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Alternative Medicine News Mar 2008

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Bondurant is Teacher of the Year
Jackson County's Teacher of the Year in one way resembles the old-fashioned educator with all the grades in one room. Yet Pam Bondurant and her students daily deal with all the unrest of modern times. Bondurant was chosen Teacher of the Year for Jackson Alternative School and in the papers she submitted for district top teacher, she took five pages to describe her teaching philosophy and ... (Sun, 02 Mar 2008 02:11:27 GMT)

Connections Between Chronic Disease And Supplement Use
With cancer survivors increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine to manage the short-term and long-term effects of their conditions, a study from the National Cancer Institute concludes that having a chronic medical condition such as cancer is the primary factor in a person's decision to use dietary supplements. The researchers studied records of more than 9,000 people. They ... (Sun, 02 Mar 2008 04:34:57 GMT)

Here's where the parties stand on the issues and pledges they've made during the campaign
-Find new ways of funding physicians and forge multi-disciplinary health-care teams. - Establish specialized surgical centres in the public system. - Boost acute-care capacity with a new hospital in Grande Prairie and a renovated Medicine Hat hospital. (Sun, 02 Mar 2008 09:49:38 GMT)

Neti pots offer a simple solution to nasal woes
Like an estimated 36 million Americans, Karen Lukin of Dallas suffers from sinus problems each spring. (Sun, 02 Mar 2008 11:12:19 GMT)

Doctors to debate health care alternatives
Two medical heavyweights are squaring off in a debate today on the merits of alternative medicine vs. standard Western care. (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 08:12:37 GMT)

Mac mulls Plan B for downtown med centre
Time is running out on McMaster University's proposal to build a multimillion-dollar family medicine centre downtown. (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 09:32:11 GMT)

Popular Alternative Therapy For Psoriasis Performs No Better Than Placebo
Anecdotal evidence touting the healing power of the Indian spice turmeric for psoriasis received a setback in a prospective study published this month by a leading dermatology journal stating that the low response rate of patients who ingested the active ingredient of the exotic spice was probably a result of the placebo effect. (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 11:06:29 GMT)

Medical Schools Nationwide Introducing Students to EZ-IO(R)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas----Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of the largest medical schools in the country, is implementing the EZ-IO product system into the emergency medicine syllabus, encouraging students to embrace cutting-edge vascular technology in Des Moines, Iowa. (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Misdiagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
In an article recommended by Annelies Boonen of Faculty of 1000 Medicine, researchers look at the way rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed by analysing the administrative databases used by physicians in Quebec. (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 14:50:19 GMT)

Aromatherapy May Make You Feel Good, But It Won't Make You Well, Study Shows
One of the most comprehensive investigations done to date on aromatherapy failed to show any improvement in either immune status, wound healing or pain control among people exposed to two often-touted scents. While one of two popular aromas touted by alternative medicine practitioners -- lemon -- did appear to enhance moods positively among study subjects, the other -- lavender -- had no effect ... (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 15:19:17 GMT)

Simply Natural
You feel good just walking into the office of Candy Chamberlain, N.D. And no wonder, because the air is filled with the uplifting, feel-good scents of aromatherapy, one of her specialties as a practitioner of naturopathic medicine. (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 15:48:30 GMT)

Medical Schools Nationwide Introducing Students to EZ-IO(R)
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of the largest medical schools in the country, is implementing the EZ-IO product system into the emergency medicine syllabus, encouraging students to embrace cutting-edge vascular technology in Des Moines, Iowa. The intraosseous (IO) device was also recently introduced into the curriculum at Emory University School of Medicine and ... (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 16:01:14 GMT)

Cancer patients more likely to go for dietary supplements: Study
Washington, Mar 3 : Cancer survivors are turning to complementary and alternative medicine in increasing numbers to manage the short-term and long-term effects of their conditions. (Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:22:11 GMT)

Glucosamine warning after ‘healthy man’ dies of liver failure
Concern has been raised over the safety of a popular alternative medicine used for pain relief by arthritis sufferers after it was associated with the death of a "healthy" man. (Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:06:17 GMT)

Death sparks safety concern over popular pain remedy
A STRONG and healthy man died of catastrophic liver failure after taking an alternative medicine made from crab and lobster shells, an inquiry heard yesterday. (Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:21:30 GMT)

Clinics urge new option
Mental health centers across West Virginia are promoting a new treatment for painkiller addiction. The treatment program - an alternative to methadone clinics - includes counseling and the use of a relatively new medicine called Suboxone. (Tue, 04 Mar 2008 06:06:52 GMT)

Alternative Growth Streams Offers Everything Alternative Health Practitioners Don't Know About Building Their Businesses
Almost 80 million Baby boomers across the nation are struggling to find alternative practitioners. Yet, practitioners aren't doing anything to find them. Alternative Growth Streams, Inc., a newly launched marketing-membership website, enables practitioners to reach beyond web searches, word- of-mouth and phone books to successfully grow their practices. (Tue, 04 Mar 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Alternative health treatments call for talk, caution
The Food and Drug Administration recently warned people not to take certain dietary supplements exported from China. The FDA found the supplements were contaminated with erectile dysfunction drugs. (Tue, 04 Mar 2008 08:09:55 GMT)

