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Alternative Medicine News Aug 2009

Americans Spent $33.9 Billion Out-of-pocket On Complementary And Alternative Medicine In One Year
Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) over the previous 12 months, according to a 2007 government survey. CAM is a group of diverse medical and health-care systems, practices, and products such as herbal supplements, meditation, chiropractic and acupuncture that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine. (Sat, 01 Aug 2009 03:20:48 GMT)

$33.9 Billion Spent Out-Of-Pocket On Complementary And Alternative Medicine By Americans
Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) over the previous 12 months, according to a 2007 government survey1. CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products such as herbal supplements, meditation, chiropractic, and acupuncture that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine. (Sat, 01 Aug 2009 10:16:05 GMT)

Americans spent $33.9 bn out-of-pocket on complementary & alternative medicine: Survey
Americans spend $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) over the previous 12 months, according to a 2007 government survey. (Mon, 03 Aug 2009 06:44:41 GMT)

Raltegravir Combination Treatment For HIV Is A Safe And Effective Alternative To Efavirenz In Treatment-Naive Patients
Use of the HIV antiretroviral treatment raltegravir, in combination with optimum background therapy, is a safe and effective alternative to conventional combination treatment using efavirenz in patients yet to start antiretroviral treatment. Furthermore, the raltegravir regimen is faster acting and causes fewer adverse events than the efavirenz regimen. (Tue, 04 Aug 2009 15:16:26 GMT)

Should Practitioners Of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine And Traditional Chinese Medicine Be Regulated? UK
A consultation on whether, and if so, how, practitioners of acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine should be regulated was launched today by the Department of Health. At present, there is no statutory regulation of practitioners who offer acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine in the UK. (Tue, 04 Aug 2009 18:16:30 GMT)

Molybdenum Shortage May Limit Nuclear Medicine Services
Problems with the world production and supply of molybdenum are leading to shortages of radioisotopes for nuclear medicine imaging tests, according to an editorial in the journal Nuclear Medicine Communications, official journal of the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS). (Wed, 05 Aug 2009 04:40:49 GMT)

Americans spend $34 billion for alternative medicine
ATLANTA — 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. (Thu, 06 Aug 2009 05:58:13 GMT)

People's Pharmacy: Heartburn medicine dependency
Last year, more than 80 million prescriptions were dispensed for powerful acid-suppressing drugs such as Aciphex, Nexium, omeprazole, Prevacid and Protonix. That doesn't even count the millions of doses of Prilosec OTC that were purchased without a doctor's supervision. (Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:48:02 GMT)

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets
THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care isn't just for humans anymore, as more animal owners are making that choice for their terminally ill pets as an alternative to early euthanasia. (Thu, 06 Aug 2009 13:03:38 GMT)

The Real Right to Medical Care versus Socialized Medicine
The status quo with respect to medical care does not deserve to be preserved. It does bear the earmarks of financial lunacy. It does call for reform – for radical reform. (Thu, 06 Aug 2009 13:10:48 GMT)

Government Moves To Regulate Practitioners Of Herbal/Traditional Medicine, UK
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) welcomes publication of the Department of Health (DH) public consultation document that reflects upon the recent recommendations of the Steering Group on the need for Statutory Regulation of practitioners of acupuncture, herbal medicine, TCM and other traditional medicine systems practised in the UK. (Thu, 06 Aug 2009 22:21:58 GMT)

Democrats Weigh the Calculus of Public Health Insurance
As Congress breaks for its August recess, the debate back home will center on Democratic proposals to create a government-run insurance option, which insurers and Republicans are casting as a step toward socialized medicine. (Fri, 07 Aug 2009 04:00:00 GMT)

New Pediatrician joins Crystal Run
Ana Tanase, M.D. is the newest pediatrician at Crystal Run Healthcare. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania and completed a her residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J. Tanase has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine and is multi-lingual in English, ... (Fri, 07 Aug 2009 06:58:20 GMT)

BioResonance-alternative medicine that relieves arthritis pain
MyPhield extends guarantee on their BioResonance technology (Fri, 07 Aug 2009 14:24:49 GMT)

Business Briefs
Style Weekly has published a reprint of its 2009 “Power List” after six names were left out of the first issue. The alternative weekly publication, which covers arts, entertainment and news in the Richmond area, published its annual list of the Richmond area’s 75 most powerful people in its July 29 issue. However, a page containing the individuals ranked No. 20 to No. 25 was left out of the ... (Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:16:15 GMT)

