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Alternative Medicine News Nov 2007

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Researchers receive $6 million grant for hemp, grape medicine alternatives
Three Carolina researchers were recently awarded a $6 million grant, delivered over five years, by the National Institute of Health to help fund their research on alternative medicines. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:03:27 GMT)

Will A Colon Cleanse Rid Me Of Toxins?
Today, more people are seeking alternative treatments that will help them feel better overall or improve their quality of life. Certainly, many product manufacturers have latched onto this potential market, offering an abundance of health-enhancing products and services on the Internet, in health food stores and alternative medicine settings. (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 21:33:11 GMT)

CNN - Parents Seek Answers After Kids' Medicine Ban
On The Popular Parenting Web Site Urbanbaby.com, A Writer Asks Whether It's OK To Give An 18-month-Old "A Tiny Bit Of Robitussin" For Her "Cold/cough And Fever."   (Thu, 01 Nov 2007 23:26:43 GMT)

Carotid Artery Stenting Risk In Elderly
Dr. Hernan Bazan, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans' School of Medicine, is the lead author of a research paper which may help physicians decide which patients with carotid artery occlusive disease should have carotid surgery or carotid stenting. [click link for full article] (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:18:38 GMT)

FDA pill ban is bad medicine
NOTHING CURES the common cold, and children average between six and 10 upper-respiratory infections a year. The old joke about colds is they'll go away in five to seven days if you take medicine, or about a week if you don't. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 17:29:14 GMT)

Discover the 3-step system to heal headaches
In "Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Headaches," David Buchholz, a neurologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, shares his simple and practical steps to prevent painful headaches. Read an excerpt. (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 18:49:33 GMT)

Maker of Lipitor Digs In to Fight Generic Rival
Each month, thousands of patients on the cholesterol drug are switching to simvastatin, a cheaper alternative, but Pfizer is not letting its flagship drug go down without a fight. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 01:51:58 GMT)

In Depth Exposure to Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Practitioners Pays Off for Both Clients and Practitioners
Holistic heath alternative medicine practitioners have a new tool to help their clients from The Center for Healing Arts: a new DVD series that gives in depth exposure to the great holistic health alternative medicine healing arts modalities and practitioners of the world. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

In Depth Exposure to Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Practitioners Pays Off for Both Clients and Practitioners
Holistic heath alternative medicine practitioners have a new tool to help their clients from The Center for Healing Arts: a new DVD series that gives in depth exposure to the great holistic health alternative medicine healing arts modalities and practitioners of the world. (PRWeb Nov 3, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/ (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 07:16:53 GMT)

Pet Connection: Veterinarians have options to ease pets' pain
Just as with human medicine, advancements in the way we think of and treat pain for animals is improving the quality of life for pets, with veterinarians now being able to choose from a wide array of products and strategies to ease the hurt. (Sat, 03 Nov 2007 08:08:21 GMT)

Lipitor, Generic Alternative Clash In Cholesterol War
It is shaping up to be the biggest shift yet to a generic drug, potentially saving the nation $2 billion a year or more in prescription costs. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 04:12:42 GMT)

Chinese medicine gains credibility
"He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skills of his doctors. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 09:02:11 GMT)

Around the towns
Karl A. Hellstrand, son of Hakan and Ylva Hellstrand of Ridgewood, N.J., formerly of Waverly, participated in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine’s annual White Coat Ceremony to formally recognize the transition students make from lay persons to those assuming the responsibility of physicians. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 09:19:58 GMT)

Alternative therapy works miracles for boy
Billy Jo McKeown doesn't believe people can perform miracles. But she does believe people can do miraculous things. That's what happened when her son, Brandon, met Charlie Murdach. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 11:13:17 GMT)

Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery
SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older, high-risk heart patients with narrowed aortas who typically need open-heart surgery might someday have a new, less invasive option -- an implanted, balloon-expandable aortic valve. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 13:59:41 GMT)

Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery
Copyright © 2007 ScoutNews LLC. All rights reserved. SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older, high-risk heart patients with narrowed aortas who typically need open-heart surgery might someday have a new, less invasive option -- an implanted, balloon-expandable aortic valve. (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 15:16:32 GMT)

Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery
By Amanda Gardner , HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older, high-risk heart patients with narrowed aortas who typically need open-heart... (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 15:28:43 GMT)

Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery
It props open closed aortas valves in older patients, research suggests (Sun, 04 Nov 2007 16:32:45 GMT)

