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Alternative Medicine News Jul 2009

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World Eyes Dr.'s Unconventional Medicine
A local doctor is thrilled to finally have the government on his side. Now, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski hopes the alternative cancer treatment he developed will help people all over the world. (Wed, 01 Jul 2009 03:07:55 GMT)

Alternative health-care options expanding in Mid-Hudson region
When Barbara Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, she followed the treatment that traditional medicine called for. She underwent a lumpectomy to remove the tumor, then further surgery to remove 17 lymph nodes. (Wed, 01 Jul 2009 06:11:09 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, 01 Jul 2009 13:07:25 GMT)

Nutritionist: Jackson begged for sedatives for insomnia
Michael Jackson suffered from severe bouts of insomnia and pleaded for a powerful sedative despite knowing its harmful effects, a nutritionist who worked with the singer said Tuesday. (Wed, 01 Jul 2009 13:59:19 GMT)

Pain Pill Curb Urged by FDA After Years of Liver Ills (Update1)
July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Tylenol, a 50-year-old staple of household medicine cabinets, and Vicodin, the most prescribed drug in the U.S., may face new restrictions because of the risk of liver damage tied to the ingredient acetaminophen. (Wed, 01 Jul 2009 14:59:49 GMT)

Series contained fallacies
I have read the AP series of articles on Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream that was recently publ ... (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 03:37:31 GMT)

Bangkok Post : A CHAMPION OF THAI TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
An avid reader and a self-taught practitioner of traditional Thai medicine, Suraphan Sirithamwanich is a treasure trove of traditional Thai and Chinese medical knowledge. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 03:59:29 GMT)

'The Living Matrix' Hosted Screenings Available Sooner for Alternative Medicine and Spiritual Groups
Filmmakers of The Living Matrix announced a new program that supports alternative medicine, wellness, and spiritual groups that want to host screenings of the new documentary that explores the science of bioenergetics in controlling wellness. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 07:00:00 GMT)

'The Living Matrix' Hosted Screenings Available Sooner for Alternative Medicine and Spiritual Groups
Filmmakers of The Living Matrix announced a new program that supports alternative medicine, wellness, and spiritual groups that want to host screenings of the new documentary that explores the science of bioenergetics in controlling wellness. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 07:00:00 GMT)

Holistic Health Practitioner Career Guide Launches on Natural Healers
Leading natural health and alternative medicine directory highlights the opportunities in the holistic health career marketplace. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 07:05:00 GMT)

Sanofi Ends 7-Year Drought With U.S. Approval for Heart Drug
July 2 (Bloomberg) -- Sanofi-Aventis SA ended a 7-year drought by winning U.S. clearance for the Multaq heart medicine, the first major approval by the Food and Drug Administration for the French drugmaker since 2002. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 11:15:32 GMT)

Positron Introduces Attrius and Tech-Assist at Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting
INDIANAPOLIS----Positron Corporation , a molecular imaging company focused on Nuclear Cardiology, introduced their new cardiac optimized PET scanner, the Attrius™ and portable FDG dose administration system, the Tech-Assist™, during their participation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting held this June in Toronto, Canada . (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 14:52:00 GMT)

Heart patients in big alternative medicine study were not fully told of risks, probe finds
A federal investigation has found problems with a controversial study of an alternative medicine treatment for heart attack victims. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 15:22:37 GMT)

Federal probe finds problems with chelation study
Associated Press - July 2, 2009 11:23 AM ET A federal investigation has found problems with a controversial study of an alternative medicine treatment for heart attack victims. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 15:27:01 GMT)

Heart patients in big alternative medicine study not fully told of risks, probe finds
A federal investigation has found that heart attack survivors enrolled in a study of a controversial alternative medicine treatment were not told enough about potential dangers from the drug being tested, including death. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 15:41:25 GMT)

Federal probe finds problems with chelation study
A federal investigation has found that heart attack survivors enrolled in a study of a controversial alternative medicine treatment were not told enough about potential dangers from the drug being tested, including death. The study is testing chelation _... Sponsored Topics: United States - Alternative medicine - Health - Myocardial infarction - Conditions and Diseases (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 15:48:13 GMT)

Heart patients in big alternative medicine study were not fully told of risks, probe finds
A federal investigation has found problems with a controversial study of an alternative medicine treatment for heart attack survivors. (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 16:26:00 GMT)

Federal probe finds problems with chelation study
A federal investigation has found that heart attack survivors enrolled in a study of a controversial alternative medicine treatment were not told enough about potential dangers... (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 19:15:19 GMT)

Federal probe finds problems with chelation study
A federal investigation has found that heart attack survivors enrolled in a study of a controversial alternative medicine... (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 19:20:31 GMT)

Federal probe finds problems with chelation study
A federal investigation has found that heart attack survivors enrolled in a study of a controversial alternative medicine treatment were not told enough about potential dangers from the drug being... (Thu, 02 Jul 2009 21:13:31 GMT)

