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Alternative Medicine News Sep 2008

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James Lovelock: Medicine for a feverish planet: kill or cure?
Planetary scale engineering might be able to combat global warming, but, as with nineteenth century medicine, the best option may simply be kind words and letting Nature take its course, says James Lovelock (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:32:54 GMT)

Crisis clinic offers free acupuncture to rape victims
Acupuncture sessions will soon be offered as a free, alternative method of therapy for rape victims. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 05:24:35 GMT)

The Medicinal Powers of Yoga
A growing body of research is showing just how much yoga can do for you, physically and mentally. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 10:14:36 GMT)

Study: Bypass better than stents in long term
For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 11:37:00 GMT)

Newer Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise As Alternative To ACE Inhibitors For Some Patients
Researchers in Canada working on an international study, discovered that the angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) telmisartan, a newer type of drug for lowering blood pressure, showed a modest reduction in cardiovascular deaths, strokes and heart attacks in patients with heart problems and dia (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 12:09:22 GMT)

General Osteopathic Council Performance Review Published
The General Osteopathic Council welcomes the review of its performance, published recently, as an aid to improving service to patients and promoting public confidence in osteopaths. The General Osteopathic Council welcomes the review of its performance, published recently, as an aid to improving service to patients and promoting public confidence in osteopaths. (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 12:13:12 GMT)

Study: Bypass better than stents in long term
For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question: How many procedures would you like to have? (Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:15:01 GMT)

Insulin pump popular alternative to shots
PLATTSBURGH -- Dianne Agnew had learned to live with diabetes. It was not very easy, as she spent more than two decades on a daily regime of medicine and insulin shots and battling fluctuating blood-sugar levels that put her in the hospital several times and almost ending her life. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 04:18:58 GMT)

Archives
A UNC School of Medicine administrator will lead efforts to establish a new Orange County airport authority. The 15-member airport authority will be led jointly by UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC Health Care System, with representation from Orange County and its municipalities. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 05:50:30 GMT)

New Data Shows Anticlotting Medicine, AGGRASTAT(R), Lowers Incidence of Heart Attack, in Patients Who Respond Poorly ...
PHILADELPHIA----Antiplatelet medicine, AGGRASTAT® , a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor, has been shown to significantly lower the incidence of heart attack after elective coronary angioplasty, in patients with coronary artery disease who have shown poor response to standard oral antiplatelet agents such as aspirin and clopidogrel.1 These results were announced today at the Annual European ... (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 09:00:00 GMT)

Novacea, Inc. and Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Signing of Merger Agreement
Novacea, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVC) and Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create a NASDAQ-listed specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing new patient benefits from novel applications of existing prescription sleep medicine and psychiatry drugs. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 11:00:00 GMT)

Study: Bypass better than stents in long term
For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question: How many procedures would you like to have? (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:29:19 GMT)

Nature inspires new highly specific drugs and organic products
( European Science Foundation ) The best place to seek novel compounds for pharmaceutical drugs, alternative energy sources, and a host of industrial applications, is within natural systems that have evolved over millions of years. Scientists now realize that the precise molecular arrangements within natural pathways in organisms have been highly tuned for specific processes and provide both ... (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 15:10:59 GMT)

Green cement may set CO2 fate in concrete
Call him cement man. Back when Stanford Professor Brent Constantz was 27 he created a high-tech cement that revolutionized bone fracture repair in hospitals worldwide. People who might have died from the complications of breaking their hips lived. Fractured... (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 15:14:48 GMT)

Ed Blonz: Peer reviews different for a reason
DEAR DR. BLONZ: I saw your column on Poly-MVA. I have no knowledge of this product, but I have knowledge of other alternative treatments for a variety of cancers. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 16:31:43 GMT)

Important Information on Fibromyalgia and Access to Treatments
Examining the Foundation of Patient Driven Medicine (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 22:13:00 GMT)

Nature inspires new highly specific drugs and organic products
The best place to seek novel compounds for pharmaceutical drugs, alternative energy sources, and a host of industrial applications, is within natural systems that have evolved over millions of years. (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 23:54:50 GMT)

Alternative Medicine
The majority of Americans now look outside the standard health care system to treat everything from the common cold to arthritis and cancer. We are meeting with great success by reclaiming personal power in our own bodies. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 04:58:37 GMT)

Good ol' Epsom salts may cut cerebral palsy in preemies
Modern medicine might be rooted in science. But like any other job, it's shaped by traditions, trends and occasional surprises. For years, obstetric units have stocked solutions of magnesium sulfate -- the chemical in Epsom salts. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 07:11:39 GMT)