New Heart Medicine Good, But Has Caveat
A new blood thinner proved better than Plavix, one of the world's top-selling drugs, at preventing heart problems. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 03:26:18 GMT)

Prescription drug black market uncovered
The drugs are being peddled at high prices to poor Hispanics without insurance who believe they have no other alternative. And you don't have to buy them in back alley -- we bought them at local grocery stores. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 07:34:54 GMT)

Research Sheds Light On Carotid Artery Stenting Risk In Elderly
Dr. Hernan Bazan, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans' School of Medicine, is the lead author of a research paper which may help physicians decide which patients with carotid artery occlusive disease should have carotid surgery or carotid stenting. [click link for full article] (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 13:03:45 GMT)

Study Says New Heart Drug Beats Plavix At Preventing Clots
A Cleveland Clinic doctor says he expects a new heart drug to win FDA approval as an alternative to Plavix. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 13:32:55 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Myths Exposed
Which are safe? Which effective? Which are compatible with textbook medicine? Myths and misconceptions abound--we sort them out. (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 18:17:29 GMT)

Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery
Title: Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery Category: Health News Created: 11/5/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 11/5/2007 (Mon, 05 Nov 2007 20:32:00 GMT)

Leftover medicine? Toss it out with cat litter
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's time to pooper-scoop your leftover medicine. Mixing cough syrup, Vicodin or Lipitor with cat litter is the new advice on getting rid of unused medications. Preferably used cat litter. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 07:54:27 GMT)

Doctor guilty; patient grateful
BOSTON - Robert Weiss had been told repeatedly his rare, blistering skin disease was untreatable when he found his way to a Boston-area specialist known in medical circles for using an alternative treatment. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 10:09:52 GMT)

Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery
Older, high-risk heart patients with narrowed aortas who typically need open-heart surgery might someday have a new, less invasive option -- an implanted, balloon-expandable aortic valve. The balloon is inserted percutaneously (through the skin), placed across the problem valve and then inflated, experts said. In a new study, the procedure -- not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug ... (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 11:07:55 GMT)

New disposal guidelines set for unused medicines
By LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON -- It's time to pooper-scoop your leftover medicine. Mixing cough syrup, Vicodin or Lipitor with cat litter is the new advice on getting rid of unused medications. Preferably used cat litter. It's a compromise, better for the environment than flushing -- and one that renders dangerous medicines too yucky to try if children, pets or drug abusers find them in the ... (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 11:37:27 GMT)

Early research suggests a shot could replace blood pressure meds
ORLANDO, Nov. 6 — A hypertension vaccine could be an important alternative to conventional drug therapy because of patients’ inconsistent drug intake — if further research supports results from a small study testing the safety and tolerability of a vaccine. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 15:01:22 GMT)

Live Well: Morality & Medicine
A study out this year from the New England Journal of Medicine said that many doctors let their religious beliefs get in the way of medical decisions. (Tue, 06 Nov 2007 18:33:18 GMT)

Blood pressure vaccine has scientists excited
A high blood pressure vaccine that could serve as an alternative to the daily pill-taking regimen of many Americans is showing promise in early research, scientists said yesterday. (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 07:00:17 GMT)

Novel Approach To Blood Pressure Control
A hypertension vaccine could be an important alternative to conventional drug therapy because of patients' inconsistent drug intake -- if further research supports results from a small study testing the safety and tolerability of a vaccine. [click link for full article] (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:20:17 GMT)

Researchers Present Alzheimer's and Autism Breakthroughs
At The Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Geriatrics and Adult Development and Director of the Center of Excellence for Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Alzheimer's disease at Mount Sinai presented the following new breakthrough research findings for Alzheimer's disease and other brain ... (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 16:21:10 GMT)

Alzheimer's research focuses on grapes
New York researchers are focusing on grape polyphenols in wine and grape juice to help maintain long-term cognitive health. Researchers at the Center for Research in Alternative and Complementary Medicine in Alzheimer's disease research at Mount Sinai Sc... (Wed, 07 Nov 2007 22:55:59 GMT)

Alternative to a fault
The best form of alternative medicine is being conscious about nutrition and health. Because really, that's being proactive, that's being preventative against future health problems - and that's everything traditional medicine is not, unfortunately. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 15:21:51 GMT)

Medical marijuana to your doorstep
Without a functioning medical marijuana dispensary in San Luis Obispo County, some patients seeking to benefit from the promises of Proposition 215 are examining alternative options for obtaining their THC-laced remedies. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 15:54:27 GMT)

