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Alternative Medicine News Jun 2013

Milwaukee Acupuncture & Alternative Health Center Aims New Website to Educate Patients
MILWAUKEE -- Revi Wellness, a Milwaukee-based wellness center, announced that the practice has launched a new website to educate the public about the benefits of wellness care, including acupuncture, stress ... (Sun, 02 Jun 2013 07:00:00 -0700)

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for June 4, 2013
( American College of Physicians ) This news release contains information about articles being published in the June 4 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. (Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:33:45 -0700)

Tea Tree Oil: Magic in Your Medicine Cabinet
The next time you head to the supermarket, be sure to add tea tree oil to the top of your list. With its ability to cure everything from poison ivy rashes to acne, this oil is up there with magic when it comes to natural remedies. An Australian plant extract, tea tree oil acts as both a topical antibacterial and an antimicrobial agent. While we even use it to clean our yoga mats, here are the ... (Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:41:19 -0700)

Alternative medicine clinic owner defends her business
Whether a popular Black Mountain alternative medicine clinic must close will likely depend on the definition of one word - 'incidental.' (Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:29:18 -0700)

MarijuanaDoctors Offers Exclusively to Washington D.C. Patients The Very First Doctor In The Nation's Capital
In a successful marketing outreach to Washington D.C., MarijuanaDoctors.com has teamed up with the Institute of Multidimensional Medicine in order to provide patients in the District of Columbia with the finest in alternative healthcare services. The Institute of Multidimensional Medicine is one of the most unique medical marijuana certification centers to date and has long been an innovated in ... (Wed, 05 Jun 2013 01:13:50 -0700)

Alternative Medicine
New hospital-based program aims to reduce the number of gunshot victims. by Louis Goggans Hot weather and hot tempers go hand-in-hand, according to local crime statistics that show a rise in violent crimes in the summer months. Memphis mayor A C Wharton and the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (the MED) are banding together to cool things down with their new hospital-based violence ... (Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:11:23 -0700)

The state of veterinary medicine
I've been pondering the state of veterinary medicine in the new millennium. (Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:54:00 -0700)

New Blood Test May One Day Act as Alternative to Colonoscopy for Cancer Detection
The blood test looks for changes in one particular gene called SDC2         (Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:25:53 -0700)

Yoga Improves Brain Function More Than Aerobic Exercises
People have significantly superior brain function after a bout of yoga exercise compared to aerobic exercise, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. The authors, as background information, explained that yoga has become more popular over the last decade. However, there is not much research that focuses on the ... (Sat, 08 Jun 2013 01:14:27 -0700)

Alternative treatments may change
There's more than one way to treat a bad back. Many folks go to their family doctor and walk out with prescriptions for painkillers and muscle relaxants. (Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:18:41 -0700)

News & Events
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health welcomes four new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:31:12 GMT)

Money fund rules look like weak medicine
Floating-price rule would give institutions more information than individuals (Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:20:00 GMT)

Dr. Paul Offit Asks “Do you Believe in Magic?”
In his new book released today – Do You Believe in Magic? - Paul A. Offit, M.D., exposes the facts behind the alternative medicine ind ustry. The book details how alternative medicine-an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks-can actually be harmful to public health. Through real-life stories, Dr. Offit separates fact from fiction and provides ... (Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:26:00 GMT)

Traditional and Alternative Medicine Come Together in Brooklyn Medical Practice
Prominis Medical Services is introducing Holistic Medicine to its list of offerings. Jennifer Allen, ANP-BC, is licensed in Holistic Adult Medicine, and will be offering natural, homeopathic remedies while 12 other primary care physicians continue to offer traditional medicine. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:10:58 GMT)

Britain to regulate e-cigarettes as medicine from 2016
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to regulate electronic cigarettes as non-prescription medicines from 2016 in an attempt to improve quality, though the country's drugs watchdog said they would still be sold in convenience stores. Healthcare authorities around the world are grappling with how to deal with the battery-driven devices, which allow users to inhale nicotine-laced vapor ... (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:05:30 GMT)

Britain to regulate e-cigarettes as medicine from 2016
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to regulate electronic cigarettes as non-prescription medicines from 2016 in an attempt to improve quality, though the country's drugs watchdog said they would still be sold in convenience stores. Healthcare authorities around the world are grappling with how to deal with the battery-driven devices, which allow users to inhale nicotine-laced vapour ... (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:08:40 GMT)

