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Alternative Medicine News Sep 2009

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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. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 11:47:57 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 in an article in the current edition of Deutsches Artzeblatt International, in which they present three successful cases and one failure (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(33): 533-8). (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:11:41 GMT)

Organized medicine aims to strengthen liability provisions in reform bill
An approved amendment would encourage states to explore certain liability alternatives, but lawmakers rebuffed attempts at damage caps and other physician-backed proposals. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:27:34 GMT)

Raleigh Examiner decided to put local complimentary health businesses on the map
  Before Marina Lando, RM, 1059 CRP started writing for Examiner, not a lot of options were available for the local complimentary and alternative health businesses in terms of visibility.   Very few publications printed articles about local practitioners. But now it is all  changing rapidly.   Marina, Raleigh Alternative Medicine Examiner, decided to undertake a huge task of writing… (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 13:44:16 GMT)

Vietnam to import alternative antiviral drug for swine flu
Vietnam will import a second antiviral medicine, Zanamivir, for treating swine flu in people whose bodies have become resistant to Tamiflu, Deputy Minister of Health Trinh Quang Huan said. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 07:52:13 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. (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:07:18 GMT)

XIAFLEX(TM) CORD I Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine
MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - 09/02/09) - Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL - News ), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published in its September 3rd edition, the Company's pivotal CORD I Phase III clinical trial of XIAFLEX(TM) (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) a novel, first-in-class, biologic for the ... (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 21:05:00 GMT)

XIAFLEX(TM) CORD I Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine
XIAFLEX Effective in Nonsurgically Treating MP and PIP Joints With Dupuytren's Contractures, Regardless of Severity (Wed, 02 Sep 2009 21:19:14 GMT)

Open discussion at Top-o-Rock
Truth Seekers will have a "free thinkers" open discussion from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Top-O-Rock. Topics will be alternative health, swine flu, vaccinations, suppressed discoveries in energy and medicine. This may be the last public meeting at Top... (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 03:04:23 GMT)

Retail health clinics seen as alternative
NEW YORK – Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that the quality of health care provided in medical clinics in retail locations, such as CVS Caremark Corp.’s Minute Clinics, is similar to what is found in physician’s offices and urgent-care centers, but for prices that can be as much as one-third less. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 04:20:10 GMT)

Remedy or rubbish?
Alternative medicine gains attention in offering choices for treating and preventing heart disease. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 05:22:13 GMT)

Alternative device for increased specificity of bronchoscopic lung cancer detection
Research published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology has found that narrow-band imaging bronchoscopy increases the specificity of bronchoscopic early lung cancer detection and can serve as an alternative detection device. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 06:54:42 GMT)

Alternative medicine wants say in health reform debate
When patients come to see Dr. Cathy Stallworth with back pain, they're as likely to get enrolled in a therapeutic yoga class, receive hypnosis or be sent for acupuncture as they are to be prescribed drugs. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 07:19:00 GMT)

Alternative medicine wants say in health reform debate
When patients come to see Dr. Cathy Stallworth with back pain, they're as likely to get enrolled in a therapeutic yoga class, receive hypnosis or be sent for acupuncture as they are to be prescribed drugs. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:49:21 GMT)

Why my daughter doesn't need chemotherapy
A father who is denying his 10-year-old daughter chemotherapy in favour of natural medicine believes the girl has a better chance of surviving cancer because alternative treatments cured her asthma eight years ago. (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 22:13:43 GMT)

Alternative medicine, acupuncture to be discussed at AARP meeting
To Post or View Comments, Scroll To The End of the Story. HIGH SPRINGS -- Dr. William Boggs, board certified in internal medicine, will be speaking at the High Springs Area AARP meeting on Sept. 10. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 03:10:14 GMT)

Health Co-Ops’ Allure Could Prove Unrealistic on National Scale
Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Art Wineman has spent most of his 29-year career practicing medicine at Minnesota-based HealthPartners Inc. He’s turned down more lucrative offers and is there to stay. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 04:01:00 GMT)

Boosting Boron's Expanding Use In Medicine
Chemists and biologists have successfully demonstrated that specially synthesized boron compounds are readily accepted in biologically active enzymes, a move that, they say, is a proof of concept that could lead to new drug design strategies. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 10:14:44 GMT)

Congressman Scalise proposes alternative healthcare bill
“Every member of Congress should read the proposed bill (HR 3200). An honest debate is needed based on the facts of the bill...This is a very personal debate that will change the way we get healthcare in this country,” said Congressman Steve Scalise at a health care town hall meeting Wednesday night. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 14:28:01 GMT)

In case of emergency, mobile medicine is there
No one expects to have a medical emergency, especially not while on vacation, but if the worst happens to someone while at the Old Threshers Reunion, the emergency medical staff of Henry County Health Center is ready for it. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 17:57:06 GMT)

Allow me to present my alternative to all of the health care reform concepts that have been presented to the American ...
Much has been said by many people on either side. They hold fancy degrees, get paid a lot of money, and have titles that distinguish themselves from me. (Fri, 04 Sep 2009 20:18:31 GMT)

