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Alternative Medicine News Jun 2010

(OTC: HBRM) Launches in the Trillion Dollar Global Alternative Medicine Sector
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - 06/01/10) - Herborium Group, Inc. (Pinksheets: HBRM - News ) announced that they are focusing their efforts on developing aggressive routes to tapping into the over the counter alternative medicine and complementary medicine market. Plants have been used as a source of medicine throughout history and continue to serve as the basis for many pharmaceuticals used today ... (Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:30:00 -0700)

(OTC: HBRM) Launches in the Trillion Dollar Global Alternative Medicine Sector
Herborium Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HBRM) announced that they are focusing their efforts on developing aggressive routes to tapping into the over the counter alternative medicine and complementary medicine market. read more (Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:35:12 -0700)

Baylor professor trying to bring hypnotic techniques into mainstream
Q: What is the difference between complementary medicine and alternative medicine (CAM)?Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine. (Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:39:56 -0700)

(OTC: HBRM) Launches in the Trillion Dollar Global Alternative Medicine Sector
Note to Editor, the Following Is an Investment Opinion Issued by the IO News Wire. (Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:46:27 -0700)

Baylor professor trying to bring hypnotic techniques into mainstream
A Baylor University professor is hoping his research on hypnotic relaxation will launch the therapy into scientific acceptance. (Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:54:43 -0700)

Alternative medicine may help legs; diagnosis is key
Q. My legs feel weak, and strangely numb and painful at the same time and medications don't seem to help. Can alternative medicine help? (Thu, 03 Jun 2010 05:05:47 -0700)

Curious about alternative medicine?
About 38 percent of U.S. adults and approximately 12 percent of children use some form of complementary medicine, according to a 2007 National Health Interview Survey. Ever wondered if homeopathy, osteopathy and other forms of holistic medicine would be right for you? (Fri, 04 Jun 2010 15:32:46 -0700)

Curious about alternative medicine?
About 38 percent of U.S. adults and approximately 12 percent of children use some form of complementary medicine, according to a 2007 National Health Interview Survey. Ever wondered if homeopathy, osteopathy and other forms of holistic medicine would be right for you? (Fri, 04 Jun 2010 15:35:05 -0700)

Let's be honest about placebo
Rather than dismissing treatments that use placebo as hocus pocus, we should learn what we can from this powerful effect Though it's rarely treated as a religious issue, the alternative medicine debate has a lot in common with the God versus science wrangle. Just as religious belief is scoffed at by atheists, so "traditional healer" services, while providing comfort and relief for many, are ... (Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:58:36 -0700)

John C. Lincoln hosts seminars on alternative medicine
Dr. Eddie Wai schedules a series of free lectures about Chinese integrative medicine this summer. (Tue, 08 Jun 2010 09:20:22 -0700)

Regulation needed to ensure safety of alternative medicines
Dubai As more people turn to alternative medicine, a lack of regulation in many countries is helping counterfeiters and non-professionals jeopardise the safety of patients, senior health officials said. (Tue, 08 Jun 2010 22:58:42 -0700)

Study Supports Use of Cancer Treatment Alternative
A study published in the International Journal of Oncology explores the positive effects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer treatment. The results support use of homeopathic treatments advocated as part of The George Protocol. (Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700)

Inquest focuses on alternative medicine
Prominent Perth toxicologist Peter Dingle made a pact with his dying wife that if alternative medicine cured her rectal cancer, they would write a book about it, an inquest was told yesterday. (Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:56:10 -0700)

M+B Exposes Traditional Medicine Theories
Traditional medicine helps one understand what is wrong (illness), the Real Nature of sickness. Medicine - Health - Alternative - Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine - United States (Wed, 09 Jun 2010 21:42:18 -0700)

Carotid artery ultrasound is an effective alternative to more invasive coronary angiography
( NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine ) New research from NYU Langone Medical Center shows that a simple, inexpensive and noninvasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck can be used as a preliminary diagnostic tool for coronary artery disease (CAD). This may be an alternative to the standard, expensive and more invasive coronary angiography. The ultrasound test ... (Mon, 14 Jun 2010 14:01:49 -0700)

Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine
Below is information about two early online releases and three articles being published in the June 15 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, 14 Jun 2010 14:31:49 -0700)

Carotid artery ultrasound is an effective alternative to more invasive coronary angiography, study finds
New research shows that a simple, inexpensive and noninvasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck can be used as a preliminary diagnostic tool for coronary artery disease (CAD). This may be an alternative to the standard, expensive and more invasive coronary angiography. The ultrasound test can also be used to rule out the diagnosis of CAD in patients presenting with reduced heart pump function. (Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:16:44 -0700)

Ultrasound technique better alternative to invasive angiography for diagnosing heart disease
Washington, June 15 : A simple, non-invasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck is an effective alternative to expensive coronary angiography for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a new American study. (Tue, 15 Jun 2010 01:05:57 -0700)

Bias vs food supplements
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it Upton Sinclair 1878-1968 The history of medicine To understand the interesting world of doctors and nutritional supplements (Vitamins, Minerals and Natural Supplements) it is useful to have a look back at the roots of modern medicine. Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) a Greek Physician has ... (Tue, 15 Jun 2010 02:35:46 -0700)

News From Annals Of Internal Medicine: June 15, 2010, Issue
Early Online Releases: 1. Insufficient Evidence to Suggest Lifestyle or Medical Interventions Can Delay or Prevent Alzheimer's or Cognitive Decline in Later Life Experts Say 'Promising' Research on Medication, Diet, Exercise, and Cognitive Engagement May Offer New Insights Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases and may affect as many as 5.1 million Americans. The ... (Tue, 15 Jun 2010 04:38:30 -0700)

Carotid Artery Ultrasound Is An Effective Alternative To More Invasive Coronary Angiography
New research from NYU Langone Medical Center shows that a simple, inexpensive and noninvasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck can be used as a preliminary diagnostic tool for coronary artery disease (CAD). This may be an alternative to the standard, expensive and more invasive coronary angiography. The ultrasound test can also be used to rule out the diagnosis of CAD in patients presenting ... (Tue, 15 Jun 2010 04:39:51 -0700)

Budget Advice for NIH
Blogger Steven Salzberg at the Genomics, Evolution and Pseudoscience blog has some budgeting advice for President Obama and NIH : if you want to save money, cut all funding to the two NIH centers National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine that research alternative medicines. (Tue, 15 Jun 2010 07:09:57 -0700)

Turmeric: Spice for a healthy life
Turmeric, a tawny orange-gold spice that is an integral part of curry powder and ballpark mustard, has been garnering some nice press lately and not just among foodies. Its health benefits, from aiding digestion to easing inflammation, have caught the attention of researchers, including the National Institutes of Healths National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (Tue, 15 Jun 2010 07:33:34 -0700)

Elderly patients in need of heart valve replacements have alternative to surgery
Doctors at the University Heart Center in Hamburg, Germany successfully used transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation in elderly patients with degenerated bioprostheses in aortic and mitral position. This minimally invasive procedure was used as an alternative treatment option for patients who were at high surgical risk. Full details of the study are available in the June issue of ... (Tue, 15 Jun 2010 08:02:29 -0700)

UA College of Medicine Dept. gets grant for smoking cessation training
TUCSON - A department at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is receiving a multi-million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute to train other health professionals to help people to stop smoking. (Tue, 15 Jun 2010 09:44:21 -0700)

Health Beat
The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the clinic located at 619 E. Sixth St. Topics of discussion will vary and the public is welcome. (Wed, 16 Jun 2010 02:50:28 -0700)

Save Taxpayer $$$: Eliminate Alternative Medicine Research
Cutting all federal funding for alternative medicine research will save money without harming biomed (Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:13:16 -0700)

Vitamin D May Protect Against Influenza And Other Viruses
Vitamin D may help reduce the incidence and severity of viral respiratory tract infections including influenza, according to a new study conducted by investigators at Greenwich Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine. The study, led by James R. Sabetta, M.D., followed 198 healthy adults during the fall and winter 2009-2010. The rationale for the study was to determine if the declining ... (Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:25:51 -0700)

