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Alternative Medicine News Apr 2009

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Mission starts integrative medicine program
From massage therapy to acupuncture to chiropractic, Asheville boasts one of the highest concentrations of alternative medicine practitioners in North Carolina and the United States. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 04:27:57 GMT)

Possible alternative for those who can't take warfarin
For millions of Americans, a common irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation puts them at high risk of stroke. Plenty of research has shown the blood-thinning drug warfarin does the best job of preventing strokes in those patients. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 05:22:09 GMT)

Chesapeake officials seek options besides trash fee
CHESAPEAKE A majority of the City Council wants an alternative to a proposed $16 monthly trash and recycling fee. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 05:44:07 GMT)

Wellness fair includes alternative medicine
Middletown Nearly 30 health and wellness organizations and representatives from throughout the Hudson Valley will be on campus Wednesday, April 1 when SUNY Orange hosts its annual wellness fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fireplace Lounge of the George F. Shepard Student Center in Middletown. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 07:11:16 GMT)

US Bishops Declare Reiki Therapy Unchristian
WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 1, 2009 ( Zenit.org ).- Reiki, a Japanese alternative medicine, lacks scientific credibility and is outside Christian faith, making it unacceptable for Catholic health care institutions, the U.S. bishops' conference stated. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 21:25:10 GMT)

Dear people of America
Economic emergency medicine. That's about what U.S. President Barack Obama is administering to America these days. (Wed, 01 Apr 2009 23:21:03 GMT)

The Carolina Center Discusses Autism Spectrum Disorder on April 7
RALEIGH – As part of his continuing health series, John C. Pittman, MD, of the Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), will present "Autism Spectrum Disorder: Treating Pervasive Developmental Disorders" on Tuesday, April 7 from 7:00-8:00PM. This free presentation is sponsored by Triangle Compounding Pharmacy and will be held at CCIM’s office located at 4505 Fair Meadow Lane, Suite 111 ... (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 03:19:27 GMT)

Just Medicine
To ensure a consistent application of medical standards, malpractice cases should be judged in special health courts. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 05:00:51 GMT)

Wellness fair includes alternative medicine
Middletown Nearly 30 health and wellness organizations and representatives from throughout the Hudson Valley will be on campus Wednesday, April 1 when SUNY Orange hosts its annual wellness fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fireplace Lounge of the George F. Shepard Student Center in Middletown. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 07:05:36 GMT)

Care home owners deny abuse of residents on alternative medicine
EXCLUSIVE: The owners and manager of a Yorkshire care home at the centre of an abuse probe have denied any wrongdoing and say they have nothing to hide. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:20:38 GMT)

What's coming up in your town?
A program on “Grandma’s Herbs” will be featured at the Chester Lioness Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Lamplighter Restaurant, Routes 24/513. Jan Keyes, an herbalist, will discuss how kitchen spices, herbs and area wild plants are used as folk medicine. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 14:20:29 GMT)

Just Medicine
To ensure a consistent application of medical standards, malpractice cases should be judged in special health courts. (Thu, 02 Apr 2009 16:58:07 GMT)

Alternative medicine dad stays in jail
AN alternative medicine devotee jailed for causing his sick daughter brain damage when he failed to take her to hospital has been refused leave to appeal his sentence. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 03:33:00 GMT)

Dad refused leave to appeal sentence
AN alternative medicine devotee jailed for causing his sick daughter brain damage when he failed to take her to hospital has been refused leave to appeal. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 05:16:56 GMT)

What's coming up in your town?
A program on “Grandma’s Herbs” will be featured at the Chester Lioness Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Lamplighter Restaurant, Routes 24/513. Jan Keyes, an herbalist, will discuss how kitchen spices, herbs and area wild plants are used as folk medicine. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 07:15:48 GMT)

Philippines Royal Oil & Alternative Energy (Symbol: PROL) Obtains New CUSIP for New Name Bio-Genex Laboratories, Inc.; ...
Philippines Royal Oil & Alternative Energy, Inc. (Pinksheets: PROL) announces that during this very challenging transition of acquisition, exploration and development, the new president and chief executive officer of Bio-Genex Laboratories, Amor Zamora expressed his optimism that he will do the best he can to steer the company to become productive and profitable. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 14:18:00 GMT)

Philippines Royal Oil & Alternative Energy (Symbol: PROL) Obtains New CUSIP for New Name Bio-Genex Laboratories, Inc.; ...
A 500:1 Reverse Split of PROL New Record Date of April 19, 2009 (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 14:31:06 GMT)

"Daisy chain" transplants expand patients' options
Patients with end-stage kidney disease now have an exciting new surgical option. Researchers at the School of Medicine have proposed an alternative method for the matching of patients with kidneys for transplant, thus opening the opportunity for far more life-saving operations. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 16:01:10 GMT)

PENN Medicine News: Locking Parasites in Host Cell Could Be New Way to Fight Malaria, Penn Study Shows
PHILADELPHIA – Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that parasites hijack host-cell proteins to ensure their survival and proliferation, suggesting new ways to control the diseases they cause. (Fri, 03 Apr 2009 20:01:09 GMT)