Alternative medicine, acupuncture to be discussed at AARP meeting
To Post or View Comments, Scroll To The End of the Story. HIGH SPRINGS -- Dr. William Boggs, board certified in internal medicine, will be speaking at the High Springs Area AARP meeting on Sept. 10. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 19:40:14 GMT)

Wash. health co-op part of health reform debate
Group Health Cooperative was created in Washington state more than six decades ago, started up by members of local granges, unions and cooperatives who were inspired by a physician who had established America's first cooperative hospital in Elk City, Oklahoma. (Sat, 05 Sep 2009 20:53:39 GMT)

Congressman Scalise proposes alternative healthcare bill
“Every member of Congress should read the proposed bill (HR 3200). An honest debate is needed based on the facts of the bill...This is a very personal debate that will change the way we get healthcare in this country,” said Congressman Steve Scalise at a health care town hall meeting Wednesday night. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 05:46:49 GMT)

Washington Health Co-Op Part of Health Reform Debate
Seattle-based co-op that serves nearly 600,000 people in Washington state and Idaho is being mentioned as a potential model in the national health care reform debate. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 07:49:20 GMT)

Debate Over Health Co-Ops
While some Dems see nonprofit co-ops as a way to gain support from GOP on health care, others say it won't work • Lawmakers Set to Resume Health Care Battle • Lobbyists Bombard Lawmakers in Health Battle (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 08:33:37 GMT)

International Focus For Naturopath Turned Researcher, Australia
A journey that started with a bad back and the threat of a major operation is about to culminate in a study tour to a leading American medical facility for a researcher at The University of Queensland. Research scholar Jon Wardle has received a UQ Trans-Pacific Fellowship worth almost $10,000 to meet experts in the field of complementary medicine at the University of Washington. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 10:16:55 GMT)

New veterinary practice offers alternative therapies
A new veterinary practice with a different approach has opened at 340 Leslie St. SE. (Sun, 06 Sep 2009 10:25:17 GMT)

Congressman Scalise proposes alternative healthcare bill
“Every member of Congress should read the proposed bill (HR 3200). An honest debate is needed based on the facts of the bill...This is a very personal debate that will change the way we get healthcare in this country,” said Congressman Steve Scalise at a health care town hall meeting Wednesday night. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 06:01:48 GMT)

Natural remedies are all the rage as flu fears increase
As this quirky flu of unknown severity bears down and a vaccine remains weeks or months away from distribution, proactive people like Mardy Ross are going beyond the standard hand-washing and cough-avoiding recommendations. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 07:10:54 GMT)

Heart Abnormalities In Athletes: Need For Mandatory Screening To Prevent Sudden Death
Several studies in the first of a series of quarterly partnership issues between the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are dedicated to injury prevention in elite sports. They report that young athletes should be routinely tested for heart abnormalities. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 10:17:25 GMT)

Yoga Relieves Chronic Lower Back Pain, Study Suggests
US researchers studying people with chronic lower back problems found that those who did Iyengar Yoga were better at overcoming pain and depression than those who followed conventional treatments for lower back pain. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 13:16:45 GMT)

No Convincing Evidence Reflexology Works, Australia
An extensive review has failed to find good evidence which convincingly demonstrates reflexology (a practice involving applying pressure to, or, massaging feet) is an effective treatment for any medical conditions. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 13:16:55 GMT)

Basil Plants Have Anti-Arthritic Properties
Two varieties of Basil that are widely used in Ayurvedic medicine have been scientifically shown to reduce inflammation and swelling, suggesting that they could have potential in arthritis treatment. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 15:14:14 GMT)

Narrow-band Imaging Increases Specificity Of Early Lung Cancer Detection
Researchers have found that narrow-band imaging bronchoscopy increases the specificity of bronchoscopic early lung cancer detection and can serve as an alternative detection device. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 21:32:20 GMT)

Flab and freckles could advance stem cell research
Alternative tissues shown to yield reprogrammed cells aplenty. (Mon, 07 Sep 2009 23:08:13 GMT)

Alternative medicine, acupuncture to be discussed at AARP meeting
To Post or View Comments, Scroll To The End of the Story. HIGH SPRINGS -- Dr. William Boggs, board certified in internal medicine, will be speaking at the High Springs Area AARP meeting on Sept. 10. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 01:40:15 GMT)

AARP's alternative
Dissatisfaction, if not downright anger, over ObamaCare among seniors could be just the adrenaline shot needed for the conservative alternative to AARP. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 04:02:11 GMT)

Obama Readies (Another) Speech As Health-Care Picks Up Steam
Back Obama into a corner, get the press all wee-weed up, send his polls ratings plummeting and the aging basketball player responds again and again with the same move: He delivers a major speech (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 04:15:00 GMT)

Amid Signs of Movement on Health Care, Obama Readies His Speech
Back Obama into a corner, and his response is usually a big speech. Will it work on health care? (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 04:49:34 GMT)