The pros and cons of Prolia, Amgen's new osteoporosis drug
Bone-weakened patients who cannot take Fosamax and its cousins may find it a good alternative. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug for osteoporosis this month. Amgen's Prolia (denosumab) prevents fractures in postmenopausal women at a rate similar to the most popular drugs on the market bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva and Reclast. (Wed, 16 Jun 2010 07:49:42 -0700)

The cult of celebrity doctors
Our obsession with media-anointed physicians has its pitfalls. A standardized approach to medicine and a focus on "feel-good" topics are among them. Want to look and feel younger? Click on Dr. Oz's website. Seeking an alternative treatment to what ails you? Visit Andrew Weil's daily blog. Aren't sure whether it's OK to spank your kid? Ask Dr. Phil. (Wed, 16 Jun 2010 07:50:02 -0700)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pets
WebMD talks to animal health experts about complementary and alternative medicine for pets. (Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:21:20 -0700)

New Estimates Of Global Plasmodium Falciparum Clinical Malaria Burden
A study published this week in PLoS Medicine by Simon Hay and colleagues from the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) concludes that there were an estimated 451 million clinical cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria worldwide in 2007.In 1998, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies launched Roll Back Malaria, a global partnership that aims to coordinate the fight against malaria. (Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:16:34 -0700)

The Carolina Center Presents Autism Spectrum Disorders Presentation on June 22nd
RALEIGH, NC June 16, 2010 As part of his continuing health series, John C. Pittman, MD, of the Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), will present Healing from Autism, ADHD, and other Autism Spectrum Disorders on Tuesday, June 22 nd from 7-8PM at 4505 Fair Meadow Lane, Suite 111 in Raleigh. (Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:40:08 -0700)

Learn from this tragedy
PETER Dingle had a choice when his wife, Pen, finally learned she had rectal cancer. (Thu, 17 Jun 2010 03:52:40 -0700)

Probiotic Therapy Cuts Risk Of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia In Half For Some In ICU
Daily use of probiotics reduced ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients by almost half, according to new research from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. The study was published on the American Thoracic Society's Web site ahead of the print edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. It is estimated that VAP ... (Thu, 17 Jun 2010 05:24:02 -0700)

New model suggests feared side effect of Alzheimer's drugs is unlikely
( Washington University School of Medicine ) The first trial of a new model for testing Alzheimer's treatments has reassured researchers that a promising class of drugs does not exacerbate the disease if treatment is interrupted. (Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:02:19 -0700)

Alternative pathway to malaria infection identified
( Penn State ) Discovery of a key red cell molecule used by the malaria parasite gives renewed hope for an effective vaccine in the future, according to an international team of researchers. (Thu, 17 Jun 2010 14:32:28 -0700)

Most China Stocks Drop; Drugmakers, Consumer Companies Retreat
Most China stocks fell, with the benchmark index set for a weekly loss, as drugmakers slumped on government plans to curb gains in medicine prices and consumer companies dropped on concern employee protests will raise costs. (Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:54:32 -0700)

Yoga and meditation in Western medicine
Meditation and deep breathing techniques, as a form of relaxation, have been in use for thousands of years. However, in the unique new book Pranayama (published by AuthorHouse), author Dr. Ravinder Jerath presents explanations and illustrations to more easily and succinctly explain exactly how meditation and deep breathing techniques beneficially affect the human body. (Fri, 18 Jun 2010 05:37:36 -0700)

Is this homeopathy's last stand?
It's Homeopathy Awareness Week, but the alternative medicine may be about to face a final deadly assault from critics, writes Edzard Ernst British homeopaths are celebrating Homeopathy Awareness Week , yet it seems to me there is very little for them to celebrate. Earlier this year, a report from the Commons Science and Technology Committee concluded that the principles of homeopathy are ... (Fri, 18 Jun 2010 06:28:26 -0700)