Locking Parasites In Host Cell Could Be New Way To Fight Malaria
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that parasites hijack host-cell proteins to ensure their survival and proliferation, suggesting new ways to control the diseases they cause. The study, appearing this week online in Science, was led by Doron Greenbaum, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the Penn School of Medicine. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 12:03:05 GMT)

What's coming up in your town?
A program on “Grandma’s Herbs” will be featured at the Chester Lioness Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Lamplighter Restaurant, Routes 24/513. Jan Keyes, an herbalist, will discuss how kitchen spices, herbs and area wild plants are used as folk medicine. (Sat, 04 Apr 2009 15:03:54 GMT)

Alternative medicine enjoys healthy business
Despite the recession, Terry McCoskey's business is anything but out of joint. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 03:15:22 GMT)

Holistic health is focus of cancer conference
Cancer treatment is about more than taking medicine. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 07:08:09 GMT)

People taking herbs in lieu of medicine
It was a nasty head cold that sent Kerry Parham to Cinagro's, a health food store in suburban Cleveland, for an $8 bottle of herbal supplements. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 09:10:20 GMT)

Skeptic Society group to emerge on campus
The really big issues that affect everyone are the speed bumps that David Carr is driving at for the Skeptic Society to talk about. Societal speed bumps like alternative medicine, intelligent design and creationism are being taught alongside science and logic. “This will get a lot of people interested; ruffle some feathers,” Carr said. “In my opinion, [...] (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 23:20:44 GMT)

New Procedure Provides Alternative For Patients Suffering From Hip Pain
For years, patients suffering from hip pain would have to undergo total hip replacement surgery to correct the problem. Now there's a new procedure that's being used as an alternative for younger people with hip problems. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 23:49:47 GMT)

Arcata's alternative ambulance is there for you – April 1, 2009
ARCATA – With Arcata’s medical clinics and hospital wards overloaded with victims of fluoride poisoning and cell phone radiation, it’s only logical to mistrust Big Science and its servile handmaiden, mainstream medicine. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 05:52:57 GMT)

New medicine program a bit unconventional
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - From massage therapy to acupuncture to chiropractic, Asheville boasts one of the highest concentrations of alternative medicine practitioners in North Carolina and the United States. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:05:08 GMT)

Alternative Therapies Can Be Safe, Effective For Children
U-M pediatrician suggests what's worth trying, what to avoid (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:10:00 GMT)

Alternative Therapies Can be Safe, Effective for Children
Complementary and alternative therapies are becoming more and more popular in the 'pint-size' set. A University of Michigan pediatrician discusses the use of complementary and alternative therapies in children and offers advice on what may be safe and effective and what should be avoided. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:43:37 GMT)

Some Alternative Therapies Can Be Safe, Effective For Children, According To Pediatrics Professor
Today, more children than ever are being treated with complementary and alternative therapies. Recent studies indicate that about 30 percent of healthy children and up to 50 percent of children with chronic disease are using some kind of alternative therapy. (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:29:06 GMT)

Bishops: Alternative therapy 'superstition'
Defenders of Reiki expressed dismay and disappointment over criticism of the alternative health therapy by U.S. Catholic bishops, who recently called it "unscientific and inappropriate for Catholic institutions." (Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:56:41 GMT)

Complementary and alternative medicines can be safe, effective for kids
Today, more children than ever are being treated with complementary and alternative therapies. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 06:22:28 GMT)

Alternative medical treatments topic of Oxnard lecture
Dr. Michael Murray will present a lecture Wednesday based on his upcoming book on alternative treatments at the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 07:10:00 GMT)

Bishops: Alternative therapy 'superstition'
Defenders of Reiki expressed dismay and disappointment over criticism of the alternative health therapy by U.S. Catholic bishops, who recently called it "unscientific and inappropriate for Catholic institutions." (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 09:28:01 GMT)

Eastday-China to set up essential medicine system to curb rising drug prices
The Chinese government Tuesday announced it will institute an essential medicine system within three years to drive down prescription costs and quell public complaints of limited accessibility of medicines. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 11:05:46 GMT)

Alternative Therapies Can Be Safe, Effective For Children
Today, more children than ever are being treated with complementary and alternative therapies. Recent studies indicate that about 30 percent of healthy children and up to 50 percent of children with chronic disease are using some kind of alternative therapy. "There is a huge place for complementary and alternative medicine in pediatrics," says Dolores Mendelow, M.D. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 12:03:05 GMT)

China to set up essential medicine system to curb rising drug prices
The Chinese government Tuesday announced it will institute an essential medicine system within three years to drive down prescription costs and quell public complaints of limited accessibility of medicines. The system includes a list of essential medicines that would be produced and distributed under government control and supervision, according to an action plan (2009-2011) on China's ... (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 12:13:22 GMT)

