. (Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:12:47 GMT)

Atkins Pounds Other Popular Diets in U.S. Test
The low-carbohydrate, high-protein Atkins diet has nabbed first place in a yearlong, U.S. government-funded study of four popular weight-loss regimens. Women on the Atkins plan lost nearly 11 pounds on average over 12 months -- almost double that of participants on the Zone diet, the Ornish diet, and a diet favored by nutritionists called LEARN. (Wed, 07 Mar 2007 17:08:57 GMT)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lauds LA County for 'Sticking to Its Guns' on Bathhouse Lawsuit Settlement
AIDS advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the US' largest provider of HIV/AIDS healthcare, education and prevention and operator of free AIDS treatment clinics in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia, and the operator of the largest free alternative HIV testing program in the State of California, today applauded Los Angeles County and the Board of Supervisors for sticking to ... (Wed, 07 Mar 2007 20:43:00 GMT)

School Hit With Abuse Allegations
HENDERSON - A second grade student diagnosed with ADHD tells his parents he was abused by three of his school teachers. Now, his parents come to NEWS 25. After talking to the family NEWS 25 takes questions to school leaders, and police. (Wed, 07 Mar 2007 23:43:04 GMT)

Hub TV co. takes alternative route
Portland Helmich wants to be the Oprah of alternative medicine, joked Dan Cronin, managing director of National Boston. "Those are his words, not mine," Helmich said. Helmich and Oprah have... (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 05:07:17 GMT)

The Needler Health Issues Lead Acupuncturist to Eastern Medicine
By Susan Dibble Daily Herald Staff Writer Barbara Keenan Loster seems like too nice a lady to be needling people. But that's what the Glen Ellyn resident does - and her acupuncture patients say they're better for it. (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 05:15:55 GMT)

As Alternative Medicine Gains Acceptance, Massage Makes Great Career Choice
With insurance companies warming up to the idea of holistic coverage, now is an excellent time for a career in alternative medicine. (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

L.A.'s marijuana stores take root
Los Angeles has become a boomtown for pot stores. The number of "dispensaries" as they are known has gone from four in late 2005 to 98 one year later, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 07:01:31 GMT)

As Alternative Medicine Gains Acceptance, Massage Makes Great Career Choice
With insurance companies warming up to the idea of holistic coverage, now is an excellent time for a career in alternative medicine. A new article on LocalEdu.com reports that the alternative medicine industry in Westbrook, near Portland, Maine, provides educational opportunities in holistic massage therapy for people who are drawn to healthy living and relaxation. The top online resource for ... (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 08:20:48 GMT)

Datebook
Marywood’s Institute for Senior Learners Classes: Knitting Beyond Scarves, 10 a.m.; Social Psychology Sampler, 1 p.m.; Computer Class, Mondays, 9:30 a.m.; pinochle, Wednesdays; Alternative Medicine, Monday, 1 p.m. More info and registration call 348-6237. (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:09:07 GMT)

Massage: It's real medicine
Having your honey rub your back is sweet, but it's tough to compete with the hands of a pro. A good massage therapist can make you feel like a new person. And now research suggests massage can ease insomnia, boost immunity, prevent PMS, and more. Maybe that's why hospitals are making it a standard therapy. (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 14:48:06 GMT)

Business of Healing Conference held this weekend
The first annual Business of Healing Conference will be held at the Joshua Tree Retreat, 59-700 Twentynine Palms Highway this weekend. Dan Millman, author of “The way of the peaceful warrior,” will be the featured speaker of the alternative medicine conference. (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 16:24:38 GMT)

Former pitcher Holmes linked to steroids
Former major league pitcher Darren Holmes joined the list of athletes linked to a nationwide steroids investigation. (Thu, 08 Mar 2007 22:20:55 GMT)

Should NICE evaluate complementary medicine?
Head to head: Should NICE evaluate complementary and alternative medicine? BMJ Volume 334, pp 506-7 (Fri, 09 Mar 2007 00:17:23 GMT)