The cult of celebrity doctors
Our obsession with media-anointed physicians has its pitfalls. A standardized approach to medicine and a focus on "feel-good" topics are among them. (Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:48:20 -0700)

This Week in Science
In an advance, online publication of Science this week, Chaolin Zhang and colleagues at The Rockefeller University report their approach for "understanding mammalian RNA regulation at the systems level" using "Bayesian networks to probabilistically model diverse datasets and predict the target networks of specific regulators ." Zhang et al. used their strategy to elucidate nearly 700 alternative ... (Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:25:34 -0700)

New Model Suggests Feared Side Effect Of Alzheimer's Drugs Is Unlikely
The first trial of a new model for testing Alzheimer's treatments has reassured researchers that a promising class of drugs does not exacerbate the disease if treatment is interrupted.Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Merck & Co. (Fri, 18 Jun 2010 11:16:45 -0700)

Alternative Pathway To Malaria Infection Identified
Discovery of a key red cell molecule used by the malaria parasite gives renewed hope for an effective vaccine in the future, according to an international team of researchers.Plasmodium falciparum, a blood parasite that causes malaria by invading and multiplying in the red blood cells, kills 1 to 2 million people annually."How the parasite invades red blood cells is not completely understood ... (Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:14:33 -0700)

Holy-istic: Conference encourages LDS to explore homeopathy
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don't always have the most favorable response to buzzwords like "holistic," "homeopath," "wellness," "alternative medicine," or "herbal remed (Sat, 19 Jun 2010 00:24:02 -0700)

Special Series: In a city fashioned for cars, seniors seek other modes
Bob Ferguson figures he'll drive for at least another two years until age 90. His father drove until the age of 92. (Sat, 19 Jun 2010 08:16:59 -0700)

Military tries acupuncture to treat troops for PTSD
Military tries acupuncture to treat troops for PTSD (Sat, 19 Jun 2010 18:20:27 -0700)

Lost Journal: Pain in the neck suffers the same
I have an intangible sense I'm not intuitive. I have never seen Bigfoot, extraterrestrials, ghosts or such an ugly face, but I believe in all of them. In the same way, I have always intellectually accepted the concept of alternative medicine, but never quite believed it would work for me. (Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:15:33 -0700)

Controversial Pesticide Worries Scientists
In California, scientists are battling with state regulators over the use of pesticides to grow strawberries. Methyl bromide, which is currently used to fumigate the soil the berries are planted in, is being phased out because it damages the ozone layer. Its replacement, however, is carcinogenic. (Sat, 19 Jun 2010 22:12:22 -0700)

Children, Elderly Most Vulnerable To Soaring Summer Temperatures
With the official beginning of summer, physicians at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) who specialize in treating children and the elderly are urging everyone to take special precautions to protect those who are most vulnerable to the dangers posed by this season's heat and humidity. "It's always dangerous to leave a child in a ... (Sun, 20 Jun 2010 04:30:51 -0700)

Phoenix, Arizona Based Marketing Firm Announces New Contract with Tempe AZ Complimentary Medicine Group
The Tempe, AZ Alternative Treatment Doctors, Human Health Specialists, have been bringing in business from all over the country with their alternative cancer therapies and treatments for physical disabilities. With this campaign, MorePro and Human Health Specialists hope to make the local market aware of their services and bring in even more business. (Sun, 20 Jun 2010 08:30:00 -0700)

Phoenix, Arizona Based Marketing Firm Announces New Contract with Tempe AZ Complimentary Medicine Group
The Tempe, AZ Alternative Treatment Doctors, Human Health Specialists, have been bringing in business from all over the country with their alternative cancer therapies and treatments for physical disabilities. With this campaign, MorePro and Human Health Specialists hope to make the local market aware of their services and bring in even more business. (PRWeb Jun 21, 2010) Read the full story at ... (Sun, 20 Jun 2010 08:36:04 -0700)