Program Offers Alternative To Flushing Drugs
BENTONVILLE -- Benton County residents now have a way to keep unwanted medications from ending up in their drinking water, County Judge Gary Black said Monday. (Tue, 04 Mar 2008 08:35:53 GMT)

Alternative Growth Streams Offers Everything Alternative Health Practitioners Don't Know About Building Their Businesses
Almost 80 million Baby boomers across the nation are struggling to find alternative practitioners. Yet, practitioners aren't doing anything to find them. Alternative Growth Streams, Inc., a newly launched marketing-membership website, enables practitioners to reach beyond web searches, word- of-mouth and phone books to successfully grow their practices. (PRWeb Mar 4, 2008) Read the full story ... (Tue, 04 Mar 2008 08:44:25 GMT)

Multiple sclerosis: Perplexing and hard to treat
MS is highly unpredictable. Rarely are any two patients alike in the duration or progression of symptoms, and rarely do any two respond in the same way to a given therapy, be it traditional or alternative. (Wed, 05 Mar 2008 04:09:15 GMT)

Bringing Clinical Findings to the Practice of Medicine
Discoveries propel treatment, further investigation of common orthopaedic conditions (Wed, 05 Mar 2008 05:37:27 GMT)

Celebrities That Practice Alternative Medicine
Find out which celebrities practice acupuncture, homeopathy and other forms of alternative medicine. (Wed, 05 Mar 2008 12:05:03 GMT)

MCOT English News : More traditional massage practitioners to be trained to satisfy demand: Minister
BANGKOK, March 5 (TNA) – The Ministry of Public Health will support the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine to train and produce more Thai traditional massage therapists in response to the high demand in the kingdom and overseas, according to Public Health Deputy Minister Chavarat Charnvirakul. (Wed, 05 Mar 2008 12:48:06 GMT)

Cancer Cures In The Herbal Pharmacy
Curing cancer with natural products - a case for shamans and herb women? Not at all, for many chemotherapies to fight cancer applied in modern medicine are natural products or were developed on the basis of natural substances. Thus, taxanes used in prostate and breast cancer treatment are made from yew trees. (Wed, 05 Mar 2008 14:10:01 GMT)

Bringing Clinical Findings to the Practice of Medicine
Today, at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation bestowed four research awards on scientists who are closing the chasm between basic research and clinical medicine. (Wed, 05 Mar 2008 21:15:00 GMT)

Illinois Senate committee approves plan to use marijuana as medicine
A state Senate committee took a step toward legalizing the use of medical marijuana Wednesday, voting to let people with debilitating illnesses like AIDS or cancer use marijuana to ease their symptoms. (Thu, 06 Mar 2008 06:11:06 GMT)

A New Era In Cell Biology: German Company Develops Groundbreaking Alternative To Stem Cell Therapy
In mid-March the German Bundestag (Lower House) is due to vote on an amendment to the German Stem Cell Act. (Thu, 06 Mar 2008 09:08:30 GMT)

Sholeh Patrick
In the largely unregulated world of alternative medicine, progressing up the mountain of legal structure comes in baby steps. One of those is crawling quietly -- at least in terms of mainstream media attention -- through the Legislature: further controlling naturopathic practice. (Thu, 06 Mar 2008 10:14:21 GMT)

Healthways Enters Brazilian Market Through 10-Year Disease Management Service Agreement with Fleury
NASHVILLE, Tenn.----Healthways International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Healthways, Inc. , today announced a 10-year agreement with Sao Paulo-based Fleury, S.A., Brazil's premier medicine and health company, to offer disease management services in Brazil beginning in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2008. (Thu, 06 Mar 2008 14:30:00 GMT)

Healthways Enters Brazilian Market Through 10-Year Disease Management Service Agreement with Fleury
Healthways International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), today announced a 10-year agreement with Sao Paulo-based Fleury, S.A., Brazil's premier medicine and health company, to offer disease management services in Brazil beginning in the 2nd calendar quarter of 2008. This collaboration offers Fleury the opportunity to rapidly introduce best-in-class disease ... (Thu, 06 Mar 2008 14:40:14 GMT)

Putnam picks backup treatment site in health crisis
SOUTHEAST - Local health, emergency-service and elected officials met yesterday at the first site chosen in Putnam County to serve as an alternative to hospital-based care in the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak or other mass health crisis. (Fri, 07 Mar 2008 07:54:07 GMT)

George Goodheart: A medical innovator
A Grosse Pointe Farms resident who developed the testing of muscle reactions to diagnose patients has died. George Goodheart, 89, the originator of applied kinesiology, died Wednesday night, said a spokesman for the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. (Fri, 07 Mar 2008 08:25:18 GMT)

Sholeh Patrick
In the largely unregulated world of alternative medicine, progressing up the mountain of legal structure comes in baby steps. One of those is crawling quietly -- at least in terms of mainstream media attention -- through the Legislature: further controlling naturopathic practice. (Fri, 07 Mar 2008 10:12:28 GMT)

Silver Jubilee Celebrations For British Holistic Medical Association
On April 18th and 19th the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA) is celebrating its Silver Jubilee year with a ground breaking conference in London: Medicine as if People Matter: Patients, Practitioners and Places. (Fri, 07 Mar 2008 11:08:40 GMT)