Homeopathy can prevent, cure swine flu, say homeopaths
New Delhi, Aug 8 : Homeopathy can both prevent and cure swine flu, sans any side effects, say doctors who practise this alternative medicine system in India where over 700 people have been diagnosed with the disease. (Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:45:09 GMT)

'Homeopathy can prevent, cure swine flu'
Homeopathy can both prevent and cure swine flu, sans any side effects, say doctors who practise this alternative medicine system in India where over 700 people have been diagnosed with the disease. (Sat, 08 Aug 2009 06:20:03 GMT)

New Pediatrician joins Crystal Run
Ana Tanase, M.D. is the newest pediatrician at Crystal Run Healthcare. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania and completed a her residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J. Tanase has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine and is multi-lingual in English, ... (Sat, 08 Aug 2009 06:38:36 GMT)

Expert Launches Natural Supplement Website and Alternative Medicine Blog
Naturalsupplementstore.net is a brand new website offering a broad selection of natural and herbal supplements. Website founder Joao Baiense Jr. is an expert in the field of alternative medicine, and is committed to helping people achieve their wellness goals through natural supplements and organic solutions. (Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Expert Launches Natural Supplement Website and Alternative Medicine Blog
Naturalsupplementstore.net is a brand new website offering a broad selection of natural and herbal supplements. Website founder Joao Baiense Jr. is an expert in the field of alternative medicine, and is committed to helping people achieve their wellness goals through natural supplements and organic solutions. (PRWeb Aug 8, 2009) Read the full story at ... (Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:06:44 GMT)

'Homeopathy can prevent, cure swine flu'
Homeopathy can both prevent and cure swine flu, sans any side effects, say doctors who practise this alternative medicine system in India where over 700 people have been diagnosed with the disease. (Sat, 08 Aug 2009 17:55:55 GMT)

Will Democrats risk health care plan to get public option?
WASHINGTON — As Congress breaks for its August recess, the debate back home will center on Democratic proposals to create a government-run health insurance option, which insurers and Republicans are casting as a step toward socialized medicine. (Sun, 09 Aug 2009 05:07:25 GMT)

THE INFLUENCE GAME: Chamber of Commerce emerges as leading foe of Obama health, banking plans
Good job chamber! We need groups out there like the COC that will let americans know the facts about Obama and his plan to socialize medicine. WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama wants to take the measure of his opposition, he only has to glance across Lafayette Park from the White House. (Sun, 09 Aug 2009 06:47:03 GMT)

New Pediatrician joins Crystal Run
Ana Tanase, M.D. is the newest pediatrician at Crystal Run Healthcare. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania and completed a her residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J. Tanase has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine and is multi-lingual in English, ... (Sun, 09 Aug 2009 07:08:45 GMT)

Lawsuit attacks recent Arkansas legislation
It’ll be East meets West this week when two sides of a federal lawsuit concerning recently enacted Arkansas legislation limiting the practice of oriental medicine face off in a federal courtroom in Texarkana. (Sun, 09 Aug 2009 12:56:00 GMT)

Alternative Medical Law Faces Legal Fight
Opponents of a new Arkansas law that bans practitioners of alternative medicine from dispensing drugs or identifying themselves as doctors ask a federal judge to declare the law unconstitutional. (Sun, 09 Aug 2009 22:56:38 GMT)

Medical briefs for Aug. 5
Medical clinic receives grant Volunteers In Medicine in St. Charles received a $5,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis. (Mon, 10 Aug 2009 07:05:55 GMT)

New Pediatrician joins Crystal Run
Ana Tanase, M.D. is the newest pediatrician at Crystal Run Healthcare. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania and completed a her residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J. Tanase has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine and is multi-lingual in English, ... (Mon, 10 Aug 2009 07:08:36 GMT)

Alternative approaches to wellness can help cancer patients cope with treatment of their disease
LARRY ELL Staff Writer MOUNT DORA -- Traditional medicine has come a long way in the treatment of deadly diseases like cancer. But those methods d ... (Mon, 10 Aug 2009 12:20:35 GMT)

Lawsuit challenges Arkansas acupuncture law
Opponents of a new Arkansas law that bans practitioners of alternative medicine from dispensing drugs or identifying themselves as doctors are asking a federal judge to declare the law unconstitutional. (Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:17:12 GMT)

Alternative Medical Group Aims To Rejuvenate
Feeling a little dull? If you're in good health but need a little rejuvenation, The Beneveda Medical Group offers alternative medicine that promises to balance the mind and body. (Tue, 11 Aug 2009 04:12:42 GMT)