Surgery for Herniated Discs Is Cost-Effective, Study Concludes
For patients with back pain caused by a herniated disc, surgery is a "moderately" cost-effective alternative to nonsurgical treatment, reports a study in the September 1 issue of Spine. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 04:28:19 GMT)

UCD receives grant for stem cell research
UC Davis Health System researcher Paul S. Knoepfler was awarded over $2 million in grant money by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) earlier this month for his research into the safe application of stem cells for medicinal procedures. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 05:35:17 GMT)

Roche NimbleGen's Revolutionary Sequence Capture Technology Now Available for Use in Research Laboratories
This spring, Roche NimbleGen announced the launch of their Sequence Capture Technology, a groundbreaking technique for enriching targeted genomic regions for high-throughput sequencing. Initially offered as a service, the Sequence Capture Technology is now available for delivery, or use in research laboratories. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 12:00:00 GMT)

Nature Inspires New Highly Specific Drugs And Organic Products
The best place to seek novel compounds for pharmaceutical drugs, alternative energy sources, and a host of industrial applications, is within natural systems that have evolved over millions of years. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 14:09:11 GMT)

Five simple ways to save a life
Quick: What would you do if you impaled yourself with a large, sharp, piece of wood? If your tooth fell out? If you fell from a high ladder? If your friend had a severe allergic reaction? (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 14:21:26 GMT)

NBJ's CAM Report 2007 Presents Detailed Analysis on the $39.5 Billion CAM Services Market
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "NBJ's Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Practitioner Supplement Sales Report 2007" report to their offering. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 18:00:00 GMT)

In Stride - Sports Medicine
A combined aquatic and land-based rehabilitation program during postoperative rehabilitation of rotator cuff tears resulted in a significant improvement in both range of motion and rotator cuff function, according to a study from the University of Sydney, Australia. (Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:19:33 GMT)

UPMC study shows smoking water pipes is popular with college crowd
A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study shows 265, or 41 percent, out of a group of 647 students at Pitt have smoked tobacco from a hookah, or water pipe, and 173 students -- nearly 88 ... (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 04:17:04 GMT)

Quiksilver's Cool Chicks
In the hip Silver Lake section of Los Angeles, nestled between a Latino folk-medicine shop and a beauty salon, there is a loft space that could be an art gallery. Two people are inside. As I enter, one woman chirps, "Hi," then turns back to her conversation. They don't ask me to leave. They don't ask me anything. I look at the art on the walls: no prices, as there would be at a gallery; ... (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 05:36:05 GMT)

'Doctors For You' to help flood victims in Bihar
Patna, Sep 05 : 'Doctors for you' today announced to launch flood relief operations in Bihar with a team of emergency medicine experts from USA and chalked out a programme to tackle the aftermath of the fury. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 05:57:27 GMT)

Maitri joins new center for integrative medicine
Maitri anchors the 10,000-square-foot building, which was built to LEED specifications by Pizzagalli Construction Co. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:23:17 GMT)

Event aims to appeal to body and spirit
If you're interested in exploring alternative forms of spirituality and healing, you may want to check out Theosofest on Sept. 6 at the Theosophical Society in Wheaton. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:05:57 GMT)

Herbal Teas – How To Make Them
Herbal remedies are a type of alternative medicine that comes from plant or plant extracts. They are utilized for healing purposes and may address to psychological conditions as well. They have been used for centuries already, and they are known to be the precursor to modern medicine. (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 14:44:16 GMT)

There is An Alternative to Going to the Doctor -- Doctors Are Dangerous; a Bold New Book About How to Become Truly ...
PAIA, Hawaii, Sept. 5, 2008 -- In a provocative and controversial new book that is sure to cause a stir in the medical and global community, Dr. D reveals the dangers of modern medicine. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT)

Student's CD moves eye exams out of the dark
Graham McPartland hopes to move optometry out of the dark ages. McPartland, who is studying to be an eye doctor, has developed a computer-based vision-testing system. Now as he tries to market his brainchild, the 27-year-old optometrist-in-training is... (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 07:43:10 GMT)

Struck down by drug
Hundreds of New Zealanders are suffering debilitating symptoms after switching to a new version of a thyroid drug. Patient groups and two political parties are urging Pharmac to fast-track an alternative drug supply. But health authorities deny the drug is unsafe. (Sat, 06 Sep 2008 18:26:36 GMT)

Former surgeon general sets high goals for hospital
Pediatrician brings perspective on global health to Orlando Dr. Antonia Coello Novello has an ambitious agenda in mind as a new vice president of Disney Children's Hospital at Florida Hospital. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 07:17:13 GMT)

Qigong's fluid moves keep many in the flow
In November, Ken Cohen was invited to give two lectures on qigong, the ancient Chinese therapeutic movement discipline, at that hallowed hall of Western medicine – the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 07:17:16 GMT)