Heart patients in U.S. alternative medicine study not fully told of risks: probe
A U.S. federal investigation has found that heart attack survivors enrolled in a study of a controversial alternative medicine treatment were not told enough about potential dangers from the drug being tested, including death. (Fri, 03 Jul 2009 14:25:34 GMT)

Research and Markets: The Engines of Hippocrates: from the Dawn of Medicine to Medical and Pharmaceutical Informatics ...
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "The Engines of Hippocrates: From the Dawn of Medicine to Medical and Pharmaceutical Informatics" to their offering. (Fri, 03 Jul 2009 15:00:00 GMT)

A new face of nuclear medicine
Six thousand people each year pass through the glass doors off Ruskin Avenue in Ottawa, walk past the turkey burgers and beef Stroganoff at Tickers cafeteria, and go upstairs to have radioactive dye injected into their arms. (Sat, 04 Jul 2009 11:50:31 GMT)

Homeopathy At Risk Of Being Lost In Translation
Homeopathy risks being subsumed by modern medicine, argues a historian of science. Not only does this means that homeopathy's heroes have become mere footnotes in history, but it could limit homeopathy's potential to contribute to the treatment of today's pressing medical problems, she says. (Sat, 04 Jul 2009 12:08:02 GMT)

Got stress? Tra 'shaking' it out
A handful of women stood in a room at St. Lukeand#146;s Hospital, shaking themselves to feel better.Shaking, breathing, drawing family trees, meditating, journaling, focused visualization exercises and#151; theyand#146;re all ways to reduce stress in a program called Mind Body Medicine, a small but growing network of groups in Cedar Rapids meant for flood victims, soldiers returning from ... (Sat, 04 Jul 2009 15:15:18 GMT)

2009/07/05
EGGS were once "slow suicide over breakfast". Now they are considered health food! For decades, margarine was hailed as a "healthy alternative to butter". Now the experts say we should not even look at it. (Sun, 05 Jul 2009 03:10:22 GMT)

Engineer Thomas Tullius exchanges biodiesel for biology
For more than a year, Thomas Tullius has been working with Global Alternative Fuels on the company's effort to produce biodiesel. (Sun, 05 Jul 2009 06:17:26 GMT)

Greenwich doctors embrace integrative medicine, but differences remain
There's not a lot of hustle and bustle typical of a doctor's office at the River Street building in Cos Cob, home for the last two years to Greenwich Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine. (Sun, 05 Jul 2009 20:51:03 GMT)

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Presents Prestigious Research Awards at Annual Meeting
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. (Mon, 06 Jul 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Helping body, mind to heal
Editor #8217;s note: This is the first of three days examining complementary medical practices, including acupuncture, laugh therapy and natural products, which have gained more acceptance in use with traditional medicine. (Mon, 06 Jul 2009 12:06:51 GMT)

Animal-based Research Key To Medicine Safety
The innovative pharmaceutical industry is committed to ensuring any animal-based research meets the high regulatory standards set by independent ethics committees, Medicines Australia chief executive Ian Chalmers said recently. (Mon, 06 Jul 2009 13:48:06 GMT)

Vertos Medical's Mild(R) Procedure Gets Nod From Leading Pain Medicine Physicians
Leading interventional pain physicians from key U.S. centers gathered at a special clinical symposium to share their experience with Vertos Medical's mild (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression), the least invasive surgical procedure for treating lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), with no implants left behind. (Mon, 06 Jul 2009 14:15:07 GMT)

Alternative medicine: mother-daughter team use massage on horses
If a horse is exhibiting adverse signs such as bucking, kicking or biting, the causes could be something other than behavioral problems. In fact, it could be something as simple as muscle fatigue or soreness. (Mon, 06 Jul 2009 14:24:30 GMT)

$1.4M Grant to UMDNJ to Study Impact of Massage on Osteoarthritis
UMDNJ has received a $1.4 million research grant to determine the optimal dosing regimen of massage that benefits patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The R01 research grant is through the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and is provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was signed into law in February to help stem the current economic crisis. (Tue, 07 Jul 2009 01:27:32 GMT)

University of Oklahoma student’s idea takes headache out of medicine
A University of Oklahoma pharmacy student has created a product meant to alleviate the confusion of selecting the right cold or flu drug, and put consumers in control of their own medication.Chad Harrison, 30, said he has seen his share of shoppers staring at medication in the cold and flu aisle, in a bit of a daze because of the sheer amount of options available.It doesn’t help that many ... (Tue, 07 Jul 2009 05:00:03 GMT)

Facing the medicine / Permanent Botox alternative fix blooming in Bountiful
BOUNTIFUL -- Rick Rowland has always had a crease between his eyebrows. (Tue, 07 Jul 2009 06:06:53 GMT)

Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Rx: Safety Issues
Findings of a recent large population survey suggest that 1 in 3 adults in this country (approximately 72 million people) uses 1 or more complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities during any given year.1 Many CAMs are widely regarded as safe on the basis of their established uses in traditional systems of medicine over centuries or longer and their current widespread use in the ... (Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:05:22 GMT)

$2.5 billion 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. (Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:07:55 GMT)

Chiropractic care an alternative treatment for asthma
About a year ago, Andrea Aberdale began seeing Dr. Rodney B. Thomas Jr. for her back pain. One day she just happened to ask the chiropractor whether he could do anything for her 12-year-old son, Alex, who has been asthmatic since he was an infant. (Wed, 08 Jul 2009 04:03:02 GMT)

What Is Aromatherapy? The Theory Behind Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds which are aimed at improving a person's health or mood. Many consider this type of treatment as unscientific and wishful thinking - however, scientific evidence of its effectiveness is growing. (Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:13:46 GMT)

Evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine treatments now available
( American College of Physicians ) More than one-third of Americans use complementary or alternative medicine. The vast majority of patients use CAM in addition to, rather than instead of, a conventional medical regimen. With more and more conversations about CAM taking place at the point of care, "The ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary & Alternative Medicine" is a welcome resource for ... (Wed, 08 Jul 2009 14:37:34 GMT)

Seattle-Area Health Co-Op Offers Alternative Health System Model
Innovations in care by a Seattle-area cooperative and clinic are shaping debate about what health care reform around America should look like, The New York Times reports. Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, "one of the country's few surviving health insurance cooperatives," allows doctors to use collaborative medicine and electronic records to practice proactive medicine. (Wed, 08 Jul 2009 15:14:16 GMT)

Area hospitals cautious of medicine options
Area hospitals are gaining interest in complementary medicine options but have a ways to go in allowing its use within hospital walls. Fort Wayne neurosurgeon and founder of Kachmann Mind Body Institute Dr. Rudy Kachmann says that needs to change for the benefit of patients. (Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:08:11 GMT)

There is an 'art' to sports medicine
In dealing with sports-related injuries, whether it's with a world champion, a high school or college player, a young child athlete or a baby boomer, there is definitely an art to sports medicine. Dealing with never-ending decisions, outlooks and expectations is part of the art. How much time off? When can I return to play? How aggressive can I be? Doctors, physical therapists, athletic ... (Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:21:41 GMT)

Rod Watson: Alternative to gang life is about pride
While community groups toil in the streets to reclaim young adults from the guns, drugs and death of Buffalo's gang life, the larger question is how to make such work less necessary. (Thu, 09 Jul 2009 11:16:17 GMT)

Scientist seeks ban on homeopathic products
Homeopathy unproven and its products should not be sold, visiting critic of alternative medicine says. (Thu, 09 Jul 2009 14:27:54 GMT)

Evidence-Based Information About Complementary And Alternative Medicine Treatments Now Available
More than one-third of Americans use complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). The vast majority of patients use CAM in addition to, rather than instead of, a conventional medical regimen. With more and more conversations about CAM taking place at the point of care, "The ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary & Alternative Medicine" is a welcome resource for clinicians and patients. (Thu, 09 Jul 2009 15:15:08 GMT)

'Born to Run' by Christopher McDougall urges runners to ditch their shoes
Knopf, 287 pp., $24.95Quit your tying, mister. Instead, join the movement now afoot and ditch your shoes. Yes, just as groceries are waking to organic food and doctors are embracing alternative medicine, more and more runners -- myself included --... (Thu, 09 Jul 2009 15:26:24 GMT)

Alternative Care Clinics provide information on medical cannabis
Alternative Care Clinics (ACC) offer evaluations for patients who wish to learn more about medical cannabis. Legal in the state of California, ACC has evaluation offices in Temecula, San Diego, Long Beach, Palm Springs and Los Angeles. We specialize in alternative medicine, and specifically, our doctors are specialists in the cannabis field, said Jonathan Arbel, ACC spokesperson. We evaluate ... (Thu, 09 Jul 2009 21:13:54 GMT)

Cloud computing 'medicine' for credit shortage: Reding
EU Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding encouraged SMEs to move to web-based services, known as cloud computing, to save on fixed costs such as hardware and staff. (Fri, 10 Jul 2009 06:55:11 GMT)

Tests fault pet supplements
Part of an occasional series examining the use and potential risks of alternative medicine. Arthritis supplements bought by millions of pet owners for their dogs, cats and horses sometimes skimp on the ingredients the makers claim can help aching paws a (Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:24:30 GMT)

Alternative Care Clinics provide information on medical cannabis
Alternative Care Clinics (ACC) offer evaluations for patients who wish to learn more about medical cannabis. Legal in the state of California, ACC has evaluation offices in Temecula, San Diego, Long Beach, Palm Springs and Los Angeles. We specialize in alternative medicine, and specifically, our doctors are specialists in the cannabis field, said Jonathan Arbel, ACC spokesperson. We evaluate ... (Fri, 10 Jul 2009 20:07:49 GMT)