Tucker woman pleads guilty in medical scam
A woman who operated an alternative medicine clinic in Tucker pleaded guilty Tuesday to a health care scam involving hyperbaric oxygen therapy. (Tue, 07 Apr 2009 22:06:33 GMT)

Eastday-China to set up essential medicine system to curb rising drug prices
The Chinese government Tuesday announced it will institute an essential medicine system within three years to drive down prescription costs and quell public complaints of limited accessibility of medicines. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 03:06:53 GMT)

Bishops: Alternative therapy 'superstition'
Defenders of Reiki expressed dismay and disappointment over criticism of the alternative health therapy by U.S. Catholic bishops, who recently called it "unscientific and inappropriate for Catholic institutions." (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 06:56:42 GMT)

Alternative option
'Mixing conventional and complementary therapy works' (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 08:47:25 GMT)

Bishops: Alternative therapy 'superstition'
Defenders of Reiki expressed dismay and disappointment over criticism of the alternative health therapy by U.S. Catholic bishops, who recently called it "unscientific and inappropriate for Catholic institutions." (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 08:56:51 GMT)

Therapist Pleads Guilty To Fraud
An alternative medicine specialist has admitted improperly billing for hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments that authorities say yielded her clinic more than $1 million dollars from insurance companies and Medicare. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 09:02:25 GMT)

Spoonful of snake oil helps medicine go down
If you think aromatherapy is about as beneficial to your health as stubbing your toe, you might be prompted to think again. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 23:03:00 GMT)

Spoonful of snake oil helps medicine go down
If you think aromatherapy is about as beneficial to your health as stubbing your toe, you might be prompted to think again. South African health authorities intend to give complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) the same status as Western traditional medicine. (Wed, 08 Apr 2009 23:45:44 GMT)

Doctors: Overactive thyroid drug can damage liver, even kill kids, so alternative is best
A pill used for thyroid disease can cause fatal liver failure in children and should no longer be used to treat them, two doctors warn. (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:32:19 GMT)

Chopra Center Partners with U.C. San Diego to Offer Accredited Course in Mind-body Medicine for Physicians, ...
The "Journey into Healing" workshop led by Chopra Center co-founders, Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D., is coming to Chicago and San Diego in 2009 (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

Meeting of Eastern-Western Medicine
Since I have been experimenting with the fascinating I-Health System, a system I had dreamt about when first starting to study Alternative Medicine about two decades ago, some of my other pressing questions in regard to various Eastern-Western medical systems and approaches were accidentally also verified. -Roya Monajem, Tehran (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 15:56:56 GMT)

Take this poll: Alternative medicine treatment
HealthyRockford.com wants to know what type of alternative medicine treatment you would be most likely to try. Take this poll (Thu, 09 Apr 2009 22:20:33 GMT)

Bonita Man Arrested for Selling Phony Cancer Cure
Arrested for allegedly selling dangerous dietary supplements as alternative medicine. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 01:44:17 GMT)

Phony doctor accused of preying on vulnerable patients
A Bonita man who practiced medicine without a license was arrested during his Internet radio health show yesterday and faces 11 felony charges including dispensing unapproved drugs, the District Attorney's Office said. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:10:09 GMT)

Cops 'Fake Doctor' Said He Could Cure Cancer
SAN DIEGO -- Authorities say a San Diego man who claimed to be a doctor and told patients he could cure their cancer has been charged with with practicing medicine without a license and giving patients unapproved drugs. Kurt Donsbach, 73, was charged with 11 felony counts Thursday. He was arrested during his weekly Internet radio broadcast and was held on $1.5 million bail. Prosecutors say ... (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:18:55 GMT)

Man Charged With Fake Cancer Drugs
A man who called himself a naturopathic doctor and told patients his supplements could cure cancer was charged Thursday with practicing medicine without a license and giving patients unapproved drugs, prosecutors said. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:26:57 GMT)

Skype moves in on cellphone industry
Technology has a way of eroding corporate empires; ask anybody in the newspaper business. Now the cellular phone industry is getting a taste of the same medicine. By installing new software on their smartphones, consumers are hooking up to alternative phone services and bypassing their cell carriers. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:13:55 GMT)

B.C. gives naturopaths right to prescribe drugs
Naturopaths in B.C. will now be able to prescribe drugs to their patients, making them the first alternative health-care providers in the country to do so. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 22:33:40 GMT)

Scientists find 'brown fat'
SCIENTISTS have discovered an elusive, alternative type of fat in adults which could hold the key to effortlessly shedding excess kilos. (Fri, 10 Apr 2009 23:00:34 GMT)

Man charged with pretending to be doctor
San Diego —- A man who called himself a naturopathic doctor and told patients his supplements could cure cancer was charged Thursday with practicing medicine without a license and giving patients unapproved drugs, prosecutors said. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 05:28:10 GMT)

Herb pill sellers risk arrest: police
TABLETS marketed as herbal ecstasy are being sold at Sydney dance parties as a legal alternative for users worried about the heightened presence of police and sniffer dogs. (Sat, 11 Apr 2009 14:13:59 GMT)