Tips for When to Go to ER, Avoid Overtreatment
Advice for when to seek emergency care, and questions to ask to avoid extra tests, treatments Emergency medicine - Medicine - Health - Medical Specialties - Public Health and Safety (Sun, 20 Jun 2010 21:28:47 -0700)

Benefits of chocolate milk may surprise you
BROWN CITY One of the best post-exercise recovery drinks could already be in your refrigerator, according to new research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine conference this week. read more (Mon, 21 Jun 2010 06:26:47 -0700)

THE NEWSLEADER OF NEGROS ORIENTAL
VITAL LIFE! by: APRIL DEL ROSARIO-LOPEZ, M.D. Many countries in Southeast Asia, such as China, North, Peoples Republic of Korea, and Vietnam have now integrated Traditional Medicine (TM) with mainstream medicine. (Mon, 21 Jun 2010 06:32:24 -0700)

Trying 'judge-directed negotiations' as an alternative to trials in medical malpractice cases
WASHINGTON - To settle medical malpractice lawsuits, Judge Douglas McKeon sometimes quietly listens to heartbroken family members vent their anger. He calls it "humanness." (Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:00:53 -0700)

Alternative Medicine
My y cousin never goes to a doctor, yet she's receiving receiv- excellent care.[...] (Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:13:04 -0700)

Alternative pathway to malaria infection identified
Discovery of a key red cell molecule used by the malaria parasite gives renewed hope for an effective vaccine in the future, according to an international team of researchers. (Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:15:08 -0700)

Qatar: Alternative cures get official nod
22 June 2010 DOHA: Qatar may soon have more facilities and practitioners offering alternative medicine as the Supreme Council of Health Supreme Council of Health ( SCH SCH ) is working on a comprehensive policy to organise and regulate this important sector. (Mon, 21 Jun 2010 23:15:14 -0700)

Alternative Medicine
My y cousin never goes to a doctor, yet she's receiving receiv- excellent care.[...] (Tue, 22 Jun 2010 04:22:08 -0700)

Europe austerity moves boost risk of rift with US
A trans-Atlantic rift over the right medicine for Europe's financial crisis is brewing as world leaders prepare for the G-20 meeting in Canada -- with Britain on Tuesday announcing its steepest cuts in decades and Germany defending its tough austerity measures after a warning by President Obama that too much budget slashing could threaten the global recovery. Canada - Barack Obama - Germany ... (Tue, 22 Jun 2010 12:43:13 -0700)

Europe austerity moves boost risk of rift with US
A trans-Atlantic rift over the right medicine for Europe's financial crisis is brewing as world leaders prepare for the G-20 meeting in Canada with Britain on Tuesday announcing its steepest cuts in decades and Germany defending its tough austerity measures after a warning by President Obama that too much budget slashing could threaten the global recovery. (Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:05:58 -0700)

Europe austerity boosts risk of US rift
A trans-Atlantic rift over the right medicine for Europe's financial crisis is brewing as world leaders prepare for the G-20 meeting in Canada with Britain on Tuesday announcing its steepest cuts in decades and Germany defending its tough austerity measures after a warning by President Obama that too much budget slashing could threaten the global recovery. Barack Obama - Canada - Germany ... (Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:56:30 -0700)

Europe's tough measures expose trans-Atlantic rift
A trans-Atlantic rift is growing over the right medicine for Europe's financial crisis, with Britain announcing its steepest cuts in decades Tuesday and Germany defending its own austerity measures after a warning by President Barack Obama that budget-slashing could threaten the global recovery. (Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:15:06 -0700)

Austere budgets in Europe show a rift with US over global economic growth
LONDON (AP) A trans-Atlantic rift is growing over the right medicine for Europe's financial crisis, with Britain announcing its steepest cuts in decades Tuesday and Germany defending its own a... (Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:28:10 -0700)

Europe chided on austerity measures
A trans-Atlantic rift over the right medicine for Europe's financial crisis is brewing as world leaders prepare for the G-20 meeting in Canada -- with Britain yesterday announcing its steepest cuts in decades and Germany defending its tough austerity measures after a warning by President Obama that too much budget slashing could threaten the global recovery. (Tue, 22 Jun 2010 21:00:00 -0700)

