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    by John Weeks ©
 $24-Billion Savings through Supplement Interventions Says Lewin Group
 10 Years Later: Design Principles for Healthcare Renewal Useful for Integrative Medicine's Future
 8 Major Trends Promoting Integration of Integrative Practices an Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Disciplines
 Accountability and Soul: CAM Professions Expert Pamela Snider, ND on the Maturation of the CAM Professions and of Yoga Therapy
 Action! Your Letter Needed to Turn Congress' Inclusion of Licensed Integrative Practitioners into Law
 ALERT+: Comments until 1/13 on 'National Prevention Strategy' plus Samueli Institute and ABMP Views
 AMA Escalates Campaign Against Nurses, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Midwives and Others
 Analysis of Noe's Award-Winning Worksite Wellness Program Making the CAM-IM Employer Connection to Reduce the Global Costs of Health
 Andrew Weil, MD Issues Health Care
 Barnes Advocates a Shift in the Nutrition Research Paradigm Toward an Industry-Academic Partnership on a Whole Systems Approach
 Battle Engaged: MD Specialists Promote Repeal of Non-Discrimination Toward Licensed Integrative Practitioners, Others, in Section 2706 of Reform Bill
 Berwick's Exit from Medicare a Loss of a Brother-in-the-Trenches for Integrative Medicine
 Bipartisan Push Heats Debate on Economic Incentives for Wellness: Good for Integrative Practice?
 Bravewell Event: Health System & Military Leaders Say Economic Costs and Pain are Motivating Inclusion of Integrative Medicine
 CAM and Clinical Effectiveness Research - Part II
 Chiropractors in the Nation's Largest Health System: Anthony Lisi, DC on Integration into Veterans Health Facilities
 Coalition Battles AMA Campaign to 'Thwart' Other Disciplines' Scope Expansion
 Columnist Bill Benda, MD: Tough Love on Who Owns 'Integrative Medicine' and on Associated 'MD-Bashing'
 Columnist Michael Levin: Pepsico May be Our Guru on How to Reduce Behavior-based Healthcare Costs
 Columnist Taylor Walsh Examines the Worksite Wellness/Integrative Practice Cross-over Via RWJF Report
 Columnist Taylor Walsh Reports on Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) in Oncology Summit
 Columnist Taylor Walsh: A response to the Atlantic Monthly's The Triumph of New Age Medicine
 Columnist Taylor Walsh: March Prevention-Madness in DC and Implications for Integrative Practice
 Coming of the Light: Integrator Top 10 from 2009 for Integrative Medicine/Integrated Health Care
 Coming of the Light: Integrator Top 10 from 2010 for Integrative Medicine/Integrated Health Care
 Culture Change: Patient-Centered Outcomes at the Center of New $600-Million/Year Quasi-Governmental Research Institute (PCORI)
 Daphne White Reports on US Senator Mikulski's Hearing on the Principles of Integrative Health, Feb. 23, 2009
 Daphne White: CAM and Comparative Effectiveness Research - Are We Going to Play?
 Daphne White: Harkin Urges End to Discrimination Against Alternative Healthcare Practices
 David Cundiff, MD: Bias Issues Inherent in Bravewell's Focus on Evidence-Based Medicine in Reform
 Do Graduates of the U Arizona Fellowship Establish Integrative Medicine Practices? Survey Findings from Richard Schneider, MD
 Economist Patricia Herman's Systematic Review Yields Top 9 Therapies/21 Conditions with High Quality Evidence of Cost Savings from CAM
 Eight Views on Andrew Weil's Seven Recommendations for True Healthcare Reform: Major ND Response
 Expanding the Family: More Comments of Holistic MDs and Naturopathic Leaders on Co-Convening in 2008
 Fighting Above Their Weight Class: Notes from the Naturopathic Profession's 2011 AANP Convention
 First Inpatient Fellowship for Licensed Acupuncturists Under Way at New York's Beth Israel Hospital
 First Professional Doctorate Exposes Rifts over the Future of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)
 Forging Links Between Holism, Integrative Health and the Environment: Is This the Time?
