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Alternative Medicine News Jun 2009

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Waist size and body mass index are risk factors for sleep disordered breathing in children
( American Academy of Sleep Medicine ) A study in the June 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) are consistent, independent risk factors for all severity levels of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children, suggesting that as with adult SDB, metabolic factors are important risk factors for childhood SDB. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 04:23:51 GMT)

Holistic healing classes improve students' lives
Rural university students have turned to classes that focus on alternative and holistic health as a means to self-growth and healing, according to a UNM-Taos professor. Jean Ellis-Sankari, department head at the UNM-Taos Academy of Holistic Health and Human Services, published an article on the topic, titled "Higher Education as an Alternative Point of Access to Holistic Health," in the May 2009 ... (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 06:16:42 GMT)

Study: Web Therapy Can Help Cure Insomnia
A new study suggests that using Web-based therapy can help insomniacs sleep (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 09:00:30 GMT)

CHARLES DARWIN - FATHER OF EVOLUTION
With all the hoopla over Ida, today's page looks at the life of the man who formed the theory of evolution. NATURALIST Charles Darwin would certainly be thrilled by the discovery of Ida, the 47-million-year-old fossil recently found in Germany... (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 10:50:58 GMT)

Malaria vaccine could be available by 2011: report
London, June 1 : Advanced trials of a new mosquito medicine that began in Africa last week could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine becoming available as soon as 2011, a newspaper reported Monday. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:45:03 GMT)

Family Physicians Champion New Health Care Model for California as Alternative to Health Care Budget Cuts
SAN FRANCISCO----As Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senate and Assembly leaders seek ways to balance the State budget, the California Academy of Family Physicians is proposing that they consider a proven approach to health care delivery as a way to cut costs. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:01:00 GMT)

Grants down, needs up
The waiting area of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in the basement of the St. Charles Salvation Army remained crowded 10 minutes past closing time Wednesday. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 13:23:33 GMT)

Alternative medicine
DOCTORS have voted to eschew the confrontational tactics of the past. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

Alternative health care 101
When the economy is down, there's always one safe investment: your health. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:04:32 GMT)

Nigeria: Evans Introduces Lifestyle Products
TO meet up with the growing trend in herbal medicine, Evans Medical Plc recently launched into the Nigerian market three new life style products including Rejuva, Reliva and Healthy Bitters produced to help consumers achieve better health even with the difficulties of daily living.However, the products which are specifically anti-Stress herbal formular and an Antioxidants, according to the ... (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 21:59:03 GMT)

A Healthy Glow That?s Truly Healthy
Sunless tanning products provide an alternative to sun-kissed skin. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 22:32:32 GMT)

Mobile health clinics: Saving lives and money
Every $1 invested in mobile health care for the medically disenfranchised saves $36 in combined emergency department costs avoided and value of life years saved. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine suggest that "health vans" decrease both the incidence and economic burden of preventable diseases, for a net profit to the health care system. (Mon, 01 Jun 2009 23:23:32 GMT)

Grants down, needs up
The waiting area of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in the basement of the St. Charles Salvation Army remained crowded 10 minutes past closing time Wednesday. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 07:21:59 GMT)

Even 'fake' acupuncture helps back pain
People suffering from chronic low back pain who received acupuncture treatments fared better than those receiving only conventional care, according to a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 11:14:50 GMT)

Cancer patients should beware supplement use
Does alternative medicine help cancer patients? (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 13:14:33 GMT)

Mobile Health Clinics: Saving Lives And Money
Every $1 invested in mobile healthcare for the medically disenfranchised saves $36 in combined emergency department costs avoided and value of life years saved. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine suggest that 'health vans' decrease both the incidence and economic burden of preventable diseases, for a net profit to the healthcare system. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 14:25:47 GMT)

Incoming class
The trillion-dollar healthcare industry is the perfect breeding ground for turf battles. For decades, such battles have included MDs versus chiropractors, optometrists versus ophthalmologists, "traditional" medicine versus "alternative" medicine, and many, many others. (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 19:05:38 GMT)

Grants down, needs up
The waiting area of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in the basement of the St. Charles Salvation Army remained crowded 10 minutes past closing time Wednesday. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:38:00 GMT)

The Westin Kierland Resort And Mayo Clinic Present "Well Beyond" Weekend
Guests will explore integrative medicine and health and wellness spa treatments that complement conventional medicine through a unique weekend series of special events and seminars with expert panels and educative discussions (PRWeb Jun 3, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:47:31 GMT)

Conflicts of interest bedevil psychiatric drug research
Does it matter if most of the experts who are creating definitions of mental disorders, and standards for the best way to treat them, receive money from pharmaceutical companies? (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 09:54:45 GMT)