Healthful Benefits Asheville program integrates alternative, standard practices
ASHEVILLE (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 04:07:50 GMT)

Needling away stress with acupuncture
Most people do not find needles a stress-decreasing experience, but many others turn to acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help relieve the symptoms of stress. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 06:17:11 GMT)

Herb pill sellers risk arrest: police
TABLETS marketed as herbal ecstasy are being sold at Sydney dance parties as a legal alternative for users worried about the heightened presence of police and sniffer dogs. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:24:23 GMT)

Locking Parasites In Host Cell Could Be New Way To Fight Malaria
Researchers have discovered that parasites hijack host-cell proteins to ensure their survival and proliferation, suggesting new ways to control the diseases they cause. (Sun, 12 Apr 2009 15:28:11 GMT)

Herb pill sellers risk arrest: police
TABLETS marketed as herbal ecstasy are being sold at Sydney dance parties as a legal alternative for users worried about the heightened presence of police and sniffer dogs. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 06:02:58 GMT)

New alternative to biopsy detects subtle changes in cancer cells
A drop of blood or a chunk of tissue smaller than the period at the end of this sentence may one day be all that is necessary to diagnose cancers and assess their response to treatment, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:13:18 GMT)

South Bend business uses Eastern medicine to help with healing
SOUTH BEND -- At the age of 29, Denise Jansen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a vicious malignancy that only 8 percent of patients survive. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:01:01 GMT)

HIV pays a price for invisibility
Mutations that help HIV hide from the immune system undermine the virus's ability to replicate, show an international team of researchers in the April 13 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The study was published online on March 23. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:56:04 GMT)

How to release the vise-grip of tension headaches
The stress of being unemployed and looking for a new job gives Lucille Jaesson a tension headache almost every day. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:07:52 GMT)

Another image-based Captcha method
Captcha the Dog offers a simple yet affective image-based method to fight against computer-generated inputs. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:23:51 GMT)

NIH to Fund Biomarker Research for Alternative Medicine
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine wants researchers to develop new tools to study complementary and alternative medical (CAM) approaches, including new biomarkers that are linked to well-being and stress. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 19:31:37 GMT)

Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking
MONDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of practicing clinicians in the United States aren't aware of two major federal government-funded clinical trials of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies, a new survey has found. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:03:45 GMT)

Many clinicians unaware of federally funded research on alternative therapies
( JAMA and Archives Journals ) Approximately one in four practicing clinicians appear to be aware of two major federally funded clinical trials of alternative therapies, and many do not express confidence in their ability to interpret research results, according to a report in the April 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:23:24 GMT)

Bonita man pleads not guilty to practicing medicine without license
A 73-year-old Bonita man accused of practicing medicine without a license pleaded not guilty to several charges Monday afternoon during his arraignment in downtown's Superior Court. (Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:24:11 GMT)

Man Charged With Practicing Medicine Without License
A man accused of offering dangerous dietary supplements as alternative remedies for cancer and other ailments pleaded not guilty Monday to 11 felonies, including practicing medicine without a license. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:45:56 GMT)

How to Dispose Old Medicine
If you're looking to get rid of old or unwanted medicine, health experts are urging you to mix it with things like coffee grounds and kitty litter.    (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:52:34 GMT)

Many clinicians unaware of federally funded research on alternative therapies
Approximately one in four practicing clinicians appear to be aware of two major federally funded clinical trials of alternative therapies, and many do not express confidence in their ability to interpret research results, according to a report in the April 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 03:58:59 GMT)

Subtle Changes In Cancer Cells Detected By New Alternative To Biopsy
A drop of blood or a chunk of tissue smaller than the period at the end of this sentence may one day be all that is necessary to diagnose cancers and assess their response to treatment, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:14:22 GMT)

New Alternative To Biopsy Detects Subtle Changes In Cancer Cells, Study Shows
A drop of blood or a chunk of tissue smaller than the period at the end of this sentence may one day be all that is necessary to diagnose cancers and assess their response to treatment, say researchers. (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:29:21 GMT)

Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking
Title: Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking Category: Health News Created: 4/14/2009 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/14/2009 (Tue, 14 Apr 2009 19:31:26 GMT)

Health Information
FERNLEY--The Perioperative Use of Natural Medicines: The use of alternative medicine in North America continues to be extensive. Estimates suggest that 36%- 62% of the adult population use at least one form of alternative treatment. (Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:17:20 GMT)

Opening the Door
Family-owned pharmacy opens in Sandwich Ellis Family Pharmacy has recently opened at 142 Indian Springs Drive in Sandwich. The business is owned by Jeff Ellis R.Ph., and is staffed with the same employees and is in the same building as the former Medicine Shoppe. As an alternative to large corporation pharmacies, the Ellis Family Pharmacy is planning to offer compounding services. They will ... (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:04:05 GMT)

Want a new drug? Pop an episode of W's 'Remedy Me'
Call it a new kind of wonder drug. W Network's new program "Remedy Me," airing Tuesdays, may leave you scratching your head if you don't know much about alternative medicine. But if you don't, this show might be the right prescription for what ails you.[...] (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:45:07 GMT)