Congressman Scalise proposes alternative healthcare bill
“Every member of Congress should read the proposed bill (HR 3200). An honest debate is needed based on the facts of the bill...This is a very personal debate that will change the way we get healthcare in this country,” said Congressman Steve Scalise at a health care town hall meeting Wednesday night. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 05:44:21 GMT)

Local business' open house to focus on alternative medicine
Maria Wansacz focuses more on the causes and less on the symptoms of chronic disease. It is a simple concept, she says, that a lot of people have a hard time grasping. The naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, who graduated from Bastyr University in Sea (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 08:06:43 GMT)

NCKU's Research Expertise Matches International Standards and Ranks 19th Worldwide in Alternative Energy Distinctive ...
TAINAN, Taiwan----National Cheng Kung University leads globally in the emerging field of alternative energy research. According to the latest academic ranking of research institutions conducted by Elsevier, the world's major publisher of science and medicine literature, NCKU ranks the 19th worldwide in alternative energy research papers of distinctive competency, which is the only Taiwanese ... (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 10:15:00 GMT)

Nigeria: Trado-Medical Practitioners Tasked On Research
The Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board has been urged to initiate research on traditional medicine with a view resolving some efficacy problems arising from the practice of herbal medicine. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 11:12:07 GMT)

Seniors have alternative to AARP
Dissatisfaction, if not downright anger, over ObamaCare among seniors could be just the adrenaline shot needed for the conservative alternative to AARP. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:02:30 GMT)

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Created From Fat Cells
The standard way to make induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for medical research is to scrape skin cells and mix up their internal clocks, coaxing them back into pluripotency over a matter of weeks. But now researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have turned their attention to another cell type in abundant supply: fat cells. The team of cardiologists and plastic surgeons ... (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 20:48:15 GMT)

Worldwide isotope shortage continues to pose significant challenges
( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) SNM recently conducted a survey of nuclear pharmacies -- pharmacies that supply the critical radioisotope Technetium-99m, which is used in more than 16 million nuclear medicine tests each year in the United States -- to assess, anecdotally, the impact of the worldwide medical isotope shortage. (Tue, 08 Sep 2009 21:12:52 GMT)

Worldwide Isotope Shortage Continues To Pose Significant Challenges
The Society of Nuclear Medicine recently conducted a survey of nuclear pharmacies -- pharmacies that supply the critical radioisotope Technetium-99m, which is used in more than 16 million nuclear medicine tests each year in the United States -- to assess, anecdotally, the impact of the worldwide medical isotope shortage. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 01:32:01 GMT)

Congressman Scalise proposes alternative healthcare bill
“Every member of Congress should read the proposed bill (HR 3200). An honest debate is needed based on the facts of the bill...This is a very personal debate that will change the way we get healthcare in this country,” said Congressman Steve Scalise at a health care town hall meeting Wednesday night. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 05:59:22 GMT)

Society To Host A Masterclass For Licensing Herbal Medicines
In today's age many people are looking to herbal remedies as a natural and alternative form of medication to relieve illnesses and maintain good health, but various EU guidelines make it very difficult to register a traditional herbal medicinal product (THMP) in Europe. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 10:10:57 GMT)

Patient Rescheduling, Delayed Tests Due To Worldwide Isotope Shortage
SNM recently conducted a survey of nuclear pharmacies - pharmacies that supply the critical radioisotope Technetium-99m, which is used in more than 16 million nuclear medicine tests each year in the United States - to assess, anecdotally, the impact of the worldwide medical isotope shortage. According to the survey, 60 percent of radiopharmacies have been impacted by the most recent shortage. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:10:17 GMT)

Feet first: Healing through reflexology
Reflexology is becoming a popular alternative medicine practice. It can relieve stress and promote health by targeting reflex points on your feet. (Wed, 09 Sep 2009 20:43:59 GMT)

Health Insurers Say Obama Failed to Tackle Medical Expenses
Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Health insurers struck back at President Barack Obama’s proposal to tax the most expensive benefit plans and create a public alternative to private coverage, saying he failed to tackle the causes of escalating medical expenses. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 04:34:44 GMT)

Congressman Scalise proposes alternative healthcare bill
“Every member of Congress should read the proposed bill (HR 3200). An honest debate is needed based on the facts of the bill...This is a very personal debate that will change the way we get healthcare in this country,” said Congressman Steve Scalise at a health care town hall meeting Wednesday night. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 05:43:13 GMT)

Retail Clinics An Alternative for Basic Healthcare
Retail clinics , healthcare clinics in retail stores such as grocery stores and pharmacies, are becoming increasingly popular in many regions of the United States. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 07:34:45 GMT)

The Fraser Institute: Time to Abolish Costly Regulation of Natural Health Products and Professional Licensing
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - 09/10/09) - The government agency that monitors natural health products has been an expensive flop, producing no discernable benefits for Canadians, and should be abolished recommends a new study from the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading economic think tank. The peer-reviewed study, Unnatural Regulation: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy in Canada ... (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:00:00 GMT)