Ex-Prosecutor Wins G.O.P. Primary in New Jersey
Christopher J. Christie will face the incumbent, Gov. Jon S. Corzine, in what could be a fierce and expensive race. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 13:06:54 GMT)

Farmers markets bloom at hospitals
For years, hospitals have embodied a paradox. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 13:32:55 GMT)

U.S. patients try stem cell therapies abroad
It's shortly after 5 a.m. when the phone rings, and on the line is a clearly anxious and worried parent. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 15:01:24 GMT)

Dentists Are FIghting The War On Snoring And Sleep Apnea
Laurence I. Barsh, DMD is the Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC and has been involved with sleep medicine since 1992. He now devotes full time to educating the public about dentistry's role and responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 15:11:28 GMT)

Yoga Class at WCCOA
Washington County Council on Aging is holding Yoga and stretching classes every Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with discussions on anti-aging and alternative medicine. This is an intermediate class, but anyone can join at any time. Cost is $25 per month. (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 21:02:06 GMT)

Obama appears open to some health insurance mandates
In a letter to Sens. Kennedy and Baucus, he stands by plans for a government alternative to private coverage. Major healthcare bills are expected in the next several weeks. With lawmakers poised to begin a major push to reshape the nation's healthcare system, President Obama on Wednesday signaled new openness to the idea of the government requiring that most Americans get medical insurance -- a ... (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 00:29:06 GMT)

No scars: New obesity surgery goes through mouth
Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach. The experimental, scar-free procedure creates a narrow passage that slows the food as it moves from the upper stomach into the lower stomach, helping patients feel full more quickly and eat less. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 03:26:26 GMT)

Grants down, needs up
The waiting area of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in the basement of the St. Charles Salvation Army remained crowded 10 minutes past closing time Wednesday. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 07:30:47 GMT)

TeraRecon Highlights Multi-Touch, Automation and Open Interfaces for Advanced Visualization at SIIM 2009
TeraRecon, Inc., a leader in advanced visualization and decision support, today highlighted aspects of its Aquarius iNtuition(TM) advanced visualization solution, which resonate with presentations at the 2009 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4-7, 2009. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:00:00 GMT)

TeraRecon Highlights Multi-Touch, Automation and Open Interfaces for Advanced Visualization at SIIM 2009
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - TeraRecon, Inc. ( www.terarecon.com ), a leader in advanced visualization and decision support, today highlighted aspects of its Aquarius iNtuitionT advanced visualization solution, which resonate with presentations at the 2009 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4-7, 2009. At SIIM 2009, ... (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:06:36 GMT)

Green Tea Compound May Block A Key Process In Alzheimer's Development
Researchers affiliated with Natura Therapeutics, Inc., Tampa, Florida, and the University of South Florida (USF) have jointly received a one-year, $110,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to continue studying TeaMem™, a compound made from green tea. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 12:10:21 GMT)

No Scars: Oral Obesity Surgery
Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:02:34 GMT)

Stanford, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Launch Comprehensive Breast Cancer Study
In a unique partnership, the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation will collaborate on a research project that aims to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients. (Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:11:28 GMT)

After shutdown, isotopes still available – but pricey
Canada’s nuclear medicine specialists say an expected shortage of medical isotopes has not materialized this week and patients are getting the treatment they require -- but at a price (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 01:43:43 GMT)

Botox alternative? Or bad medicine?
It's advertised as a safe & natural alternative for botox, but one local woman calls it a nightmare. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 02:56:32 GMT)

Acupuncture is an option for women's hot flashes
An increasing number of women are electing to avoid hormone replacement therapy for fear of an increased risk of cancer, especially after seeing loved ones suffer. They are looking for alternative ways to elevate mood and to minimize menopausal symptoms without a need to be concerned about side effects. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 03:32:22 GMT)

Grants down, needs up
The waiting area of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in the basement of the St. Charles Salvation Army remained crowded 10 minutes past closing time Wednesday. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 07:17:00 GMT)

Mac abandons school-board partnership
(Jun 5, 2009) - McMaster is now planning to build its family medicine training clinic somewhere else after pulling out of negotiations to buy the Hamilton public school board's downtown Education Centre. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 08:44:37 GMT)

Creativ 555 Announces New iPhone Application ChakraMania
Creativ 555 today announced the launch of ChakraMania, new Alternative Medicine application for the iPhone. It is easy to use and provides many benefits to users. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:00:00 GMT)

NCCAM Advisory Council Welcomes Two New Members
The National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM) welcomes two new members. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:24:01 GMT)

Eczema parents found guilty
THE dogged persistence of Thomas Sam and his wife Manju in treating their daughter's eczema with alternative remedies cost the nine-month-old her life. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