Herbal Alkaloid Synthesized By Chemists
The club moss Lycopodium serratum is a creeping, flowerless plant used in homeopathic medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments. It contains a potent brew of alkaloids that have attracted considerable scientific and medical interest. However, the plant makes many of these compounds in extremely low amounts, hindering efforts to test their therapeutic value. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:06:55 GMT)

Health Information
FERNLEY--The Perioperative Use of Natural Medicines: The use of alternative medicine in North America continues to be extensive. Estimates suggest that 36%- 62% of the adult population use at least one form of alternative treatment. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:17:43 GMT)

Naturopathic medicine allows people to "take control of their own health"
As an art student, Amy Kitchen works with her hands a lot more than most people her age. But the countless hours of painting and printmaking have taken their toll on Amy’s joints and, for the past two years, the fourth-year Mount Allison student has been suffering from bouts of arthritic pain in her fingers. (Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:39:40 GMT)

Want a new drug? Pop an episode of W's 'Remedy Me'
Call it a new kind of wonder drug. W Network's new program "Remedy Me," airing Tuesdays, may leave you scratching your head if you don't know much about alternative medicine. But if you don't, this show might be the right prescription for what ails you.[...] (Fri, 17 Apr 2009 06:45:16 GMT)

Rheumatoid arthritis
Dr. April Chang-Miller is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a consultant in the Division of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:33:08 GMT)

Pet Acupuncture Available In Fresno
Acupuncture and other forms of alternative or complimentary medicine are growing in popularity. Now, they're even available for our pets. Dr. Lisa Boyer of Fresno's Veterinary Specialty Services offers acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and food therapy to dogs and cats. She says these therapies are used in conjunction with traditional treatment and can assist with pain management, gastrointestinal ... (Sat, 18 Apr 2009 00:49:30 GMT)

Virtual colonscopy at center of policy debate
Will Medicare pay for the procedure even though there's no consensus about its effectiveness? With soothing walls of turquoise tile and a vase of orchids on the front desk, the Colon Health Center of Delaware has been selling an alternative to one of medicine's most unloved procedures -- the colonoscopy. (Sat, 18 Apr 2009 07:18:30 GMT)

New downtown business’s grand opening is Monday | By Shelley Widhalm Loveland Reporter-Herald
Rich Present and Drew McNeil wanted to be on a main highway out in the open when they started up their medical marijuana dispensary. And they wanted the dispensary to be part of a wellness center that also offers alternative medicine. (Sat, 18 Apr 2009 11:43:14 GMT)

Doctor using Eastern medicine opens Jupiter office
Unified Health Systems Inc., founded by Dr. Richard Tiegen, opened a new office in Jupiter. (Sat, 18 Apr 2009 18:15:29 GMT)

Community Links
Editor’s note: The following article was originally published in NUVO, Indianapolis’ alternative newsweekly. (Sun, 19 Apr 2009 02:43:06 GMT)

Clinical Applications of Interventional Endocrinology Workshop Offered by The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Distinguished Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Expert, Mark L. Gordon, MD to present this workshop at upcoming conference in Orlando, April, 2009. The content of this "how to" course is based upon the book The Clinical Application of Interventional Endocrinology. It is supported by 4700 patient cycles in 10 years of clinical application. [PR.com - April 18, 2009] (Sun, 19 Apr 2009 04:38:59 GMT)

Virtual Colonoscopy Ignites Debate
With soothing walls of turquoise glass tile and a vase of orchids on the front desk, the Colon Health Center of Delaware has been selling an alternative to one of medicine's most unloved procedures — the colonoscopy. (Sun, 19 Apr 2009 07:14:00 GMT)

Fight over virtual colonoscopy
The Colon Health Center of Delaware has been selling an alternative to one of medicine's most unloved procedures - the colonoscopy. (Sun, 19 Apr 2009 07:40:23 GMT)

United Nations Environment Programme
Tel Aviv, April 2009 - Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to your distinguished University, home to close to 30,000 students and cutting edge research in fields ranging from nanotechnology and medicine to the humanities, astronomy and crop research. (Mon, 20 Apr 2009 07:55:14 GMT)

GOP stumbling in health care fight
Republicans look across the health reform battlefield and see the Democrats organized, energized and flush with cash — with several groups lined up to promote the president’s plan, and a message honed by years of preparation. (Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:14:00 GMT)

SinuCleanse® Adapts Centuries Old Practice As An Effective Low-Cost, Alternative Spring And Summer Allergy Treatment ...
Kids Mist™ Enables Parents To Utilize Nasal Washing, Derived From Ayurvedic Medicine, To Keep Treatment Costs Down As Allergy Season Flairs (Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:00:00 GMT)

Saybrook Graduate School and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine Announce Educational Affiliation for Ground-Breaking ...
SAN FRANCISCO & WASHINGTON----Dr. Lorne M. Buchman, President of Saybrook Graduate School and Dr. James S. Gordon, Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine , today announced an affiliation for educational initiatives in mind-body medicine that will revolutionize graduate education in healthcare. (Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