The Fraser Institute: Time to Abolish Costly Regulation of Natural Health Products and Professional Licensing
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2009) - The government agency that monitors natural health products has been an expensive flop, producing no discernable benefits for Canadians, and should be abolished recommends a new study from the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading economic think tank. The peer-reviewed study, Unnatural Regulation: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy in ... (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:06:08 GMT)

Can Capitalists Learn to Love Socialized Medicine?
The health care debate has taken many unexpected turns this year. The most obvious of these were the outrageous claims heard in August about euthanasia and rationing, and other scare tactics. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:22:43 GMT)

Nigeria: Ex-Commissioner Calls for National Confab on Traditional Medicine
Lagos — Former Kwara State Commissioner for Health and Publisher of Healthcare magazine, Dr. Bola Olaosebikan, has called for a national conference on traditional medicine where state governors would be in attendance to discuss strategies to support, promote and develop traditional medicine in Nigeria before the end of the year. (Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:40:25 GMT)

Call for fewer hysterectomy ops
Too many women may undergo hysterectomies for heavy periods when alternative treatment is available, a study suggests. (Fri, 11 Sep 2009 01:51:59 GMT)

Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine Center of Connecticut Opens in Hartford
The Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine Center of Connecticut has recently opened in Hartford, CT under the medical direction of renowned hair transplant surgeon, Scott Boden, M.D. The practice provides surgical hair restoration along with several proven non-surgical alternative solutions to hair loss.Dr. Boden is board certified and completed a preeminent hair transplantation fellowship ... (Fri, 11 Sep 2009 02:10:15 GMT)

Did the medicine go down?
Democrats say the president's speech revived talks to overhaul the system, but some Republicans are furious, calling the talk "uninformative, disingenuous." (Fri, 11 Sep 2009 02:42:08 GMT)

NCKU's Research Expertise Matches International Standards and Ranks 19th Worldwide in Alternative Energy Distinctive ...
TAINAN, Taiwan----National Cheng Kung University leads globally in the emerging field of alternative energy research. According to the latest academic ranking of research institutions conducted by Elsevier, the world's major publisher of science and medicine literature, NCKU ranks the 19th worldwide in alternative energy research papers of distinctive competency, which is the only Taiwanese ... (Fri, 11 Sep 2009 03:12:00 GMT)

Congressman Scalise proposes alternative healthcare bill
“Every member of Congress should read the proposed bill (HR 3200). An honest debate is needed based on the facts of the bill...This is a very personal debate that will change the way we get healthcare in this country,” said Congressman Steve Scalise at a health care town hall meeting Wednesday night. (Fri, 11 Sep 2009 05:42:51 GMT)

Nigeria: Turning to Herbs
In Nigeria, where modern, conventional medicine has been the standard of care, many persons are apparently turning to alternative or complementary therapies to become healthy. (Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:25:58 GMT)

Research and Markets: Principles and Practices of Pain Medicine - Comprehensive Review of Current Advances in the ...
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Principles and Practices of Pain Medicine" training to their offering. (Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:00:00 GMT)

Health care hot topic for Tea Party crowd By Jane Howard Lee
“Slow down and get it right!” That was the message that a Baytown physician said Congress needed to hear when she spoke about proposed health-care legislation Thursday. Dr. Mary Hewitt, who practices family medicine in Baytown, also shared words she wants President Barach Obama to hear. (Sat, 12 Sep 2009 23:36:17 GMT)

"Laser and Lunch": A New Alternative to Liposuction in San Jose
Dr. Stuart Melnick is now offering a program that gives patients a head start in maintaining long-lasting body contouring results. This new program provides an alternative for invasive treatments such as liposuction, and also combines specially-prepared meals and a fitness component. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

Cannabis Therapy Institute holds health fair at CU
The Cannabis Therapy Institute hosted a health fair at the University of Colorado on Saturday to educate the public about marijuana as a medicine and the process involved in becoming a part of Colorado's medical marijuana registry. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:04:38 GMT)

Parkland expanding education on alternative medicine
CHAMPAIGN – When Kay Elmer had breast cancer, she relied on more than traditional medicine to help her. She also sought the help of an aromatherapist. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:35:36 GMT)

Financial sector may avoid taking its medicine
The Great Depression led to tight regulation of the activities of banks, which generally speaking served us well for the following (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 14:06:17 GMT)

Sports drinks: For kids, they're not a healthful alternative to soda
In some "healthy" school vending machines across the country, soda is out. But rehydrating, sugar-laden sports drinks are still in. (Sun, 13 Sep 2009 21:09:08 GMT)

Financial sector needs to take its medicine
The Great Depression led to tight regulation of the activities of banks, which generally speaking served us well for the following 50 years. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 03:51:51 GMT)

Chopra makes connection at Chico State
Deepak Chopra, the author of more than 50 books, many about alternative medicine, spoke at Laxson Auditorium at Chico State University Saturday night about perceived reality, the soul, how man is one with the universe, and the keys to happiness. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:09:55 GMT)

Commentary: New face of addiction in America
Addiction in America has a new face: prescription drugs. Last year, prescription drugs replaced heroin and cocaine as the leading cause of deadly overdoses. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:47:35 GMT)