Europes steep cuts concern U.S. - Wed, 23 Jun 2010 PST
LONDON A trans-Atlantic rift is growing over the right medicine for Europes financial crisis, with Britain announcing its steepest cuts in decades Tuesday and Germany defending its own austerity measures after a warning by President Barack Obama that budget-slashing could threaten the global recovery. Britains emergency budget is the latest in a string of deep cuts in public spending and ... (Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:18:14 -0700)

Alternative practice
When physicians take the Hippocratic Oath, they vow first to do no harm. But to some, that concept is open to interpretation. After four decades practicing traditional medicine, physician Martin Plotkin said he realized there was a better way to heal the body without causing it any peril.Witnessing the side effects of various medical testing, treatments and prescription drugs, Plotkin -- an ... (Wed, 23 Jun 2010 02:15:37 -0700)

Software Firm Proventys Raises $3.3M
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) Personalized medicine software firm Proventys has raised almost $3.3 million in an offering targeting $5.1 million, it said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. (Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:24:53 -0700)

University offers alternative medicine course
Victoria University is distancing itself from a course it is offering in the controversial alternative medicine homeopathy. (Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:07:24 -0700)

University offers alternative medicine course
Victoria University is distancing itself from a course it is offering in the controversial alternative medicine homeopathy. read more (Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:37:42 -0700)

Magnets can improve Alzheimer's symptoms
To sceptics of alternative medicine, it will come as a surprise. Applying magnets to the brains of Alzheimer's disease sufferers helps them understand what is said to them. The finding by Italian scientsts, who conducted a randomised controlled trial of the treatment, suggests that magnets may alter "cortical activity" in the brain, readjusting unhealthy patterns caused by disease or damage. The ... (Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:26:49 -0700)

Victoria reviews homeopathy course
Victoria University is distancing itself from a course it is offering in the controversial alternative medicine homeopathy.The course "Homoeopathy: increasing your health awareness" is being offered through its Community Continuing... (Wed, 23 Jun 2010 19:11:17 -0700)

AARP Members Receive Additional Savings at Canada Medicine Shop
Canada Medicine Shop, a leading Canadian mail order pharmacy, and AARP are uniting to offer Americans aged fifty and up an additional savings on Canada Medicine Shop's already affordable prescription and non-prescription products. (Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:01:00 -0700)

Ladies: 5 ways to feel sexy again
Losing interest in sex would be unfortunate for most people, but for Linda Poelzl it was a professional hazard. (Thu, 24 Jun 2010 05:26:16 -0700)

Is it safe for endoscopic piecemeal mucosal resection in treating large sessile colorectal polyps?
Endoscopic resection of large sessile colorectal polyps is increasingly used as an alternative to surgery, but remains challenging because of its technical difficulty, the high risk of complications such as bleeding or perforation, and the possibility of coexisting malignancy. (Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:23:13 -0700)

Efforts to make medicine cheaper, more efficient underway
One of Minnesota's largest providers of supportive housing for seniors will begin testing telemedicine and sensor technology to help frail seniors stay healthier and delay institutional care under an $8 million grant announced Wednesday. It will be the largest project of its kind in the nation, involving about 1,600 clients in 40 rural cities. (Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:07:40 -0700)

Efforts To Make Medicine Cheaper, More Efficient Underway
The Minneapolis Star Tribune: "One of Minnesota's largest providers of supportive housing for seniors will begin testing telemedicine and sensor technology to help frail seniors stay healthier and delay institutional care under an $8 million grant announced Wednesday. It will be the largest project of its kind in the nation, involving about 1,600 clients in 40 rural cities." That's according to ... (Fri, 25 Jun 2010 08:03:56 -0700)

Liz Smith: Barbara Walters Bounces Back
Also from our Liz: Cindy Adamss alternative medicine And Tom Cruise down but definitely not out Liz Smith | 06/29/2010 12:00 am " HE IS mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals," wrote Miguel de Cervantes . *** I had dinner with none other than the fabled Barbara Walters one night last week and, thus, the horses mouth can report that this almost "most famous woman in the world ... (Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:24:18 -0700)