New Deepak Chopra book praises the simple power of laughter
Deepak Chopra, called "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century" by Time magazine, was born in India and moved to the United States in 1970 to practice medicine. He soon developed a philosophy of wellness that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 07:43:52 GMT)

I drank two bottles of wine a day. Then naturopathy (and a cheque from Gazza) saved my life, says Margi Clarke
Actress Margi Clarke reveals her amazing decade-long journey back to well-being. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 14:33:57 GMT)

Struck down by drug
Hundreds of New Zealanders are suffering debilitating symptoms after switching to a new version of a thyroid drug. Patient groups and two political parties are urging Pharmac to fast-track an alternative drug supply. But health authorities deny the drug is unsafe. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 16:20:17 GMT)

College students have smoked hookah pipes as much as cigarettes, poll shows
A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study shows 265, or 41 percent, out of a group of 647 students at Pitt have smoked tobacco from a hookah, or water pipe, and 173 students -- nearly 88 percent of the 198 people who took part in the centuries-old tradition over the past year -- said they intend to do so again. (Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:04:51 GMT)

What doctors don't tell you
Physician David Newman has written a book about the secrets your doctor keeps from you. But he's not talking about "secret cures" that sell books on alternative medicine. Instead, his new book, Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets From the House of Medicine (Scribner), is all about the secrets that hide in plain sight in medical journals and hospital hallways: (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 01:43:18 GMT)

Spray for ragweed allergies is tested at UW-Madison
High pollen counts and little rain in late August mean it's going to be a bad season for allergy sufferers. But for those people who suffer from ragweed allergies, a new treatment is being tested at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Mark Moss, an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at UW-Madison, is leading a study on a new pump-spray treatment that patients can ... (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 03:39:11 GMT)

Action on Eltroxin now urgent
Immediate action is needed to resolve an unfolding crisis of ill health from a new formulation of Eltroxin, a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 03:48:37 GMT)

Alternative medicines 'effective'
More than a third of patients with long-term fatigue conditions believe complementary and alternative medicines are more effective than traditional medicine, research has revealed. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 04:20:42 GMT)

UCSF breaks ground on $42 million center
The University of California, San Francisco plans to break ground Sept. 10 on a $42 million complex for its Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, a multi-disciplinary program now spread throughout the academic medical center. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 05:30:30 GMT)

AGGRASTAT(R), Lowers Incidence Of Heart Attack, In Patients Who Respond Poorly To Aspirin Or Clopidogrel, After ...
Antiplatelet medicine, AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban HCL), a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor, has been shown to significantly lower the incidence of heart attack after elective coronary angioplasty, in patients with coronary artery disease who have shown poor response to standard oral antiplatelet agents such as aspirin and clopidogrel. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 10:14:23 GMT)

ME Sufferers Rely On Alternative Medicines
More than a third of patients with long-term fatigue conditions like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) believe complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are more effective than traditional medicine in treating their illness, research launched at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester reveals. (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 13:14:13 GMT)

The real first aid guide: What to do in an emergency
A little knowledge is widely recognised as being a bad thing. Nowhere does this apply more than in medicine, and emergency medicine in particular. While pre-hospital treatments can be life- or limb-saving if carried out correctly, occasionally the best thing that can be said about some first aid is that it didn't actually kill anyone. The sketch of the first-aiding characters from Little ... (Mon, 08 Sep 2008 23:30:26 GMT)

Politicians enter fray over medicine
Politicians are calling for urgent action on a prescribed medication used by tens of thousands of New Zealanders. The Greens and National say they have received hundreds of complaints about the drug Eltroxin used in treatment for an underactive thyroid. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 00:41:32 GMT)

Workplace Obesity Management Provides Good Return on Investment
A program to reduce weight and improve health risk factors in obese employees produces a short-term return on investment (ROI) of $1.17 per dollar spent, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 04:29:21 GMT)

Pharmac making progress on Eltroxin alternative
Health officials say they will make an announcement on Thursday about progress in finding an alternative formulation of a drug which helps people with an under-active thyroid gland. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 07:51:24 GMT)

Terror arrest haunts family
After the German businessman was arrested at McCarran International Airport in late December 2006, federal and North Las Vegas authorities strip-searched him, withheld his heart medicine for 36 hours and kept him in jail for four days and three nights before forcing him to return to Europe. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 09:03:44 GMT)

UCSD to Lead Nationwide Study Of Posttraumatic Stress and Brain Injury
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine will lead a $60 million, five-year, 10-site Clinical Consortium funded by the Department of Defense Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program to conduct studies leading to the prevention and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 18:29:10 GMT)

