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ICIM membership 2013
ICIM Executive Director Wendy Chappell    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
I want to give you a warm invitation; it is time to join ICIM for 2013. Why join? To be a valued part of a close community of like-minded, highly trained, experienced colleagues. ICIM has created an innovative organizational model: We don't need to make money from our meetings. We pour every resource possible into giving you the best educational experience you have ever had. We rely on membership dues to pay for our overhead. Why join? Simple. Without your support we don't exist. More

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Most doctors just want out
HealthLeaders Media, submitted by ICIM member Sherri Tenpenny, DO    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Walker Ray, M.D., vice president of The Physicians Foundation, told HealthLeaders Media: "We found that 60 percent said they would retire today if given the opportunity. What was worrisome is that this is up from 45 percent in 2008. We also know from the survey that we disaggregated it into certain categories, 47 percent of physicians under 40 said they would retire today if given the opportunity."

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Dr. Sam Heiks introduces a new business model of direct primary care — with housecalls
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Sam Heiks, M.D., has started a new practice called Creekside Family Medicine, according to ICIM member Terry Chappell, M.D., of the Celebration of Health Association. Heiks is currently accepting new patients of all ages. He is trained as a family physician, is interested in integrative medicine and has a special interest in prevention of illness. More

For veterans, a surge of new treatments for trauma
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the Army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat or vehicle accidents, and rates are rising. There are many reasons a soldier will take his own life, but one major factor is post-traumatic stress disorder. When we think about treating PTSD, we usually picture a single patient and a psychotherapist. These therapies help a lot of veterans — about 40 percent of those who go through treatment are cured. But there are many, many more suffering veterans who are not helped. More

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Patients with thyroid dysfunction demand better care
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This petition is representative of an international effort by patients with thyroid disorders/dysfunction for better standards of care from endocrinologists. However, past the words and signatures, is a growing community that is thriving. A community united in a shared journey that values a better future. As with any collaboration, we must assist each other. As PTD receives public announcements of support from various organizations, we will post them in this note for your awareness and we, in turn, can choose to support our supporters. This is our global network to demand better. More

Maulfair Medical Center — Educational Television
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2 incredible opportunities for a holistic physician
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Healing with Language: Matching or mismatching
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In a previous language tip, we have discussed matching another person's rate of speech and other aspects of nonverbal behavior to enhance rapport. We also introduced the concept of metaprograms, or the "master" behavioral patterns that govern behavior. An important program for influencing whether people respond to you in the way you desire is the response metaprogram.

You can quickly determine your own response metaprogram by taking three coins: a nickel, a dime and a quarter. Place all three coins face up in front of you. Then — very quickly — state the first three things you notice about them. Once you have done that, read the rest of this tip. Here are some of the things people typically say:
  • They are all round.
  • They are all silver.
  • They are all money.
  • They total 40 cents.
  • They are all heads.
  • They are different sizes.
  • They are different values.
  • They are different presidents.
  • They are different years.
Note that several in the list focus on how the coins are alike, while others focus on how they are different. Focusing on similarities is matching. Noticing differences is mismatching. When someone is matching, he or she will tend to agree with what you say. When he or she is mismatching, the tendency is to disagree. Those who are in between will find something to agree with and something to disagree with:

Message: It's a nice day today.
  • Matcher: Yes, it is. We have had a very nice spring (or whatever season it is).
  • Mismatcher: No, it isn't. It could be warmer (or cooler).
  • In-betweener: It's nice this morning, but it is supposed to rain this afternoon.
  • In-betweener: Fortunately, the clouds are supposed to clear by afternoon.
Once you have determined the general tendency of your client or patient, you can structure your interaction to increase his or her compliance with your directions. Matchers are easy. They will agree with what you say and are more inclined to comply. Mismatchers need to have something to disagree with to feel good about complying. Those in between need a little of both. The following examples address a message about being more careful about nutrition because that is vital to health.
  • For a matcher: You will find that you feel better when you eat nutritional meals. [The matcher will agree.]
  • For a mismatcher: Although you probably can't do it, you would feel better if you could eat nutritional meals every day. [The mismatcher will say to him- or herself, "I show you that I can do it."]
  • For an in-betweener: You may not always be where you can easily get healthy foods, but you will find that you feel better when you regularly eat nutritional meals. [The In-betweener will say to him- or herself, "Maybe I can be where I can get something healthy every day. I'm going to try."]
Even though you may not be skilled at this your first use, it gets easier, and it is fun because it works with children and colleagues, too.

Send 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, hypnosis or hypnotherapy, or about the imagine healing process, visit www.SCS-Matters.com or ImagineHealing.info.


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New bills could limit access to natural, compounded drugs
Alliance for Natural Health    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Millions rely on compounding pharmacies for natural hormones and other critical drugs. Will we lose them to a congressional/FDA power play? About 14,000 patients received injections in the spine for back pain using steroids from the New England Compounding Center, which has been connected the outbreak of fungal meningitis across the country. Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., have both announced they will introduce bills focusing on compounding pharmacies. More

Are general physicals pretty much useless?
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Physical exams are one of the most common and familiar medical procedures in the world. A sweeping new study suggests they might also be the most worthless. Researchers at the Cochrane Review looked at more than 16 studies with 182,880 patients — all of whom were offered a general checkup, but only some of whom who accepted. The big takeaway: "There was no effect on the risk of death, or on the risk of death due to cardiovascular diseases or cancer." More

GM wheat may damage human genetics permanently
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We have not yet seen the worst damage that genetic engineering may do. Australia's governmental agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is developing a wheat species that is engineered to turn off genes permanently. Professor Jack Heinemann at the University of Canterbury's Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety has studied the wheat's potential. Heinemann says: "What we found is that the molecules created in this wheat, intended to silence wheat genes, can match human genes, and through ingestion, these molecules can enter human beings and potentially silence our genes." More

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Diet, exercise fight depression
The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The incidence of depression has skyrocketed in children and adults since World War II; depression affects about 10 percent of the population in the United States. Why has there been such a dramatic increase in depression? Evidence suggests that nutrient-poor diets high in refined carbohydrates and commercially raised animal foods, combined with lack of exercise, all contribute to obesity, heart disease and diabetes. More

Can you do too much to prevent a stroke?
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Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among Americans, and a much larger contributor to chronic disability and healthcare costs than this ranking suggests. There's no question that preventing strokes is important. But a big question is how best to do so and in whom. Currently, some experts say, far too many people who are free of symptoms that might herald a stroke are undergoing surgery to ream out carotid arteries that feed the brain, or are having stents inserted in these arteries, than is justified by available evidence. More

Vitamin D insufficiency promotes chronic disease and increases risk of early death by 50 percent
Natural News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Medical researchers have been sounding the alarm about the importance of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels from childhood through to the adult years, but millions of aging adults remain grossly deficient in this critical hormone-based nutrient. Vitamin D has demonstrated efficacy in preventing diseases from cancer to cardiovascular disease and dementia. More
 

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