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Integrative Health Care

True Health Care Reform

Christine Page, MD | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Page, MD

True health reform is not about spending more money, taking more drugs or having more tests. It's about a collaborative relationship between the patient, their body and health care professionals, all of whom are focused on what is best for the patient and not only on financial advantages.

Beltway Battle Over Patients' Rights to Integrative Medicine and Health

John Weeks | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

At stake is the meaning and potential revocation of "non-discrimination in health care," Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act. The requirement is due to become law in January 2014.

Positive Naturopathic Integrative Medicine Cardiovascular Risk Study Provokes Editorial in Top Medical Journal

John Weeks | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

"Can naturopaths deliver complementary preventive medicine?" Thus ran the headline in a recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Think Outside the Box

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

The beauty of integrative medicine is it is a paradigm of health optimization. It is a paradigm that can ultimately improve the quality of the life experience. If there are people out there who object to this, then I must ask what they have to lose by embracing change.

New Bravewell Report a Goldmine for Those Intrigued by Integrative Medicine, Pandora's Box to Skeptics

John Weeks | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Bravewell's report, "Integrative Medicine in America: How Integrative Medicine is Being Practiced in the United States," opens a treasure trove of riches for those intrigued by the emerging field.

Help Wanted! IHPC Stakeholder Report Details Integrative Medicine Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act

John Weeks | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

If you believe that empowering health-focused, integrative approaches and practitioners can make a difference in transforming U.S. health care, the convening of this event was a beautiful thing to behold.

Top 10 for Integrative Medicine Policy and Action in 2011

John Weeks | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
John Weeks

A good friend has warned me that my annual exploration of the year's highlights for integrative medicine in the form of a Top 10 is "too much inside baseball." I thought I'd let you decide. The year was a good one for integrative medicine.

How Today's Medical Apartheid Is Sinking The Health Care System

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Medical apartheid exists on a number of other levels, first and foremost at the level of the haves and have-nots, and also between conventional and alternative forms of medical treatment.

What Is the 'Green' Medicine Revolution? (Part III)

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Green medicine transcends the cookie-cutter model that erroneously believes that most, if not all, persons with the same medical condition should respond to the same treatment.

Explaining The 'Green Medicine' Revolution

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Green medicine brings together the best of conventional and alternative resources. It's not about eliminating one in favor of the other, but achieving a balanced approach -- unity and diversity.

What Is the 'Green' Medicine Revolution?

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Green medicine seeks to stretch beyond its environmental connotation to include that which is beyond physical medicine. The emotional, energetic and physical become equally important.

Health Reform 2.0: Help With the Work We Have to Do Next!

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Those of us who believe in preventive health care, integrated health care, functional medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine have special reasons to celebrate the health care reform bill.