Politicians enter fray over medicine
Politicians are calling for urgent action on a prescribed medication used by tens of thousands of New Zealanders. The Greens and National say they have received hundreds of complaints about the drug Eltroxin used in treatment for an underactive thyroid. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 18:44:26 GMT)

Insurance dispute closes clinic
Plum Spring in Southern Village offered alternative therapies (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 21:31:56 GMT)

All News... Delays for patients after isotope reactor shutdown
Patients needing nuclear medicine treatment in Kent are facing delays following a worldwide shortage of an isotope used in hospital tests. The shortage of molybdenum has been caused by the unexpected shutdown of an isotope reactor in Europe. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 06:43:49 GMT)

Gaylord woman takes alternative path to treat cancer
GAYLORD — When doctors told Karen Hansen in December 2007 that her cancer returned and chemotherapy could prolong her life a year and a half, she went home and decided she would try to cure herself. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:09:23 GMT)

Workplace Obesity Management Provides Good Return On Investment
A program to reduce weight and improve health risk factors in obese employees produces a short-term return on investment (ROI) of $1.17 per dollar spent, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:15:03 GMT)

Japan's stem-cell pioneer grapples with pressure of success
Pioneering stem-cell scientist Shinya Yamanaka, whose work could help transform medicine and find cures for a range of debilitating diseases, says he was a pretty awful doctor. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 16:33:29 GMT)

Practitioner of unique healing approach provides an alternative A unique approach to medical care has made its way to ...
Practitioner of unique healing approach provides an alternative By Tyler Clarke Journal Staff A unique approach to medical care has made its way to northern Saskatchewan, as a certified Body Talk practitioner has set up a practice out of her home northeast of White Fox. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 16:59:24 GMT)

Thyroid drug alternative here
An unsubsidised alternative to a controversial thyroid drug went into pharmacies throughout the country yesterday, on the eve of a Medsafe announcement on its progress in finding a replacement medicine. (Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:28:30 GMT)

Media statement - Eltroxin
The Ministry of Health's drug regulatory arm Medsafe and Government drug-funding agency PHARMAC are well advanced in their efforts to source an alternative brand to the funded thyroid medicine Eltroxin. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 02:04:47 GMT)

Eltroxin Alternative Welcomed
The Minister of Health, David Cunliffe today welcomed the decision taken by Pharmac and Medsafe to fast track any alternatives to the thyroid medicine Eltroxin. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 04:33:34 GMT)

Politicians enter fray over medicine
Politicians are calling for urgent action on a prescribed medication used by tens of thousands of New Zealanders. The Greens and National say they have received hundreds of complaints about the drug Eltroxin used in treatment for an underactive thyroid. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 04:41:56 GMT)

Gaylord woman takes alternative path to treat cancer
GAYLORD — When doctors told Karen Hansen in December 2007 that her cancer returned and chemotherapy could prolong her life a year and a half, she went home and decided she would try to cure herself. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 08:21:48 GMT)

China Stocks: China Sky One Medical, Inc.
China Sky One Medical, Inc. specializes in Chinese medicine products and is gearing up to tap a growing share of China's multi-billion dollar drug market. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 10:20:31 GMT)

Natural Cures Pack Dangerous Chemicals
Ayurveda, a healing tradition from India, is as old as the hills. And apparently ayurvedic medicine available through the Internet contains as many toxic metals as the hills, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:20:50 GMT)

Thyroid medicine reviewed
Health Minister David Cunliffe is endorsing moves to get an alternative formula for thyroid medicine Eltroxin. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:38:04 GMT)

Thyroid medicine reviewed
12 September 2008 Health Minister David Cunliffe is endorsing moves to get an alternative formula for thyroid medicine Eltroxin. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 22:25:46 GMT)

Thyroid medicine reviewed
12 September 2008 Health Minister David Cunliffe is endorsing moves to get an alternative formula for thyroid medicine Eltroxin. (Thu, 11 Sep 2008 22:25:52 GMT)

Gaylord woman takes alternative path to treat cancer
GAYLORD — When doctors told Karen Hansen in December 2007 that her cancer returned and chemotherapy could prolong her life a year and a half, she went home and decided she would try to cure herself. (Fri, 12 Sep 2008 06:21:08 GMT)

British bride who sought new life in India dies 'of sore throat' ten days after her wedding
A newlywed bride who moved to India in search of an alternative lifestyle has died just hours after complaining of a sore throat. (Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:15:38 GMT)

Ben Goldacre: The food supplement industry's stifling of debate is far from democratic
Ben Goldacre: The food supplement industry likes to style itself as people's medicine, but the way it stifles debate is far from democratic (Fri, 12 Sep 2008 18:08:10 GMT)