Vioxx Ban Tied to Rise in Serious GI Trouble
THURSDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Pulling the painkillers Vioxx and Bextra off the market to spare patients' hearts may have ended up harming their stomachs, a new study suggests. (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 21:00:25 GMT)

More Pet Owners Using High-Tech Treatments To Save Pets
Veterinary medicine goes high-tech. Tests like CAT scans and ultra-sounds are now available, but at a price. How much would you be willing to spend to save your pet? VIDEOS: Some Owners Willing To Pay Any Price For Family Pet | Web Extra: Alternative Therapies To Help Heal Animals - WPXI.com Pet Section (Thu, 08 Nov 2007 23:00:24 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Sat, 10 Nov 2007 06:44:55 GMT)

Deep Lake project marries development, conservation
PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP — Development and conservation don't usually go hand-in-hand, but developers Russ Valvo and Meg LaRou want to change that — and they're starting right here in Pennfield Township. (Sat, 10 Nov 2007 09:46:27 GMT)

Genzyme agrees to buy unit of Canadian biotech
Cambridge biotech Genzyme Corp. has agreed to buy Diagnostic Chemicals Ltd.'s diagnostics unit for $57 million. DCL is a privately held Canadian diagnostics and biopharmaceutical company. The diagnostics unit includes DCL's line of more than 50 clinical chemical reagents, which generated about $21 million in revenue during fiscal 2007. The deal also includes the company's diagnostic operations ... (Sat, 10 Nov 2007 10:04:54 GMT)

Classy glass :Vitrolite finds itself once again in demand
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In its day, it was the head of the glass. Structural pigmented glass, known as Vitrolite and by other trade names, was an architectural darling of the 1920s and '30s. (Sat, 10 Nov 2007 12:12:52 GMT)

Cancer survivors face another battle
When Susan Heun showed up at Froedtert Hospital last month, all she wanted was a second opinion on her breast cancer. (Sun, 11 Nov 2007 06:03:54 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Sun, 11 Nov 2007 06:44:55 GMT)

Iraq & Afghanistan war vets suffer from hearing loss, tinnitus
Tinnitus, a condition that causes maddening phantom sounds, has skyrocketed among vets since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no cure. (Sun, 11 Nov 2007 09:51:55 GMT)

Genetic Drift: The True Nature of Race
The study of human genes has sparked a resurgence of debate about the true nature of race, even when scientists are declaring that race was not a valid scientific concept (Sun, 11 Nov 2007 10:22:42 GMT)

Newest exercise recommendations for adults
Whether talking about assorted medical conditions, body weight, or just good health, exercise is a must. Keeping the body fit should be a goal from childhood through older age. Depending on the type of exercise, it can help strengthen the lungs, heart... (Sun, 11 Nov 2007 12:30:12 GMT)

Use waiting time to prepare for doctor's visit
With anxiety about health problems weighing on patients' minds, the doctor's office waiting room can be a tough place to pass the time productively. Many patients turn to escapist reading. (Sun, 11 Nov 2007 15:24:02 GMT)

Autistic man at college graduation details hopes
MANILA, Philippines--David Michael Lopez, 22, graduated on April 12 from the Lyceum Institute of Technology in Calamba City in Laguna, earning a degree in communications. (Sun, 11 Nov 2007 16:13:55 GMT)

Life in brief
An alternative approach Baker to speak in Anspach The Health Professions Residential College is sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Bessheen Baker at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Anspach 162. The lecture, titled "Alternative Medicine: The Naturopathic Approach," is free. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 05:16:27 GMT)

A heart stent gets a reprieve from doctors
Many doctors now say that the medical community overreacted to questions about drug-coated heart stents. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 07:40:11 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:14:55 GMT)

YOU ARE HERE:
Some of the drugs in clinical development for tuberculosis (TB) could get to market faster by taking a page from the history of AIDS drug development —if they prove useful in the treatment of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB) — according to an article in the recent issue of PloS Medicine. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 10:12:48 GMT)

Some say stents' risks were overstated
A year after safety questions about drug-coated heart stents prompted doctors to change treatment for hundreds of thousands of cardiac patients, many physicians say the medical community overreacted and should reverse course. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 10:34:52 GMT)

Vioxx Ban Tied to Rise in Serious GI Trouble
Pulling the painkillers Vioxx and Bextra off the market to spare patients' hearts may have ended up harming their stomachs, a new study suggests. Rates of gastrointestinal events serious enough to require hospitalization have risen significantly since the cox-2 inhibitor medications were ordered off the market in 2004-2005, researchers say. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 11:07:59 GMT)

