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Polycystic ovarian syndrome: A comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment
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VideoBrief Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects thousands of women in the United States and is a common cause of infertility. PCOS is the most common endocrinopathy of reproductive age women in the U.S., affecting roughly 10 percent of this population. It accounts for 75 percent of women with amenorrhea and 85 percent of women with androgen access/hirsutism. Androgen excess and hyperinsulinemia are hallmarks of the disorder. Register here to join us for our meeting in Cleveland where Marianne Marchese, ND, will help identify the clinical signs and symptoms of PCOS as well as pathogenesis and etiology including environmental factors. More

Integrative medicine helps slash emergency department overuse
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About 950 patients were identified by Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Mich., as having used their hospital emergency departments 10 times or more during the previous year. In November 2011, Spectrum launched the Center for Integrative Medicine, a $1 million multispecialty clinic modeled on a pilot program that slashed ED use by nearly 90 percent, to help patients address the source of the problems that keep bringing them back to the ED. More

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Healing With Language: Embedded questions
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An "embedded question" is a statement that implies a question without coming right out and asking. "I'm wondering if you can tell me more about embedded questions." When the question is asking for sensitive information or might otherwise seems threatening, an embedded question is more likely to produce an answer than a direct question.

Direct Question: Have you been using recreational drugs?
Embedded: I am curious about your use of recreational drugs.
Embedded: I'm wondering whether you have been using recreational drugs.
Embedded: It would be helpful to know if you have been using recreational drugs.
Embedded: I'd be interested in knowing more about your use of recreational drugs.
Embedded: I'd like to know more about your use of recreational drugs.

Embedded questions are also useful during the intake process to prevent patients from feeling as though they are getting the "third degree." If the process is lengthy, even patient patients can become tired. Use a mix of direct questions and embedded questions to provide some relief.

Direct Question: Have you only had the one pregnancy?
Embedded: I am curious if you had just the one pregnancy.
Embedded: I'm wondering whether you have had just one pregnancy.

Email your questions about communication to Joel P. Bowman or Debra Basham, co-developers of SCS Matters, LLC. We will provide answers to those for you. For more information about Healing with Language: Your Key to Effective Mind-Body Communication, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), hypnosis or hypnotherapy, or about the imagine healing process, visit or

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Member Profile: Jim Smith, DO
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When we think of going to a medical practice, it's rare to picture a strip mall, but Dr. Jim Smith near Cincinnati has a whole new paradigm of what a doctor's office can be. Nestled in a row along with Coffee Beans-n-Bags and Dave's Quality Meats is Dr. Jim's Options Supplements and More. On the marquee, as if they are this week's special, chelation therapy and colonics are advertised. Entering the store, the customer is greeted with a plethora of health products, from massage beds to vitamins to skin care to shoes. Looking closely, however, the unique nature of Dr. Jim's Options arises. More

How to reduce exposure to toxins
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Two new studies about the effects of toxics in our environment shed new concern about their impact on human health. Recently, a study was published in the journal Diabetes Care looking at the effect of phthalates on the risk of diabetes. The second study, from the University of California, Davis, MIND Institute and Washington State University, looked at the potential impact of polychlorinated biphenyls on autism. More

Connect With Us: Find ICIM on Facebook
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Find us on our Facebook profile and open a more intimate communication channel, including frequent posts from L. Terry Chappell, M.D., and David Nebbeling, DO. More

Brain food: Berries can slow cognitive decline
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Researchers report in the journal Annals of Neurology that women who ate berries more frequently showed slower decline in brain functions such as memory and attention when they got older than women who ate them less often. The findings don't confirm that eating berries can prevent dementia associated with aging, or slow down Alzheimer's, but they suggest that the fruits may play a part in keeping brains healthy. More

ICIM Scrapbook: Meeting memories
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A look through the pictures and meeting policies we hold dear — what guides our food choices, our educational mission, our commitment to the environment and more? More
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