Videos renew debate on military use of animals
Newly released videos are raising questions about the military's continued use of live animals in simulated battlefield medical training. (Fri, 05 Jun 2009 21:52:53 GMT)

Government probes chelation heart disease study
  Heart attack survivors are again being enrolled in a controversial federal study of an alternative treatment while the government investigates whether they were told enough about possible health risks. The $30 million study, with 1,500 participants so far, is one of the largest alternative medicine experiments ever launched. It tests high doses of vitamin and mineral supplements and chelation, ... (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 05:30:32 GMT)

Grants down, needs up
The waiting area of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in the basement of the St. Charles Salvation Army remained crowded 10 minutes past closing time Wednesday. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 07:52:51 GMT)

Recodex being used as drugs seized in Kashmir
Srinagar, Jun 6 : Jammu and Kashmir police today seized Recodex (Codine) bottles in south Kashmir which were being sold to youths who were using them as an alternative to liquor. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 08:00:11 GMT)

In Investigational Studies, New Uses of JANUVIA (sitagliptin) in Combination with Other Diabetes Medicines Resulted in ...
In two new investigational studies evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK, NYSE)'s diabetes medicine JANUVIA, JANUVIA significantly improved blood sugar control. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 15:14:38 GMT)

Camlin forays into power, alternative medicine
Camlin Fine Chemicals, a part of the de-merged Camlin group, has diversified into the power as well as alternative medicine sectors, besides venturing into production of industrial-grade speciality chemicals. (Sat, 06 Jun 2009 18:40:54 GMT)

Cancer patients' agony of options
Cancer patients used to expect their doctors to tell them what to do. Then patients began to see themselves as consumers, researching hospitals and doctors. Now many find that this change has left them feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of treatment options. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 05:00:00 GMT)

Grants down, needs up
The waiting area of the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in the basement of the St. Charles Salvation Army remained crowded 10 minutes past closing time Wednesday. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 05:57:24 GMT)

Baseball Family Secrets
The emotional roller coaster of ballplayers’ lives remains hidden not only from fans, but often from teammates. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 14:25:02 GMT)

British surgeons should hypnotise patients for some operations says academic
British surgeons should be taught to hypnotise patients to control pain for some operations rather than rely on general anaesthetics according to a leading American academic. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 14:38:08 GMT)

Top hospital willing to try alternative medicine
Associated Press - June 7, 2009 2:53 PM ET BALTIMORE (AP) - An Associated Press review of dozens of studies suggests alternative medicine is finding wider acceptance by doctors, insurers and... (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 19:10:39 GMT)

Top hospital willing to try alternative medicine
An Associated Press review of dozens of studies suggests alternative medicine is finding wider acceptance by doctors, insurers and hospitals. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 21:18:19 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream
Alternative medicine is finding wider acceptance by doctors, insurers and hospitals. (Sun, 07 Jun 2009 23:12:31 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream
Alternative medicine is becoming more mainstream at hospitals across the country including the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 01:03:55 GMT)

Alternative medicine goes mainstream
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. ... (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 04:00:03 GMT)

India to showcase alternative system of medicine at AAPI
India will showcase its alternative holistic system of medicine at the 27th annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) to be held this week. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 05:39:04 GMT)

AP IMPACT: Alternative medicine goes mainstream
At one of the nation's top trauma hospitals, a nurse circles a patient's bed, humming and waving her arms as if shooing evil spirits. Another woman rubs a quartz bowl with a wand, making tunes that mix with the beeping monitors and hissing respirator keeping the man alive. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 07:33:57 GMT)

Healing or hokum?Alternative medicine enters the mainstream
Monday, June 8 EDITOR'S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans. This is the first in an Associated Press series examining their use and potential risks. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 11:00:58 GMT)

Report: More Doctors, Hospitals Using Alternative Meds
Although there's no proof it works, alternative medicine has gained acceptance with hosptials, doctors and insurers. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 12:24:47 GMT)

Alternative medicine goes mainstream in U.S.
Alternative medicine is gaining wider acceptance among doctors, hospitals and health insurers in the United States, a movement led by patients that want safer, more natural health-care alternatives. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 12:26:14 GMT)

Healing or hokum?Alternative medicine enters the mainstream
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans. This is the first in an Associated Press series examining their use and potential risks. (Mon, 08 Jun 2009 17:33:42 GMT)

Sixty percent of cancer patients try alternative medicine
Associated Press - June 9, 2009 4:23 AM ET TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cancer cures from alternative medicine, but these mostly unproven treatments... (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 08:40:28 GMT)

Sixty percent of cancer patients try alternative medicine
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cancer cures from alternative medicine, but these mostly unproven treatments are becoming mainstream with more than a third of all American patients using them. (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:24:02 GMT)