SinuCleanse® Adapts Centuries Old Practice As An Effective Low-Cost, Alternative Spring And Summer Allergy Treatment ...
Kids Mist™ Enables Parents To Utilize Nasal Washing, Derived From Ayurvedic Medicine, To Keep Treatment Costs Down As Allergy Season Flairs (PRWeb Apr 20, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:16:16 GMT)

UM medical school hosts alternative healing forum
The University of Miami School of Medicine is a cutting-edge institution researching such science-driven areas as spinal cord repair, stem cell therapy and robotic surgery, right? (Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:06:17 GMT)

Lifewatch: Alternative medicine
While many businesses are cutting health coverage to balance the struggling economy, there's at least one company that is helping their employees stay healthy by offering an alternative. (Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:45:44 GMT)

As Wild Horses Multiply, a Voice for Contraception
Birth-control shots offer an alternative to slaughter, but wildlife officials see limits. (Mon, 20 Apr 2009 21:27:49 GMT)

AriZona Vapor Water an alternative to Gatorade
Product: AriZona Vapor Water, $1.59 for 33.8 fluid ounces Key ingredients: vapor-distilled water, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride and potassium bicarbonate (Tue, 21 Apr 2009 07:13:08 GMT)

Around Pleasanton: Bring relief to cancer patients with some retail therapy
SANDRA WING HAS lived in Pleasanton for 20 years and is a dual cancer survivor. She successfully battled ovarian and uterine cancer, finding alternative therapies valuable to combat the symptoms and pain associated with treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. (Tue, 21 Apr 2009 07:15:47 GMT)

Survey Finds Women Turning To Untested HRT Alternatives
HRT use is declining, but women still need relief from menopausal symptoms, and so are turning to untested 'alternative' hormone therapies. This is the finding of a review of data carried out by Australian researchers using data from the South Australian Health Omnibus Study (HOS). The results are presented in the April edition of the peer-reviewed journal Climacteric. (Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:22:16 GMT)

Study Finds Blood Cells Can Be Reprogrammed To Act As Embryonic Stem Cells
In a recent study, U.S. researchers have reprogrammed cells found in circulating blood into cells that are molecularly and functionally indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells, a revolutionary achievement that provides a readily accessible source of stem cells and an alternative to harvesting embryonic stem cells. (Tue, 21 Apr 2009 12:25:18 GMT)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 | Clear sky, 69.8 °F
Have you ever wondered if there was an alternative to prescription drugs and their side effects? Do you swear by your grandma’s home remedies? Are you interested in alternative medicine but unsure where to go or who to trust? (Tue, 21 Apr 2009 22:33:34 GMT)

Family Practitioner Opens Alternative Office in Oceanside, CA
Dr. Gina Maraio has been a Family Practice Physican for the last 13 years, specializing until recently in End-of-Life care and in pain and palliation. Now she is opening a Solo Practice specializing in Family Practice and accepts patients from all walks of life. As a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) Dr. Maraio has addiitional training beyond traditional medicine, and looks at the Whole Person, not just ... (Wed, 22 Apr 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Rodale launches Web site tied to health, recipes and green living
Learn how to slash calories from you favorite Italian dishes, approach your doctor about alternative medicine or find energy-revving foods to fight fatigue. (Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:59:36 GMT)

Re-Treatment With Pegasys(R) Provides Hepatitis C Patients With A Second Chance For A Cure, Switzerland, New Study
New data published in a major peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, show that re-treatment with Pegasys(R) (peginterferon alfa-2a) plus Copegus(R) (ribavirin) provides previously-treated hepatitis C patients a second chance for a cure. (Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:22:26 GMT)

A defense of competition
In response to Marla Prytz's letter to the editor, a question: What does mainstream medicine have to fear from implicitly marginalized alternative practitioners? (Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:35:24 GMT)

Awareness meet on alternative medicine held in Ludhiana
By Karan Kapoor, Ludhiana, April 22 : With a rising concern for health across the world, a lot of people in Punjab are increasingly getting drawn to alternate systems of medicine to escape the side effects of modern-day drugs. (Thu, 23 Apr 2009 04:33:43 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Information Website Launches
Newly launched website, Natural-Cures-Alternative-Health.info, has an array of products and information that can help people who suffer from common ailments but don't have access to health providers. Recently, the site's founders sat down to talk about their new one-stop shop. (Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Holistic Psychiatrist Dr. Patrica Gerbarg Is Featured Speaker At Women's Health and Fitness Expo on May 2, 2009 in New ...
Internationally renowned holistic mental health expert and pioneer of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine), Dr. (Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Discontented Rochester-area patients seek alternative medicine
With the nation struggling to cure a broken health care system, alternative medicine has gained a foothold. (Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:12:01 GMT)

Nakornthon Hospital brings integrated medicine to new infertility treatment centre
Nakornthon Hospital started 2009 by taking another step forward in its aim of being the number one provider of comprehensive healthcare services in the Thonburi area (Southern Bangkok) with the openin (Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:40:18 GMT)