Community briefs
West Virginia University's Center for Black Culture and its Martin Luther King Jr. Programs Committee is now accepting nominations through Dec. 3 for the annual MLK Achievement Award. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 15:40:03 GMT)

Alpine resorts make climate contingency plans
For many Alpine ski resorts, the prospect of sparse snowfall in a warming world could be a chance to spice up their selling points and come up with new, creative ways to entice tourists. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:07:31 GMT)

Health Highlights: Nov. 12, 2007
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:59:33 GMT)

Major Stroke Risk Substantial After Minor Event: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who've suffered a minor stroke -- called a transient ischemic attack, or TIA -- have a substantial risk of suffering a major stroke within seven days. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:59:20 GMT)

Eisenhower offers 'Alternative Ways to Wellness' lecture
Staying young at heart, and body, will be the subject of a lecture on "Alternative Ways to Wellness" at 4:30 p.m.Wednesday at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center, 39-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. (Mon, 12 Nov 2007 20:56:23 GMT)

FEATURED EVENTS
EAST WEST FORUM: STRESS, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION The Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin hosts this panel featuring Western physicians along with practitioners of alternative health and Oriental medicine. (Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:55:48 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Tue, 13 Nov 2007 06:14:57 GMT)

Bioponic Phytoceuticals Launches Curemisinin for the Treatment of Malaria in Guinea, Africa
Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc. , an innovative provider of natural products and patented technology serving the Complementary Alternative Medicine and nutraceutical markets, announced today the launch of Curemisinin, an all-natural anti-malaria product that is based on three proven effective anti-malaria herbs: Artemesia, Turmeric and Cinchona Bark, uniquely extracted through the Company's ... (Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:30:00 GMT)

Analysis: Poppy project controversial
BERLIN, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Afghan villages could grow opium poppy legally to produce medicines -- that's the proposal of the Senlis Council, a U.K.-based think tank. While the idea has the backing of the European Parliament, some experts are not convinced. (Tue, 13 Nov 2007 16:03:28 GMT)

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Eds: For those preferring an alternative approach. (Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:56:58 GMT)

Cataract Reversal Without the Need for Surgery; Can-C Eye Drops from Wise Choice Medicine Present an Alternative to ...
Can-C eye drops that safely reverse cataracts are now widely available in the UK. Approved by the IVP for use on cataract suffering adults and backed by veterinarians for use on the common condition in senior dogs. The new treatment avoids the need for surgical removal of cataracts, high priced private surgery and NHS resources while offering affordability and acknowledged proven results. (Wed, 14 Nov 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:00:41 GMT)

About 80 pct Indonesian pharmacies apply good production standards
Food and Drug Supervision Agency (BPOM) Chief Husniah Ribiana Thamrin Akib said about 80 percent of pharmaceutical industries in Indonesia were already applying Good Medicine Production Standards (CPOB) commonly agreed for the harmonization of pharmaceutics production in ASEAN. (Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:09:38 GMT)

Musgrave gains support on SCHIP alternative
Several Republican state lawmakers and local officials are backing a bill by U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Fort Morgan, that Musgrave is offering as an alternative to the State Children's Health Insurance Program measure vetoed by President Bush. (Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:09:47 GMT)

Cataract Reversal Without the Need for Surgery; Can-C Eye Drops from Wise Choice Medicine Present an Alternative to ...
Can-C eye drops safely reverse cataracts and are approved by the IVP for use on cataract suffering adults and backed by veterinarians for use on the common condition in senior dogs. The new treatment avoids the need for surgical removal of cataracts and high priced private surgery while offering affordability and acknowledged proven results. (PRWeb Nov 14, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ... (Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:40:17 GMT)

The New England Journal of Medicine Publishes First Clinical Results for MedImmune's Chitinase-like Protein YKL-40 in ...
GAITHERSBURG, Md. ( Map ) - GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune, Inc. today announced the publication of the first clinical results studying chitinase-like protein, YKL-40, suggesting that the molecule may play an important role in determining the mechanisms of severe asthma. (Wed, 14 Nov 2007 22:40:25 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Thu, 15 Nov 2007 08:45:35 GMT)

EU Court: Germany Shouldn't Class Garlic Capsules As Medicine
LUXEMBOURG -(Dow Jones)- Europe's highest court ruled Thursday that Germany must stop classifying garlic extract capsules as medicine and subjecting them to drug approval rules. (Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:10:16 GMT)