Banks safe after forex fallout
Jamaica's central bank says it sees no sign of impact on the island's economy on the apparent collapse of a number of so-called alternative investment schemes. (Fri, 12 Sep 2008 20:00:34 GMT)

Gaylord woman takes alternative path to treat cancer
GAYLORD — When doctors told Karen Hansen in December 2007 that her cancer returned and chemotherapy could prolong her life a year and a half, she went home and decided she would try to cure herself. (Sat, 13 Sep 2008 06:35:18 GMT)

’Use alternative medicine with care’
Cancer patients who wish to use alternative forms of medication can do so but under the supervision of their physician, a Cebu-based oncologist said. “This is not a 'no-no. (Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:14:15 GMT)

Holistic health fair offers alternative treatments
An alternative to traditional health care is gaining ground in Augusta! (Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:18:12 GMT)

6 ways to lower medicine costs
Patients who shop around can save big. (Sun, 14 Sep 2008 05:31:13 GMT)

Gaylord woman takes alternative path to treat cancer
GAYLORD — When doctors told Karen Hansen in December 2007 that her cancer returned and chemotherapy could prolong her life a year and a half, she went home and decided she would try to cure herself. (Sun, 14 Sep 2008 06:20:18 GMT)

Hooked on hookahs
A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study shows 265, or 41 percent, out of a group of 647 students at Pitt have smoked tobacco from a hookah, or water pipe, and 173 students — nearly 88 percent of the 198 people who took part in the centuries-old tradition over the past year — said they i (Sun, 14 Sep 2008 08:47:15 GMT)

Take Two: What should we do in Afghanistan?
Take Two: What should we do in Afghanistan? (Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:55:47 GMT)

Alternative treatments serve a patient's mind, body and spirit
To meet patient demand and enhance the hospital experience, more hospitals like Grinnell offer patients complementary and alternative treatments. The American Hospital Association says today that 37% of hospitals around the USA make complementary and alternative treatments available including acupuncture, touch therapy, and music and art therapy. (Sun, 14 Sep 2008 23:01:35 GMT)

Diethelm launches a new dimension in dental care “Fluocaril 40 plus” the toothpaste for those over 40
Çѹ·Õè 15 ¡Ñ¹ÂÒ¹ 2551 08:11 ¹. Diethelm targets a better alternative living with the launch of the “Fluocaril 40 plus” mouth care system. The “Fluocaril 40 plus” is designed and developed especially for those whom are over 40 years of age. (Mon, 15 Sep 2008 01:11:37 GMT)

Pioneer spirit: Physician's love of outdoors leads to practice of wilderness medicine
Can you imagine a world where many of today’s most common health problems — diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, obesity and cancer — could be prevented rather than being treated with expensive drugs and surgeries? Lawrence physician Tom Marcellino can. (Mon, 15 Sep 2008 05:06:45 GMT)

Gaylord woman takes alternative path to treat cancer
GAYLORD — When doctors told Karen Hansen in December 2007 that her cancer returned and chemotherapy could prolong her life a year and a half, she went home and decided she would try to cure herself. (Mon, 15 Sep 2008 06:35:18 GMT)

Business FYI
New physicians at the Everett Clinic include: Ruth Baer, hand surgeon, Everett campus; Oliver Tai, nephrology, Everett; Perry Soriano, oncologic surgery, Everett; Tonia Martinez-Lemke, Silver Lake; Haritha Vankireddy, family medicine, Lake Stevens; and Lila O'Mahony, physician, various locations. (Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:11:57 GMT)

Northwestern University and NogginLabs, Inc. Personalize Patient Education with Design of MyOncofertility.org
Northwestern University and NogginLabs, Inc., the most award-winning e-Learning provider, announce their collaboration on the design of http://www.MyOncofertility.org, launched by Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine on Oncofertility for patients, parents and partners with difficult questions about preserving fertility in the face of cancer. (Mon, 15 Sep 2008 15:14:00 GMT)

The things we do to stay healthy
From cups to suck out toxins to leeches that suck out blood, KASMIAH MUSTAPHA and SUZANNA PILLAY look at several treatments offered by alternative medicine today. (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:02:45 GMT)

Hospitals offering massages, acupuncture
U.S. hospitals are increasingly adding complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, to conventional services, the American Hospital Association said.A survey by the AHA's Health Forum found 37 percent of responding hospitals offer one or more CAM therapies, up from 26.5 percent in 2005. Eighty-four percent of the hospitals indicated patient demand as the primary reason for offering the ... (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:08:56 GMT)

Hospitals offering massages, acupuncture
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. hospitals are increasingly adding complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, to conventional services, the American Hospital Association said. (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:11:33 GMT)