Local business offers uniqe alternative medicine procedure
Hydrocolon therapy has become popular in alternative medicine circles to the point where some people pay $50 to have their colon cleansed every month. Palmetto Wellness in Gaffney is one of the few places where the colonic treatment is available in the Upstate. (Fri, 07 Mar 2008 16:41:57 GMT)

Imperfect Heroes
Sandeep Jauhar describes his ambivalent path to becoming a doctor. (Fri, 07 Mar 2008 22:29:46 GMT)

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure(TM) Follows Principles of Biocompatible Dentistry
Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc., which will be present at the 2008 International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology Spring Meeting, March 7-8, 2008 in Chicago, Ill., today reaffirmed its commitment to following the principles of biocompatible dentistry. (Fri, 07 Mar 2008 23:49:00 GMT)

On alternative breaks, it’s service over skiing
A growing number of Iowa college students are ditching traditional spring break vacations for alternative breaks that involve community service projects in other parts of the country or world. (Sat, 08 Mar 2008 10:15:18 GMT)

Music as medicine
Therapy is clinically valid for the living and the dying When we're stressed and our minds are racing, our attention becomes scattered, maybe causing us to toss and turn at night. The electric circuitry of our brains mirrors the anxiety with jumpy, jittery beta waves. But when we feel relaxed, the pattern calms down, and alpha waves take over. Now science has learned how to manipulate the ... (Sat, 08 Mar 2008 18:27:28 GMT)

A safer way to dispose of old medicine
Benton County has found a safe alternative to flushing med's down the drain. The program is called Pyro-Med, and it started Saturday. Those who stopped by had a little of everything in their medicine cabinets. (Sun, 09 Mar 2008 03:30:22 GMT)

Health fair held at Whitehall in Boca Raton
The first annual free public health and wellness fair was held recently at Whitehall Boca Raton. Represented were The American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, AARP, and others from both the medical and alternative medicine community. (Sun, 09 Mar 2008 03:44:10 GMT)

Doctors going wireless to write prescriptions
For Dr. Edward Sobel, a Wilmington family practice doctor, a laptop computer is as essential to practicing medicine as his stethoscope. (Sun, 09 Mar 2008 08:01:08 GMT)

Inside Medicine: Alternative medical therapies deserve to be studied further
Humans are not wired to be particularly objective. Once we have a small amount of information about something or someone, our minds begin to construct pretty strong beliefs. (Sun, 09 Mar 2008 09:11:44 GMT)

Andy Borowitz Archives
02/27/08 : Cash-rich Obama Buys Yahoo 02/25/08 : Nader Announces Plan to Wreck Election 02/20/08 : Obama Calls Plagiarism Flap ‘Best of Times, Worst of Times’ 02/19/08 : Conversation with a Superdelegate: Actual transcript 02/13/08 : Facebook to co-sponsor War on Terror 02/12/08 : Hillary sells own tears on eBay 02/07/08 : Dem Race Poses Challenge for Racists, Sexists 01/31/08 : Nader Warns ... (Sun, 09 Mar 2008 14:59:06 GMT)

$30 Million Research Program Into Malaria In Pregnancy To Be Lead By Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has received a $30 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the control and treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The five year programme will directly benefit the 50 million women who face exposure to malaria whilst pregnant every year. (Sun, 09 Mar 2008 18:07:10 GMT)

Monday Close-Up: The healing effects of acupuncture in Provo
Seven years ago, Margerie White had such severe back pain that she was forced to rely on a cane, limit her activity and often remain hunched over. Her doctors told her that she would need back surgery to get back to her former self. Back surgery was not something White was willing to do at her age. Instead she decided to look into alternative medicine. (Mon, 10 Mar 2008 06:23:08 GMT)

Inside Medicine: Alternative medical therapies deserve to be studied further
Humans are not wired to be particularly objective. Once we have a small amount of information about something or someone, our minds begin to construct pretty strong beliefs. (Mon, 10 Mar 2008 08:13:56 GMT)

Independent Physician Surveys Show if Approved, MF101 Could Become First-Line Treatment for Menopause Symptoms
Bionovo, Inc. announced today results from two independent physician surveys which showed MF101 could become first-line treatment for menopausal vasomotor symptoms . In both qualitative and quantitative studies, 124 physicians board certified in internal medicine or obstetrics and gynecology specializing in the treatment of menopause reported MF101, if approved, would be their drug of choice ... (Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:00:00 GMT)

School system develops extreme heat program
Ethics reform, a new "Extreme Heat and Hydration Policy" and the extension of grade levels at the alternative school, Operation Jumpstart, were all discussed at the committee as a whole meeting of the St. Tammany Parish School Board Thursday night. (Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:14:05 GMT)

Doctor Q&A: What alternative treatments exist for multiple sclerosis?
Alternative medicine doctor answers questions from Register readers. Q: What is the holistic approach to treating relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis? (Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:40:42 GMT)

Doctors, drugs and alternative therapies
When I was a child at summer camp, an epidemic of home-sickness broke out. Several campers presented themselves to the resident medic, who talked to them gently and asked who they were missing most. Those who were pining for their mothers got a pink-coated chocolate. (Mon, 10 Mar 2008 20:11:29 GMT)