Dr. Andrew Weil Discusses the Merits of Integrative Medicine and the Great Quagmire That is Modern American Healthcare
Andrew Weil Dr. Andrew Weil has always been a beacon of light in the healthcare field, a guru of wellness to whom you could look for enthusiastic optimism about our American prognosis, checking in from time to time with Oprah or Larry King to share his latest findings (chances are you first learned of the benefits of green tea or dark chocolate from him). As the state of American healthcare ... (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:39:20 GMT)

Blood vessels contribute to their own growth and oxygen delivery to tissues and tumors (w/ Video)
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the College of Arts & Sciences have identified a new biological process that spurs the growth of new blood vessels. (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 22:02:24 GMT)

Combination of traditional, alternative medicine popular
Grande Prairie’s first annual Health and Wellness gave visitors what it seems is exactly what they wanted – lots of different options under one roof. The Evergreen Park TEC Centre pulled in around 3,000 people to check out 90 exhibitors over the course of the weekend.[...] (Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:42:02 GMT)

Life Energy Based Self-Healing Techniques for Cancer Recovery Focus of Newly Launched ZiJiu Method School
Yan Ming Li's (Master Li's) Life-Saving ZiJiu Method™ is now being taught exclusively through the newly launched ZiJiu Method School. Focused on unique life energy based self-healing meditation techniques and Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote cancer recovery and cancer-free living, the ZiJiu (pronounced Zee-Joe) Method can be practiced by everyone around the world thanks to the school's ... (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 07:28:01 GMT)

Analysis of TB treatment studies identifies gaps in guidelines
International guidelines for treating tuberculosis are due for specific improvements, according to two research papers published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:47:14 GMT)

Day’s focus on the ‘natural’ way
THE notion of tension between natural medicine and traditional medicine is a naive one, says Eltham naturopath Keonie Moore. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:36:50 GMT)

Is your alternative therapy covered?
Health plans are more likely than ever to help pay for treatments such as homeopathic remedies, acupuncture and gastric bypasses. But it's essential to know the intricacies of your plan. (Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:47:38 GMT)

Study reveals effectiveness of cognitive testing by telephone in elderly individuals
Cognitive testing by telephone in elderly individuals is generally as effective as in-person testing, according to a new study by Effie M. Mitsis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and part of Mount Sinai's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. The study will appear in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 05:49:11 GMT)

American Meditation Institute Inaugurates New Mind-Body Medicine CME Course on Meditation and Yoga for Physicians
The American Meditation Institute will present a comprehensive mind-body medicine CME course on meditation and yoga for physicians November 7-8, 2009 at the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox, Massachusetts. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

American Meditation Institute Inaugurates New Mind-Body Medicine CME Course on Meditation and Yoga for Physicians
The American Meditation Institute will present a comprehensive mind-body medicine CME course on meditation and yoga for physicians November 7-8, 2009 at the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox, Massachusetts. (PRWeb Sep 16, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 07:16:03 GMT)

Jumpstart Medicine Opens Two New Locations in San Francisco
Jumpstart Medicine, the Bay Area weight loss program that facilitates true lifestyle change, is opening two new locations this Fall -- in San Francisco's Laurel Heights and Financial District. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:08:00 GMT)

Researchers Find Phone Assessment Effective For Evaluating Elderly Cognition
Cognitive testing by telephone in elderly individuals is generally as effective as in-person testing, according to a new study by Effie M. Mitsis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and part of Mount Sinai's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:11:22 GMT)

Canine influenza's cough is worse than its bite
Add your dog to the list of family members who could be in line for a new vaccine this fall. (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:04:54 GMT)

Inside The Safety Net: Volunteers in Medicine fills in the gaps of an ailing health care system
Class opens with a taste test. “¡Me gusta!” one woman exclaims to another after spearing a bite of vegetables with a fork. A chorus of Spanish erupts. It’s Tuesday evening and things at Volunteers in Medicine are, literally, heating up. Wafts of grilled veggies drift throughout the clinic from the conference room where a colorful, part ... (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 18:03:20 GMT)

New Report Details Billions Americans Spend on Complementary, Alternative Medicine
A recently released government report found that U.S. adults are spending almost $34 billion a year on complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, products and therapies, as well as on visits to CAM practitioners. And that popularity can translate into extra dollars for family physicians, says one FP. There's no reason CAM techniques and remedies can't be incorporated into family medicine ... (Wed, 16 Sep 2009 22:44:02 GMT)

Debating Matters Competition - Topic Guide - Complimentary medicine
The Debating Matters Competition's acclaimed Topic Guide series, created for sixth-form student debaters. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:42:40 GMT)

FLAVORx Helps Families Fight Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus By Making Antiviral Medicine Taste Better
With the popular FLAVORx flavoring system for liquid medications, pharmacists are prepared to help children successfully take antiviral medications to fight the H1N1 and seasonal flu viruses. By improving the taste of these medications, including Tamiflu®, children are more likely to take their medicine as prescribed. (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:10:00 GMT)