 Forum #2 on the American Board of Integrative Medicine: Quinn, Redwood, Gmeiner, Anderson, and Manahan
 Forum on the IOM: Bravewell's Post-Summit Statement on Key Factors in Any Health Reform Plan
 Freedman's Atlantic Essay on Alternative Medicine and the Holy Trinity of Patient-Centered Outcomes
 From Alternative Medicine a Definitive Guide to the Wellness Inventory - An Interview with Pioneering Entrepreneur Jim Strohecker
 From Research to Practice: Samueli Institute's Work on Integrative Medicine in the Military
 Glenn Sabin on the Evolving Role of Philanthropy in Integrative Medicine
 Greg Garcia, ND, LAc: The New York Academy of Medicine/Clem Bezold's Project on CAM and the Future of Primary Care
 Guest Columnist Charlie Priester: On Obesity, Financial Incentives for Wellness and Integrative Practice
 Health Coaching: Sheila Quinn and Jamey Dyson, DC Challenge Naysayer on Role in Integrative Practices
 Health Reform: IFM Declares the Value of Functional Medicine in Exceptional White Paper on 21st Century Medicine
 Healthpoint's Tom Trompeter: Opportunities for Integrative Medicine in a Patient-Centered Medical Home
 Help Wanted! IHPC Publishes Report on Stakeholder Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act
 HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Comments on Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Alternative Medicine in National Press Club Talk
 Historic Moment for Integrative Medical Practice: Alan Gaby, MD Publishes Long-Awaited Nutritional Medicine
 Honoring the Samueli Institute at 10 Years: Where Integrative Medicine Was in 2001 and Success Measures for 2021
 Hospital Association Report Finds More use of Alternatives, But There are Questions
 Hospital COO Richard Gannotta Publishes on Outcomes of Inpatient Integrative Medicine Programs in 8 Systems
 How the IOM-Bravewell Integrative Medicine Summit Could Make a Difference: A Proposed Action Plan
 IHPC Offers Definition of Integrative Health Practitioners to Assist Federal Policy Makers
 In Memoriam: Konrad Kail, ND 1949-2011
 Integrative Clinics and Wellness: Inner Harmony's Amato and Szydlowski on the Deep Lake Strategy
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #37: November 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #38: December 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #39: January 2011
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #40 February 2011
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #42: April 2011
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #43: May 2011
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #44: June 2011
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #45: July 2011
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up #46: August 2011
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: August 6-September 3, 2009
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: May 29-June 18, 2009
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: April 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: April 29-May 28, 2009
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: April 8-April 25, 2009
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: August 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: July 18-August 5, 2009
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: July 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: June 19-July 17, 2009
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: May 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: October 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: September 16-30, 2008
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up: September 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Health Care Round-up_#41: March 2011
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Healthcare Round-up: February 4-March 6, 2010
 Integrative Medicine and Integrated Healthcare Round-up: June 2010
 Integrative Medicine Visionary and Philanthropist Penny George Honored by Allina
 Integrative Medicine, Complementary Alternative Medicine and Health Round-up #49: November 2011
 Integrative Medicine, Complementary Alternative Medicine and Health Round-up #50: December 2011
 Integrative Medicine, Complementary Alternative Medicine and Health Round-up #51: January 2012
 Integrative Medicine, Complementary Alternative Medicine and Health Round-up #53: March 2012
 Integrative Medicine, Complementary Alternative Medicine and Health Round-up #54: April 2012
 Integrative Practitioners in Senate's Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Section of Reform Bill
 Integrator Blog - Integrator Forum: 20 Voices on Weil/Univ. Arizona and the American Board of Integrative Medicine
 Integrator Blog - Notes from an Exceptional Experience: The North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine, May 12-15, 2009
 Integrator Forum: 7 Voices on Whether the Bravewell's
 Integrator Forum: Does the Landmark Report Integrative Medicine in America Actually Portray Integrative Medicine in America?
 Integrator Top 10 People in Integrative Medicine/Integrated Health Care from 2010
 International CAM Travelogue
 International CAM: India Hosts IM Group, Homeopathy Challenged in UK, Integrative Care in Haiti
 Invitation from Wayne Jonas, MD to a Daschle/Health Care Community Discussion on a Wellness Initiative for the Nation (WIN)
 Invited Commentary on the NCCAM Survey: Stephen Bolles, DC asks if the CAM Industry is Mature, Immature or Simply Misunderstood
 IOM's Inviting Report on the February 2009 Summit on Integrative Medicine, uh, I mean 'Integrative Health Care'
 Ira Zunin, MD and Manakai O Malama: Checking in on a Thriving Integrative Center
 Is Integrative Medicine All About MDs?
 James Gordon's CMBM Posts Recommendations from Well-Attended Obama Healthcare Community Discussion
 Jennifer Johnson, ND: Report on the Summit on Standards and Credentialing of Health Coaches
 Karla Karapetian: Report on the Penny George Institute Conference on Hospital Based Integrative Care
 Lab Company Teaches MDs/DCs/NDs How to Offer Integrative Services for Employers
 Lessons from a Flooded Inbox via Google Alerts for
 Licensed Integrative Practitioners - Bastard Child, Up for Adoption, Needs Big Tent for Home
 Marc Miccozi, MD on His Spa-Biz Course and the Role of the Spa in CAM Integration
 MDs, DCs, NDs and LAcs: Who is a Physician?