SRI International and Stanford University School of Medicine Launch the MISTRAL Collaborative to Innovate Medical ...
SRI International and the Stanford University School of Medicine announced today that they have established the MISTRAL Collaborative, a program to accelerate the innovation of medical devices and bring them to market faster. (Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:00:00 -0700)

SRI International and Stanford University School of Medicine Launch the MISTRAL Collaborative to Innovate Medical ...
MENLO PARK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International and the Stanford University School of Medicine announced today that they have established the MISTRAL (Multidisciplinary Initiative for Surgical Technology Research Advanced Laboratory) Collaborative, a program to accelerate the innovation of medical devices and bring them to market faster. A key objective of this program is the ... (Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:15:53 -0700)

Vital Points Therapy provides alternative to treating pain
For years, Grayslake resident Diana Wolfe lived with severe pain that took away her freedom to move. But tests by her doctor could find nothing to treat the pain. The Grayslake woman said she did not know where to turn. (Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:20:52 -0700)

Biomarkers on TV? They've Officially Arrived
WSJ s MarketWatch interviews the CEO of Clinical Data, Drew Fromkin . They talk about his ideas on biomarkers, GINA, personalized medicine, and what it means for consumers whose confidence in genetic testing, and the insurance coverage they may or may not get, is just starting to improve. (Tue, 29 Jun 2010 19:25:03 -0700)

D.C. Council creates nonprofit to take over SE hospital
The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to establish a nonprofit corporation to seize control of United Medical Center at a foreclosure auction next week, even though the District's chief financial officer warned members that the city might not be able to afford it. Hospital - United States - Health - Medicine - Facilities (Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:00:00 -0700)

SRI International, Stanford University School of Medicine establish MISTRAL Collaborative
SRI International and the Stanford University School of Medicine announced today that they have established the MISTRAL (Multidisciplinary Initiative for Surgical Technology Research Advanced Laboratory) Collaborative, a program to accelerate the innovation of medical devices and bring them to market faster. (Wed, 30 Jun 2010 01:39:02 -0700)

Health Beat
The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the clinic located at 619 E. Sixth St. Topics of discussion will vary and the public is welcome. (Wed, 30 Jun 2010 02:50:27 -0700)

Special Report: BP oil spill a gusher for lawyers
From a legal perspective, BP's Deepwater Horizon blowout and the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez are in many respects night and day. (Wed, 30 Jun 2010 05:36:24 -0700)

Study Finds Back Pain Sufferers Benefit from Chiropractic Care and other Complementary and Alternative Approaches
CARMICHAEL, Calif.----A recent study, Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Back Pain , found the majority of respondents receiving CAM for back pain reported great benefit from the various treatments. (Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:22:00 -0700)

Hamburg physician offers 'concierge medicine'
In a perfect medical world, patients get to see a doctor the same or next day, and they never wait once they arrive for a visit. (Wed, 30 Jun 2010 10:18:32 -0700)

When is a drug too risky to stay on the market?
The arthritis pill Vioxx was withdrawn but menopause hormones were not, even though both were tied to heart risks. A multiple sclerosis medicine was pulled and later allowed back on. So, when is a drug too risky to stay on the market? Drug safety questions... Multiple sclerosis - Rofecoxib - Health - Conditions and Diseases - Arthritis (Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:20:28 -0700)

When is a drug too risky to stay on the market?
The arthritis pill Vioxx was withdrawn but menopause hormones were not, even though both were tied to heart risks. A multiple sclerosis medicine was pulled and later allowed back on. Rofecoxib - Multiple sclerosis - Health - Conditions and Diseases - Arthritis (Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:26:49 -0700)

When is a drug too risky to stay on the market?
The arthritis pill Vioxx was withdrawn but menopause hormones were not, even though both were tied to heart risks. A multiple sclerosis medicine was pulled and later allowed back on. (Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:09:47 -0700)

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