Sixty percent of cancer patients try alternative medicine
Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cancer cures from alternative medicine, but these mostly unproven treatments are becoming mainstream with more than a third of all... (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:36:36 GMT)

Alternative medicine goes mainstream
Alternative medicine has become mainstream. It is finding wider acceptance by doctors, insurers and hospitals like the shock trauma center at the University of Maryland Medical Center (Tue, 09 Jun 2009 19:24:20 GMT)

$2.5B spent, no alternative medicine cures found
BETHESDA, Md. - Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do. Echinacea for colds. Ginkgo biloba for memory. Glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis. Black cohosh for menopausal hot flashes. Saw palmetto for prostate problems. (Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:15:48 GMT)

$2.5B Spent, No Alternative Medicine Cures Found
Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do. (Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:14:59 GMT)

Feds To Probe Study Of Alternative Heart Disease Treatment
Government investigators are again turning to heart attack survivors, enrolling them in a controversial new study of an alternative treatment of high dose vitamin supplements and chelation, a lead poisoning treatment that has not been proven safe or effective for heart disease.The $30 million experiment is one of the largest alternative medicine studies ever conducted, with 1,500 participants ... (Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:15:30 GMT)

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Is REAL Medical Science, Not Entertainment Medicine
Newsweek has generated major buzz with its recent piece criticizing Oprah and other celebrities for their support of alternative medicine, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The article suggested that celebrities, with their huge followings, are sometimes persuading their fan base to adopt questionable medical theories without the science to back them up.Newsweek might have better ... (Thu, 11 Jun 2009 07:17:15 GMT)

$2.5 billion spent, but no alternative medicine cures found yet
PART FOUR OF SERIES BETHESDA, Md. -- Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do. | Part 1: Alt meds go mainstream | Part 2: Most cancer patients try them | Part 3: Many supplements have quality problems | Government probes heart ... (Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:18:48 GMT)

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS $2.5B study: Almost none work
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans. This is part of an Associated Press series examining their use and potential risks. (Thu, 11 Jun 2009 18:49:39 GMT)

$2.5 billion spent, no alternative cures found
Ten years ago the government set out to test alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the answer seems to be that almost none of them do. (Fri, 12 Jun 2009 05:18:06 GMT)

$2.5 billion spent, but no alternative medicine cures found yet
PART FOUR OF SERIES BETHESDA, Md. -- Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do. | Part 1: Alt meds go mainstream | Part 2: Most cancer patients try them | Part 3: Many supplements have quality problems | Government probes heart ... (Fri, 12 Jun 2009 07:19:00 GMT)

Alternative medicine is popular but full of holes
BALTIMORE—At one of the nation’s top trauma hospitals, a nurse circles a patient’s bed, humming and waving her arms as if shooing evil spirits. Another woman rubs a quartz bowl with a wand, making tunes that mix with the beeping monitors and hissing respirator keeping the man alive. They are doing Reiki therapy, which claims to heal through invisible energy fields. The anesthesia chief, Dr. ... (Sat, 13 Jun 2009 04:13:55 GMT)

Alternative medicine goes mainstream
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans. (Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:35:32 GMT)

Pet care choices: Veterinarians expand treatments to include acupuncture, physical therapy
Acupuncture is far from the only alternative medicine used on animals. Everything from herbal medicine to chiropractic care has found its way into the world of veterinary medicine. And physical therapy is widely used to treat animals for many of the same reasons it’s used to treat people. (Sun, 14 Jun 2009 19:12:08 GMT)

An alternative approach to pain
Expert advice Pain is the No. 1 reason people seek medical help. Acute-onset pain suggests a medical emergency and immediate medical assistance is necessary. Chronic pain has a significant impact on human life. According to Dr. Zhaoming Chen, the best way to control chronic pain is a multidisciplinary approach that includes complementary and alternative medicine. (Mon, 15 Jun 2009 07:34:35 GMT)

Unproven remedies: Alternative medicine goes mainstream
MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer BALTIMORE - At one of the nation's top trauma hospitals, a nurse circles a patient's bed, humming and waving her arms as if shooing evil spirits. Another woman rubs a quartz bowl with a wand, making tunes that mix with the beeping monitors and hissing respirator keeping the man alive. (Mon, 15 Jun 2009 13:18:57 GMT)

Top 10 Most Creative People in Health Care
1. Melinda Gates , cochair and trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Nimbly throwing the foundation's bucks behind both big-picture, tech-oriented, long-term solutions and modest, immediate action plans, Melinda Gates is a formidable force in the fight for health care in developing nations. 2. Anthony Atala , director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine The first doctor to ... (Mon, 15 Jun 2009 13:24:10 GMT)