New Pediatrician joins Crystal Run
Ana Tanase, M.D. is the newest pediatrician at Crystal Run Healthcare. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania and completed a her residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J. Tanase has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine and is multi-lingual in English, ... (Tue, 11 Aug 2009 06:53:50 GMT)

UM Study Shows Chinese Acupuncture Affects Brain's Ability To Regulate Pain
Acupuncture has been used in East-Asian medicine for thousands of years to treat pain, possibly by activating the body's natural painkillers. But how it works at the cellular level is largely unknown. Using brain imaging, a University of Michigan study is the first to provide evidence that traditional Chinese acupuncture affects the brain's long-term ability to regulate pain. (Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:20:35 GMT)

Denosumab Helps Reduce Fractures in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis
Fractures are a major cause of disability and health care costs among postmenopausal women. Now a study in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights an alternative therapy that prevents fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. (Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:43:42 GMT)

Nigeria: We Will Encourage Alternative Medicine - Osotimehin
The Federal Government announced yesterday it would collaborate and encourage traditional medicine practitioners as an alternative source of health care delivery system. (Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:02:12 GMT)

Kenya: Regulate Use of Herbal Medicine
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board recently issued an alert over suspect herbal remedies being used by a large number of people seeking alternative medicine. (Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:03:40 GMT)

Aboriginal medicine finds place in city
LIKE big cats, the uncles circle, murmuring diagnoses to each other. Their Pitjantjatjara tongue is a purring music of rolling Rs. Then they are ready. (Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:00:00 GMT)

What is alternative treatment for irritable bowel syndrome when conventional therapy has failed?
( World Journal of Gastroenterology ) Tricyclic antidepressants have been shown in a few trials to improve abdominal pain in patients with IBS; however there was inadequate evidence to support an effect on improvement of global IBS symptoms. Notably, most randomized, controlled trials of TCAs in IBS were completed before the publication of the ROME II committee recommendations for the study ... (Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:08:04 GMT)

End-of-life care
Is sedation used as an alternative to euthanasia? (Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:04:35 GMT)

The alternative to euthanasia?
There is concern that too many patients are put into continuous deep sedation before they die, says BBC health correspondent Adam Brimelow. (Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:08:46 GMT)

Americans Still Seeking Alternative Medicine Options
It seems that Americans spend almost a third as much in out-of-pocket health expenses on herbal supplements and other alternative medicines as they do on prescription drugs. CAM accounted for approximately 1.5% of all health care expenditures in the United States. (Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:20:07 GMT)

Americans spend $34 billion for alternative medicine
Billions spent on uncertified therapies (Thu, 13 Aug 2009 05:13:09 GMT)

New Pediatrician joins Crystal Run
Ana Tanase, M.D. is the newest pediatrician at Crystal Run Healthcare. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania and completed a her residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J. Tanase has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine and is multi-lingual in English, ... (Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:38:36 GMT)

Newly Published Research Indicates 97% of Apraxic Children Improving with Novel Nutritional Combination
In September of 2008 SpeechNutrients introduced the supplement NourishLife speak™ which combines omega-3 and vitamin E to provide nutritional support for children with apraxia and speech challenges. A recent study published in the July issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine reported that 181 children with verbal apraxia taking a combination of omega-3 and vitamin E noted ... (Thu, 13 Aug 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

CCEA nod for continuing Ayush scheme with changes
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the continuation of the Centrally sponsored scheme for an alternative system of medicine in Ayush hospitals and dispensaries with certain modifications for ... (Thu, 13 Aug 2009 19:47:11 GMT)

What Is Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)? What Does A Physical Therapist (physiotherapist) Do?
Physical therapy or physiotherapy (UK/Ireland/Australia) is a branch of rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping patients maintain, recover or improve their physical abilities. Physical therapists or physiotherapists (UK/Ireland/Australia) work with patients whose movements may be undermined by aging, disease, environmental factors, or sporting hazards. (Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:22:17 GMT)

Hearing on acupuncture law scheduled for today
    A hearing will be held later today in Texarkana on Arkansas' new so-called acupuncture law.  It bans practitioners of alternative medicine from dispensing drugs, or identifying themselves as doctors.  Opponents want the law ruled unconstitutional, claiming it was motivated by competition. The plaintiff in this case, who practices in Texarkana, wants an injunction to keep the state from ... (Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:47:29 GMT)

EU Panel: Genzyme Says Shortage Is More Severe Than Expected
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The European Medicines Agency said Friday that it has been informed by Genzyme, the marketing authorisation holder of Cerezyme ( imiglucerase), that the supply shortage of the medicine is more severe than previously expected. (Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:09:43 GMT)

