John Weeks September 2012 Integrator Round-up covering news updates on the topic of Integrative Centers

Briefly noted developments on health system integrative medicine programs

These notes are from Google Alerts on selected topics during August 2012.

  • The Wellness Team at Cleveland Clinic write on the “start of something good” through their integrative medicine consult program.
  • The book by Alliance Institute’s integrative medicine team Steve Amoils, MD and Sandi Amoils, MD gets a positive review from a skeptic in Health Care, Not Sick Care.
  • The Society of Integrative Oncology’s 2012 program in conjunction with the University of New Mexico IM program is featured in this release.
  • An article on the successful establishment of a community based integrative clinic is here.
  • The integrative medicine program at U Kansas led by Jeanne Drisko, MD received some positive media treatment focusing on food as medicine.
  • The program for pediatric integrative medicine pediatric nephrologists Matthew Hand, MD at New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children, Manchester, was written up in the Union Leader then spread widely via the homeopathy network.
  • A Johns Hopkins website features a resource on CAM practitioners’ websites.
  • Testing for BPA and potential toxicity at the Greenwich Hospital integrative medicine program is the focus of this piece by Henri Roca, MD.
  • Paula O’Neal, MD, co-director of The Division of Integrative Medicine at New Jersey’s Raritan Bay Medical Center, highlighted how the department couples traditional western medicine with alternative therapies such as acupuncture on a recent radio show.
  • University Hospitals Connor Integrative Medicine Center in Ohio advertised a life-coaching program on its site.
  • Stamford Hospital’s Integrative Cardiology program is profiled here.
  • The Fox News affiliate in Idaho reported that the hospitals in the St. Luke’s network are studying the value of integrative therapies.
  • The Cleveland Clinic kicked off advertising for the 10th Annual Dr. Roizan’s Preventive and Integrative Medicine Conference to be held in December 2012.

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