2008/09/15
Cupping using buffalo horns. From cups to suck out toxins to leeches that suck out blood, KASMIAH MUSTAPHA and SUZANNA PILLAY look at several treatments offered by alternative medicine today. (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 03:16:58 GMT)

Animal Need Alignment? Send Them To A Chiropractor
The field of holistic health care is growing every year in the United States. People are trying holistic approaches to their illnesses, pain and physical limitations either as an alternative or supplement to traditional medicine. That holistic approach is now available to a whole new class of clientele in Minnesota. (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 03:58:28 GMT)

Varicose vein treatment eases hunger for pigs
A treatment for varicose veins helped cut the appetites of healthy, growing pigs and might offer a less radical alternative to weight-loss surgery for obese people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 04:12:54 GMT)

Gaylord woman takes alternative path to treat cancer
GAYLORD — When doctors told Karen Hansen in December 2007 that her cancer returned and chemotherapy could prolong her life a year and a half, she went home and decided she would try to cure herself. (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 06:20:18 GMT)

Scientist suppress 'hunger hormone'
Washington, Sept 16 : Scientists at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine have reported success in significantly suppressing levels of the "hunger hormone" ghrelin in pigs. (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 14:58:34 GMT)

The March of Alternative Medicine
A new survey could use a little therapeutic massage itself. (Tue, 16 Sep 2008 22:10:30 GMT)

Geriatrics authority to speak in Sheridan
SHERIDAN - Dr. William H. Thomas, an international authority on geriatric medicine and elder care, will be the keynote speaker at a Green House Forum scheduled for Sept. 23-24 at Sheridan College's C-TEL. It is sponsored by Green House Living for Sheridan and AARP of Wyoming. Thomas is the founder of The Eden Alternative and the Green House model, an alternative to traditional nursing homes. The ... (Wed, 17 Sep 2008 07:08:26 GMT)

Latest Survey Shows More Hospitals Offering Complementary And Alternative Medicine Services
Hospitals across the nation are responding to patient demand and integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services with the conventional services they normally provide, according to the results of a new survey released today by Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA). (Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:10:10 GMT)

Gaylord woman takes alternative path to treat cancer
GAYLORD — When doctors told Karen Hansen in December 2007 that her cancer returned and chemotherapy could prolong her life a year and a half, she went home and decided she would try to cure herself. (Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:50:18 GMT)

Using Complimentary Medicine
Alternative forms of medicine are becoming more common in America. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 03:06:10 GMT)

Scans Provide Alternative to Colonoscopies in Spotting Cancer
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Medical imaging scans detected 90 percent of large polyps and colorectal cancers in a study, giving patients a more comfortable, less costly alternative to colonoscopies used to spot growths before they turn malignant. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 04:41:27 GMT)

X-Ray Spots Colon Cancer, Report Says
A federal study of an X-ray alternative to colonoscopies confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 04:41:31 GMT)

NZ to consdier banning imported medicine
Health authorities are to continue to make available a popular children's medicine made in India, despite a ban on its importation by the United States. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:11:44 GMT)

X-ray could be alternative to colonoscopy
Associated Press ATLANTA: A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:44:38 GMT)

New X-Ray machine works find colon cancer
According to Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine, a federal study has confirmed an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:09:24 GMT)

Alternative remedies: ancient, but how safe?
The health industry has questions about metals like lead, mercury or arsenic being found in ayurvedic supplements. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:17:22 GMT)

'Virtual colonoscopy' offers X-ray alternative
ATLANTA -- A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:25:22 GMT)

Scans Provide Alternative to Colonoscopies in Spotting Cancer
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Medical imaging scans detected 90 percent of large polyps and colorectal cancers in a study, giving patients a more comfortable, less costly alternative to colonoscopies used to spot growths before they turn malignant. (Thu, 18 Sep 2008 22:15:45 GMT)

Charges against Pan's Selim dropped
THE Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped four criminal charges against former alternative medicine tycoon Jim Selim. (Fri, 19 Sep 2008 00:55:00 GMT)

Charges against Pan Pharma boss dropped
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped four criminal charges against former alternative medicine tycoon Jim Selim. Mr Selim, the founder of Pan Pharmaceuticals, had been charged with failing to disclose material information relating to four separate board meetings. (Fri, 19 Sep 2008 01:03:40 GMT)

Navigators help minority patients overcome barriers in medicine
In 1967, young cancer surgeon Harold Freeman had a question: Why were so many of his Harlem patients coming in with incurable late-stage breast cancer - on their first visit? (Fri, 19 Sep 2008 20:47:24 GMT)

Chelation therapy for heart disease
Chelation therapy has been used as a treatment for mercury and lead poisoning for years. More recently, some doctors and alternative medicine practitioners have recommended chelation therapy to treat heart disease and stroke. (Sat, 20 Sep 2008 08:02:58 GMT)