Medical isotope shortage threatens treatments
The shutdown of a nuclear reactor in Canada has caused a shortage of a radioactive isotope used to detect cancers and heart disease, forcing doctors into costlier procedures that can be less effective and expose patients to more radioactivity. (Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:34:42 GMT)

In Debate Over Health Policy, Some Words Are Seldom Spoken
The philosopher Daniel Callahan talked about the role that bioethics should play in the current debate on overhauling the health care system. (Sat, 15 Aug 2009 02:27:13 GMT)

Health care bartering just what doctor ordered
Cash, check or a cord of wood for that doctor visit? As health care costs climb, old-fashioned bartering has seen brisk growth since the economy soured. Hillsborough, N.J.-resident Robert Josefs traded his Web site designing skills for nearly $1,000 in... Sponsored Topics: Health care - United States - Health - Barter - Medicine (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 03:40:03 GMT)

Some Metro Detroit doctors use online scheduling for patients
Huntington Woods -- It doesn't always dawn on Jill Sklar during regular business hours to schedule her doctor visits. (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 05:13:39 GMT)

Health care bartering just what doctor ordered
Cash, check or a cord of wood for that doctor visit? As health care costs climb, old-fashioned bartering has seen brisk growth since the economy soured. Hillsborough, N.J.-resident Robert Josefs traded his Web site designing skills for nearly $1,000 in... Sponsored Topics: Health care - Health - United States - Barter - Medicine (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:55:03 GMT)

Nuclear plant shutdowns affect midstate medical procedures
A worldwide shortage of radioactive isotopes used for medical procedures -- ranging from heart tests to cancer treatments -- has touched some midstate hospitals. (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 14:32:50 GMT)

A New Test for Business and Biofuel
One of the nation’s wealthiest American Indian communities is a major investor in a start-up with the twin goals of making fuel from algae and reducing emissions. (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 05:28:53 GMT)

Chlorella: the superfood that helps fight disease
Chlorella is an oriental algae that should be a stock item in all our medicine cabinets says Victoria Lambert. (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:09:37 GMT)

Qigong Healer Now Offers Unique Alternative Healing Services On The Internet
Michael Mohoric of http://www.qigongenergyhealing.c is a distant healer who is now offering a unique alternative healing service on the Internet for a low monthly fee. He discovered he had an unusual gift to help people heal from a distance after he recovered from a severe spinal cord injury. Previously he had a long history of studying with other holistic energy healers and helping others ... (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Letters to the Editor
New warden brings positive change to RCI; Does GOP have an alternative health care plan?; Paper presents both sides of health care issue (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:51:48 GMT)

Health-Care Reform: Obama Finesses the Public Plan
Obama's stand on the public option has never fit neatly into the narratives on either side of the political aisle. What if he takes the next step in the health-care-reform debate and abandons the public option? (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:17:37 GMT)

Policy change: Doctors who shun insurance
Like a lot of their patients, doctors are sick of long waits in the waiting room and dealing with insurance companies. (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:55:12 GMT)

Peter King, Walk the Moon perform this week
Stanley’s Pub Wisconsin disco-funk jamband, Steez , roll into town on the Creepfunk Crusade CD Release Tour featuring a diverse use of instruments like synths, accordion, oboe, fiddle, sax and flute. (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 15:14:48 GMT)

Chinese medicine: Have YOUR say!
PEOPLE living in Yeovil and South Somerset are being invited to take part in a national consultation considering the desirability of introducing a system of regulation for practitioners of acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 17:10:29 GMT)

MS patient credits orthomolecular medicine for ending painful attacks
Since he was a teenager, Peter Leeds has suffered painful attacks that render his hands and feet crippled and numb. He had no idea he has multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disease that plagues the central nervous system, leading to physical and cognitive disabilities. (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 20:09:28 GMT)

Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine
( American College of Physicians ) Below is information about four articles being published in the August 18 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for articles as sources of information. Annals of Internal Medicine attribution is required for all coverage. (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 21:22:34 GMT)

Off-Label Drugs Are A Risky Alternative
A prescription means the stamp of approval from your doctor, but it may not mean the government's approval. Why you might need to be on the alert for off-label drugs. (Mon, 17 Aug 2009 22:45:39 GMT)

Can co-ops bring cooperation on health care reform?
The day after the Obama administration hinted it might drop the option of publicly supported health insurance, politicians and taxpayers scrambled to understand what the alternative to public insurance might look like. One possibility is health insurance cooperatives. “Co-ops” would provide competition for private insurers, making many Democrats happy, but would not be run by the government, ... (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 04:13:00 GMT)

