A monthly round-up of the latest news, events and topics in integrative healthcare from John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports.

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports


From Google Alerts: Links to Integrative Medicine in Health Systems and Communities: May 2013

This monthly report from the Integrator includes 24 segments from Google Alerts on integrative medicine developments in health systems plus a half-dozen from the community during the April 1, 2013-May 6, 2013 period. These came via requests for “integrative medicine,” “integrative oncology” and “complementary and alternative medicine.” The University of California at San Diego conference on integrative oncology yielded repeated postings that attracted Google’s search engines. The arrival of the field of integrative oncology is captured in the description of the Ironwood Cancer Center that is breaking ground in Gilbert, California which is describes “an integrative cancer center like many others.”  


Integrative Medicine for the Underserved announces July 2013 3rd annual conference

A growing meeting place for those exploring the optimal ways to bring integrative health and medicine to underserved populations in the annual gathering of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US). The 2013 conference will be held August 9-11 at the University of Santa Clara in San Jose, California. A note from IM4US calls the meeting “a unique educational experience that brings together Clinicians (MD’s, DO’s, NDs, chiropractors, acupuncturists, behavioral health specialists, herbalists and more), Staff (nurses, educators, etc,) and Administrators working to bring integrative medicine to underserved populations.” Basic conference information is here. They promise plenary and breakout sessions that share “affordable evidence-based and integrative approaches to common chronic diseases, discuss unique ways to utilize group medical visits, and provide a like-minded community base for activism around integrative medicine for underserved populations.”


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