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Appealing to millennials at medical meetings
Finding ways that the International College of Integrative Medicine can appeal to and connect with Gen Y and, eventually, the Millennial generation. Research is for the board meeting for the "Innovation! Meeting Today's Medical Challenges" conference in October. This will serve as an extended, interactive bibliography.
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By ICIM speaker Eleonore Blaurock-Busch, PhD:
Copper chelation is a promising new therapy for clogged arteries
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Researchers at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough, Maine, announce their discovery that the renarrowing of arteries following balloon angioplasty can be halted by copper chelation therapy. Preventing the function of copper in the body stops arteries
from reclogging following the mechanical stress of removing arterial obstructions through angioplasty. The therapy works by limiting the cellular export of growth factors and cytokines involved in this process.
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By ICIM member and speaker Carol Petersen RPh, CNP:
Treatment options for cervical dysplasia
Women's International Pharmacy
Hearing the words "abnormal Pap smear" can trigger a gut-wrenching fear — and for good reason. Cervical cancer was the leading cause of death among women for many years. Today, it ranks only 13th among women in the U.S., yet many women continue to have "abnormal" Pap test results. What's going on?
Would you like to hear ideas about how best to effectively market your practice via social media? How to protect your patient's medical records and Internet security? How to minimize taxes and fund your retirement? How to retain clients and maximize third-party referrals? How to best train, hire and fire staff? Maximize revenue while maximizing patient care, create scale economies, effectively market your practice, avoid liability and reduce expenses? ICIM has assembled several industry experts with a practical approach for you.
By ICIM member Ellie Campbell DO:
Great tips on teaching children how to take medicine
First important step on helping children — or even adults — in swallowing pills is to recognize it isn't that people cannot swallow pills but that they are attempting to do so incorrectly. Dr. Ellie Campbell gives these useful tips to help your children take medicine properly.
By ICIM member James Fabro MD:
Taurine — The Japanese longevity nutrient
Taurine was first discovered as a component of ox bile in 1827. Its significance in human nutrition was not identified until 1975. Low levels of taurine during fetal development have been associated with cardiomyopathy, retinal degeneration and growth retardation. The Japanese have one of the highest life expectancies of all other groups in the world and, although there are many factors that play into this, a high intake of taurine is among them.
Who will you meet at ICIM?
Jim Smith DO, Michael Kalafatis, PhD, Richard Ucci, MD, Todd Pesek, MD, Ron Casselberry, MD, Jessica Foreman, RN, Lynn Shough, RN, Ann Burton, MD, Sam Asomugha, MB, Stephen Cruikshank, MD, Robban Sica, MD, and Effie Mae Buckley, RN.
By ICIM member Terry Chappell MD:
Weight lifting for Parkinson's disease
Conventional treatment for Parkinson's is physical therapy to achieve strengthening, flexibility and balance. It shows initial improvement but a return to baseline over a two-year program. However, progressive resistance and increasing speed with weight lifting maintained a significant improvement over the entire two years. This study should change the conventional treatment for a stubborn disease.
By ICIM member Ross Hauser MD:
What is the Hauser Diet?
The Hauser Diet program is what you would call an "alternative approach" to diet, nutrition and healthy eating that was developed by our medical doctor and registered dietitian team in the mid 1990s in an effort to provide a more individualized approach to diet for their patients. Much of their work is discussed in the book "The Hauser Diet: A Fresh Look at Healthy Living."
Correspondence between ICIM member Ellie Campbell, DO and Eric J. Topol, MD, editor in chief of Medscape
Dr. Ellie Campbell writes, "46 percent of clinical trials are later reversed. "After 65 years of randomized trials, ineffective, harmful, expensive medical practices are being introduced more frequently now than at any other time in the history of medicine." No wonder I was disenchanted with clinical medicine and defer to the wisdom of the ancients!" Here is Cambell's correspondence with Dr. Eric Topol, Medscape's editor in chief.
Healing with language: Double your impact
Repeating words with only a slight variation increases the influence they have on your listeners. The technique is known as pivot language because the repeated words or phrases are pivoted — the word or phrase used first becomes the word or phrase used next. Consider the following.
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NIH funds 6 grants to build next generation dental composite
National Institutes of Health (Submitted by Jim Smith, DO, of ABCMT)
The National Institutes of Health announced that it will award $2.8 million this year for six research projects to pursue a longer-lasting dental composite — the white — currently resin-based fillings that are a mainstay of dentistry. The six projects, each funded for five years, will allow a select group of scientists around the country to work independently toward the common goal of doubling the service life of dental composites.
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Serotonin imbalance and IBS
Labrix Clinical Services
A diagnosis of exclusion, irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition of the digestive system, affecting up to 20 percent of the general population with an estimated 15 percent of those seeking medical attention. The most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition, IBS is second only to the common cold for lost work days. Those suffering from IBS most commonly experience abdominal pain in association with changes in their bowel habits and are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, stress and physical ailments and increased economic burden than their peers without IBS.
Listen to the Best of ICIM: Integrative Approach to COPD, Emphysema and Other Inflammatory Lung Disorders by Richard Ng, MD
Attendees will learn to quiet immune communication via gut, associated lymphoid tissue and sinus mucosa attention, balance red/ox at lung tissue level, remove lung biofilms, address chronic infection, detox the lungs and maintain healthy lung mucosa.
6 tips to control your food cravings
Amen Clinic via YouTube
Kenneth Stoller, MD, will be speaking about his research with the Amen Clinic.
Get to know ICIM member Sheila Mitchell, MD, and the Spirit of Health
Spirit of Health
Dr. Shiela Mitchell decided to become a physician at the age of 8 as she read of other healthcare providers — such as Florence Nightingale — and became inspired by their charity and dedication to others. She was interested in mind-body medicine early on and majored in psychobiology at UCLA as an undergraduate. After finishing medical school in Mexico City and becoming proficient in Spanish, she took extensive family medicine training through USC, working at L.A. County Hospital and Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.
November conference by sister organization AHMA
American Holistic Medical Association
Recent research highlights an epidemic of stress and burnout in healthcare providers. In this workshop, Dr. Daniel Friedland will share with you a 4-Step Framework that integrates brain science, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness practice to empower you with skills and practices to effectively navigate stress, and experience greater meaning and joy in caring for your patients, your loved ones and yourself.
ICIM sends sincere condolences to our advisor and friend John Parks Trowbridge, MD, on the death of his father
John Parks Trowbridge, a spritely 95-year-old third-generation Californian living in Hollister, left this world with grace and dignity after a lengthy illness on Sept. 5, surrounded by his family in Kingwood, Texas.
FDA issues deceptive statement about HBOT
Alliance for Natural Health USA
The agency has just issued a warning to consumers. As is so often the case, what they don't tell you is more important than what they do tell you. The agency's warning begins, "No, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of cancer, autism or diabetes. But do a quick search on the Internet and you'll see all kinds of claims for these and other diseases for which the device has not been cleared or approved by FDA."
Are you a 1st rate noticer?
Jeffrey Cufaude writes, "A book review I recently read described the author as a 'first-rate noticer' because of the vivid detail displayed in his narrative descriptions of the characters and their surroundings. I liked that turn of phrase and have tried to be a first-class noticer myself the past few months, particularly when in unfamiliar or international settings. What does it take to be a first-rate noticer? I've developed a short list of a few key characteristics."
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