Denosumab reduces fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
Fractures are a major cause of disability and health care costs among postmenopausal women. Now a study in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights an alternative therapy that prevents fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 05:30:36 GMT)

Mexican health care reform has been convoluted and ineffective
A Policy Forum published in this week's open access journal PLoS Medicine argues that twenty-five years of health care reforms in Mexico have increased insurance coverage but have not resulted in greater efficiency and have not significantly reduced health inequities despite their costs in a country that has huge divisions between the rich and the poor. (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:00:37 GMT)

New Research Shows Effectiveness Of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy For Spinal Tumors
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a highly effective alternative treatment for some cancer patients with spinal metastases, reported in new research from The University of Texas in Houston, according to James G. Schwade, M.D. Executive Director of the CyberKnife Centers of Miami and Palm Beach. (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:20:29 GMT)

News From The Annals Of Internal Medicine, 18 August 2009
1. Chinese Herbal Remedy Shows Promise for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes painful and debilitating swelling of the joints. Physicians often prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs such as sulfasalazine for the initial treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:21:09 GMT)

In vitro fertilization less successful with alternative fertility treatments
( Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine ) The common belief is that it won't hurt to try alternative fertility treatments before reverting to in vitro fertilization (IVF). But a new study from Denmark finds that the success of IVF treatment is 30 percent lower among women who have used alternative medicine. The researchers included over 700 IVF users over a 12-month period. Women who had first ... (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:48:26 GMT)

In vitro fertilization less successful with alternative fertility treatments
Women who are desperately trying to get pregnant might want to avoid complementary and alternative medicine. (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:45:18 GMT)

Alternative Therapies And Their Growing Popularity
Alternative Therapies and Medicine Expert Genie James, M.M.Sc. Discusses the Causes of this Growing Trend (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:45:00 GMT)

Alternative Therapies And Their Growing Popularity
Alternative Therapies and Medicine Expert Genie James, M.M.Sc. Discusses the Causes of this Growing Trend (PRWeb Aug 18, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/al (Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:54:37 GMT)

IVF success lower in women who used alternative fertility treatment
Washington, Aug 19 : A new study from Denmark has revealed that the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is 30 percent lower among women who have used alternative fertility medicine. (Wed, 19 Aug 2009 06:47:59 GMT)

IVF treatment not to be combined with alternative therapies
Women who are desperately trying to get pregnant might want to avoid complementary and alternative medicine. The common belief is that it won't hurt to try alternative fertility treatments before reverting to in vitro fertilization (IVF). But a new study from Denmark finds that the success of IVF treatment is 30% lower among women who have used alternative medicine. (Wed, 19 Aug 2009 10:45:26 GMT)

In Vitro Fertilization Less Successful With Alternative Fertility Treatments
The common belief is that it won't hurt to try alternative fertility treatments before reverting to in vitro fertilization (IVF). But a new study from Denmark finds that the success of IVF treatment is 30% lower among women who have used alternative medicine. The researchers included over 700 IVF users over a 12-month period. (Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:21:30 GMT)

Alternative therapy lowers IVF success
A new study from Denmark has revealed that the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is 30 percent lower among women who have used alternative fertility medicine. (Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:05:40 GMT)

Idaho counties back Gateway West power line alternative
BOISE -- Five counties plan to back an alternative route for a proposed Wyoming-to-Idaho power transmission line next Monday, contending the path now favored by two utilities bankrolling the $2 billion project cuts a disruptive swath through too much private... (Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:21:05 GMT)

Idaho counties back alternative transmission line
Five counties plan to back an alternative route for a proposed Wyoming-to-Idaho power transmission line next Monday, contending the path now favored by two utilities bankrolling the $2 billion project cuts a disruptive swath through too much private land. (Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:05:02 GMT)

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Recruiting Charter Class
Nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, or VTC, in Roanoke is gearing up for next year. Specifically, the school of medicine is getting the word out to recruit its first class of 42 students for fall 2010. (Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:01:44 GMT)

Nationalized medicine will not reduce medical errors and save lives
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | THE Institute of Medicine (IOM) has been claiming for almost a decade that as many as 98,000 Americans are killed by medical errors every year. This is based on 173 deaths in the Harvard Medical Practice study and extrapolating to the entire U.S. population. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:11:44 GMT)