Eastern Medicine and acupuncture to treat pain, illness is growing in Kentuckiana
(WHAS11) - It's no secret, the economy can stress you out, and many people who suffer from chronic pain and illness will try anything they believe would help. (Fri, 10 Jul 2009 20:32:09 GMT)

Lilly, Daiichi Sankyo Win Approval of Prasugrel (Update2)
Lilly’s medicine, prasugrel, was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and will be sold under the name Effient, the agency said today in an e-mail. The drug will carry the FDA’s strictest warning, known as a black box, to doctors about an increased risk of potentially fatal bleeding. (Fri, 10 Jul 2009 21:54:18 GMT)

Lilly, Daiichi Sankyo Gain U.S. Backing for Plavix Competitor
Lilly’s medicine, prasugrel, was cleared yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration and will be sold under the name Effient, the agency said in an e-mail. The drug will carry the FDA’s strictest warning, known as a black box, to doctors about an increased risk of potentially fatal bleeding. (Sat, 11 Jul 2009 07:14:45 GMT)

Chalk River alternative
Ottawa's Heart Institute makes its own medical isotopes after Chalk River shutdown (Sat, 11 Jul 2009 10:32:11 GMT)

Doctors embrace integrative medicine
There's not a lot of hustle and bustle typical of a doctor's office at the River Street building in Cos Cob, home for the last two years to Greenwich Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine. (Sat, 11 Jul 2009 19:03:18 GMT)

Is alternative medicine safe? Doctors, homeopaths disagree Some versions of popular Zicam cold remedy pulled from ...
Homeopathic first aid Although homeopathic remedies for chronic diseases should be individualized for each patient, cuts, burns and fractures need a similar stimulus to heal their injury, says Madhavi Kasam of Georgia Classical Homeopathy in Suwanee. (Sun, 12 Jul 2009 04:26:03 GMT)

Alternative medicine on trial: UK author Simon Singh at Sydney Ideas
Alternative medicine will be put on trial when leading UK science commentator and best-selling author Dr Simon Singh speaks at Sydney Ideas this Wednesday night. (Mon, 13 Jul 2009 00:59:51 GMT)

Alternative medicine on trial
Alternative medicine will be put on trial when leading UK science commentator and best-selling author Dr Simon Singh speaks at Sydney Ideas this Wednesday. (Mon, 13 Jul 2009 01:37:29 GMT)

Complementary Veterinary Medicine-Acupuncture And Chiropractic-Discussed At 2009 AVMA Convention
The earliest known writings about herbal medicines date back to 2800 B.C. in China, but while many complementary modalities may not be new, their application in veterinary medicine is still novel to many Americans. (Mon, 13 Jul 2009 13:19:03 GMT)

Countdown to drug price ceiling list as firms offer alternative
DRUG COMPANIES have until Saturday to voluntarily cut prices of 22 essential drugs by half, even as an industry group has offered a scheme where market forces would determine discounted rates. (Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:04:02 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Supplements Hospitals' Care For Sick Kids
Some of the nation's top hospitals are embracing alternative medicine to supplement traditional healing. Are we onto something? (Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:26:18 GMT)

Give kids a natural alternative to electronic entertainment
"One of summertime's greatest challenges is to get your children interested in something that doesn't have a screen," says Terra Wellington. (Tue, 14 Jul 2009 04:06:47 GMT)

There's an 'art' to sports medicine
In dealing with sports-related injuries, whether it's with a world champion, a high school or college player, a young child athlete or a baby boomer, there is an art to sports medicine. Dealing with never-ending decisions, outlooks and expectations is part of that. (Tue, 14 Jul 2009 05:32:36 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:37:56 GMT)

Helene Pavlov: What Is A Nuclear Medicine Examination?
There are no major aftereffects of a nuclear medicine examination. Rarely, localized pain or a bruise may occur at the site of injection. As can occur with any needle stick. (Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:41:30 GMT)

Integrating traditional healing into modern medicine
"Most of the world uses herbs," says Dale Bellisfield, a clinical herbalist. "That’s what’s kept us alive for millions of years." According to the World Health Organization, in many parts of the world, 70 to 80 percent of the population has used some form of alternative medicine. (Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:30:11 GMT)

Interest rises in alternative medical treatments - doctor
Dr Aisha Abdullah, senior vice-president, DHCC DHCC , said a survey showed that 54 per cent of the people interviewed were interested in some form of alternative medicine and wanted a choice in treatment which has less side effects. (Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:06:14 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:08:16 GMT)

Q&A: Professor discusses growing practice of alternative medicine
The Summer Wildcat's Ben Korta sat down with Patrisia Gonzales, professor of Mexican American and Raza studies. Gonzales recently received a grant to interview indigenous elders to see how they view significant changes going on in traditional medicine. (Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:30:22 GMT)