Communities Offer Alternative to Flushing Medicines
With the news that medication might be making its way into drinking water, organizers of a medicine collection effort next month expect a bigger response. (Mon, 10 Mar 2008 22:32:43 GMT)

Pain relief is the point
Traditional medicine slowly learning to appreciate alternative therapies (Tue, 11 Mar 2008 07:39:06 GMT)

Health Calendar: Complementary and alternative medicine
Alan E. Smith, author of UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies (Loving Healing Press, $20), will present a forum on complementary and alternative medicine Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane (between Preston Road and Hillcrest Avenue). (Tue, 11 Mar 2008 07:44:50 GMT)

DOST to set up IPR digital library for traditional medicine
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is putting up a digital library that would protect the country's intellectual property rights on some traditional medicines, officials said today. (Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:16:40 GMT)

Research Offers Road Map To Safer Pain Control, Cost Savings During Colonoscopies
At a time when several U.S. health insurers have announced plans to discontinue payment for use of the sedative propofol during most screening colonoscopies, physicians at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that an alternative way to administer the drug could both save millions of health care dollars and provide a safer way to deliver optimal pain relief. (Wed, 12 Mar 2008 08:10:11 GMT)

A road map to safer pain control, cost savings during colonoscopies
At a time when several U.S. health insurers have discontinued payment for use of the sedative propofol during most screening colonoscopies, physicians at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that an alternative way to administer the drug could both save millions of health care dollars and provide a safer way to deliver optimal pain relief. (Wed, 12 Mar 2008 09:58:39 GMT)

More Indian CEO’s Taking A Favorable View Of Aryuvedic Medicine
With the rising demand for ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines, thanks to new advertising and marketing techniques, traditional ways of treatment systems are sought after by patients who are looking for ways for cure of various chronic and lifestyle induced ailments. (Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:07:06 GMT)

Aching Zoo Resident Gets Alternative Medicine
When traditional medicine didn't seem to work for a senior resident at the San Antonio Zoo, a veterinarian armed with needles was called in. (Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:52:41 GMT)

Study Finds Naturopathic Care for Chronic Low-Back Pain to be Efficacious, Cost-Effective
Naturopathic care is more cost-effective than a standardized physiotherapy-education regimen in the treatment of chronic low-back pain, according to a study in the March/April 2008 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by InnoVision Health Media. (Wed, 12 Mar 2008 18:00:00 GMT)

What's Online
Natural Medicine is an online database of natural remedies as well as an information center for alternative medicine treatments. (Wed, 12 Mar 2008 18:03:18 GMT)

Could alternative allergy treatment cure the sniffles?
The medicine cabinet may not be the only place to find relief from the sniffles. There's an alternative therapy some allergy sufferers swear by. (Wed, 12 Mar 2008 22:34:35 GMT)

By Ike Wilson News-Post Staff
SMITHSBURG -- What do you do when you have a chronic illness, or just the symptoms of one, but aren't sure? "Start at the beginning, find the root cause then address the issues in the correct order," said Linda Potts, a registered nurse and certified alternative medicine practitioner. (Thu, 13 Mar 2008 06:13:58 GMT)

Kohl Hearing Seeks Alternative To Drug Industry's Controversial Practice Of "Educating" Doctors About New Drugs, USA
U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) held a hearing to consider an alternative to the current prevailing practice of doctors receiving the latest information on new drugs from the drug manufacturers themselves. Pharmaceutical sales representatives are currently one of the only ways doctors can learn about new drugs on the market. (Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:10:21 GMT)

Paperback: Suckers, by Rose Shapiro
This ferocious assault on the evidence-free mountebanks who peddle alternative medicine, and the dupes who fund them, is a bracing tonic. From aromatherapy to "zero balancing", Shapiro runs through the alphabet of false claims and dud research, exposing quackery. She mounts a terrific defence of science against superstition. But something's gone wrong with the tone – a sneery arrogance that (as ... (Fri, 14 Mar 2008 00:26:33 GMT)

Bypassing 'Big Pharma' with Alternative Medical Treatment
Holistic, non-toxic therapies gain ground in wake of drug recalls (Fri, 14 Mar 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Bypassing 'Big Pharma' with Alternative Medical Treatment
Holistic, non-toxic therapies gain ground in wake of drug recalls (PRWeb Mar 14, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Fri, 14 Mar 2008 07:17:20 GMT)

Aspect Medical Systems Provides Commentary And Information On New England Journal Of Medicine Study On Anesthesia ...
Aspect Medical Systems (NASDAQ: ASPM), the global market leader in brain monitoring technology, commented on the results from a prospective study of the potential of the Bispectral Index™ (BIS™) to reduce the risk of anesthesia awareness. (Fri, 14 Mar 2008 09:09:00 GMT)

Natural Remedies Become Popular
(file photo) Several people practice Tai Chi at the Queens Botanical Garden, a form of alternative medicine known to reduce stress, improve balance and enhance agility. (Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:50:11 GMT)

Food Matters -- But Can it Cure Cancer?
"Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food" -- Hippocrates. That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial new documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. (PRWeb Mar 15, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Sat, 15 Mar 2008 07:23:20 GMT)