Virginia Interventional And Vascular Associates Offers Alternative To Hysterectomy For Uterine Fibroids
Women with painful uterine fibroids are more likely to opt for a minimally invasive procedure over hysterectomy in the months ahead. That's the prediction of Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) doctors following a bulletin on uterine artery embolization by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:18:52 GMT)

Educating physicians about ventilation-perfusion scanning leads to reduced radiation exposure
( American Roentgen Ray Society ) Educating physicians about ventilation-perfusion scanning as an alternative to CT for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolisms led to a 23 percent decrease in patient exposure, according to a study performed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. (Thu, 23 Apr 2009 17:24:41 GMT)

Advancements in Integrative Medicine Research to Be Evaluated by Scientists From Leading International Academic Health ...
As federal policymakers pursue healthcare reform this year, the role of integrative medicine in health promotion and disease prevention will be critically evaluated. (Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:17:00 GMT)

Advancements In Integrative Medicine Research To Be Evaluated By Scientists From Leading International Academic Health ...
As federal policymakers pursue healthcare reform this year, the role of integrative medicine in health promotion and disease prevention will be critically evaluated. As part of this process, a consortium of more than 40 of North America's top medical schools will host scientists from across the globe to showcase original scientific research in the area of integrative medicine. (Fri, 24 Apr 2009 14:21:14 GMT)

Cystic Fibrosis
Dr. Christopher G. Green, a professor and vice chairman of the department of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, says there is a lot of misinformation about cystic fibrosis . “It is important to get accurate information out there to people,” said Dr. Green, who has been treating cystic fibrosis patients for more than 25 years. (Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:03:38 GMT)

Fortified juice boosts kids' omega-3 levels
Fortified juice could offer an alternative to fish for boosting levels of healthy omega-3 fats in children, a new study suggests. (Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:20:54 GMT)

Popular Gaming System May Offer Radiologists An Alternative Way To View Patient Images
The popular Wii gaming remote may offer radiologists a fun, alternative method to using a standard mouse and keyboard to navigate through patient images, according to a study performed at the New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY. The remote may also offer radiologists relief from repetitive motion injuries as a result of using a mouse and keyboard. (Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:20 GMT)

Educating Physicians About Ventilation-Perfusion Scanning Leads To Reduced Patient Radiation Exposure
Educating physicians about ventilation-perfusion scanning (VQ) as an alternative to CT for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolisms led to a 23% decrease in patient exposure, according to a study performed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. "VQ scanning is a nuclear test which shows blood flow to the lung and airflow. (Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:05:32 GMT)

Government of Canada Helps Persons With Disabilities in Medicine Hat Find Meaningful Employment
MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2009) - Persons with disabilities will get help preparing for jobs or becoming self-employed thanks to the Government of Canada's support for a local employment program. Mr. LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. "In ... (Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:12:23 GMT)

A high-tech approach to getting a nicotine fix
The electronic cigarette -- a gadget that looks like the real thing and delivers nicotine without smoke -- is established in China, and companies are taking aim at the U.S. market. Hon Lik used to light up first thing in the morning. He smoked between lectures at the university where he studied Oriental medicine, between bites at lunch, in the lab where he researched ginseng health products. ... (Sat, 25 Apr 2009 07:15:23 GMT)

Alternative non-surgical method to treat chronic tendinosis
Researchers have found an alternative, "non-surgical" method to treat chronic tendinosis (tendinitis) of the Achilles tendon that fails conservative treatment, according to a study performed at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. (Sat, 25 Apr 2009 10:18:07 GMT)

'Non-surgical' Method For Chronic Tendinosis Of The Achilles Tendon
Researchers have found an alternative, "non-surgical" method to treat chronic tendinosis (tendinitis) of the Achilles tendon that fails conservative treatment, according to a study performed at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. (Sun, 26 Apr 2009 01:19:42 GMT)

Depression (major depression)
Dr. Gabrielle Melin, board certified in general psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, is looking for ways to empower patients and families dealing with chronic mental illness. She encourages patients to commit to working together with their physicians and health care teams. (Sun, 26 Apr 2009 09:17:24 GMT)

Women warned about risks of alternative menopause treatments
Scientists at the University of Adelaide in South Australia are warning women about the use of 'alternative' menopause treatments because many have not been properly tested. (Sun, 26 Apr 2009 23:46:54 GMT)

Coconut: Another green source of fuel
"A CROP with a thousand uses" is how experts described coconut. And you can add as an alternative source of biodiesel to that growing list of uses of coconut. Biodiesel is a fuel extracted from plant oils which can be used in diesel engines without any need for modification. (Mon, 27 Apr 2009 02:40:42 GMT)

Pfizer, University College London enter pact to develop stem cell-based therapies
Pfizer Regenerative Medicine announced that it has entered into a collaboration and license agreement with University College London (UCL) focused on gaining better understanding into how to develop stem cell-based therapies for certain ophthalmic conditions. (Mon, 27 Apr 2009 03:48:26 GMT)