Menstruation Proves More Than A Curse: Cells From The Womb Lining Discarded During A Woman's Period Are The New Stem ...
The cells which thicken the womb wall during a woman's menstrual cycle contain a newly discovered type of stem cell, and could be used in the treatment of damaged and/or old tissue, according to research published today in the online open access publication, Journal of Translational Medicine. [click link for full article] (Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:18:06 GMT)

Biogold Fuels(TM) Corporation Announces Appointment of Walter Wendland, Frederick Voelker, and Daniel Najor to Its ...
The parent company of Biogold Fuels Corporation, , a developer of complete systems capable of the profitable conversion of cellulosic waste materials to biodiesel, a viable "green" alternative to petroleum, to address the $93B U.S. diesel fuel market, announced today that it has appointed Walter Wendland, Frederich C. (Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:45:00 GMT)

Most alternative therapies ineffective in elderly
While some alternative remedies show promise for older adults' sleep problems, depression and anxiety, the jury is still out on most, according to a new research review. (Thu, 15 Nov 2007 18:44:27 GMT)

Homeopathic treatment of Aids attacked by medics
Senior doctors have attacked a plan by practitioners of alternative medicine to promote the role of homeopathy in the treatment of HIV and Aids. (Fri, 16 Nov 2007 00:36:32 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Fri, 16 Nov 2007 06:15:55 GMT)

Alternative funeral services include cremation and green or natural burial
Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series on funerals and funeral services. Throughout his 20 years in the funeral business, Johnny Thompson said he has arranged some of the most peculiar services. (Fri, 16 Nov 2007 07:02:12 GMT)

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Endovascular Repair of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Minimally Invasive Alternative ...
See a live endovascular repair of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm with the GORE TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis. Michael D. Dake, MD, Professor of Radiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Chairman of the UVA Department of Radiology will host this live broadcast. In the procedure, the GORE TAG® Thoracic Device -- the only approved endoprosthesis in the U.S. that provides a minimally invasive ... (Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:15:00 GMT)

Folk Medicine Thrives In Jackson Heights
(Radha Vij) Jair and Maria Duque, part owners of Botanica Macarena in Jackson Heights, check the freshness of medicinal herbs. They are originally from Colombia. (Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:41:41 GMT)

Healing Arts Center Opens in Dubuque
DUBUQUE - More and more patients are relying on prescription medicine to treat anxiety and depression, but a new alternative healing center says there can be a different option. (Sat, 17 Nov 2007 00:05:40 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Sat, 17 Nov 2007 06:15:05 GMT)

Some alternative therapies effective
While some alternative remedies show promise for older adults' sleep problems, depression and anxiety, the jury is still out on most, according to a new research review. (Sat, 17 Nov 2007 07:59:15 GMT)

Cohen to share Earth-based healing secrets
To become an expert on indigenous medicine, Kenneth Cohen studied with tribal elders all over North America and even served under a Zulu shaman in Africa. (Sun, 18 Nov 2007 05:51:57 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Sun, 18 Nov 2007 07:14:55 GMT)

Miracle Machines | The 21st-century snake oil
They can cure cancer, reduce cholesterol, end allergies, treat cavities, kill parasites and even eliminate AIDS. "Energy medicine" devices can... (Sun, 18 Nov 2007 08:37:10 GMT)

How one man's invention is part of a growing worldwide scam that snares the desperately ill
What does "FDA registered" mean? Not much The FDA registers manufacturers of energy-medicine devices — not the products. Many manufacturers submit basic... (Sun, 18 Nov 2007 08:45:31 GMT)

Folk Medicine Thrives In Jackson Heights
(Radha Vij) Jair and Maria Duque, part owners of Botanica Macarena in Jackson Heights, check the freshness of medicinal herbs. They are originally from Colombia. (Sun, 18 Nov 2007 16:12:59 GMT)

RigNet, NuPhysicia tune into remote telemedicine offering
Two local companies have joined forces to offer oil and gas companies a telemedicine alternative for employees located offshore or in remote locations. (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 06:27:03 GMT)

Dubai Healthcare City opens doors to alternative medicine therapy
Dubai Healthcare City, a member of Tatweer today announced it has set up a high profile Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Council, the first of its kind in the Middle East. (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 08:57:08 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 09:15:08 GMT)

GlaxoSmithKline Revises US Labeling For Avandia
GlaxoSmithKline announced that it is implementing changes to the US product label for Avandia® (rosiglitazone maleate), based on an extensive and thorough review by the FDA of myocardial ischemia data on Avandia, the most widely studied oral anti diabetic medicine available. [click link for full article] (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 09:19:34 GMT)