Audio: CALM medical marijuana dispensary editorial board meeting
Four board members of the Center for Alternative Life Medicine meet with the editorial board to discuss their plans for a full-scale marijuana dispensary in New Bedford to serve Bristol County under the state's new medical marijuana law. (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:14:18 GMT)

Britain to regulate e-cigarettes as medicine from 2016
Britain is set to regulate electronic cigarettes as non-prescription medicines from 2016 in an attempt to improve quality, though the country's drugs watchdog said they would still be sold in convenience stores. (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:03:03 GMT)

E-Cigarettes To Be Classed As Medicine
Electronic cigarettes are to be classed as medicines under new proposals to tighten up the regulation of nicotine-containing products. (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:09:24 GMT)

UK to call e-cigarettes 'medicine"
LONDON - Electronic cigarettes, the popular smokeless devices used by millions of people to quit smoking, will be classed as medicines in Britain under a new regulatory system announced on Wednesday. (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:09:29 GMT)

Integrative Medicine: New study supports heart supplement
Congestive heart failure is a condition that's on the rise in the United States; close to 6 million people have heart failure, and while this has generally been a disease of older adults, the number of people under the age of 65 with heart failure has increased significantly over the past 10 years. (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:21:08 GMT)

UK to regulate e-cigarettes as medicine from 2016
LONDON, June 13 — Britain is to regulate electronic cigarettes as non-prescription medicines from 2016 in an attempt to improve quality, though the country’s drugs watchdog said they would still be sold in convenience stores. Healthcare authorities around the world are grappling with how to deal with the battery-driven devices, which allow users ...         (Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:24:10 GMT)

Integrative Medicine Primary Care Provider, Casey Health Institute, Welcomes Kisha Davis, MD
Former White House Fellow brings expertise in chronic disease management and women’s health to expanding team of traditional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) health providers (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:14:24 GMT)

Asheville-area parents turn to complementary medicine
If you considering a provider of complementary and alternative medicine, ask about the practitioner’s: • Education, training and licensing. • Experience in delivering care to children. (Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:13:39 GMT)

Adjustments help body heal naturally
Alternative medicine is on the rise. According to the Mayo Clinic, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is now used by nearly 40 per cent of adults. While this report was American-based, it would probably be safe to say Canadians use alternative medicine at approximately the same rate. (Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:46:20 GMT)

Philadelphia Physician: Don’t Take Your Vitamins
A Philadelphia pediatrician is taking on the unregulated vitamin and supplement industry in a new book about alternative medicine. (Sat, 15 Jun 2013 09:30:49 GMT)

Holly Reese Chooses Own Healing in New Memoir
‘Rising from the Abyss’ offers readers a successful example of alternative medicine. (PRWeb June 16, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Ho (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:09:50 GMT)

Book raises alarms about alternative medicine
Doctor of Pharmacology Sarah Erush, is the clinical manager of the pharmacy at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. / J. Kyle Keener for USA TODAY (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:15:04 GMT)

Book raises alarms about alternative medicine
Parents now 'routinely' bring children to her hospital with a variety of alternative remedies, hoping that nurses will administer them during a child's stay. (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:33:03 GMT)

Video: Don't take vitamins, doctor warns in new book
Americans spend $34 billion a year on vitamins, supplements and alternative therapies. Now, a new book debunks treatments that may not really work. Dr. Paul Offit of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discusses his book, "Do You Believe in Magic?" with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts. (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:52:41 GMT)

Opinion: Alternative healing or quackery?
It used to be called "fringe" or "unconventional" medicine -- or simply quackery. Today, it's called "alternative," "complementary," "holistic" or "integrative." (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:19:19 GMT)

Vaccine advocate takes on the alternative medicine industry
Dr. Paul Offit doesn’t like getting threats. But the 62-year-old pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia says it goes with the territory when taking on powerful industries and interest groups whose beliefs are deeply rooted in emotion. He’s ready for a tsunami of criticism with his latest foray into debunking popular wisdom – “Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of ... (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:47:23 GMT)

Alternative healing or quackery?
Although non-traditional therapies can be valuable, sometimes a line is crossed. So how can you tell if your alternative healer is a quack? (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:23:05 GMT)