Natural Remedies Become Popular
(file photo) Several people practice Tai Chi at the Queens Botanical Garden, a form of alternative medicine known to reduce stress, improve balance and enhance agility. (Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:22:59 GMT)

Doctor Q&A: Can cholesterol medication cause temporary amnesia?
Alternative medicine doctor answers questions from Register readers. Q: My husband was just released from the hospital with what the doctors termed "transient global amnesia." The conclusion they came to was that it is a "once in a lifetime" thing and who knows why. (Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:25:42 GMT)

Heal with
Sometime ago, I wrote that my "conversion" from a "hard core" pharmacist to alternative medicine was due to a miraculous cure of a skin rash. The rash had failed to respond to the best of modern medicine for almost two years. Then, I was cured in one session by a homeopath. (Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:30:06 GMT)

Natural Remedies Become Popular
(file photo) Several people practice Tai Chi at the Queens Botanical Garden, a form of alternative medicine known to reduce stress, improve balance and enhance agility. (Sat, 15 Mar 2008 18:21:06 GMT)

Inside Medicine: Depression, drugs and withheld data
As anyone who has suffered from depression or has cared for some with the illness knows, depression is serious and life-threatening. (Sun, 16 Mar 2008 07:12:30 GMT)

Inside Medicine: Depression, drugs and withheld data
As anyone who has suffered from depression or has cared for some with the illness knows, depression is serious and life-threatening. (Sun, 16 Mar 2008 07:15:01 GMT)

Integrative Way: Relieving pain without drugs
Q: I have arthritis in my knees and hips and have a hard time tolerating prescription meds for arthritis. I have tried glucosamine, but it hasn't worked for me. Are there any other alternative therapies that you'd recommend? (Sun, 16 Mar 2008 07:15:41 GMT)

Natural Medicine: Choosing a nutrition bar
Whole foods, such as a bag of nuts and raisins or an apple, make a great, healthy snack when you are on the go. However, in preparation for those times when you forget to grab a snack on your way out the door, the nutrition bar is an easy solution for a quick meal replacement or snack. Bars can taste great, pack a lot of nutrients, and are non-perishable and very convenient. With a nutrition bar ... (Sun, 16 Mar 2008 19:04:08 GMT)

Natural Remedies Become Popular
(file photo) Several people practice Tai Chi at the Queens Botanical Garden, a form of alternative medicine known to reduce stress, improve balance and enhance agility. (Sun, 16 Mar 2008 23:51:06 GMT)

Doctors using gain from building sale to focus on practicing medicine
Fundamental financial advice: It's better to buy than rent. But a Columbus physician practice that sold its office building and returned to leasing isn't alone in the medical industry. (Mon, 17 Mar 2008 04:10:43 GMT)

AG board considers options for alternative education center
Albert Gallatin Area School District is scheduled to convert the existing A.L. Wilson Elementary School into an alternative education center, and the school board is exploring its options. (Mon, 17 Mar 2008 04:21:51 GMT)

BioSyntech announces positive preliminary interim data for BST-CarGel(R) clinical trial
BioSyntech, Inc. , a biotechnology company developing novel products in regenerative medicine, today announced it has received positive preliminary results from a prospectively planned six-month interim analysis of its Canadian-European pivotal clinical trial for BST-CarGel. (Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:41:00 GMT)

Study Finds Potential Cause of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
MONDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have pinpointed a biological pathway that may block the blood vessel proliferation and leakiness behind most cases of blindness in the United States. (Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:01:48 GMT)

Doctor Q&A: Can cholesterol medication cause temporary amnesia?
Alternative medicine doctor answers questions from Register readers. Q: My husband was just released from the hospital with what the doctors termed "transient global amnesia." The conclusion they came to was that it is a "once in a lifetime" thing and who knows why. (Mon, 17 Mar 2008 19:11:19 GMT)

Comments | Recommend
Ask a doctor Comments | Recommend Orange County doctors are available to field questions on health and medicine from Register readers. (Mon, 17 Mar 2008 19:11:50 GMT)

Doctor Q&A: What alternative treatments exist for multiple sclerosis?
Alternative medicine doctor answers questions from Register readers. Q: What is the holistic approach to treating relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis? (Mon, 17 Mar 2008 19:12:00 GMT)

Alternative and traditional medical care combine to heal middle-age figure skater
PERSONAL PULSE: Irvine woman thinks outside the box to treat a herniated disc in her neck and get back on the ice. (Mon, 17 Mar 2008 19:17:29 GMT)

As a scientist I used to think meditation was hokum. Not any more!
Millions of Britons use alternative therapies, yet they’re often dismissed by scientists as mere quackery. To test this, Kathy Sykes, Professor of Sciences and Society at the University of Bristol, investigated three popular therapies as part of a new BBC series — with surprising results (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 01:34:35 GMT)

Holistic medicine based on harmony with nature
PRATTVILLE -- James R. Walker jokingly describes himself as an "88-year-old young geezer, in good health and as active as a frisky puppy under a leaky cow." (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:06:33 GMT)