Holistic Pet Care
STUART, fla. -- Guy the cat is the poster child for alternative medicine. He was a stray picked up with a limp that just wouldn't go away. “Western medicine wasn't able to offer any solutions it was either a birth defect or an old injury,” said Guy’s owner Russell Dennis. (Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:46:18 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Thu, 16 Jul 2009 06:40:42 GMT)

Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine offers new affordable wellness programs
The Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine and Chi Center opened up a year ago -- bad timing for a small business. (Thu, 16 Jul 2009 08:41:36 GMT)

IPC The Hospitalist Company Expands Coverage in Tucson
IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. , a leading national hospitalist physician group practice company, announced today that it has acquired Tucson Long-Term Care Medical Group, Inc. and TLC Pain & Palliative Medicine Practice, Inc. , expanding the scope of its hospitalist services in Tucson to additional alternative sites of care. (Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:30:00 GMT)

Holistic Medicine Is Healthy Alternative For Pet Care
Holistic medicine can work as well on dogs and cats as it does on humans. (Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:45:57 GMT)

Patients cautioned against relying on alternative cures
RIYADH: Alternative medicines that have not been approved by the Saudi Food and Drugs Administration (SFDA) could lead to people losing their lives, said Dr. Abdullah Al-Baddah, executive director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the Ministry of Health. (Thu, 16 Jul 2009 23:30:52 GMT)

Treating more people the Alternative way
17 July 2009 For years, the conventional medical fraternity has raged wars on alternative medicine, dismissing it, often calling it quackery and claiming its remedies are not based on science and therefore untrustworthy. (Fri, 17 Jul 2009 06:36:19 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Fri, 17 Jul 2009 07:12:26 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Sat, 18 Jul 2009 07:12:59 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Sun, 19 Jul 2009 06:54:27 GMT)

Integrative Medicine: Red yeast rice targets cholesterol
Millions in the United States take medications called statins to lower blood cholesterol. (Sun, 19 Jul 2009 07:02:27 GMT)

The Gloucester County Times
Researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey are studying a side effect-free therapy that osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers have waited years to be discovered. (Mon, 20 Jul 2009 05:01:27 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Mon, 20 Jul 2009 06:38:19 GMT)

Little business unity on health-care reform
Some firms want overhaul, others favor minor tweaks; cost a major concern for all Asking what business wants from health-care reform is a lot like asking which religion or which political candidate is best. (Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:32:05 GMT)

Don’t sell out
The senators are right. The government is taking too long to issue the order setting the maximum retail price for most-prescribed drugs as provided in the Cheaper Medicine Law passed by Congress one year ago. After a year, shouldn’t cheaper medicines be available in drugstores by now? (Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:08:38 GMT)

Most women would choose surgical profession again
Most women surgeons would choose their career again, although many would favor more options for part-time or other alternative work schedules, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Surgery. (Mon, 20 Jul 2009 20:31:33 GMT)

Harrisonburg Woman Researches Honey as Medicine
A local woman's research may one day have you closing the medicine cabinet and heading to the kitchen to treat infection. (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 03:42:33 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 06:49:35 GMT)

Innovative Health-Loan Program Helps Kids With Autism
By GARY WHITE THE LEDGER The practice of medicine, for all its noble associations, remains a business. Payment is required at the time of service, unless an insurance plan is expected to cover the cost. (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 07:44:41 GMT)

Can the relationship between doctors and drug companies ever be a healthy one?
Should the financial ties between doctors and drug companies be completely cut, or are healthy alliances between the two possible with the common aim of improving human health? A debate in this week's PLoS Medicine discusses whether the influence of drug company money on doctors is always a corrupting one. (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 10:31:32 GMT)

The workings of TCM
Along with other alternative methods of healing, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is enjoying great revival in the last few decades not only in China but around the world. (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:54:28 GMT)

BOOK AND MEDIA REVIEWS: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: A Sport-Specific Approach
JAMA. 2009;302(4):441-442. Clinicians with sports medicine expertise are well versed in musculoskeletal medicine but typically have intimate knowledge of only a few sports. (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 20:33:37 GMT)

Chiropractors for kids
UNDATED---A recent National Institutes of Health report found 3 percent of American children were treated by a chiropractor. That makes it the 2nd most common type of alternative medicine for children. Could working on a child's back help more than just aches and pains? That's a question Charlotte Huffman takes on. read more (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 04:00:55 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 07:02:09 GMT)

How about if we say we're sorry?
n Too often those caterwauling about Government Gone Wild don't offer a sensible alternative as much as a list of how the government better can serve them,or how to get it off their backs. Not so Dr. George Watson, a Park City physician who's already implemented his better idea. (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:31:34 GMT)

An alternative to Botox emerges
For years, women and men have been getting Botox injections to soften their wrinkles and worry lines. But now, the popular poison has some competition. There's a new product out there that might just give Botox a run for the money. (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:39:12 GMT)