Book questions alternative medicine
Many Americans are unaware that supplements, unlike drugs, don't need to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration — or tested for safety — before going on the market. One study found that 58 percent of Americans believe that the FDA must approve herbal supplements before they're sold. (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:28:59 GMT)

Vaccine advocate takes on the alternative medicine industry
Dr. Paul Offit doesn’t like getting threats. But the 62-year-old pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia says it goes with the territory when taking on powerful industries and interest groups whose beliefs are deeply rooted in emotion. He’s ready for a tsunami of criticism with his latest foray into debunking popular wisdom – “Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of ... (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:26:36 GMT)

New Book Warns of the Dangers of Alternative Medicine
A Tale of Two Remedies: Alternative Medicine versus Modern Medicine When a 12-year-old girl arrived at the hospital with acute abdominal pain, doctors needed to look no further than the cornucopia of alternative medicines that filled her mother's purse. The young girl was suffering from acute pancreatitis, which doctors say was brought on by more than 80 supplements that her mother administered ... (Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:45:27 GMT)

Vitamins
Dr. Paul Offit doesn't take any vitamins. (Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:12:47 GMT)

Vitamins: Too much of a not-so-good thing?
Dr. Paul Offit doesn't take any vitamins. In fact, while you might think that vitamins are great in any quantity, Offit urges you to take a step back and think before swallowing the equivalent of eight cantaloupes in a single dose. "I think that alternative medicine is often given a free pass," he told CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "I think we should hold alternative medicine ... (Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:32:57 GMT)

Me, the Bees and Cancer: Essentially an eccentric home movie about alternative medicine
John Board’s film follows his attempts to use ‘bee therapy’ to treat his likely curable Stage 1 Hodgkins lymphoma (Fri, 21 Jun 2013 04:09:14 GMT)

Alternative medicine clinic hearing turns heated
The third part of zoning hearing to determine the fate of a popular Black Mountain alternative medicine clinic turned heated with pointed questions and contradicting testimony. (Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:59:06 GMT)

'Don't take vitamin pills': U.S. doctor warns that some supplements could harm health
Dr Paul Offit, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has written a book about alternative medicine and says that the trend for super-strength supplements is dangerous. (Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:37:48 GMT)

Best friends, best care
Best friends, best care Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:46 am, Friday, June 21, 2013 Pet owners embracing expanding array of alternative treatment options Many of the treatments available for people are also provided for pets in the Capital Region — acupuncture, massage ... (Sat, 22 Jun 2013 05:44:18 GMT)

Book raises alarms about alternative medicine
Some alternative therapies, such as tai chi, are considered 'complementary' if used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Above, instructor Janet Ahrens teaches a basic movement at a class at Inspira's Fitness Connection. (Mon, 24 Jun 2013 06:01:50 GMT)

What Works For Knee Pain? Don't Waste Your Money On Bad Medicine.
Knee pain is a very common problem, affecting young and old alike.  Among athletes, knees take a beating, particularly in sports that involve running and twisting.  Among older people, the cartilage that provides a cushion in our knees often just wears out, producing chronic stiffness and pain. (Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:07:59 GMT)

Alternative Medicine
What exactly is alternative medicine? The main focus of alternative medicine is to prevent disease and illness. Holistic and naturopathic health and wellness, is designed for prevention whereas Western (or conventional) medicine is not. Whatever you choose, be sure to do your homework first! (Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:00:48 GMT)

Book raises alarms about alternative medicine
Some alternative therapies, such as tai chi, are considered 'complementary' if used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Above, instructor Janet Ahrens teaches a basic movement at a class at Inspira's Fitness Connection. (Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:17:21 GMT)

Bryce Wylde on some of the biggest health myths
Alternative medicine expert Bryce Wylde takes a look at some of the biggest health myths. (Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:04:23 GMT)

NHS Lothian axes £250k homeopathy funding
SCOTLAND’S second-largest health board was accused of descending into “farce” yesterday after announcing that it will stop funding alternative medicine for patients. (Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:47:39 GMT)

Vaccine advocate takes on the alternative medicine industry
Dr. Paul Offit doesn’t like getting threats. (Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:29:35 GMT)

University of Western States Hosts Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care Biennial Conference
Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) leaders and educators attend 2013 biennial meeting on University of Western States campus. (PRWeb June 27, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20 (Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:12:10 GMT)

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