Hormone Pellet Therapy Regulates Hormone Delivery For Patients
The Institute for Progressive Medicine (IPM) has announced the clinic's Hormone Pellet Therapy. This therapy is used for both men and women who are seeking the benefits of traditional hormone replacement, but want to avoid many of the well-publicized health risks and hassles of traditional pills or creams. (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:07:10 GMT)

Natural Remedies Become Popular
(file photo) Several people practice Tai Chi at the Queens Botanical Garden, a form of alternative medicine known to reduce stress, improve balance and enhance agility. (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:39:05 GMT)

Natural Remedies Become Popular
(file photo) Several people practice Tai Chi at the Queens Botanical Garden, a form of alternative medicine known to reduce stress, improve balance and enhance agility. (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:39:05 GMT)

Natural Remedies Become Popular
(file photo) Several people practice Tai Chi at the Queens Botanical Garden, a form of alternative medicine known to reduce stress, improve balance and enhance agility. (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:39:05 GMT)

Doctor Q&A: How do I boost my immune system to prevent respiratory illness?
Alternative medicine doctor answers reader questions. Q: I am a 61-year-old woman in good health but for the chronic respiratory condition of mild bronchiectasis, which was diagnosed about seven years ago. (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:55:42 GMT)

Doctor Q&A: How do I boost my immune system to prevent respiratory illness?
Ask the Doctor: Alternative medicine doctor answers questions from Register readers. (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 19:27:20 GMT)

Successful use of natural medicine for drug addicts
HOLGUIN (AIN). — Health experts at the El Quinqué International Clinic in this eastern Cuban city are using, with notable results, the techniques of natural and traditional medicine in patients being treated for drug addiction. (Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:47:15 GMT)

Poison prevention starts with respecting, inspecting medicines
Between tots' cough and cold medicines being pulled from store shelves, and a New York teenager dying from a muscle-cream overdose, the past year's scares are grounds for renewing a healthy fear for the products stowed in your medicine cabinet. (Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:13:43 GMT)

Latex glove allergies that affect one in six NHS staff could be cut by new alternative
Allergies and asthma associated with latex gloves can be cut down if the NHS switches to using a different type, experts said today. New guidelines were published urging hospitals to use powder-free, low protein latex gloves as an alternative to the traditional powdered latex sort (Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:19:11 GMT)

Gift backs UB med school lectures
The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has begun a lecture series on emerging trends in medical education. (Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:31:52 GMT)

Cancer Care: Medicine And More
Cancer care generally consists of chemotherapy and radiation. But some doctors are adding in exercise and yoga. VIDEO: Cancer Care: Medicine And More (Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:01:13 GMT)

New Report Outlines Key Legal Issues for Medical Spas and Aesthetic Medical Practices
A new IAPAM report outlines the legal implications of opening a medical spa. Medical spas require careful attention to the intersection of the corporate practice of medicine, licensing, anti-kickback and fee-splitting considerations, and other legal and regulatory issues. This report summarizes the key legal issues physicians and medical spa owners need to know. (Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Author, Fitness Pro and Healer Carolyn Cooper Announces New Training in Energy Therapy Technique Calyco Healing
Carolyn Cooper's Calyco Healing training is now available to the public. The training teaches easy-to-learn energy therapy techniques. Energy healing is becoming more accepted, as evidenced by the National Institutes of Health initiative launched in 2005 that includes the scientific study of energy therapy as part of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (PRWeb Mar 20, ... (Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:12:34 GMT)

New Report Outlines Key Legal Issues for Medical Spas and Aesthetic Medical Practices
A new IAPAM report outlines the legal implications of opening a medical spa. Medical spas require careful attention to the intersection of the corporate practice of medicine, licensing, anti-kickback and fee-splitting considerations, and other legal and regulatory issues. This report summarizes the key legal issues physicians and medical spa owners need to know. (PRWeb Mar 20, 2008) Read the ... (Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:30:13 GMT)

Geriatric Certificate Program resumes at UNM
The New Mexico Geriatric Education Center at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine has announced that its Interdisciplinary Geriatric Certificate Program, a 40-credit-hour program, will resume in 2008 with four Saturday sessions. (Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:05:03 GMT)

Alternative Medicine ... Gone to the Dogs
A Morgantown animal shelter is fusing alternative therapeutic techniques with veterinary practice. (Thu, 20 Mar 2008 23:12:21 GMT)

Alternative locations for Medicine Shoppe
HARRISBURG - Charlotte Brown, employee of the Medicine Shoppe, says while the pharmacy is closed due to flooding patients may visit the Ridgway and Marion locations. (Fri, 21 Mar 2008 04:52:54 GMT)

Stossel speaks about capitalism
Students who expected John Stossel to talk about why socialized medicine "stinks" on Wednesday were left disappointed. The ABC News anchor came to Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium to speak on capitalism and its place in the economy rather than socialized medicine, which was the topic advertised with posters across campus. (Fri, 21 Mar 2008 04:56:41 GMT)

New medical series for BBC ONE
Medical Frontiers (working title) presented by Professor Robert Winston, is a new medical series for BBC ONE, examining the life and death decisions made every day on the edge of medicine. (Fri, 21 Mar 2008 06:13:23 GMT)

The Many Faces of Lupus
Dr. Betty A. Diamond on changing trends in lupus care. (Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:05:15 GMT)