Cinergy Health Appoints Dr. Erika Schwartz as Medical Director
Provider of Affordable Health Care Insurance Will Draw on Physicians' Expertise in Preventative Medicine and Patients' Health Advocacy to Enhance Health Plans AVENTURA, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cinergy Health, a nationwide provider of affordable health insurance benefit programs for the consumer market, today announced Erika Schwartz MD, as the company's medical director, a new position. (Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:17:00 GMT)

Nuclear medicine group urges new isotope sources
The Society of Nuclear Medicine says the shortage of radioactive isotopes due to the Chalk River reactor shutdown is the worst crisis ever to hit the profession. (Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:51:03 GMT)

New skin cancer patch: Possible alternative to surgery
( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) A new study shows that a radioactive skin patch can safely and successfully treat basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancers, according to researchers at the SNM's 56th Annual Meeting. (Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:48:45 GMT)

Alternative scanning methods not ideal, isotope conference hears
The shortage of medical isotopes is leading Canadian doctors to turn to medical-scan alternatives that may not be the best approach, a specialist in nuclear medicine said Monday. (Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:49:42 GMT)

Urbana store offers beads, classes and alternative medicine
Catherine Novak can identify at least 10 medicinal or edible plants within a block-and-a-half walk from her shop in downtown Urbana. (Tue, 16 Jun 2009 03:03:56 GMT)

Supplement may be statin alternative for some
A statin can be a lifesaver if you're at risk of heart disease, but some people who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs -- up to 20 percent, by some estimates -- have to stop because of muscle pain, the most common side effect. (Nearly 30 million people filled a statin prescription in 2005, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Statins include popular drugs such as ... (Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:14:37 GMT)

New York College of Podiatric Medicine Receives Donation of PathoLase, Inc.'s New PinPointe FootLaser and Will Teach ...
NEW YORK----The New York College of Podiatric Medicine , the nation's first and largest college of podiatric medicine, today announced that it has received a donation from PathoLase, Inc., of the company's patented new PinPointe™ FootLaser™ for the treatment of nail fungus , and will be teaching the College's students to use the new technology in conjunction with a clinical research study to be ... (Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

Nuclear medicine doctors want countries to make isotope shortage a priority
By editorial Tuesday, 16 June 2009 - 7:31am. TORONTO — The worldwide shortage of radioactive isotopes because of the shutdown of Canada’s Chalk River reactor is perhaps the biggest crisis ever to hit the field of nuclear imaging, says the organization representing the profession. (Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:32:10 GMT)

Greenlick combines standard and alternative therapies in his battle with lymphoma
Jamie Francis/The OregonianMitch Greenlick finds 15 minutes to relax and visualize his battle with cancer every day.Rep. Mitch Greenlick leans back in his favorite easy chair, closes his eyes and imagines his white blood cells as U.S. Army Rangers moving... (Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:47:37 GMT)

Health Beat
The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the clinic located at 619 E. Sixth St. Topics of discussion will vary and the public is welcome. (Wed, 17 Jun 2009 13:22:27 GMT)

Reiki unblocks the body's own healing energy
As alternative medicine gains popularity across the nation, Reiki therapy is helping to make a difference in the lives of Jefferson City residents and health care patients. (Wed, 17 Jun 2009 13:36:03 GMT)

Expert Available to Discuss Alternative Cold Remedies, FDA Advice on Zicam
Consumers of over-the-counter homeopathic and "natural" cold remedies should carefully research such treatment options and properly follow dosage instructions, urges a UMDNJ physician who specializes in integrative medicine. Dr. Adam Perlman, M.P.H., F.A.C.P., is available for interview. (Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:35:37 GMT)

Video: The Alternative Medicine Rabbi
(IsraelNN.com) Rabbi Yuval HaCohen Asherov speaks with IsraelNN TV's Yoni Kempinski about the Jewish approach to natural medicine. (Wed, 17 Jun 2009 20:09:40 GMT)

Couple arrested for practicing medicine w/o license
A husband and wife in Polk Co. face a combined 14 felony charges for practicing medicine without a license. (Thu, 18 Jun 2009 04:11:52 GMT)

Homeopathic business busted
NEWS- Fifty six year old Ute Marquez of the Alternative Therapy Center in Winter Haven was arrested by undercover Polk Sheriff detectives Wednesday afternoon for practicing medicine without a license. George Aycrigg / News Chief. Wednesday, June 17, 2009. (Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:12:13 GMT)

Couple charged with practicing medicine without license
Polk County Sheriff vehicles sit outside the Alternative Therapy Center in Winter Haven as detectives serve arrest and search warrants Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday, June 17, 2009. (Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:12:19 GMT)