Dubai Healthcare City Opens Doors to Alternative Medicine Therapy
Dubai: 19 November, 2007 - Dubai Healthcare City Dubai Healthcare City , a member of Tatweer Tatweer today announced it has set up a high profile Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Council, the first of its kind in the Middle East. (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 13:12:49 GMT)

Medics slam homeopathic treatment
Senior doctors in London have attacked a plan by practitioners of alternative medicine to promote the role of homeopathy in the treatment of HIV and Aids. (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 13:16:17 GMT)

Bioponic Phytoceuticals Introduces All Natural Baby Product Suite 'Gentle Mother'
Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc. , an innovative provider of natural products and patented technology serving the Complementary Alternative Medicine and nutraceutical markets, announced the launch of its first product suite geared specifically for newborns and infants called "Gentle Mother". (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 13:30:00 GMT)

Folk Medicine Thrives In Jackson Heights
(Radha Vij) Jair and Maria Duque, part owners of Botanica Macarena in Jackson Heights, check the freshness of medicinal herbs. They are originally from Colombia. (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 13:30:45 GMT)

Summit Academy offers scholarships
LEOMINSTER -- In an unprecedented move, Summit Academy School for Alternative Learners in Leominster is offering qualified students scholarship assistance for immediate placement. (Mon, 19 Nov 2007 14:59:57 GMT)

DHCC for alternative medicine
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has set up the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Council. (Tue, 20 Nov 2007 04:28:17 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Tue, 20 Nov 2007 06:45:06 GMT)

Letters: Medicine is an art guided by science
Letters: Bravo, Ben Goldacre. Thank you for a lucid exposure of some of the fault lines in homeopathy, but surely antagonising practitioners is not the way forward (A kind of magic?, G2, November 16) (Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:47:42 GMT)

'Miracle machine' scams desperately ill
In the late 1980s, an out-of-work math instructor in Colorado built an electronic device he claimed could diagnose and destroy disease -- everything from allergies to cancer -- by firing radio frequencies into the body. (Tue, 20 Nov 2007 13:43:16 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Wed, 21 Nov 2007 06:59:59 GMT)

Homeopathy offers alternative treatments to patients
Curing pains with a plant that goes by the name “deadly nightshade” might sound like a bad idea for those who want to outlive their ailment. However, according to Linda McDonald, some ailments are cured by what seems like the least likely substances – some that are toxic at higher doses. (Wed, 21 Nov 2007 08:07:35 GMT)

Patients Find Success in Mainstreaming of Chinese Medicine
Integrating Chinese medicine with mainstream medicine can be challenging, but an increasing number of Americans are doing it and seeing great results. NAM contributor Eugenia Chien explores this. (Wed, 21 Nov 2007 11:08:02 GMT)

Stem cell breakthrough as scientists find skin could replace embryos in research
Scientists have made ordinary skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells in a breakthrough that could quash the ethical storm surrounding regenerative medicine (Wed, 21 Nov 2007 11:27:50 GMT)

Folk Medicine Thrives In Jackson Heights
(Radha Vij) Jair and Maria Duque, part owners of Botanica Macarena in Jackson Heights, check the freshness of medicinal herbs. They are originally from Colombia. (Wed, 21 Nov 2007 12:27:18 GMT)

Medics slam homeopathic treatment
Senior doctors have attacked a plan by practitioners of alternative medicine to promote the role of homeopathy in the treatment of HIV and Aids. (Wed, 21 Nov 2007 13:55:10 GMT)

Medics slam homeopathic treatment
Senior doctors have attacked a plan by practitioners of alternative medicine to promote the role of homeopathy in the treatment of HIV and Aids. (Wed, 21 Nov 2007 13:55:30 GMT)

Alison Rose Levy: Medicine for the Body (Politic)
What is the calling of a physician in today's world? What must integrative medicine address to care for peoples' health? (Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:32:07 GMT)

Johor Buzz: Ayurveda - going to root cause of disease
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT: Dr Somit Kumar treating a patient. THOUGH he is young, 28-year-old Jeffrey has developed one of those problems that usually affects men twice his age — rapid hair loss. (Thu, 22 Nov 2007 01:31:34 GMT)

