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Integrative Medicine Making Inroads
Chicago Daily Herald
It seems that the world is moving faster every year and change has become the new constant. This is especially evident in the area of nontraditional medicine. During the past 30 years, nontraditional medicine has transformed from a health care approach primarily done by those on the fringe to almost mainstream medicine. This change is most apparent in the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona — the brainchild of Dr. Andrew Weil.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
June 14-15 AAPMD: The Silent Airway Problem Oakland, Calif.
July 12-14 Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference Estes Park, Colo.
July 13 AANMC Naturopathic Medicine Informational Forum Keystone, Colo.
July 13 CTCA Review 2013 Chicago
Nov. 13-17 or Nov. 20-24 (TBD) Save the Date for the ACAM Fall Conference! TBD
Aug. 2-4 Scripps 30th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference San Diego, Calif.
Dec. 6-8 11th Annual Dr. Roizen's Preventive Care and Integrative Medicine Conference Focus on Inflammation Las Vegas, Nev.

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Scripps 30th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference
Scripps
Scripps Clinic's Primary Care Summer Conference was designed by primary care physicians for primary care physicians and will present content from their unique perspective. This important CME conference will educate and promote improved patient outcomes in a broad range of therapeutic areas commonly encountered in the busy primary care practice. In addition to an overview of the history and current science of a variety of specialty areas, content will be presented in a very practical, patient-focused manner relevant to the specific primary care setting and challenges.
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CTCA Review 2013
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The goal of the CTCA REVIEW is to efficiently discuss the most recent clinical advances and trials in the rapidly evolving field of malignant hematology and oncology. This program is unique in addressing the questions and controversies that have emerged from the latest data presented at both the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO ) annual conferences.
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Healing in America: Certified Energy Healer Training - Part 1

We invite you to become a Certified Energy Healer through Healing in America, starting with the Part 1 Training Program June 21-23 in Ojai, Calif. At Healing in America, our core belief is that everyone has an innate ability to heal themselves and others. Through training and mentoring, we believe individuals can learn and develop their energy healing gift to bring balance to mind, body and spirit for yourself and others. Returning to wholeness comes from being our true selves - shining from the inside out and letting go of limiting beliefs that hold us back. We also believe that an integrative approach to healthcare and wellness is the key to provide good health to all.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Vinegar-Based Screening Test Cut Cervical-Cancer Deaths in India
The Wall Street Journal
Vinegar is known for its versatility in cooking and cleaning. Now the fermented liquid can claim another use: life-saver. A new study suggests that vinegar can be used in developing countries as part of a viable, low-cost screening tool to detect early signs of cervical cancer in women who don't have access to the routine Pap tests that have cut death rates in wealthier nations.
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Study: COPD is Over Diagnosed Among Uninsured Patients
American Thoracic Society via Medical Xpress
More than 40 percent of patients being treated for COPD at a federally funded clinic did not have the disease, researchers found after evaluating the patients with spirometry, the diagnostic "gold standard" for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Between February 2011 to June 2012, researchers evaluated 80 patients had been given either a diagnosis of COPD or had been prescribed an anticholinergic inhaler, a therapy used to treat COPD symptoms, usually by a primary healthcare providers.
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MD Anderson's Integrative Medicine Program Shows Success in Qigong Study
BioNews Texas
In arecent successful study performed at MD Anderson in Houston, 96 Chinese women in Shanghai with breast cancer were evaluated as they received a course of radiation as well as followed up with over time to determine the true long-term effects of the treatment. The women were randomized and some used Qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body practice which involves meditation, while the others did not. In the women who practiced Qigong, depression was lessened over time, particularly in those women whose depression was the highest in the beginning.
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More Infections Linked to Tainted Steroids
MedPage Today
The CDC said it has now received reports of 20 infections in three states linked to injectable steroids distributed by a Tennessee compounding pharmacy, but none involved fungal meningitis. Most of the 20 patients have developed skin and soft-tissue infections after receiving injections of methylprednisolone acetate supplied by Main Street Family Pharmacy in Newbern, Tenn., the CDC said last week. The cases have been seen in Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois.
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