Carpal Tunnel
Dr. David M. Rempel is an occupational medicine physician at the University of California, San Francisco, and a professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also director of the ergonomics research laboratory at the University of California. (Sun, 21 Sep 2008 05:12:55 GMT)

Carpal Tunnel
Dr. Fredric E. Gerr, an occupational medicine physician at the University of Iowa College of Public Health in Iowa City, has been studying work-related musculoskeletal injuries since the mid-1990s. Here are five things he thinks people should know about aches and pains caused by computer use. (Sun, 21 Sep 2008 05:13:15 GMT)

Staying one step ahead of the crowd
For those who want to stay ahead of the crowds, here are a few emerging destinations with the makings of the next Asian hot spots. (Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:24:12 GMT)

Homeopathy a viable alternative ... sometimes
A recent German medical study showed the use of a homeopathic remedy to be as effective as a prescription medication for post-surgical foot pain and discomfort. (Mon, 22 Sep 2008 05:18:29 GMT)

Alternative universe is a world of trouble
FOXBOROUGH - Pigs can fly. Massachusetts might vote Republican. A sportswriter will turn down a free meal. (Mon, 22 Sep 2008 06:54:17 GMT)

Reducing Cancer Surgery Side Effects With Acupuncture
Some good news about an alternative form of medicine from the American Society from Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology meeting in Boston. (Mon, 22 Sep 2008 07:23:19 GMT)

Natural healing
Wolfgang Uperbacher, originally from Austria, is a consistent patient of acupuncture, homeopathic herbs and cranio-sacral therapy. He's lived in in the Vail Valley on and off for 30 years, and is no newcomer to alternative medicine. (Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:06:29 GMT)

PENN Medicine News: Inhibiting Cholesterol-Associated Protein Reduces High-Risk Blockages in Arteries
PHILADELPHIA – Using the drug darapladib, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues have inhibited a cholesterol-and immune system-associated protein, thereby reducing the development of heart-disease plaques that may cause death, heart attacks, and strokes in a pig model of atherosclerosis and diabetes. (Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:57:37 GMT)

Alternative medicine: An intercultural co-operation
Winner of the Fulbright Fellowship for this year, Bethany Elkington, a graduate student in the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy will be joining a research team in Laos to study herbal medicine for tuberculosis. After she obtained her degree in Biology from Purdue University, Elkington spent three years teaching science to Middle school children in rural West Africa ... (Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:09:36 GMT)

Colon X-ray seen as effective at spotting cancer
ATLANTA -- A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect. (Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:26:54 GMT)

Alternative medicine is making its mark
J ill Eisner lay still as an acupuncturist pushed thin needles into her face and feet, with soft music playing in the background. In another room, a herbologist studied his antidote for severe acne: a concoction of 12 ingredients, including dandelion roots, tangerine peel and dried raspberries. A few doors down, Linda Lee, dressed in a white lab coat, used the tools of conventional medicine to ... (Tue, 23 Sep 2008 03:24:04 GMT)

‘Virtual’ alternative to colonoscopy gets lukewarm reaction from local doctors
Three local hospitals do not offer the less invasive “virtual colonoscopy” touted in two new studies as almost as effective as the traditional procedure. But for doctors at Brockton Hospital, South Shore Hospital and Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center, that may be just as well because, they say, the “virtual” method misses too many potential cancers. (Tue, 23 Sep 2008 07:30:00 GMT)

Inhibiting Cholesterol-Associated Protein Reduces High-Risk Blockages In Arteries
Using the drug darapladib, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues have inhibited a cholesterol-and immune system-associated protein, thereby reducing the development of heart-disease plaques that may cause death, heart attacks, and strokes in a pig model of atherosclerosis and diabetes. The study appeared online this week in Nature Medicine. (Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:10:47 GMT)

Ancient Art of Qigong Eases Arthritic Joints
Sep. 7, 2008 -- In November, Ken Cohen was invited to give two lectures on qigong, the ancient Chinese therapeutic movement discipline, at that hallowed hall of Western medicine -- the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. (Wed, 24 Sep 2008 06:34:54 GMT)

X-ray option for colon cancer check may increase screenings for disease
ATLANTA -- A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect. (Wed, 24 Sep 2008 09:29:43 GMT)

Western Consumers Seek Wellbeing in Online Chinese Herbal Medicine Store
Nowadays, with health care costs spiraling and growing acceptance of non-conventional therapies, traditional Chinese remedies that are cheap and effective are finding strong demand among consumers in the United States. An online seller of traditional Chinese herbal remedies, Chinese Herbs Direct, is achieving extraordinary success in meeting the needs of this growing market. (Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:00:00 GMT)