Industry must step up as alternative to America's 'diseasification'
3/9/2007 - The dietary supplement industry needs to push to get its message heard by the public and medical practice to counteract pharma companies setting new disease definitions and making more people think they need medication, a Nutracon speaker told attendees yesterday. (Fri, 09 Mar 2007 15:17:24 GMT)

A variety of vitamins, medicines, foods can help prevent colds
Before spring showers bring May flowers, winter showers bring colds and flu. On average, a person may get three to six colds a year, according to Earl Mindell, author of Earl Mindell’s Food as Medicine. (Fri, 09 Mar 2007 18:26:15 GMT)

United Way Announces Volunteers for Alternative Spring Break Rebuilding Project in Gulf Coast
----United Way of America: WHAT: Beginning March 10th, two teams of approximately 150 young people will each spend one week as an Alternative Spring Break helping rebuilding the Gulf Coast. (Fri, 09 Mar 2007 19:43:00 GMT)

Bitter medicine for Madison schools
Madison school officials said Friday their effort to reduce elementary class sizes across the district has fallen victim to budget cuts and that they now must start the bleak task of dismantling some of what has been achieved. (Sat, 10 Mar 2007 05:21:56 GMT)

Utopia MediSpa and Wellness Offers Unique Opportunity to Learn the Facts About Unconventional Treatments for Autism and ...
His brand of medicine may be controversial and unconventional to some, but the fact remains: patients are getting better under his care. Carlos Garcia, M.D. of Utopia MediSpa and Wellness, is one of the nation's foremost integrative medical doctors. He brings his years of experience to the forefront at an exclusive seminar designed to educate parents on safe and effective cutting-edge treatments ... (Sat, 10 Mar 2007 08:19:12 GMT)

Bush to focus on trade in talks with Uruguayan president
US President George W. Bush will hold trade talks with his Uruguayan counterpart Tebare Vazquez as mass protests continued to dog his five-nation tour of Latin America on Saturday . (Sat, 10 Mar 2007 13:00:13 GMT)

U Students Take Med. School To Hawaii
For decades Earl Bakken, the inventor of a version of the pacemaker, has had a vision of medicine that advocates treating the whole person -- body, mind and spirit. More Education News (Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:17:00 GMT)

Minnesota students learn alternative care at Hawaii hospital
HONOLULU — For decades Earl Bakken, the inventor of a version of the pacemaker, has had a vision of medicine that advocates treating the whole person — body, mind and spirit. (Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:31:36 GMT)

Bitter medicine for Madison schools
Madison school officials said Friday their effort to reduce elementary class sizes across the district has fallen victim to budget cuts and that they now must start the bleak task of dismantling some of what has been achieved. (Sun, 11 Mar 2007 04:01:22 GMT)

Minnesota students learn alternative care at Hawaii hospital
HONOLULU — For decades Earl Bakken, the inventor of a version of the pacemaker, has had a vision of medicine that advocates treating the whole person — body, mind and spirit. (Sun, 11 Mar 2007 06:07:11 GMT)

Doctors issue patient warning: You cannot tell a lie
CHICAGO – There’s an open secret in medicine: Patients lie. They lie about how much they smoke and whether they’re taking their medicine. They understate how much they drink and overstate how much they exercise. They feign symptoms to get appointments quicker and ask doctors to hide the truth from insurance companies. (Sun, 11 Mar 2007 10:01:10 GMT)

The Unlikely Antivaccine Alliance
The fight against mandating HPV vaccination is being carried out by more than cultural conservatives, the Nation writes. They have been joined by a broad, unlikely coalition of partners with widely different motives. (Sun, 11 Mar 2007 16:00:00 GMT)

Ancient Hindu therapy, a business opportunity for India
Ayurveda, an ancient Hindu healing method, has seen a resurgence as India vies for a share of the lucrative Asian medical tourism market by offering traditional massages and beauty treatments to wealthy tourists. (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 02:31:37 GMT)

Patients Told to Opt for Modern Medicine
By Ranjeetha Pakiam KUALA LUMPUR: Cancer patients have been advised to seek immediate treatment from doctors instead of opting for traditional and complementary medicine. (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 06:00:46 GMT)

Report use of alternative meds to your doctor
Americans, ages 50 or older, are not informing their doctors that they take alternative medicine, called CAM, reports the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 06:02:46 GMT)