Dr. Rudi Schmid, 85; played key role in creating U.S. liver transplant system
The physician also served as dean at UC San Francisco, which he helped transform into a premier biomedical institution. Dr. Rudi Schmid, an expert in diseases of the liver, a former dean of medicine at UC San Francisco and a key player in bringing about a nationwide system of liver transplantation, died in his sleep Oct. 20 at his home in Kentfield, Calif. He was 85 and had been suffering ... (Thu, 22 Nov 2007 08:26:35 GMT)

Smith lacking the basics, probe told
A controversial doctor at the centre of a public inquiry showed a surprising lack of understanding of how rigor mortis affects a body – something even a student of medicine should know, a British Columbia pathologist has testified. (Thu, 22 Nov 2007 09:47:39 GMT)

Cranberry Sauce May Be Healthy Treat
THURSDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The cranberry on your Thanksgiving dinner plate may be more than a pleasant condiment, it may be good medicine, too, scientists say. (Thu, 22 Nov 2007 20:59:21 GMT)

Cranberry Sauce May Be Healthy Treat
Copyright © 2007 ScoutNews LLC. All rights reserved. THURSDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The cranberry on your Thanksgiving dinner plate may be more than a pleasant condiment, it may be good medicine, too, scientists say. (Thu, 22 Nov 2007 22:01:40 GMT)

The battle for ayurveda: India is racing to record the details of its traditional medicine
They range from the everyday to the decidedly obscure, from items with a specific, specialised use to those with a host of applications. Their common heritage is one of the world's oldest cultures, and their details are being gathered together to guard against theft by the West. (Fri, 23 Nov 2007 00:22:46 GMT)

Deepak Chopra: The Future of the Body
Until we delve deeper into the mind-body connection, the future of medicine may seem to lie with genetic manipulation, but simpler, less invasive and far less expensive treatments could be at our fingertips. (Fri, 23 Nov 2007 19:32:08 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Sat, 24 Nov 2007 06:17:16 GMT)

Top feline vet answers queries
Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins is a cat-only veterinarian in Yorba Linda, Calif., and author of the cutting edge book "Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life" (St. Martins Press, New York, $29.95). Hodgkins views often challenge traditional medicine, asking her colleagues to think outside the box. She answers these recent reader questions: (Sat, 24 Nov 2007 08:03:12 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Sun, 25 Nov 2007 06:47:16 GMT)

Perils of animal attraction
Passionate reactions when a mountain lion attacked a pet underscore Colorado's position as a nexus of evolving attitudes toward animals. (Sun, 25 Nov 2007 08:29:40 GMT)

Critics of Carson aim to discredit environmentalists
Occasionally I state views in this column with which readers disagree. Some of them have been about evolution, alternative medicine, wind turbines and atomic energy. I honor those who disagree with me about these issues. One recent column, however, drew responses about which I feel very differently. (Sun, 25 Nov 2007 12:57:37 GMT)

If only Howard had passed torch deputy
Columnist Janet Albrechtsen, in The Australian on September 7, on why her hero had to go for the sake of the party. (Sun, 25 Nov 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Herrin pharmacy makes all its own medication
HERRIN - NaturalMed Apothecary Inc. takes a hands-on approach to filling prescriptions; they make them all themselves. (Sun, 25 Nov 2007 16:12:51 GMT)

Natural Medicine: Celebrate the holidays without expanding your waistline
Here are some healthy ways to navigate the numerous opportunities for overindulgence that come with the holiday season ... (Sun, 25 Nov 2007 19:11:06 GMT)

Beware of Pills With 'Heavy' Side Effects
Experiencing holiday weight gain already? The problem may not be in your refrigerator. It could be in your medicine cabinet. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:08:37 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:17:15 GMT)

'Compounding pharmacists' cite low reimbursement rates
They complain that neither the state nor most private insurers pay at rates that cover the extra time and cost of the alternative chemicals required to make custom medicines. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 09:21:08 GMT)

• More Exhibitors And Products Expected At Arab Naturals 2007
State of the art, alternative natural health remedies will be on display in the forthcoming Arab Naturals 2007, from December 4 - 6, 2007 at Beach Rotana Towers and Hotel in Abu Dhabi. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 13:50:26 GMT)

GenVault to Present at 19th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference
GenVault Corporation, the leader in room temperature biosample management for genomic discovery, medicine and identification, today announced that David Wellis, Ph.D., GenVault's President and CEO will be presenting at the 19th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference taking place from November 27-29 in New York, NY. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 14:00:00 GMT)

Rolling Review: Automated Patch Management Applications
The best medicine for application flaws is automated patch management. To kick off our latest Rolling Review, we'll size up key trends and vendors. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 15:31:55 GMT)

