Healthcare Perspectives

First International Clinical Congress a Success

by Karolyn A. Gazella
If record attendance from healthcare practitioners from around the world is an indicator of success, this conference hit the mark. Convened by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and held in collaboration with Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on Oct 29-31, 2013, the conference featured keynotes from two leaders in the field of integrative medicine: Tracy Gaudet, MD, and Joseph Pizzorno, ND.

Naturopathic Medicine Serving Underserved Communities

by Marianne Marchese, ND
Most of the medications and naturopathic medicines are free to patients or provided at very low cost, but they're limited due to limited resources. The malnutrition program is expensive to run, yet vital to providing the basic needs most in the United States take for granted.

Does Resveratrol Blunt the Benefits of Exercise?

by NMJ Contributors
We now know that minute quantities of reactive oxygen species are essential to life, and that high levels are detrimental. The concept that nutrients also have doses that are beneficial, beyond which they are detrimental, is in keeping with the idea that optimal physiological function is a balance within the cells and the organism as a whole.

AANP Recognizes Contributions to Naturopathic Medicine

by NMJ Editors
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) recognized champions of naturopathic medicine at its annual conference and exposition held July 10-13 in Keystone, Colo. The awards honor and celebrate the work of leaders in the naturopathic medical community.

How to Use Social Media in Your Practice

by Glenn Sabin
Can you really grow patient volume with a smart social media strategy? Absolutely. But it takes time and commitment to earn big dividends. First and foremost, social media is about the engagement process through sharing relevant and useful information. This helps establish trust around your brand.

Honoring Diversity in Cancer Prevention and Control at The Society for Integrative Oncology Conference

by Karolyn A. Gazella
This year's international conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) was hosted by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and held on October 8-10 in Albuquerque, NM. This is the 9th year the SIO held its annual conference and this year the focus was on patient-centered care with a special emphasis on eliminating social, cultural, and economic barriers to cancer care.

AANP Annual Convention Review

by Natural Medicine Journal
The 27th Annual Convention & Exposition of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians was held August 15-18, 2012, in Bellevue, Wash. The AANP convention is an advanced program designed for naturopathic physicians and other healthcare professionals and medical students.

Registration is Open for 27th Annual AANP Conference

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians will hold its 27th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bellevue, Wash., August 15-18, 2012.

Consortium with Core Members AANMC, CNME and NABNE Receives $100,000 Grant

by John Weeks
Biases in the culture, including those of philanthropists, promoted leadership by the last and most reluctant stakeholder in the game: medical doctors inside mainstream academic medicine. Since the mid 1990s, literally millions of philanthropic dollars have poured into the creation and support of something called the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) and the development of the 51 medical school members with integrative medicine programs.

Naturopathic Doctors Now Eligible for Student Loan Repayment

by Karen E. Howard
IHS has created its list of “priority health professions” based on the expressed needs of its constituents and ranked those positions in order of priority. Naturopathic medicine is currently last in the list of priorities, indicative of the need to educate stakeholders on how naturopathic physicians can improve the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Report on the Naturopathic Science & Policy Summit 2011

by Carlo Calabrese, ND, MPH
The participants in the Naturopathic Science & Policy Summit 2011 included more than 100 attendees, brought together by their interest and commitment, ideas and creativity for the next phase of scientific development for the naturopathic profession.

2011 AANP Conference Abstracts

by Natural Medicine Journal
The following research abstracts were presented at the Conference and Exhibition of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians held...

Reconsidering Vitamin D: Interview with Alan Gaby, MD

by Natural Medicine Journal
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.

AANP 2011 Convention Report

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
"Natural Medicine Journal's" editors share highlights from the recent AANP convention and exposition in Phoenix, AZ.

First-Ever Science Summit at the AANP Convention a Success

by Karolyn A. Gazella
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.

Six Easy Steps to Creating a Successful Integrative Medicine Practice

by Glenn Sabin
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.

Multidisciplinary Consortium Develops Optimal Practices for Integration Era

by Elizabeth Marglin
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.

The Science Summit Debuts at AANP Show

by Carlo Calabrese, ND, MPH
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.

Integrative Medicine Visionary, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Recognized at Recent Healthcare Symposium

by Karolyn A. Gazella
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."

Healthcare Professionals Have Responsibility Not to Promote Misleading Ingredients

by Douglas MacKay, ND
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.