Fair focuses on alternative healing methods
If you bought a crystal dome from Branch Ellison's booth at the Mind, Body, Spirit Health Fair this past weekend, you'd be doing yourself multiple favors. (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 08:05:01 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held in Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held it's 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:45:38 GMT)

Infertile couples often use alternative medicine
Alternative medicines and therapies such as herbs, chiropractic care, and acupuncture, are widely used by couples seeking treatment for infertility, often in conjunction with prescription medicine, a study shows -- and the fertility specialist is often unaware of it. (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 14:15:11 GMT)

Deepak Chopra: Well-Being: A New Standard for Happiness?
The new watchword in corporate America these days seems to be "well=being," a term associated with alternative medicine, not the hard realities of business. Google and Apple, among other corporations, have won admiration for providing work environments full of amenities like on-site gyms, day-care centers, and other life-enhancing add ons. Japanese corporations pioneered this trend decades ago. ... (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 15:11:00 GMT)

Minnesota students learn alternative care at island hospital
HONOLULU (AP) _ Earl Bakken is trying to make his vision for the future of medicine come true a handful of doctors at a time. Bakken, an electrical engineer who invented the pacemaker, has advocated for decades treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms or the disease. (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 15:36:14 GMT)

PENN Medicine News: Penn Study Shows Transcendental Meditation Can Help Combat Congestive Heart Failure
“The results of this study indicate that transcendental meditation can be effective in improving the functional capacity and quality of life of congestive heart failure patients” said Ravishankar Jayadevappa, PhD, lead author and Research Assistant Professor in Penn’s Division of Geriatric Medicine . “These results also suggest long-term improvements in survival in these individuals.” (Mon, 12 Mar 2007 15:51:02 GMT)

Getting to The Heart Of ED
There are plenty of reasons for men to keep their hearts healthy, but one hits below the belt: Our sex lives may depend on it. More than one in six men nationwide says he sometimes or always has difficulty with erections, according to a study published last month in the American Journal of Medicine. And poor cardiovascular health is often to blame.... (Tue, 13 Mar 2007 03:06:20 GMT)

Middle-Aged Adults Most Likely to Use Complementary Medicine
Even though older adults generally have poorer health, middle-aged adults are most likely to turn to complementary and alternative medicine, a new study shows. The study also found that adults of different races or ethnic backgrounds use these self-care methods in similar proportions. (Tue, 13 Mar 2007 20:15:58 GMT)

It's Baby Boomers, Not Senior Citizens, Gobbling Down Alternative Medicines
March 13, 2007 - Even though older adults generally have poorer health, middle-aged adults are most likely to turn to complementary and alternative medicine, a new study shows. (Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:00:59 GMT)

Transcendental Meditation Can Help Combat Congestive Heart Failure
In this high-tech age of modern medicine, could it be possible to treat the leading cause of death in the U.S. through the power of meditation? According to a first-of-its-kind randomized study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a widely practiced, stress-reducing meditation technique can significantly reduce the severity of congestive heart failure. (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 00:12:06 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held In Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held its 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 05:34:29 GMT)

Food flash | Wine festival/auction
Preparing for Passover and stumped by what should stay and go in your fridge, pantry and medicine cabinet? Find answers to these questions... (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 07:16:25 GMT)

Dying woman loses medical marijuana appeal
Medical marijuana patient Angel Raich's latest bid to win protection from federal drug laws went down to defeat today in a federal appeals court despite her claims that cannabis is the only medicine keeping her alive. (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 18:15:12 GMT)

‘Talk to America’ Explores Alternative Medicine
The terms “complementary” and “alternative” medicine generally refer to practices that are not integral parts of conventional medicine. Though the two are often grouped together, they are not necessarily the same thing. We learn more from leading authorities on the issue. (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:03:24 GMT)

Transcendental Meditation Can Help
In this high-tech age of modern medicine, could it be possible to treat the leading cause of death in the U.S. through the power of meditation? According to a first-of-its-kind randomized study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Division of Geriatric Medicine, transcendental meditation can significantly reduce the severity of congestive heart failure. (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 21:16:08 GMT)