The Fraser Institute: National Conference to Discuss Eliminating Licensing of Health Care Practitioners and ...
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009) - Eliminating licensing of health care professionals, including physicians, and dumping a government agency that monitors natural health care products are two of the topics to be discussed at the upcoming Fraser Institute conference on complementary and alternative medicines. The conference, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy ... (Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:45:01 GMT)

Inside The Safety Net: Volunteers in Medicine fills in the gaps of an ailing health care system
Class opens with a taste test. “¡Me gusta!” one woman exclaims to another after spearing a bite of vegetables with a fork. A chorus of Spanish erupts. It’s Tuesday evening and things at Volunteers in Medicine are, literally, heating up. Wafts of grilled veggies drift throughout the clinic from the conference room where a colorful, part ... (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:34:24 GMT)

Canadian Health Care Tops U.S. in Studies Showing Wait Worth It
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Opponents of overhauling U.S. health care argue that Canada shows what happens when government gets involved in medicine, saying the country is plagued by inferior treatment, rationing and months-long queues. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:26:40 GMT)

Canadian Health Care Tops U.S. in Studies (Correct)
(Corrects cost differential in the second paragraph.) Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Opponents of overhauling U.S. health care argue that Canada shows what happens when government gets involved in medicine, saying the country is plagued by inferior treatment, rationing and months-long queues. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 16:34:35 GMT)

Canadian Health Care, Even With Queues, Bests U.S. (Update1)
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Opponents of overhauling U.S. health care argue that Canada shows what happens when government gets involved in medicine, saying the country is plagued by inferior treatment, rationing and months-long queues. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:19:30 GMT)

Mount Sinai first in nation to ablate atrial fibrillation using new visually-guided balloon catheter
( The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine ) Physicians at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York became the first in the US to ablate atrial fibrillation using a visually-guided laser balloon catheter. The procedure was performed Sept. 15 by Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, professor of medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Heart, and his colleague ... (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 20:12:52 GMT)

Topical Cream for Erectile Dysfunction Shows Promise
FRIDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A topical cream for erectile dysfunction shows promise in animal testing and could become an alternative for men who can't tolerate the pill form of the drugs, U.S. researchers report. (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 23:04:00 GMT)

Topical Cream for Erectile Dysfunction Shows Promise
It could become alternative for men who can't tolerate pills, researchers say (Fri, 18 Sep 2009 23:40:02 GMT)

Voodoo Adds 2 New Acts To 2009 Festival
The Voodoo Experience has added a hardcore punk-spoken word artist-slash-political activist and a Somali-Canadian poet-rapper-musician to its 2009 music festival lineup.Organizers say the addition of Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School Of Medicine and K'Naan demonstrate their "commitment to offer their audience one of the most diverse musical experiences in America."The three-day alternative ... (Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:30:49 GMT)

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Continue to Grow in Popularity Due to Focus on Natural Health
Public Awareness and Acceptance Leading Factors. (Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Continue to Grow in Popularity Due to Focus on Natural Health
Public Awareness and Acceptance Leading Factors. (PRWeb Sep 20, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/PC (Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:13:00 GMT)

2 people die in poisoning at German therapy group
A doctor leading a group therapy session gave participants drugs and other substances that killed two and hospitalized ten, Berlin police said Sunday. (Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:27:00 GMT)

2 people die in poisoning at German therapy group
A doctor leading a group therapy session gave participants drugs and other substances that killed two and hospitalized ten, Berlin police said Sunday. One person was left comatose and in critical condition. (Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:27:29 GMT)

Naturopath bridges gap in treatment, prevention
Like most doctors, Karen Peters is gearing up for a flu season that threatens to unleash two strains of the virus: regular seasonal flu and swine flu. But her strategy is a bit different. As a licensed ND - doctor of naturopathic medicine - Peters believes... (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 07:28:13 GMT)

Urgent care facilities provide alternative to ER, primary doctors
WILTON — In the area between primary care physicians and the emergency room lie urgent care facilities. (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 09:26:10 GMT)

Industry First Coordinated Alternative Health Care Portal - 75,000 Natural Practitioners, 6 Million Site Visits ...
First and only nationally coordinated alternative health care Web portal for locating natural health care providers, natural products, alternative health tips and advice, green businesses and socially conscious initiatives. The National Institute for Alternative Health Care's Alternative Health Connection is seeing tremendous use and growth. (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT)

Human therapy fit for dogs too
Allie lay sedately in Beautiful Joe Park Saturday afternoon, unconcerned about a dozen acupuncture needless in her back. Proponents say this ancient Chinese alternative therapy works to varying degrees on people.[...] (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:11:16 GMT)

Industry First Coordinated Alternative Health Care Portal - 75,000 Natural Practitioners, 6 Million Site Visits ...
First and only nationally coordinated alternative health care Web portal for locating natural health care providers, natural products, alternative health tips and advice, green businesses and socially conscious initiatives. The National Institute for Alternative Health Care's Alternative Health Connection is seeing tremendous use and growth. (PRWeb Sep 21, 2009) Read the full story at ... (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:43:30 GMT)