Distressed Patients Suffer Panic Attacks as UK Medicine Stocks Hit by Shortages, Chemist+Druggist Reveals
TONBRIDGE, England, August 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicine shortages have left patients extremely distressed, with some seeing their conditions deteriorate and even being admitted to hospital, a Chemist+Druggist (C+D) survey has found. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 15:04:40 GMT)

Distressed Patients Suffer Panic Attacks as UK Medicine Stocks Hit by Shortages, Chemist+Druggist Reveals
TONBRIDGE, England, Aug. (Fri, 21 Aug 2009 18:07:49 GMT)

Does Group Health hold answers in health-care debate?
The Obama administration last week endorsed health cooperatives like Group Health as a potential alternative to a government-run insurance plan whose aim is to create competition among insurers and slow soaring health-care costs. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 07:30:34 GMT)

GOP wants to attack, not help
Morton Kondracke sig There's no question that Republican criticism has helped undermine support for President Barack Obama's health plan. But it hasn't done much to help Republicans. That's because while Republicans actually do have alternative ideas on health-care reform, they have spent most of their time accentuating Obama's negatives. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 10:36:50 GMT)

Paging Dr. Frischer - Herbal Medicine
Patients regularly come into my office and state that they have stopped their “dangerous” prescription medication in favor of some “natural”, “safer” herbal remedy. Oftentimes a relative or hairdresser has convinced them to make this bold move. It’s time to discuss the risks of taking herbs. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:51:12 GMT)

It's Back to Basics to Save a Life
SUNDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Medics and doctors are used to participating in a flurry of activity when trying to save a person who's had a cardiac arrest -- inserting IVs, placing a breathing tube, performing defibrillation to restart the heart. (Sun, 23 Aug 2009 13:03:01 GMT)

In Vitro Fertilization Less Successful With Alternative Fertility Treatments
The common belief is that it won't hurt to try alternative fertility treatments before reverting to in vitro fertilization (IVF). But a new study finds that the success of IVF treatment is 30 percent lower among women who have used alternative medicine. The researchers included over 700 IVF users over a 12-month period. Women who had first tried a combination of alternative treatments, such as ... (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:10:44 GMT)

IVF and alternative medicine don't mix
Women who are desperately trying to get pregnant might want to avoid complementary and alternative medicine, research shows. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 04:50:33 GMT)

Chemist+Druggist survey reveals deteriorated conditions of patients due to medicine shortages
Medicine shortages have left patients extremely distressed, with some seeing their conditions deteriorate and even being admitted to hospital, a Chemist+Druggist (C+D) survey has found. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 05:03:26 GMT)

Shareholders Win When Employees Are Motivated
A new survey shows that firms with motivated employees outperform their peers. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:05:42 GMT)

Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu
MONDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Some people may refuse to get vaccinated against a pandemic virus if they believe the risks outweigh the benefits, suggests a new study. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:04:05 GMT)

Shareholders Win When Employees Are Motivated
A new survey shows that firms with motivated employees outperform their peers. Invest your money where employees invest their emotion. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:44:51 GMT)

Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu
But personal hygiene prevention methods are not enough, experts warn. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:20:47 GMT)

Push To Get Traditional Chinese Medicine Covered
If HR 646 passes, it would not only allow for more universal coverage for acupuncture but also open the door for coverage of other Oriental Medicine, including Asian herbs and messages. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:46:57 GMT)

Seniors find cure for boredom in choices
ESTES PARK - Even though Vista Village - an assisted living facility in Wheat Ridge - has quite the medicine cabinet, to resident Shirley Sleyster, there is something missing. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:20:33 GMT)

School's back in session in Springfield area
Monday was the first day back at school for thousands of students in the Springfield School District. We check in on the district's alternative school, in its second year, as well as other schools in the area.   YOUR PHOTOS:   Send us your back-to-school shots FATHERS:   Encouraged to take role in school (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 04:40:18 GMT)

A transplant alternative
With more than 1,200 Ontarians on the wait list for a kidney transplant, doctors are constantly seeking new ways to prevent one more person from dying while waiting for an organ. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:35:47 GMT)

Sexual queries: 'Increasing chances of conception'
Andrologist and microsurgeon Dr Sudhakar Krishnamurti responds to rediff readers' sexual queries. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:01:19 GMT)

Jackson begged doctor for powerful anesthetic
The mixture of the sedatives Valium, lorazepam and midazolam, combined with propofol, was enough to kill the singer, a warrant affidavit unsealed Monday in Houston shows. A sleepless Michael Jackson spent his last hours pleading for a dose of a powerful anesthetic, his doctor told police, according to court records unsealed Monday. (Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:10:57 GMT)