Alternative locations for Medicine Shoppe
HARRISBURG - Charlotte Brown, employee of the Medicine Shoppe, says while the pharmacy is closed due to flooding patients may visit the Ridgway and Marion locations. (Fri, 21 Mar 2008 19:52:53 GMT)

Med monies tad unorthodox, too
Gov. Paterson's state Senate campaign paid "wages" to a disgraced doctor specializing in alternative medicine - and secured state funding for a foundation linked to her. (Sat, 22 Mar 2008 09:09:55 GMT)

New teams, new faculty
Posted: 9:12 AM- USTAR has established 11 research teams, directed by 15 new faculty members recruited from around the nation. (Sat, 22 Mar 2008 15:26:36 GMT)

Years haven't mellowed activist
Shy and retiring aren't accurate words to describe Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the first African-American and the second female surgeon general to head the U.S. Public Health Service. Better words are outspoken and passionate. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, a fellow Arkansan, Elders' term lasted only 15 months before conservatives and moderates alike pounced on statements she made during ... (Sun, 23 Mar 2008 07:16:21 GMT)

More News
The past year in business news saw ups and downs, including job creations, job losses, foreclosure rises and changing practices. Here are some of the highlights. For more of the year’s business news, check out our interactive time line that includes links to the full stories at www.thetimes-tribune.com. (Sun, 23 Mar 2008 08:02:30 GMT)

South African trials aim for better TB vaccine in face of 2 million annual deaths
WORCESTER, South Africa (AP) -- Janine September extends her slender arm toward a nurse's syringe, hoping that the hundreds of vials of blood extracted in the past six months will help conquer a 4,000-year-old curse: tuberculosis, which kills an estimated 2 million every year. (Sun, 23 Mar 2008 08:05:26 GMT)

Patients play leading role in health care
Attention, patients: Doctors want you to play a more active role when you go for an office visit. It's all part of a massive federal effort to improve the quality of health care in the United States. (Sun, 23 Mar 2008 09:03:35 GMT)

Experimental heart device gives kids hope
Anthony Rusakov had his first major heart surgery when he was just a week old. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition) (Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:32:03 GMT)

Emergence of bacterial superbug has health officials nervous
Kelleigh Nelson of Knoxville, Tenn., always considered herself healthy. But three years ago, as she put it, "Everything went to hell in a hand-basket." (Sun, 23 Mar 2008 14:36:40 GMT)

It is unscientific to pour wholesale scorn on complementary medicine
Madeleine Bunting: Alarmist condemnation of all alternative therapies ignores the crucial role some could play in the human healing process (Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:10:58 GMT)

It is unscientific to pour wholesale scorn on complementary medicine
Comment is free: Madeleine Bunting: Alarmist condemnation of all alternative therapies ignores the crucial role some could play in the human healing process (Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:14:59 GMT)

Alternative medicine firm seeks partnerships
The company: Livonia-based Healing Waters Cleansing Center is a certified colon hydrotherapy center. Clients include athletes, people with migraines or others looking to eliminate the body's toxins in natural ways. Owner Denise Strauss said she offers her clients a spa-like atmosphere to help them get the most out of this unique form of alternative medicine. (Mon, 24 Mar 2008 05:24:39 GMT)

Pet medicine maker Velcera loses partner
YARDLEY -- Novartis Animal Health has decided to terminate its license-and-development agreement with a Bucks County specialty pharmaceutical company that is seeking an easier way to give medicine to pets. (Mon, 24 Mar 2008 05:31:08 GMT)

University of Colorado Hospital Offers Women-Only Colonoscopy Clinic
The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) now offers an alternative for women who are hesitant to see a male physician for colon-related health issues--just in time for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Aliya Hasan, MD, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, has created a women-only colonoscopy clinic allowing her to ... (Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:20:37 GMT)

Making the Case for Alternative Medicine
ORLANDO, Fla.----Alternative medicine has a place in the traditional endocrinologist's practice. But just what is appropriate, and what is misleading? This question will be explored at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 17th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress, by Marc R. (Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:45:00 GMT)

Making the Case for Alternative Medicine  
24/03/2008 12:45:00 Business Wire Alternative medicine has a place in the traditional endocrinologist s practice. But just what is appropriate, and what is misleading? (Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:55:49 GMT)

Making the Case for Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine has a place in the traditional endocrinologist's practice. But just what is appropriate, and what is misleading? This question will be explored at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 17th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress, by Marc R. Blackman, MD, at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando. (Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:20:57 GMT)

Healthy Reads | Guide to women's health
Dr. Nieca Goldberg's Complete Guide to Women's Health (Ballantine, $27) can help you to understand the changes going in your body so you can better communicate with your doctor. For starters, be sure to tell your doctor everything. Topics include hormones, stroke, heart disease, exercise and alternative medicine. (Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:27:41 GMT)

It is unscientific to pour wholesale scorn on complementary medicine
Madeleine Bunting: Alarmist condemnation of all alternative therapies ignores the crucial role some could play in the human healing process (Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:14:02 GMT)

Alternative Therapy Gaining Support As Bad Cholesterol Treatment
Medical experts are talking about a natural, safe and easy way to lower cholesterol -- but odds are that many people have never heard of the alternative therapy. (Tue, 25 Mar 2008 23:21:46 GMT)