American Health Foods offers a healthy alternative
The Angst family purchased the American Health Foods store franchise in 1972 and has continued to expand every year. (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:35:09 GMT)

Mentally Ill Seek More Independence
It's the simple things in life that bring Irene Kaplan a sense of joy -- things most people take for granted. Deciding when she goes to bed, how to decorate her apartment, when to take her medicine. (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:49:12 GMT)

Alternative therapies for menopause symptoms
Alternative therapies for menopause symptoms seek to restore balance to a woman's life. (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 16:12:24 GMT)

Topical Cream for Erectile Dysfunction Shows Promise
It could become alternative for men who can't tolerate pills, researchers say (Mon, 21 Sep 2009 21:44:46 GMT)

Pushing prevention
While politicians and policymakers debate how to cut health-care costs and expand insurance coverage to everyone, Dr. Andrew Weil says they're ignoring another big problem: the way medicine is practiced. (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 06:02:34 GMT)

American Health Foods offers a healthy alternative
The Angst family purchased the American Health Foods store franchise in 1972 and has continued to expand every year. (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 06:05:53 GMT)

Yes, You Can Think Outside The Box at an upcoming conference on science-based medicine.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFT. LAUDERDALE, FL Sep 21, 2009 On Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4, 2009, Life Extension and the Robert Fishman Institute for Training and Research are co-sponsoring an innovative conference for health care professionals and health-minded individuals at Nova... (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:10:14 GMT)

Finding relief for menopause symptoms
Alternative therapy treatments to stay cool, calm and collected. (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:13:11 GMT)

Menaflex collagen meniscus implant performed in young veteran
ReGen Biologics (OTC: RGBO) (“ReGen” or “the company”) is pleased to report that Steven Tradonsky, MD of San Diego Sports Medicine recently treated a young veteran with the Menaflex collagen meniscus implant at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla, California. (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:25:09 GMT)

Switch program increases kids' healthy eating, reduces screen time
The SwitchTM programme, 'Switch what you Do, View, and Chew', has been shown to be capable of promoting children's fruit and vegetable consumption and lowering 'screen time'. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine tested the programme and report that it offers promise for use in youth obesity prevention. (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:15:05 GMT)

Finding relief for menopause symptoms
Alternative therapy treatments to stay cool, calm and collected. (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:27:14 GMT)

IOM report released on species-jumping diseases
Significant weaknesses undermine the global community's abilities to prevent, detect early, and respond efficiently to potentially deadly species-crossing microbes, such as the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus sweeping the globe, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. The report provides a detailed plan for establishing and funding a comprehensive, globally ... (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:44:55 GMT)

Dr. John Pittman of the Carolina Center Contributes to The Voice of Integrative Medicine
RALEIGH – John Pittman, MD, founder of the Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), will now be a regular contributor to the American College for Advancement in Medicine’s website. (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:02:11 GMT)

Unique healthcare model in Jasper blends traditional and complementary practices. Open house next week.
In John Carpenter’s 1986 film “Big Trouble in Little China,” a Chinese medicine man named Egg Shen offers up a bit of advice for Jack Burton, the hoagie eating, loud-mouthed All-American hero. “Life is like a salad bar,” Shen says. “ You take what you want and leave the rest.” (Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:11:25 GMT)

Medicinal products susceptible to 'dose dumping' should be fully tested
Controlled release pills and capsules that show a tendency in the standard laboratory test toward "dose dumping" - releasing their medicine in a faster and potentially unsafe manner in patients who have consumed alcohol - should be withheld from the market until proven safe with testing in people. That's the conclusion of a review of existing studies in the September-October issue of ACS ... (Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:59:59 GMT)

Rasagiline drug might slow Parkinson's
Following one of the largest studies ever conducted in Parkinson's disease (PD), researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine report today in The New England Journal of Medicine that rasagiline, a drug currently used to treat the symptoms of PD, may also slow the rate of disease progression. (Wed, 23 Sep 2009 22:14:49 GMT)

Treatments to stay cool, calm, collected during menopause
Alternative therapies for menopause symptoms seek to restore balance to a woman's life. (Wed, 23 Sep 2009 22:34:12 GMT)

China-Australia research pact into alternative medicine
Melbourne's RMIT University has announced a million-dollar partnership with the Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, for research into using herbal medicine in managing chronic respitory diseases. (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 02:18:00 GMT)

Advanced Biohealing announces growth strategy to expand its product line
Advanced BioHealing, Inc. (ABH), a leader in commercializing the promise of regenerative medicine, announced a strategic growth plan designed to continue the transformation of this former start-up into the leading international regenerative medicine company. (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:17:16 GMT)

Crib is rocking
TV on the Radio has become an alternative-rock sensation, with a blend of musical styles that’s not only innovative but also brilliantly authentic. For vocalist/guitarist Kyp Malone (who just released the debut CD from his Rain Machine solo project),... (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:50:15 GMT)