Caring doctor is the best Rx
Purge your medicine cabinet of cold medication and find yourself a doctor who empathizes with you during times of illness. You may recover faster. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:15:55 GMT)

Research study concludes the difference in mortality between men and women depending on the type of ACS
A new study from NYU School of Medicine found that women may have a slightly higher risk of death than men in the thirty days following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but that these differences appear to be attributable to factors such as severity and type of ACS. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:33:45 GMT)

Thai tennis star launches new herbal Viagra
Thai tennis star Paradorn Srichaphan has launched a new product billed as a natural alternative to Viagra. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:05:00 GMT)

Thai tennis star launches new herbal Viagra
Thai tennis star Paradorn Srichaphan has launched a new product billed as a natural alternative to Viagra.Yes, he uses it _ twice a week. No, it doesn't mean his two-year marriage to former Miss Unive... (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:11:12 GMT)

Using Alternative Treatments To Fight Rx Addiction
Millions of Americans abuse prescription pain medicine and it's taken the lives of some big name celebrities, like Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith. Often, the abuse leads to addiction but there is a group of South Florida doctors who are trying to get patients off the pills and on a natural, safer road to recovery. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:18:11 GMT)

Using Alternative Treatments To Fight Rx Addiction
Millions of Americans abuse prescription pain medicine and it's taken the lives of some big name celebrities, like Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith. Often, the abuse leads to addiction but there is a group of South Florida doctors who are trying to get patients off the pills and on a natural, safer road to recovery. (Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:18:32 GMT)

What's new this fall? Doctor shows and Jay Leno?!
What can you say about a fall TV season most distinguished by the leap to prime-time by Jay Leno? (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:02:21 GMT)

New recommendations seek to limit medical residents’ hours
If Institute of Medicine recommendations to limit medical residents’ work hours are adopted, quality of life would improve for countless residents. “The less time you’re at the hospital, the more time you have to be with your family and feel normal,” said Dr. Wayne Bellucci, a pulmonary/critical care fellow at Stony Brook University Medical Center, [...] (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:44:04 GMT)

Letters to the Editor
On the lack of decorum at the town hall meetings: (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:34:03 GMT)

Sports performance and medicine center kicks off
Just in time for the upcoming sports seasons, a local business in Gastonia is preparing athletes to be on their best game. The Physical Performance Center at Gaston Rehab and Associates has combined sports performance training with sports medicine (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:15:39 GMT)

Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
THURSDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Traditional Chinese acupuncture, increasingly popular in the West for a variety of ills, eases pain by regulating key receptors in the brain, according to a new study. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:02:55 GMT)

Ryan draws large, supportive crowds to voice health care concerns
Village halls were filled to capacity, and some locals were turned away to maintain fire codes when Congressman Paul Ryan came to the Geneva Lake area to introduce his alternative health care plan. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:45:00 GMT)

Tigers Partner With Hospice Society
Medicine Hat, AB - Medicine Hat Tigers are pleased to announce their new association with Medicine Hat Regional Hospice Palliative Care Society. The Tigers want to help the Hospice Society reach their goal of building and operating a hospice facility in this region of Southern Alberta. (Thu, 27 Aug 2009 21:15:00 GMT)

Cardiologists Crying Foul Over Medicare Cuts Hurt Obama Revamp
Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- An Obama administration plan to cut Medicare payments to heart and cancer doctors by $1.4 billion next year is generating a backlash that’s undermining the president’s health-care overhaul. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 04:00:01 GMT)

Seven things to do this weekend
What: Immerse yourself in abstract sights and sounds at this special concert at Davis' John Natsoulas Gallery, hosted by alternative radio station KDVS (90.3 FM). (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:03:52 GMT)

Placebos May Truly Reduce Pain
For years, placebos have been given as a medical alternative to falsely reinforce a patient’s expectations of feeling better. (Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:08:47 GMT)

The Waismann Method of Accelerated Benzodiazepine Neuro-Regulation proves a suitable alternative to traditional ...
The Waismann Method of Accelerated Benzodiazepine Neuro-Regulation (ABNR) involves a safe, medically-assisted withdrawal from Benzodiazepines in a hospital setting. This advanced approach to Benzodiazepine withdrawal offers patients another alternative to traditional benzodiazepine detoxification, which even when done gradually, can be extremely dangerous and even life threatening. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 04:28:26 GMT)

From dust to bust, America's poor take on a new type of monster
Looking back on the past few weeks, Johnnie Levy can see how she was driven to the brink of death and didn't care. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 05:12:25 GMT)