Why does Gecko, a chinese traditional medicine, have anti-tumor effects?
Gecko is a chinese traditional medicine. It has definite effect on malignant tumor, especially on digestive system tumor. A research group in China investigated that Gecko powder could inhibit EC9706 and EC1 growth and proliferation. It was also identified that Gecko could decrease vascular endothelin growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor expression in tumor tissue and induce tumor ... (Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:22:07 GMT)

Siteman Cancer Center to open 24/7 cancer care clinic
The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine will open a 24/7 cancer care clinic to give cancer patients an alternative to emergency rooms, where they expose their weakened immune systems to patients with infectious diseases. (Wed, 24 Sep 2008 16:32:21 GMT)

Hypnosis, acupuncture may cool hot flashes in breast cancer patients
Two new studies suggest that alternative therapies may provide a safe way to relieve the more than 70% of breast cancer patients taking hormonal therapies who have hot flashes. (Wed, 24 Sep 2008 22:30:52 GMT)

New laws being drafted on alternative medicine
25 September 2008 The Ministry of Health is drafting a new law on alternative medicine in the country. The head of the licensing and registration Directorate, Dr. Tawfeeq Naseeb said, " We have consulted the public and concerned bodies in drafting the law which is under study." (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 07:13:11 GMT)

Alternative therapies enter the mainstream
(c) 2008, The Washington Post Jill Eisner held still as an acupuncturist pushed thin needles into her face and feet, with soft music playing in the background. In another room, an herbologist studied his antidote for severe acne: a concoction of 12 ingredients, including dandelion roots, tangerine peel and dried raspberries. A few doors down, Linda Lee, dressed in a white lab coat, used the ... (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 08:31:19 GMT)

S'pore consumer confidence in Chinese products drops amid milk scandal
SINGAPORE : In Singapore, consumer confidence in China-made products has taken a hit, following the melamine-tainted milk scandal. Sales of Chinese foodstuff in some shops have fallen by more than half while some traditional Chinese medicine shops said business is down 20 per cent. (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 12:08:57 GMT)

Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
THURSDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors who suffer from hot flashes can reduce these attacks significantly with hypnosis, a new study finds. (Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:00:43 GMT)

U.S. government probes chelation-heart disease study
The largest alternative medicine study the United States government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected, The Associated Press has learned. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 03:54:31 GMT)

Chelation/heart study no longer enrolling patients after officials question safety
The largest alternative medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people because of potentially deadly risks, The Associated Press has learned. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 04:08:26 GMT)

Doctors halt chelation study
The largest alternative-medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being protected. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 05:02:42 GMT)

Safety of heart study is being investigated
The largest alternative medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected, The Associated Press has learned. More than 1,500 heart attack survivors are involved in the research, which tests a controversial treatment called chelation. It is mainly used ... (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 05:14:54 GMT)

Government probes chelation-heart disease study
The largest alternative medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected, The Associated Press has learned. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:22:46 GMT)

Chelation study is probed
The largest alternative-medicine study the government ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and were being adequately protected. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 07:32:30 GMT)

U.S. probes chelation-heart disease study
The largest alternative medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 12:59:29 GMT)

Government halts big alternative medicine study
n Concerns arise on what risk warnings given to heart attack survivors (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:07:03 GMT)

Many fingers In The Wellness Pie
Modern medicine is slowly but surely leaving a window, if not a door open for alternative wellness therapies to tiptoe in. To choose, blend and integrate various healing systems is the mantra of many hospitals and wellness centres. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:55:42 GMT)

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Modern medicine is slowly but surely leaving a window, if not a door open for alternative wellness therapies to tiptoe in. To choose, blend and integrate various healing systems is the mantra of many hospitals and wellness centres. Reema Moudgil tracks why ayurveda today sits prettily with allopathy (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 20:02:03 GMT)

Government probes heart disease study
The largest alternative medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected, The Associated Press has learned. More than 1,500 heart attack survivors are involved in the research, which tests a controversial treatment called chelation. It is mainly used to ... (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 20:22:35 GMT)

Rival Republican bailout plan poses stark alternative
House Republicans implied that their rival proposal could reduce the panic and jump-start markets without putting taxpayer money at risk. (Fri, 26 Sep 2008 20:56:19 GMT)

US government probes chelation-heart disease study
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - The largest alternative medicine study the US government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected, The Associated Press has learned. (Sat, 27 Sep 2008 09:32:54 GMT)

Many fingers In The Wellness Pie
Modern medicine is slowly but surely leaving a window, if not a door open for alternative wellness therapies to tiptoe in. To choose, blend and integrate various healing systems is the mantra of many hospitals and wellness centres. (Sat, 27 Sep 2008 22:10:53 GMT)

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