Yerevan to host "Traditional and Modern Medicine Integration" International Conference
Specialists from four countries will attend the conference. (Mon, 27 Apr 2009 10:22:36 GMT)

Novel role of protein in generating amyloid-beta peptide
A defining hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the accumulation of the amyloid β protein (Aβ), otherwise known as "senile plaques," in the brain's cortex and hippocampus, where memory consolidation occurs. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a novel protein which, when over-expressed, leads to a dramatic increase in the generation of Aβ. Their ... (Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:45:56 GMT)

With Aid of Drug Library, New Remedies From Old
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore is home to possibly the largest public drug library available to researchers. (Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:46:28 GMT)

Novel role of protein in generating amyloid-beta peptide
( University of California - San Diego ) A defining hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the accumulation of the amyloid-beta protein, otherwise known as "senile plaques," in the brain's cortex and hippocampus, where memory consolidation occurs. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a novel protein which, when over-expressed, leads to a dramatic ... (Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:53:51 GMT)

A New, Highly Effective, Non-Narcotic Pain Medication Now Available for Chronic Pain Patients
The Board Certified Pain Physicians of MedsNatiowide have developed an extremely effective alternative to narcotic pain medications through their multi-center meta-analysis study for chronic pain sufferers called Neurocet and Neurofen. (Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer's identified
Washington, Apr 28 : Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein which, when over-expressed, leads to the formation of senile plaques that cause Alzheimer's disease. (Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:34:48 GMT)

"Licensing: It's Time To Decide"
The GMC is rolling out the next stage of its licensing campaign by writing to all registered doctors across the UK. We are asking doctors to confirm whether or not they wish to hold registration with a licence to practise when licensing is introduced. From Autumn 2009 doctors will, by law, need to be both registered and hold a licence in order to practise medicine in the UK. (Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:19:42 GMT)

Empowered Energy Solutions, Inc. Computational Algorithm--a Key Component In Optimizing Renewable Energy
Empowered Energy Solutions in partnering with Natural Selection gives people with high energy cost an opportunity to reduce or eliminate those costs. By providing truly comprehensive diagnostic analysis at no charge people are able to consider their investment in improving efficiencies and alternative energy from a well informed position and understand how to get the fastest return on their ... (Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

My Pharmiweb.com
CAMBRIDGE, England(BUSINESS WIRE)Pfizer Regenerative Medicine today announced that it has entered into a collaboration and license agreement with University College London focused on gaining better understanding into how to develop stem cell-based therapies for certain ophthalmic conditions. (Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:04:02 GMT)

City Council offers own budget
A budget battle royal has broken out in City Hall.Deeply dissatisfied with Mayor Nutter's proposals, City Council leaders yesterday took the extraordinary step of offering up a budget of their own. (Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:32:01 GMT)

Alzheimer's Disease: Novel Role Of Protein In Generating Amyloid-Beta Peptide
A defining hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the accumulation of the amyloid β protein (Aβ), otherwise known as "senile plaques," in the brain's cortex and hippocampus, where memory consolidation occurs. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a novel protein which, when over-expressed, leads to a dramatic increase in the generation of Aβ. (Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:20:22 GMT)

Bahrainis increasingly using Complimentary and Alternative Medicines to treat Diabetes
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain - 29 April 2009 - A rise in popularity of complimentary and alternative medicines ("CAMs") to treat Bahrainis suffering from diabetes and its complications was identified at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain's ("RCSI Bahrain") annual research day. (Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:37:33 GMT)

Nation's primary alternative energy lab and other energy projects get $193M from stimulus
GOLDEN, Colo. - The primary U.S. lab for renewable energy will receive $110 million in federal stimulus money and another $83 million will go toward wind energy efficiency and other alternative power projects. (Wed, 29 Apr 2009 18:53:17 GMT)

Tiddles the cat enjoys better protection from charlatans than you or I
Only fully trained vets are allowed to use homeopathic remedies to treat pets, but anybody can call themselves a homeopath and start treating people I am about to embark on a series of lectures, debates and discussions to promote the paperback publication of our book Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial . The first event is a public debate organised by King's College School of ... (Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:29:09 GMT)

All-day forum focuses on integrated medicine
Rossmoor's annual alternative health care forum is Saturday, May 23, and will feature speakers and displays of health care services and products. The free program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Gateway Clubhouse. (Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:18:44 GMT)

Non-drug treatment for migraine based on magnetic stimulation
A new UCSF study examining the mechanism of a novel therapy that uses magnetic pulses to treat chronic migraine sufferers showed the treatment to be a promising alternative to medication. (Thu, 30 Apr 2009 05:45:20 GMT)

Jello Biafra hits recording studio with new band
Jello Biafra is back in the recording studio. A longtime leader in the punk and alternative rock scenes, who first rose to fame as Dead Kennedys lead singer and songwriter, Biafra - the stage name of Eric Reed Boucher - has become as well known for his... (Thu, 30 Apr 2009 07:23:35 GMT)

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