Minds opening to alternative healing
[ Tucked away in the basement of a building off King Avenue, amid the hospital construction and traffic, thousands of Athenians each year escape from the chaos of their daily lives. (Wed, 26 Mar 2008 05:00:16 GMT)

Alternative Medicine: For future doctors, how much freedom is too much?
The word “pre-med” may recall an image of the constantly frazzled student with dark under-eye bags and a coffee cup in hand — at least at Yale College. But this image is far from accurate for some students who actually manage to complete the pre-med requirements — those at the University’s medical school. (Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:20:54 GMT)

Demi hails blood-sucking therapy
Actress Demi Moore confesses to indulging in an unusual alternative therapy - blood-sucking leeches. (Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:48:11 GMT)

CREES explores alternative meds for livestock
The Northern Marianas College Cooperative Research Extension and Education Service was recently awarded a grant totaling $97,074 to fund a project that advances alternative plant medicines to improve livestock health in the Pacific region. (Wed, 26 Mar 2008 14:07:46 GMT)

Cancer GP sold performance drugs
CONTROVERSIAL Queensland doctor Michael Tait, facing deregistration over his alternative treatment of 150 terminally ill cancer patients, has been previously convicted of selling performance-enhancing drugs to body builders on the Gold Coast. (Thu, 27 Mar 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

CREES explores alternative meds for livestock
The Northern Marianas College Cooperative Research Extension and Education Service was recently awarded a grant totaling $97,074 to fund a project that advances alternative plant medicines to improve livestock health in the Pacific region. (Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:12:02 GMT)

Relaxation training may improve control of hard-to-treat systolic hypertension
Adding the relaxation response, a stress-management approach, to other lifestyle interventions may significantly improve treatment of the type of hypertension most common in the elderly. Among participants in a study conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Hypertension Program and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at MGH, those who received relaxation response ... (Thu, 27 Mar 2008 15:22:36 GMT)

Western Reserve Heart Care Receives ICANL Nuclear Medicine Accreditation
Western Reserve Heart Care, a cardiology testing and treatment facility located in Hudson, was recently granted accreditation as a nuclear medicine lab by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories . (Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:10:00 GMT)

High-tech medicine, egg donor made this couple parents
Paul Nozell had few doubts as he sat in front of an ultrasound screen watching as two eggs - no bigger than pinheads - were implanted in his wife's uterus. "Those were the best eggs you could get," he said. "Those two eggs were just perfect." He was right. On Nov. 27, Garrett and Laura Nozell were born. (Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:26:27 GMT)

High-tech medicine, egg donor made this couple parents
Paul Nozell had few doubts as he sat in front of an ultrasound screen watching as two eggs - no bigger than pinheads - were implanted in his wife's uterus. (Thu, 27 Mar 2008 20:00:55 GMT)

Shelf full of medicine
You know you’ve made it big if, say, an environmental organization or a human rights group is protesting outside of your corporate headquarters. As, for instance, ExxonMobil becomes increasingly synonymous with the word “evil,” its business has become increasingly lucrative. (Fri, 28 Mar 2008 07:16:33 GMT)

Study Results Show Investigational Drug, Prasugrel, Cuts Risk of Stent-Related Clots by More than Half Versus ...
The findings were presented today by Dr. Stephen Wiviott , an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and investigator with the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions with the American College of Cardiology's Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit, in Chicago . (Sat, 29 Mar 2008 14:18:52 GMT)

Alternative medicine
ON the last day of the wake for Larry Cruz, I sat for breakfast with René Bas, his wife, Jeanne, Kit Tatad and Rey Orosa. (Sat, 29 Mar 2008 14:24:52 GMT)

Angiomax works just as well as heparin: study
As the commonly used blood thinner heparin is recalled around the world and some doctors worry about shortages, researchers say the anti-clotting drug Angiomax works just as well. (Sat, 29 Mar 2008 21:30:05 GMT)

More funds for alternate medicine study
Research into the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medical treatments is to receive more than $7 million funding from the federal government. (Sun, 30 Mar 2008 02:21:11 GMT)

More funds for alternate medicine study
Research into the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medical treatments is to receive more than $7 million funding from the federal government. (Sun, 30 Mar 2008 22:43:04 GMT)

Up Next, Recaps & Links
Stories, links and the place to get more information for stories on CBS News Sunday Morning . (Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:30:03 GMT)

Doctor Q&A: My daughter has trouble emptying her bladder. What can we do?
Alternative medicine doctor answers questions from Register readers. Q: I have a 10-year-old daughter who cannot empty her bladder. This has been going on for about six years. (Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:30:29 GMT)

Going Raw: Joann Klimkiewicz, Staff Writer
Joann Klimkiewicz (Mon, 31 Mar 2008 12:45:45 GMT)

Study finds support for PCI in unprotected left main disease
CHICAGO, Ill. (March 31, 2008) — Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be a reasonable alternative to bypass surgery in patients with blockages in the left main coronary artery, according to a study that found no significant difference in rates of survival when stents and bypass surgery were used to restore blood flow through this critically important artery. (Mon, 31 Mar 2008 13:13:00 GMT)

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