Polk County couple accused of practicing medicine without a license
A husband and wife in Polk County face a combined 14 felony charges for practicing medicine without a license. (Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:19:01 GMT)

Expert Available To Discuss Alternative Cold Remedies, FDA Advice On Zicam
Consumers of over-the-counter homeopathic and "natural" cold remedies should carefully research such treatment options and properly follow dosage instructions, urges a UMDNJ physician who specializes in integrative medicine. "People cannot assume that homeopathic or natural products are safe," commented Dr. (Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:18:08 GMT)

New Skin Cancer Patch: Possible Alternative To Surgery
A new study shows that a radioactive skin patch can safely and successfully treat basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancers. (Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:20:24 GMT)

Reiki unblocks the body's own healing energy
As alternative medicine gains popularity across the nation, Reiki therapy is helping to make a difference in the lives of Jefferson City residents and health care patients. (Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:32:53 GMT)

CNN - Holistic Healing Draws Cancer Patients To Mexico
Last Month, Danny Hauser And His Mother, Colleen, Fled Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, And Headed For Mexico To Seek Alternative Cancer Care Despite A Court Order That He Undergo Chemotherapy. They Eventually Turned Back. But They Were Among An Estimated Hundreds Of Americans Who Look South Of The Border Each Year For Cancer Care. (Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:42:11 GMT)

A dose of fiber might eliminate pug's "stink bombs"
The following questions were answered by veterinary specialists attending the ACVIM Forum/Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention from June 3-6 at the Palais des Congres de Montreal. Details on cutting-edge treatments are typically revealed at this conference. The ACVIM includes veterinary specialists in oncology, neurology, cardiology and large- and small-animal internal medicine. ... (Sat, 20 Jun 2009 04:00:10 GMT)

Tax case ends with guilty plea
A 56-year-old Kerrville man and founder of an alternative medicine newsletter called “Alternatives” faces up to one year in prison after pleading guilty this week to three misdemeanor charges of failure to file tax returns dating back nearly 10 years. (Sat, 20 Jun 2009 04:37:03 GMT)

Sales tax proposed as alternative to state, federal income tax
Imagine taking home all your pay, save that held out for elected health insurance or other benefits. No federal income tax is withheld. No state income tax, either. No Social Security or Medicare deductions. (Sun, 21 Jun 2009 03:15:58 GMT)

Alternative treatments for pets gaining popularity
WASHINGTON - The prognosis wasn't good for Bilbo. The middle-age pug suffered from a whole host of ailments: itchy skin, weakness in his back legs and a loss of appetite. Bilbo's regular veterinarian told his owner, Abe Haspel of Annandale, Va., that the (Sun, 21 Jun 2009 08:14:03 GMT)

A Public Health Plan
A robust public health care plan that piggy-backs on the rate setting powers of Medicare would lower costs, save money, and extend health benefits to more Americans. (Sun, 21 Jun 2009 13:10:02 GMT)

Alternative therapies promise relief from allergies
There's a new treatment offering relief for some allergy sufferers without the pain of shots and the side affects of medication. But is it worth the cost? (Sun, 21 Jun 2009 13:13:07 GMT)

Senator says negotiations with GOP on nonprofit health insurance co-ops going nowhere
More of that tired rhetoric that socialized medicine will put healthcare decisions into the hands of the government instead of the doctor. … read more Healthcare decisions are already in the hands of profit motivated corporations NOT doctors!! (Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:48:21 GMT)

Tax case ends with guilty plea
A 56-year-old Kerrville man and founder of an alternative medicine newsletter called “Alternatives” faces up to one year in prison after pleading guilty this week to three misdemeanor charges of failure to file tax returns dating back nearly 10 years. (Mon, 22 Jun 2009 03:53:43 GMT)

Dr. Manoj Jain: Alternative care isn't safe as a substitute
At a conference over lunch, Pat, a middle-aged health care consultant, revealed to me her lifelong battle with Crohn's disease, an inflammation of the bowels that causes diarrhea and abdominal pain. (Mon, 22 Jun 2009 05:25:50 GMT)

Indiana University School Of Medicine Researchers Develop Promising New Cancer Diagnostic Marker
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have developed a new breast cancer diagnostic marker that could enable physicians to more easily determine which patients have a less aggressive form of the disease that may not require chemotherapy treatment. The marker has been licensed by Clarient Inc. (Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:05:42 GMT)

CelebrityDiagnosis.com Presents Famous Patients As Medical Lessons
The U.S. healthcare system is undergoing fundamental shifts that will make consumers ever more responsible for their own health. Celebrity Diagnosis is an innovative approach to personalized medicine that uses the power of celebrity to inform consumers about important personal health issues. A unique feature of Celebrity Diagnosis is the casebook, a convenient and portable information packet ... (Mon, 22 Jun 2009 13:34:11 GMT)