Amid Flu Fears, Coloradans Seek Alternative Remedies
With the H1N1 virus on the rise in Colorado and a vaccine still weeks off, people are seeking out alternative remedies that claim to fight the flu. (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 07:03:41 GMT)

Mount Sinai leads unprecedented attempt to discover rules for assembling human tissue
Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and two other academic institutions have received federal funding to systematically assemble functional human kidney tissue from tissue modeled on a computer. If successful, the research -which ties together several emerging technologies including virtual tissue modeling and nanofabrication -could lead to a more predictable way for researchers to ... (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:21:05 GMT)

Study examines use of toad venom in cancer treatment
Huachansu, a Chinese medicine that comes from the dried venom secreted by the skin glands of toads, has tolerable toxicity levels, even at doses eight times those normally administered, and may slow disease progression in some cancer patients, say researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:06:38 GMT)

Government of Canada Helps Medicine Hat Youth Prepare for Jobs
MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job-preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada's support for a local employment project. Mr. LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills ... (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:07:10 GMT)

Safe, Non-Invasive Alternative to Mammograms Available in Chattanooga
Thermography is a procedure that maps out the bodys temperature range, revealing physiological abnormalities. While thermography has been an important part of medicine, cumbersome machinery has prevented it from becoming widely available until now. [PR.com - December 18, 2008] (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 20:17:45 GMT)

Biography, Video, and Other Info About Dr. Ben Johnson Available on New Website
For those who've learned about Dr. Ben through his book or appearances, MeetDrBen.com is a new resource for information about the alternative medicine doctor. [PR.com - February 05, 2009] (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 20:19:35 GMT)

Using Alternative Treatments for Swine Flu?
ABC News wants to hear from you. (Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:49:24 GMT)

Cogent trial shows lack of adverse interaction between clopidogrel and stomach medicine
Results from a late breaking clinical trial called COGENT demonstrate that the combination of giving patients clopidogrel, a blood thinner commonly prescribed to patients with cardiovascular disease, and stomach medicines such as omeprazole, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), did not lead to adverse events, as some prior studies had suggested. The results were presented at the 21st annual ... (Fri, 25 Sep 2009 03:35:48 GMT)

Personality traits influencing weight loss
Being too optimistic could harm weight loss efforts. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal, BioPsychoSocial Medicine, reveals the psychological characteristics that may contribute to weight loss. (Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:20:48 GMT)

Americans Spend Billions on Alternative Medicine
Americans spent nearly 34-billion dollars on alternative medicine in 2007. The report was produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it cited a range of popular alternative treatments. (Fri, 25 Sep 2009 13:49:01 GMT)

America Turns to CAM
Results from the recently-released National Health Interview Survey show that Americans are using complementary and alternative medicine with increasing frequency. According to the survey, Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on CAM each year. CAM includes such things as acupuncture, biofeedback and neurofeedback, chiropractic, herbal supplements, meditation, and various forms of ... (Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:02:54 GMT)

Liquid swine flu medicine in short supply
Mixing contents of Tamiflu capsules with syrup is an alternative, but many pharmacies don't. Swine flu cases expected to rise More Swine Flu coverage (Sat, 26 Sep 2009 04:37:34 GMT)

Alternative medicine prize shared by two MDs
Two providers of alternative and complementary health care were awarded a lucrative prize Friday night in Vancouver to recognize non-conventional health services. (Sat, 26 Sep 2009 09:05:27 GMT)

Stop using medications?
Stop using medications? Stop using medications? I had a sobering moment last week when I picked up medication. One medication had risen in price from $30 to $88.39. I have another medication that costs $84. I would not be able to afford this medicine if it raises three times. (Sat, 26 Sep 2009 10:11:46 GMT)

Tough medicine from Dr. Johnson
MARBLEHEAD and mdash; Sometimes the pill is hard to swallow. Marblehead resident and television medico Dr. Tim Johnson offered an audience at The Landing restaurant a grim prognosis for the future of health care yesterday. (Sat, 26 Sep 2009 10:14:42 GMT)

Chavez, Gaddafi push Africa-South America unity
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi urged African and South American leaders on Saturday to strive for a new world order countering Western economic dominance. (Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:00:42 GMT)

Future In The Balance
VERMILLION — Seth Harrer is spending a month in Omaha, completing a rotation in his orthopedics residency for the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. (Sun, 27 Sep 2009 09:04:52 GMT)

Searching for the 'real' America, political-style
The guy who runs the planet's latest G-20 summit city made an illuminating remark as he welcomed the world to his front door. (Sun, 27 Sep 2009 17:52:33 GMT)

Crittenton in fight over funding
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills thought it was doing the right thing more than three years ago by agreeing to take on a family medicine residency program that had been terminated by the Detroit Medical Center. (Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:54:53 GMT)

New Remedy for Golfers Pain Hits Market, Hits the Mark for Both Amateurs and Pros
There was a time when 18 holes meant a trip to the chiropractor, doctor, or at the very least the medicine cabinet. As the summer golf season hits its stride, a new product allows players' golf handicap to be their only handicap. (Mon, 28 Sep 2009 07:01:00 GMT)

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