Take A Stroll Right Through Parklife
Image by Matt from London The Natural Health Service might sound like some dodgy alternative medicine clinic, but it's the name of a new scheme to get people fit by taking advantage of their local parks. A study by Natural England found that you've a 25% greater chance of being obese if you live more than a mile from a park (though they're not mentioning other indicators like poverty; it quite ... (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 13:57:15 GMT)

Comprehensive New Data on Costs of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is a component of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NCHS’s mission is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:04:30 GMT)

Steadfast Holdings Group, Inc. Subsidiary Lands $28.6 Million Building Contract
EAST HAVEN, CT--(Marketwire - July 22, 2009) - Steadfast Holdings Group, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : STDF ) through its Banx and Green Group, Inc. subsidiary has completed a contract to build a minimum of 11Emergi-Care centers with in house diagnostic equipment for health care providers on the West Coast. The emergence of a shift in medical care for the uninsured away from emergency room medicine fuels ... (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:25:52 GMT)

James Medicine Tree presentation at The Keepers
Author and Lecturer James Medicine Tree will discuss, "Current World Situations in Light of Indigenous Prophecies -The Way of the Sacred Pipe, uncommon assistance for an uncommon time,” Friday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at The Keepers, located at 400 N. Hiawatha Ave. (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 18:35:36 GMT)

Chinese herbs show early promise for endometriosis
Chinese herbal medicine could offer an alternative to standard hormonal treatments for the painful pelvic disorder endometriosis, preliminary research suggests. (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 19:03:38 GMT)

Integrative Medicine Critical to Healthcare Reform
IRVINE, Calif.----The American College for Advancement in Medicine has released its position regarding HB 3200, the health care reform bill proposed by the Obama administration. While ACAM believes healthcare reform is vital and necessary for America, it is our position that integrative medicine principles be included to yield the desired result of creating a more efficient, wellness-centered ... (Thu, 23 Jul 2009 03:48:00 GMT)

Natural Healers Discusses How Alternative Medicine Careers Provide a Little 'Wellness' in a Tough Economy
Natural Healers discusses naturopathy and alternative medicine in mainstream health care, and the many holistic health career opportunities available in the wellness industry today. (Thu, 23 Jul 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Proposal would require prescription for cold medicine
Some Jefferson County retailers would no longer be able to sell cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine to customers without a prescription under a proposal before the Jefferson County Council. (Thu, 23 Jul 2009 07:15:43 GMT)

Radovan Karadzic’s New-Age Adventure!
How did a Serbian war criminal hide from the world as a bioenergy-channeling, alternative-medicine-peddling, bearded and, well, nutty guru? (Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:14:26 GMT)

A New Alternative to Stem Cells?
Chinese researchers breed mice from skin cells, but raise new ethical issues about procedures. (Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:36:04 GMT)

Researchers Create Cells That They Say May Be Equivalent to Embryonic Stem Cells
Chinese scientists have bred mice from cells that might offer an alternative to human embryonic stem cells, producing the most definitive evidence yet that the technique could help sidestep many of the explosive ethical issues engulfing the controversial field but raising alarm that the advance c... (Fri, 24 Jul 2009 04:00:00 GMT)

Homeopathic medicine may be alternative
BLUE EARTH - Have an ailment that traditional medicines can't seem to fix? Or maybe you're taking a medication to suppress side effects of another medication? Homeopathic medicine is an alternative Marti Yokiel shared Thursday with fairgoers at the Faribault County Fair. (Fri, 24 Jul 2009 05:23:42 GMT)

Senators seek coverage for alternative therapies
WASHINGTON - Naturopathic doctors, herbal healers, mind-body specialists, and acupuncturists often have been scorned by the US medical establishment, but growing numbers of Americans are seeking such care, and now an influential group of US senators believes the time has come to embrace an array of alternative therapies. (Fri, 24 Jul 2009 08:48:28 GMT)

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30
( American Institute of Physics ) Half of all Americans will be diagnosed at some point in their lives with cancer, the number two killer in the United States. One of the most common types, especially among women, is breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, 192,370 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease this year ... (Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:22:54 GMT)

CESA alternative for aortic aneurysm
LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. surgeon says patients at high risk to have traditional aortic aneurysm surgery may be helped by a new treatment technique. (Fri, 24 Jul 2009 20:11:03 GMT)

Khaleej Times Online - Alternative medicine Gaining Ground in the UAE
DUBAI - While alternative medicine is not everyone’s first choice for daily health care, it may soon become a popular option. In the UAE, demand for alternative medicine is bound to increase due to the affluent market structure, say local experts. (Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:45:20 GMT)

The end of IVF?
It’s a sad fact of life that one in six couples will have difficulty conceiving. Those praying for a miracle will often try anything, from the estimated 75% who experiment with alternative therapies, to the 1 in 80 women who will eventually give birth to an IVF baby in the UK each year. (Sat, 25 Jul 2009 21:16:30 GMT)