Ryan draws large, supportive crowds to voice health care concerns
Village halls were filled to capacity, and some locals were turned away to maintain fire codes when Congressman Paul Ryan came to the Geneva Lake area to introduce his alternative health care plan. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 12:45:13 GMT)

Health reform: Hit the Reset button
With large majorities and an popular ally in the White House, congressional Democrats must have thought that all they had to do to remake America's health care system was hit the legislative "Easy" button. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 13:14:19 GMT)

Why the GOP Is Gunning for Grandma
It's the GOP that's out to get Granny. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:12:19 GMT)

Naturopathic spa opens
Alternative medicine has grown in popularity over the years, and now Fallon can experience naturopathy from the new Body Balance Wellness Center, which includes an all-female gym. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 02:19:03 GMT)

Boehringer stroke drug proves a winner in trial
Patients at risk of stroke due to an erratic heartbeat should soon have a viable alternative to 50-year-old warfarin, after a new pill from Boehringer Ingelheim beat expectations in a major clinical study. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 06:16:02 GMT)

WHO says irrational Tamiflu use may make H1N1 virus resistant
Irrational use of swine flu drug can make the H1N1 virus resistant to the medicine making it fatal as the Tamiflu loses its efficiency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 06:34:05 GMT)

Boehringer’s Pradaxa Is Safe, Effective Alternative to Warfarin
Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH’s Pradaxa may be a safe, effective and easier-to-use alternative to the generic blood thinner warfarin, given for more than five decades to patients with erratic heart rates. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 09:11:47 GMT)

New Anti-Clotting Drug Beats Plavix
SUNDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-clotting drug, ticagrelor (Brilinta), was better than than clopidogrel (Plavix) in preventing new heart attacks and in reducing deaths among patients who have had a heart attack, a new study finds. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:03:22 GMT)

Tax Reform’s Lesson for Health Care Reform
In 1986, the bipartisan trade-off was marginal tax rates and eliminating special-interest loopholes. In 2009, it should be tort reform and universal coverage. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:56:56 GMT)

New Drugs Surprise In Barcelona
Study data at a European cardiology meeting could boost two experimental blood thinners. (Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:49:16 GMT)

Think again if you believe some herbal remedies help menopause
Everywhere you look nowadays you see alternative medicine, herbal supplements and remedies promising amazing results in curing and alleviating health problems. Many people choose these "natural" options rather than tried and true medical treatments and medicines. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 06:40:23 GMT)

Alternative equine therapies evolve into a stable staple
SARATOGA SPRINGS — As the horse racing industry has grown more specialized in recent years, alternative equine therapy has evolved as a more widely accepted practice, says one longtime equine therapist in the Spa City. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:49:04 GMT)

Rat Poison Alternative Cuts Clots, May Change Therapy (Update1)
Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Millions of heart patients worldwide may benefit from a breakthrough blood thinner that is likely to replace warfarin, a rat poison doctors crafted into a potent and unwieldy medicine half a century ago, cardiologists said. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:17:12 GMT)

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Holistic Health Care Careers on Rise in BC
Acceptance of TCM by Mainstream Western Medical Community Fuels Industry Growth (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

Nigeria: ABU Withdraws 78 Medical Students
Abu — About 78 students of the Faculty of Medicine of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, were withdrawn from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programmes. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:05:33 GMT)

New developments in reproductive medicine
( Deutsches Aerzteblatt International ) Three out of ten women who undergo polar body diagnosis go on to have a child. The extensive technique of polar body analysis is described by researchers in reproductive medicine at Lubeck in an article in the current edition of Deutsches Artzeblatt International, in which they present three successful cases and one failure. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:08:55 GMT)

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Holistic Health Care Careers on Rise in BC
Acceptance of TCM by Mainstream Western Medical Community Fuels Industry Growth (PRWeb Aug 31, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:35:08 GMT)

New Developments In Reproductive Medicine
Three out of ten women who undergo polar body diagnosis go on to have a child. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:16:02 GMT)

New developments in reproductive medicine
Three out of ten women who undergo polar body diagnosis go on to have a child. The extensive technique of polar body analysis (PBA) is described by researchers in reproductive medicine at Lübeck, Germany, in an article in the current edition of Deutsches Ärtzeblatt International, in which they present three successful cases and one failure. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:46:55 GMT)

Alternative equine therapies evolve into a stable staple
SARATOGA SPRINGS — As the horse racing industry has grown more specialized in recent years, alternative equine therapy has evolved as a more widely accepted practice, says one longtime equine therapist in the Spa City. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:19:14 GMT)

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