Acupuncture: A complementary medicine for today’s ways
Acupuncture is getting its point across to more people who want to complement their health care approaches. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:24:37 GMT)

Deepak Chopra: The Future of the Body (Part 2)
Everyone has a unique response to disease. Mainstream medicine constantly tries to sell its one-size-fits-all position, and it shouldn't. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 21:17:23 GMT)

Men give up too fast if impotence pill fails: study
A third of men with erectile dysfunction could not perform after taking their first tablet of an impotence drug and gave up sex entirely, according to a study presented at the European Society of Sexual Medicine on Tuesday. (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:03:12 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 07:02:17 GMT)

High Cholesterol
One of the most significant discoveries in preventive medicine is that elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood accelerate atherosclerosis , a condition commonly known as hardening of the arteries. (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 07:19:11 GMT)

Men give up fast on impotence pill
A third of men with erectile dysfunction could not perform after taking their first tablet of an impotence drug and gave up sex entirely, according to a study presented at the European Society of Sexual Medicine. (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:26:12 GMT)

Study sees rise in imaging exams for pregnant women
Pregnant women are receiving more high-tech imaging exams, exposing their babies to higher doses of radiation than a decade ago, a study said on Tuesday. (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 10:44:48 GMT)

Kids and colds: Parents turn to alternative remedies for children's illness
Even though the cough and cold season is here, Jill Hieptas is throwing out some unused over-the-counter medicine for young children. She's aware that what she had on hand is on the voluntary recall list that drug companies pulled from store shelves last month. "Typically, I use medicine only as a last resort because I know that colds are self-limiting," Hieptas says. She lives in Verona with ... (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:40:22 GMT)

Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Stifle Research
Last week independent teams of scientists announced a major advance in stem cell research with their discovery of how to turn human skin cells into an "embryonic" state, enabling these cells to grow into nerve, heart or other types of human cells. (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:50:16 GMT)

Expert Available to Discuss Atrial Fibrillation
Reporters seeking background information about Vice President Cheney's treatment for atrial fibrillation are welcome to contact the UVA Public Relations office to arrange an interview with J. Michael (Mike) Mangrum, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center at the UVA Health System. A transcript of Afib FAQs and video of Dr. Mangrum are posted with this ... (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:21:06 GMT)

Men give up fast on impotence pill
A third of men with erectile dysfunction could not perform after taking their first tablet of an impotence drug and gave up sex entirely, according to a study presented at the European Society of Sexual Medicine. (Tue, 27 Nov 2007 22:47:01 GMT)

Iranians say sanctions hurt them, not government
Ali Ganjineh, an Iranian petroleum engineer working abroad, has saved enough money to buy a $300,000 house in his homeland. (Wed, 28 Nov 2007 00:22:42 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Wed, 28 Nov 2007 06:17:15 GMT)

Minimally-invasive treatment reduces shoulder pain from tendonitis
CHICAGO – Radiologists are using a new minimally invasive procedure to treat tendonitis in the shoulder. (Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:13:25 GMT)

Active Interest Media to Launch Pharmaca Magazine
Active Interest Media, Inc. today announced it will launch Feel Better magazine, a custom publication for Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. With 18 locations in five Western and Southwestern states, Pharmaca is the country's leading integrative pharmacy chain, and the first chain to combine traditional pharmacy services with expert consultation in nutrition, naturopathic medicine and safe body care. (Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:31:00 GMT)

Excessive CT scans pose radiation risk: doctors
They save lives and speed diagnosis but the 62 million CT scans done in the United States each year may soon be responsible for 2 percent of all cancers, two researchers said on Wednesday. (Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:01:58 GMT)

Author outlines keys to alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith seems so normal and sane even when he talks about ear candling or rolfing as easily as most people talk about shopping. His new book “Unbreak Your Health” is a sort of shopping guide to what he refers to as CAM, complementary alternative medicine. (Thu, 29 Nov 2007 07:32:16 GMT)

New Patient Research Shows Importance Of Early Success In Treating Erectile Dysfunction
A UK study, made available at the 10th Congress of the European Society of Sexual Medicine in Lisbon, has warned healthcare professionals who treat erectile dysfunction (ED) of the importance of their first patient consultation. [click link for full article] (Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:04:53 GMT)

Bioponic Phytoceuticals CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders
Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc. , an innovative provider of natural products and patented technology serving the Complementary Alternative Medicine and nutraceutical markets, issued today a letter to shareholders from CEO and Chairman Steven M. (Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:30:00 GMT)

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