Lucky US pets get stuck on acupuncture
Chronic back pain, neurological troubles, arthritis: Jordan Kocen's veterinary clinic has a solution, offering acupuncture as an alternative to his many patients. (Sun, 26 Jul 2009 05:01:54 GMT)

Breast Cancer Research Highlights From The American Association Of Physicists In Medicine Meeting In Anaheim, July 26-30
Half of all Americans will be diagnosed at some point in their lives with cancer, the number two killer in the United States. One of the most common types, especially among women, is breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, 192,370 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease this year alone. (Sun, 26 Jul 2009 15:12:15 GMT)

Elite New Jersey doctors form Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey in Hackettstown
COURTESY ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEYDr. Michael Kelly helps a patient at The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey location in Hackettstown. HACKETTSTOWN -- North Jersey Sports Medicine and Spine Center and New Jersey Sport and Spine Center have joined forces... (Sun, 26 Jul 2009 18:19:31 GMT)

Financial Relief to Those with Alzheimer’s
Mylan New Zealand today announced that the first generic prescription medicine for those with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is now available in New Zealand. (Mon, 27 Jul 2009 01:31:08 GMT)

Acupuncture for US pets
FAIRFAX (Virginia) - CHRONIC back pain, neurological troubles, arthritis: Jordan Kocen's veterinary clinic has a solution, offering acupuncture as an alternative to his many patients. 'I use homeopathy, Chinese herbs and acupuncture,' said the 50-year-old veterinarian, who practices at 'South Paws' in Fairfax, Virginia just outside the US capital Washington. (Mon, 27 Jul 2009 03:51:24 GMT)

Santa Cruz County Stories, July 27, 2009: Harriet Korakas continues to inspire outside of her OB-GYN practice
SANTA CRUZ -- Harriet Korakas went into medicine to help patients and save lives. Little did she know they would end up saving her. (Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:41:46 GMT)

Anna Deavere Smith: A Healthier America
If a new improved era in health care comes to pass, we will need to reclaim our bodies back from medicine. We need to revise not just health care, but also our relationship to it. (Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:05:50 GMT)

Vita Coco a healthier alternative than sports drinks
Product: Vita Coco coconut water, $1.99 for a 11.1 fluid ounce box or $10.50 for a 12-pack (original, pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine, peach and mango, or acai and pomegranate flavor), at Whole Foods Market, Super Target and Wild Oats. (Tue, 28 Jul 2009 05:03:38 GMT)

Amgen Reaches Agreement With GlaxoSmithKline to Sell Bone Drug
July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Amgen Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Plc said they will jointly market denosumab, Amgen’s novel treatment for osteoporosis that if approved by regulators may reach annual sales of $2 billion within a decade. (Tue, 28 Jul 2009 12:17:36 GMT)

Cancer-Killing Virus may be the Answer for Patients with KRAS Mutated Tumors
For patients with mutations in KRAS, the good news is that an alternative therapy is currently being developed for them. An oncolytic virus being developed by Oncolytics Biotech Inc. can kill cancer cells with this particular mutation and with EGFR mutations as well, and is already well-advanced into clinical trials in the U.S. and the U.K. (Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:41:32 GMT)

Glaxo to Market Amgen Osteoporosis Drug in Europe (Update1)
July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Amgen Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Plc said they will jointly market denosumab, Amgen’s novel treatment for osteoporosis that may reach annual sales of $2 billion within a decade. (Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:54:10 GMT)

Actions taken over the next decade to demonstrate and deploy key technologies will determine US energy future
With a sustained national commitment, the United States could obtain substantial energy-efficiency improvements, new sources of energy, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through the accelerated deployment of existing and emerging energy technologies (Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:22:54 GMT)

SNM and Coalition Of Professional Organizations Call For Action
SNM and a coalition of eight other organizations have issued a white paper urging Congress to take steps to maintain adequate supplies of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a radioactive substance that is the basis for a common medical isotope used in more than 80 percent of all nuclear medicine procedures.The coalition jointly issued the paper to ensure that patient care is not compromised by a worldwide ... (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:25:07 GMT)

Alternative medicine gaining acceptance, but caution is urged
Metro Detroit hospitals, including the Henry Ford Health System and the University of Michigan, now have centers using alternative medicine as part of treatment. (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 05:02:44 GMT)

New drug may help treat childhood leukemia
London, July 29 : Scientists from Tel Aviv University have found a drug that may act as an alternative to traumatic chemotherapy for childhood leukaemia. (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:32:02 GMT)

MAHC using alternate supplier for medical isotopes
Although the Chalk River nuclear reactor has been shut down for more than two months, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) has been able to provide about the same level of service for nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging through alternate suppliers, says Harold Featherston, chief professional and diagnostic services officer. (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 14:40:45 GMT)