Can Health Co-Ops Do the Job of a Public Plan?
Despite no public debate on the issue and scant knowledge about how health cooperatives could be set up, such self-sustaining, member-based organizations are suddenly emerging as the consensus alternative to a public plan (Mon, 22 Jun 2009 13:50:00 GMT)

Physician Dissatisfaction Leads to New Medical Conference
LAS VEGAS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With changes in the nation's healthcare system looming and overall physician frustration at all-time highs, a new medical conference scheduled for debut at the Wynn Las Vegas this November has a very unique goal: to teach physicians how to break into alternative careers. (Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:18:07 GMT)

Drew Westen: Hoping for Audacity
On issue after issue, the President is selling hope without audacity, leaving centrist Democrats from purple states fearful of attacks from the right on everything from deficits to "socialized medicine." Why? (Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:35:08 GMT)

Red yeast rice may lower cholesterol
Two years ago, Chuck Jones of Yardley, Pa., had high cholesterol, but his medicine caused severe leg cramps that routinely ruined his sleep. (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 00:30:55 GMT)

Face It is there when ‘all else fails’
ONEIDA — Ancient healing techniques meet cutting edge modern alternative medicine to promote total wellness at Face It. (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 02:58:52 GMT)

CD review: Battle For the Sun - Placebo
It's been a long time since Placebo had a hit to rival their hot run of late '90s alternative rock radio singles like Pure Morning and Every You Every Me , taken from the 1998 album Without You I'm Nothing. (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 03:25:08 GMT)

Medicine's New Toolbox
An alternative way to make stem cells could open a window on human disease. (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 04:36:19 GMT)

Tax case ends with guilty plea
A 56-year-old Kerrville man and founder of an alternative medicine newsletter called “Alternatives” faces up to one year in prison after pleading guilty this week to three misdemeanor charges of failure to file tax returns dating back nearly 10 years. (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 04:53:44 GMT)

Nagging-- how to be effective
We all hate to be nagged. (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:09:47 GMT)

Our cash wasted on unproven medicine
TAXPAYER money is being wasted on unproven treatments while vital research and therapies lack adequate funding, Professor Rob Morrison says. (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:31:00 GMT)

Mozambique: 'Alternative Medicine' Enters Mozambican Law
Maputo — The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Tuesday passed the first reading of a government bill which amends the law on private medicine so that it includes, not only evidence-based medicine, but also "alternative medicine". (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:43:50 GMT)

Tax case ends with guilty plea
A 56-year-old Kerrville man and founder of an alternative medicine newsletter called “Alternatives” faces up to one year in prison after pleading guilty this week to three misdemeanor charges of failure to file tax returns dating back nearly 10 years. (Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:23:56 GMT)

Roberta Lee: The Medicine Cabinet is Shrinking
Medication costs without insurance coverage are astronomical-- and my uninsured patients are struggling to pay for all their needed prescriptions. By 2019 many of my patients could be dead simply because they're not taking their medications--even when they know they should. (Wed, 24 Jun 2009 02:19:44 GMT)

Face It is there when ‘all else fails’
ONEIDA — Ancient healing techniques meet cutting edge modern alternative medicine to promote total wellness at Face It. (Wed, 24 Jun 2009 02:44:45 GMT)

The Integrative Healing Society Creates Opportunities to Study Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Hang Zhou, China
Zhejiang Chinese Medical University and The Integrative Healing Society have announced their plans to hold a Chinese Medicine training program from 10/2-10/17/09 in Hang Zhou, China. This tour will allow foreign students the chance to study acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Asian bodywork at a major University in China, and earn credits from the NCCAOM. (Wed, 24 Jun 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Swallowing China's economic medicine
Jonathan Fenby: Will China rule the world? China has raced to prop up threatened industries and preserve jobs, but will these moves drive a global recovery? (Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:44:59 GMT)

High, above the law
When does a drug actually become illegal? As Glastonbury opens its gates for another year, some festival goers will choose "legal highs" as an alternative to illicit drugs. helped by dealers who are using obscure loopholes to sidestep the law. (Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:02:43 GMT)

Traditional medicines continue to thrive globally
Alternative treatments are as varied as the regions of the world they come from. And while they attract skepticism from some Western medical practitioners, they are an undeniable part of global health. (Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:37:26 GMT)

Face It is there when ‘all else fails’
ONEIDA — Ancient healing techniques meet cutting edge modern alternative medicine to promote total wellness at Face It. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 01:29:33 GMT)

Keep medicine down
Generic medicines can provide easy savings. But experts warn they are not a one-size-fits-all solution and could be dangerous for some people. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 05:15:22 GMT)

