John Weeks offers quick links on fields such as business, academic, research, professional, and more.

by John Weeks

The pace of action in integrative medicine and integrated healthcare picks up monthly. This column begins a new feature of Integrative Practitioner Online in collaboration with the Integrator Blog News & Reports.  Integrator editor John Weeks scans the incoming and offers quick links on the business, academic, research, professional, integrative, media and employer actions relative to these fields. You click into the longer stories of interest to you.

Integrative Medicine and Integrated Healthcare Round-up: September 1-15, 2008

CCAOM backs move in the acupuncture profession toward “First Professional Doctorate” … IAYT reports data on the emerging Yoga therapy field … ND students set quality standards for nutraceutical partners … Hopkins opens integrative clinic with GI focus … Hawaii Consortium for Integrative Healthcare begins monthly television program …  New ACOEM guidelines for chronic pain elevate role of acupuncture, yoga …  Employer group IHPM begins worksite metabolic health initiative … American Specialty Health receives awards … Standard Process’ president Charlie DuBois joins board of chiropractic research group … Council for Responsible Nutrition selects naturopathic physician Douglas MacKay, ND as vice president for regulatory and scientific affairs … Changes at the top for American Association for Health Freedom … Primary care needs to be aggravated by disappearing interest among med school grads, plus more

Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: September 16-30, 2008 

New 18-practitioner integrative clinic and robust growth at Samaritan Health Services …  Inner Harmony celebrates 10th year and moves to new space at Scranton’s Mercy Hospital … HRSA in $310,000 grant to Palmer College of Chiropractic and Jefferson’s integrative medicine prorgam for multidisciplinary practice-based CAM-IM research network … National College of Natural Medicine expands … AHEC grant funds scholarship for fellowship at Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to help serve underserved … Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, a research-education-integration leader for AOM marks 25th year … Board of NADA, the acu-detox group, affirms value of 5-point protocol for stress, pain management, not just detox … Report on national massage therapy clinical practice guidelines funded and developed through Massage Therapy Foundation … American Chiropractic Association announces policy-related action of its House of Delegates … Signature Supplements gets high tech business development loan from state of Maryland … Update on Minnesota-based Collaboration Health Care group started by form American Chiropractic Network team, plus more. More…

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