Court rules against dying woman in medical marijuana case
SAN FRANCISCO – An Oakland woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 22:03:00 GMT)

Court: Medical Pot Patients Can Be Prosecuted
An Oakland woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Charges Against Oakland Pot Activist Dismissed (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 22:03:00 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: Seasonal eating in spring
As spring approaches, Chinese diet theory suggests we should consume foods that help transition into this season. (Wed, 14 Mar 2007 23:11:05 GMT)

Woman may face federal drug charges
Medical marijuana use could put Oakland mom behind bars. SAN FRANCISCO An Oakland woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. (Thu, 15 Mar 2007 02:12:18 GMT)

Court rules against dying woman in medical marijuana case
SAN FRANCISCO - An Oakland woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. (Thu, 15 Mar 2007 06:01:02 GMT)

Dying Woman Loses Medical Marijuana Case
An Oakland woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges. (Thu, 15 Mar 2007 06:26:57 GMT)

Woman loses bid to use marijuana as medication
An Oakland woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. (Thu, 15 Mar 2007 10:10:21 GMT)

Alternative meds popular in middle-aged
Middle-aged adults are most likely to use complementary and alternative medicine than the elderly or the young, according to a U.S. study. (Thu, 15 Mar 2007 17:30:39 GMT)

A Big Day for U of R Med Students
Thursday was a big day in the life of a medical student, here and across the country. Students like the 82 at the University of Rochester School of Medicine found out the hospital where they will do their residency. (Thu, 15 Mar 2007 22:40:27 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held In Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held its 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Fri, 16 Mar 2007 01:06:57 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held In Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held its 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:25:17 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held In Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held its 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Fri, 16 Mar 2007 18:38:01 GMT)

Meth labs affecting pharmacy drug choices
It's allergy season and this year when you take your medicine, you may notice a change in how well it works. Drug makers have changed the ingredients in many allergy drugs due to an increase in methamphetamine labs across the country. But many wonder if the new formula is the real deal? ABC7’s Bay Scroggins found the answer. (Fri, 16 Mar 2007 22:32:58 GMT)

Tongjitang is First TCM Firm to Trade on the NYSE
By Jin Jing SHANGHAI: Tongjitang Chinese Medicine Co, a domestic traditional Chinese medicine manufacturer, made its debut on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the first traditional Chinese medicine company to list on the world's biggest exchange. (Fri, 16 Mar 2007 23:00:56 GMT)

ProfNet Wire: Health & Living: Drug Testing Kids
1) Drug Testing Kids (8 experts); 2) Lo-Caf Coffee is an Alternative to Decaf; 3) Janitorial Task Challenges for Supermodel Naomi Campbell; 4) Tips for Children with Seasonal Allergies; 5) New Treatment for Lung Cancer (Sat, 17 Mar 2007 01:15:49 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held In Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held its 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Sat, 17 Mar 2007 12:42:08 GMT)

Skeptic: Free to Choose
The neuroscience of choice (Sun, 18 Mar 2007 06:21:41 GMT)

WP: Organ donation trend sparks worry
The number of kidneys, livers and other body parts surgeons are harvesting through a controversial approach to organ donation has started to rise rapidly, a trend that is saving the lives of more waiting patients but, some say, risks sacrificing the interests of the donors. (Sun, 18 Mar 2007 10:03:09 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held In Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held its 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Sun, 18 Mar 2007 19:53:51 GMT)

House to Debate War Measure
This week The House of Representatives will consider a war spending measure that will call for U.S. troops to withdraw by September of next year. President Bush says setting a timetable is a bad idea. (Sun, 18 Mar 2007 21:25:28 GMT)

War Protests Makes Way to Rochester
Monday marks four years since the United States invaded Iraq. The milestone is being marked with protests across the world and here in Rochester. A protest at Goodman Street and East Avenue Sunday was much larger than the normal weekly protest. (Sun, 18 Mar 2007 21:25:38 GMT)

Rochester Man Injured in Fire
A Rochester man is still in the hospital Sunday after suffering severe injuries in a fire Saturday. Leon Jenkins, 52, is in guarded condition at Strong. He was rushed there Saturday morning after a fire broke out at the Crittenden Way Apartments in Brighton. (Sun, 18 Mar 2007 21:25:49 GMT)

