Healthcare Perspectives

As STAIR residents become familiar with the nuts and bolts of running a naturopathic clinic, their involvement also closes the divide between naturopathic and conventional medicine. Brown points out that the STAIR Program "builds a bridge between naturopathic and conventional medicine that creates opportunities for enhancing patient-centered healthcare."
In his interview with Tina Kaczor, ND, Alan Gaby, MD, discusses the lack evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of high-dose vitamin D and encourages the naturopathic community to reconsider current practices.
The following research abstracts were presented at the Conference and Exhibition of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians held...
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The Summit brought together naturopathic clinicians, researchers, and leaders of academic and professional associations to discuss the naturopathic profession, patient access, public relations, and public health regulations.
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"Natural Medicine Journal's" editors share highlights from the recent AANP convention and exposition in Phoenix, AZ.
Media and content marketing expert Glenn Sabin offers his comprehensive plan for moving your integrative medicine center or practice into a position of sustainable, long-term profitability for years to come.
The first naturopathic Science Summit focusing on health policy will be held on August 16, the day before the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The Science Summit will bring together naturopathic clinicians, researchers, and leaders of academic and professional associations, as well as industry, to address the profession's impact on health policy and policy-makers and the role research plays in supporting policy-changing efforts.
After a lengthy collaborative process that began in September 2009 and involved academic leaders from acupuncture, ayurveda, naturopathy, massage, midwifery, homeopathy, yoga therapy, and chiropractic, the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care has endorsed what it calls the Competencies for Optimal Practice in Integrated Environments.
Healthcare practitioners should be particularly mindful about the situation in Japan regarding their patients' interest and potential use of potassium iodide. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has advised its member companies--and posted a statement to its website--that potassium iodide used at the appropriate time and level of 130 mg daily may be effective in reducing the risk of thyroid cancer in individuals or populations at risk for inhalation or ingestion of radioiodines.
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More than 900 people, most of them healthcare professionals, sat transfixed as Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, walked onto the stage to receive the 2011 Visionary Award at the recent Integrative Healthcare Symposium, held in New York City, March 4-6, 2011. Her keynote topic was "Soul Work: Integrating the Spirit in Healthcare."