Scientists Test New Way to Get Drugs to Cancer Cells
Method might someday provide less toxic alternative to chemo, expert says. (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 15:06:00 GMT)

Congress Introduces Bill To Ensure Continuous Domestic Supplies Of Common Medical Isotope
SNM and a coalition of eight other organizations have issued a white paper urging Congress to take steps to maintain adequate supplies of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a radioactive substance that is the basis for a common medical isotope used in more than 80 percent of all nuclear medicine procedures. (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 15:14:29 GMT)

Alternative health and hemp’s benefits explored at free lecture
Charles Holmes of Living Harvest Hemp Company and Conscious Planet Solutions returns to Salt Spring on Aug. 4 to deliver another free lecture. (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 17:05:18 GMT)

Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, but Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven ...
Despite having access to some of the best health care in the world, many Americans with the most common form of eczema, known as atopic dermatitis, have sought relief from "alternative medicines." However, dermatologists caution that patients seeking alternative treatments to alleviate symptoms of this common, chronic, inflammatory skin disease marked by red, itchy rashes, risk developing more ... (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:41:42 GMT)

Dr. BlackBerry: Eight Apps Making Medicine More Mobile
BlackBerry smartphones and physicians go together like Popeye and spinach. Here's a look eight medical-related BlackBerry applications that doctors, nurses and their assistants are using to improve your healthcare experience. (Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:59:07 GMT)

Alternative medicine is the forte of new clinic's owner
On a recent Wednesday morning, Tess Richardson placed tiny black seeds on and in Tracy Froyland's ear. (Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:37:37 GMT)

Focus: Filipino healing
There are 97 known traditional healers or manghihilot within a one-kilometer radius from the Philippine General Hospital. While practitioners of Western medicine have disdained the indigenous healing practices, and often still consider manghihilot as quacks, some Filipinos continue to practice the tradition as a complementary — sometimes even the primary — means of healing. (Thu, 30 Jul 2009 09:56:41 GMT)

Alternative Therapies For Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute For Proven ...
Despite having access to some of the best health care in the world, many Americans with the most common form of eczema, known as atopic dermatitis, have sought relief from "alternative medicines. (Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:14:26 GMT)

AstraZeneca Mulls Second Swine Flu Vaccine Delivery System
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.LN) Thursday said it is considering an alternative delivery system for a swine flu vaccine currently in development because of a shortage of nasal sprayers. (Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:25:02 GMT)

Breakthrough Nursing Home Alternative Now Available to Cincinnati Elders and Their Families at Deupree Cottages
Cincinnati elders and their families can now choose a breakthrough alternative to traditional nursing homes. The new Deupree Cottages on Erie Avenue bordering Hyde Park offer a warm, inviting home supported by 24-hour professional nursing care. (Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:00:00 GMT)

Americans Spend Billions on Alternative Medicine
THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine in 2007 alone, U.S. health officials report. (Thu, 30 Jul 2009 18:03:25 GMT)

Alternative medicine a big business in U.S.: report
Complementary and alternative medicine such as acupuncture, herbal supplements and meditation are big business in the United States, totaling nearly $34 billion in out-of-pocket spending, according to a government report released on Thursday. (Thu, 30 Jul 2009 20:41:46 GMT)

Americans spend $34B for alternative medicine
Americans spend more than a 10th of their out-of-pocket health care dollars on alternative medicine, according to the first national estimate of such spending in more than a decade. (Fri, 31 Jul 2009 05:29:24 GMT)

Americans Spend $34 Billion A Year On Complementary And Alternative Medicine
According to a new report based on a government survey in 2007, in the previous 12 months Americans had spent a total of $33.9 billion out of their own pockets on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The report was compiled by Dr Richard L. (Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:19:15 GMT)

Americans Spend Millions of Dollars on Alternative Medicine
According to a new report issued by the National Institutes of Health, Americans are spending a boat load of money on various forms of alternative medicine. (Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:38:51 GMT)

Americans turn to alternative medicine
Americans spend a third as much on complementary and alternative medicine as they do on prescription drugs, racking up out-of-pocket expenses of $33.9 billion. (Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:51:25 GMT)

Americans Pay Big Money For Alternative Medicine
Americans spend $34 billion every year on forms of alternative medicine, says the first national study on this kind of spending. (Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:23:06 GMT)

Americans spend billions on alternative medicine
Americans spend about $34 billion annually on alternative medicine, according to the first national estimate of such out-of-pocket spending in more than a decade. (Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:27:53 GMT)

Americans spend billions on alternative medicine
Do you take natural supplements to ease your joints, visit a chiropractor for an achy back or do a little yoga here and there to find your Zen? Count yourself among the Americans who spent $34 billion last year on alternative medicine, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. (Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:03:06 GMT)

Americans spend billions on alternative medicine
Americans spent $33.9 billion complementary and alternative medicine such as herbal supplements, meditation, chiropractic and acupuncture in 2007 alone. (Fri, 31 Jul 2009 14:03:55 GMT)

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