Duffy Hopes "Faith" Helps
The sign that reads “Help Rochester Get a Fair Share”, sums up what the Fair Share Coalition is all about. This weekend Mayor Bob Duffy added one more group to the initiative that is made up of government, business, education, and healthcare leaders. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 02:25:27 GMT)

Internet kept soldier close to family
FOWLER — Thanks to the addition of some creature comforts like Internet access and a massive donation of chewing gum, the family of Army Sgt. Robert Carr said they were hopeful that life for their son in Iraq had its moments of normalcy. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 04:29:06 GMT)

Immigrant minors see 'double-standard' in care
Blue-jeaned boys chase a soccer ball in the sun. Girls hang out in their dorm, one crocheting an American flag wall-hanging, others grooving to music and gabbing about an upcoming spring break dance in the gym. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 05:54:38 GMT)

Medical Movers
Dr. Michael Bays, whose practice is located at Skaggs Outpatient Center in Branson, has been accepted into the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. Bays is an ear, nose and throat specialist. The fellowship is a two-year distance-learning program dedicated to teaching physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners the art and ... (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 08:08:15 GMT)

New practices in organ donation inspire debate / Harvesting begins just minutes after heart stops beating
The number of kidneys, livers and other body parts surgeons are harvesting through a controversial approach to organ donation has started to rise rapidly, a trend that is saving the lives of more waiting patients but, some say, risks sacrificing the interests... (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:52:43 GMT)

Dr. Davis Joyce to conduct
ADA — Dr. Davis Joyce will be at Ada Public Library from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, for a presentation and book signing. He is the author of “Alternative Oklahoma: Contrarian Views of the Sooner State,” which will be available for $19.95. The University of Oklahoma Press publishes the book. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 13:36:48 GMT)

Swell gel could bring relief to back pain sufferers
Scientists at the University of Manchester believe injections of tiny sponge-like particles could provide an alternative to major surgery in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:05:14 GMT)

Organ donation trend raises ethical concerns
The number of kidneys, livers and other body parts surgeons are harvesting through a controversial approach to organ donation has started to rise rapidly, a trend that is saving the lives of more waiting patients but, some say, risks sacrificing the interests of the donors. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:09:17 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held In Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held its 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:13:00 GMT)

Activists Seek Alternative Model to ‘Neo-Liberal’ Trade Pacts
With two controversial trade deals awaiting ratification, Congress is taking stock of the White House's free-trade agenda, and activists are seizing the moment to call for policies that respond to... (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:28:54 GMT)

Holistic Health Fair Held In Marquette
Today Marquette residents looking for alternative health options got a glimpse at what's available locally. NMU's Integrative Health Resource Center held its 8th Annual Holistic Health Fair at the University Center. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:29:46 GMT)

Health Highlights: March 19, 2007
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 16:02:23 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, New Edition Available
WASHINGTON, Mar. 19 / Christian Newswire / -- Christian Medical Association is pleased to announce their latest "Medically Reliable and Biblically Sound" publication Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook Updated and Expanded , (Zondervan, 2007) written by Dónal O'Mathúna, PhD and Walt Larimore, MD. (Mon, 19 Mar 2007 20:58:11 GMT)

Swell Gel Could Bring Relief To Back Pain Sufferers
Scientists at the University of Manchester believe injections of tiny sponge-like particles could provide an alternative to major surgery in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. (Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:11:56 GMT)

Smart alternative route
Heads up, everyone, and get ready to get to work the smart way. June 6-10 is the 11th Annual Smart Commute Week and TART Trails is encouraging people to forgo solo car rides to work. Instead, they say think bicycles, roller blades, BATA buses or a friend's car for carpooling. (Tue, 20 Mar 2007 02:17:22 GMT)

'Alternative' economy growing
Alternative health practitioners offer treatments ranging from herbs to magnets that they swear can make the mind and body feel better. But the medical community is skeptical of many of the treatments. (Tue, 20 Mar 2007 06:41:27 GMT)

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