Red yeast rice may lower cholesterol
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Two years ago, Chuck Jones of Yardley, Pa. , had high cholesterol, but his medicine caused severe leg cramps that routinely ruined his sleep. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:09:27 GMT)

Alternative Medicine for High Blood Pressure?
Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom answers a question about alternative medicine for high blood pressure. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:13:18 GMT)

AOSSM Presents Prestigious Research Awards
In order to recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) will present eight research awards and two grants during its Annual Meeting, July 9-12th in Keystone, Colorado. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:22:22 GMT)

Cardiologists' Study Shows Red Yeast Rice Cuts Cholesterol
New research from two Philadelphia-area cardiologists finds that an over-the-counter dietary supplement sold at pharmacies and health food stores may be an alternative for patients who cannot take traditional statin medications to lower cholesterol because of statin-related muscle pain. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:21:42 GMT)

Iranians in St. Louis area cheer uprising, worry about loved ones
June 24, 2009 - Dr. Bahar Bastani, a Professor of Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University, talks about the status of some of his patients during meeting with other doctors. Bastani is orginally from Iran and still has family members there who he is communicating with by email. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:46:04 GMT)

Mindfulness Training Improves Sleep Quality; Lessens Need for Sleep Medicines
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stressed-out people sleep better and take sleep medication less often when they learn to let go of intrusive thoughts, according to researchers at Duke Integrative Medicine. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:00:25 GMT)

Face It is there when ‘all else fails’
ONEIDA — Ancient healing techniques meet cutting edge modern alternative medicine to promote total wellness at Face It. (Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:29:31 GMT)

Bangkok Post : New H1N1 drug tests planned for Thailand
A new influenza drug will be tested here for use as an alternative medicine in the event resistance develops among type A (H1N1) patients to conventional drugs. (Fri, 26 Jun 2009 01:55:14 GMT)

Pharmacy offers compounding services
Andover - The Medicine Shoppe is one of a kind in Sussex County. Although they have operated as a pharmacy since 1991, for the past 15 years the Medicine Shoppe has been the only place in Sussex County to get specially formulated medications prepared specifically for individuals or animals whose needs cannot be met by standard pharmaceuticals. This service is called compounding, and it has ... (Fri, 26 Jun 2009 06:49:17 GMT)

European Watchdog Group Calls for Pain Medicine Recall
A European watchdog group is calling for a painkiller that has been used for over 40 years to be taken off shelves, insisting that its risks are greater then its benefits.The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) said on Thursday that medicine that has dextropropoxyphene is not more successful than other, safer painkillers.The Committee stated in a ... (Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:30:17 GMT)

Mozambique: Bill On Private Medicine Passed
Maputo — The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Friday passed the second and final reading of a bill that tightens the regulations governing private medicine. (Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:28:21 GMT)

Tech That Could Save Your Life
Funding for newfangled health devices is on the rise. You could be the beneficiary. (Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:15:47 GMT)

Second opinions: why many seniors dont, but should, get one
Dear Savvy Senior, Are second medical opinions worth the trouble or risk of offending your doctor? And does Medicare cover them? Nervous Nelly Dear Nelly, Yes! A second opinion is good medicine and your right as a patient. Besides, good doctors welcome second opinions and will even offer referrals to help you get one. If they dont, you probably ought to find another doctor. Heres what you should ... (Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:50:26 GMT)

Face It is there when ‘all else fails’
ONEIDA — Ancient healing techniques meet cutting edge modern alternative medicine to promote total wellness at Face It. (Sat, 27 Jun 2009 00:59:12 GMT)

Pharmacy offers compounding services
Andover - The Medicine Shoppe is one of a kind in Sussex County. Although they have operated as a pharmacy since 1991, for the past 15 years the Medicine Shoppe has been the only place in Sussex County to get specially formulated medications prepared specifically for individuals or animals whose needs cannot be met by standard pharmaceuticals. This service is called compounding, and it has ... (Sat, 27 Jun 2009 06:44:13 GMT)

Consumer health
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 Arizona. (Sat, 27 Jun 2009 07:47:24 GMT)

Maltese doctor discovers new way of treating cancer
A Maltese doctor and his team have discovered a new way of treating cancer that has shown “great promise” in its first clinical trial at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. The pioneering medicine targets cancer cells without harming healthy ones and has proven to have few side effects in clinical trials. Researchers gave olaparib, a [...] (Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:04:28 GMT)

New Health and Fitness Site Provides Daily Dose of News and Encouragement
Focused on alternative medicine, YourSupremeHealth.com launched recently to deliver accurate and timely information on fitness and wellness. The blog-styled site is managed by a small team of contributing editors and journalists passionate about their subjects. (Sun, 28 Jun 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

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