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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

NUHS research department seeking participants for research study on chronic low back pain
Posted By National University of Health Sciences, Community Contributor
Chicago Tribune

Approximately 85 percent of the U.S. population will experience back pain at some point in their life. Even low levels of back pain can reduce a person's quality of life. However, necessary treatment can be costly and time consuming.
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OSTEOPATHY


Georgia lawmakers want to expand physician scholarship program to osteopathic medical students
The Associated Press via The Republic
Medical students in the osteopathic field would get access to a medical scholarship and loan program under a legislative proposal now headed to Gov. Nathan Deal.
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STEM CELL


Dr. Jeffrey Adler presents on use of stem cell therapy at Graham International Implant Symposium
Digital Journal
Stem cell replacement therapy offers an advanced treatment option for problems like plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis and torn soft tissue.
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ACUPUNCTURE


CU Hospital uses acupuncture as part of cancer treatment
KWGN-TV
Things are changing in the medical world. Doctors are now including acupuncture as part of their treatment strategy for cancer patients, merging the ancient practice with powerful modern medical techniques.
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LYME DISEASE


Bad legislation, perilous precedent
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
A bill that is without precedent in Vermont's legislative history is headed for the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, after having received a stamp of approval from the Vermont House. The bill, H.123, prevents the Vermont Board of Medical Practice from censuring physicians who prescribe long-term antibiotic medications for individuals with "chronic Lyme disease" and requires all of Vermont's health insurers to pay for the treatment.
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ANTI-AGING


New high-throughput method proposed for screening, ranking anti-aging drugs
R & D Magazine
Scientists from the Biogerontology Research Foundation in the U.K. have proposed a new computer-based method of screening drugs that could be used to slow the aging process in humans. The research, published in the journal Frontiers In Genetics, will be presented at the Practical Applications of Aging Research Symposium at MipTek 2014 in Basel, Switzerland.
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DETOXIFICATION


UNC physicians create cost-saving acute alcohol detox protocol
Health Data Management
A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers finds that an alcohol detoxification protocol they developed led to a statistically significant decrease in the number of admissions per month.
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COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES


FDA cites compounder for making tainted version of KV's Makena
FiercePharma
After the FDA approved KV Pharmaceutical's Makena in 2011, the drugmaker asked the agency to stop compounding pharmacies from making their much cheaper versions of the drug. The drugmaker claimed there was no guarantee of the sterility of compounded versions of the drug for women with a history of giving birth prematurely. KV filed for bankruptcy reorganization after the agency turned its back on the request, but the FDA may now be coming around.
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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE


Alternative approach to STD's
allvoices
Thomas Edison said that "the doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE


Organovo Holdings Inc. news: Senators introduce regenerative medicine bill
Seeking Alpha
Senators Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., introduce legislation that will establish a national strategy to support regenerative medicine research.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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March 29-31 ACC 63rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo Washington D.C.
April 2-4 Health Practitioner Marketing Forum Long Beach, Calif.
April 3-5 12th Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress Monte Carlo, Monanco
April 24-26 12th Annual International Integrative Oncology Conference Reno, Nev.
April 25-27 The Intensive Clinical Course PK Protocol Millville, N.J.
May 17-24 Healer Within Retreats - Breathing in Paradise Hui Ho’olana, Molka’i, Hawaii
July 31-Aug. 2 National Women's Survivors Convention Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 26-30 The Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine San Diego

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