 Media Spotlights Alternative Medicine: High Use by Consumers, Higher Use by Health Professionals
 Medicare Pilot Shakes Out as $50-Million High Stakes Game for Chiropractors
 Mind-Body Pioneer Marty Rossman, MD, Reflects on the Heart of Integrative Practice
 Model Whole Practice Study Finds Treatment by Naturopathic Doctors Effective & Cost-Saving for Canada Post Employees with Cardiovascular Disease
 More Care in Group Settings May be Key to Transformation of Medicine
 Multidisciplinary Group of Integrative/CAM Educators Publishes Competencies for Optimal Practice in Integrated Environments
 Musings on Seppuku, Christo and the Likelihood of Hospitals Leading Health Care's Transformation
 My Meeting with the U.S. Leader for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research
 Nancy Gahles: Homeopathic Leader Reports on the 1300 Participant Integrative Healthcare Symposium, February 19-21, 2009 in NYC
 NCCAM Research Spending 2005-2007 by Modality: What are the Big 3? Any Surprises?
 NCCAM's 2009 Grants with Obama's Recovery Money: The List of 52 Awards Totaling $17.8-Million
 Next Generation Integrative MD Leader David Rakel, MD on ABIHM, CAHCIM and Family Medicine
 Obama Era Appointments Bode Well for Integrative Practices, But Some Health Freedom Activists Worry
 Obama's Comments on Acupuncture and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Link to Prevention
 Obama's Embattled Nominee Berwick's Integrative Medicine Smarts Emblematic of Why He's Right for CMS/Medicare
 Organizations on NCCAM's Strategic Plan: IHPC, ACCAHC, AHMA, AANP, IAYT, NCH, AANMC and MTF
 Our Ideals and the Politics of Affirmative Action: Should We Abandon 'CAM'
 Outcomes in Integrative Care That Will Intrigue Patients and Clinicians
 Pause and Appreciate: New Academic Integration Modeled by Georgetown with Bastyr and Others
 Pictures at an Exposition: A Report on the 25th Anniversary Convention of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
 Positive Side-Effects: Evidence of Prevention & Health Promotion via Integrative Clinical Practices from Ornish, Cherkin-Sherman, Seely-Herman & Gaby
 Potential for Integrative Care Revealed in MedCo Study of Rising Medication of Kids - Michael Levin
 Prevention Provisions and Health Promotion in HR 3590/Healthcare Reform: Courtesy of AHMA
 Quarterly Report from the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care: February 2010
 Quarterly Report from the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care: November 2009
 Quarterly Report of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care: July 2010
 Reader Comments: Corey Resnick, ND, Dan Cherkin, PhD, Karen Sherman, PhD, Susan Luck, RN, J. Schwartz, MA, Mary Elaine Southard, RN
 Reference Guide: Language/Sections on CAM and Integrative Practice in HR 3590-Healthcare Overhaul
 Reflections on Cultural Authority, CAM and Chiropractic - from the ACC-RAC 2008 Conference
 Report on Professional Advancement: 900 Gather for Naturopathic Conference with Holistic Doctors
 Researchers from Harvard and Employer Group Find Chiropractic 'Highly Cost-Effective' Versus MD Treatment
 Rick Kirschner, Author of Click! on the Debate over ABIM and the MD's Integrative Medicine Specialty
 Rocket Science, the Manhattan Project and a Healthy Nation Partnership
 Samueli Institute on the Advance of Whole System Wellness in US Senate Health Reform Legislation
 Samueli Institute on the Advance of Whole System Wellness in US Senate Health Reform Legislation
 Sobering Robert Wood Johnson Project Illuminate the Challenges of Inter-Professional Integration
 Special Report: Strategic Change in Direction as Weil's Arizona Center Commits to Creation of American Board of Integrative Medicie
 Stages of Change and Readiness for Change: An Interview with James Prochaska, Ph.D.
 Stephen Bolles, DC Re-Writes the 8 Trends for Integration to Capture the Marketplace and Consumers
 Taylor Walsh: Meeting with Jeff Levy, Chair of the US Prevention Advisory, on Integrative Health
 The Big Money in Integrative Health Care
 The Integrative Healthcare Community: Is it Kurt Vonnegut's
 The Integrator Top 10 as Integrative Medicine and Natural Health Care Enter 2008
 Toward an Integrated History of the Integrative Practice Movement
 True North's Integrative Medicine Team Offers Perspective on a Democratic Model of Clinical Integration
 True North: Clinical & Cost Outcomes in Depression Pilot in an Integrative Center
 Washington Healthcare Poll Finds 75% of Voters Want Licensed DCs, LAcs, NDs, in Basic Benefits
 Wayne Jonas, MD on Obama's White House Office of Health Reform: No Clear Commitment to Health and Wellness
 What Does it Take to Be Competent in Integrative Medicine - and Who Decides?
 What We Want Will Take a Huge Effort: A Conversation with Integrative Medicine Philanthropist Ruth Westreich
 Who Are We? Taylor Walsh Reports Give-and-Take as NCCAM Advisers Discuss Proposed Strategic Plan
 With Standards in the Works, Is it Time to Claim, and Certify, the Health Coach Within?
 Zunin's Hawaii Blue Cross Pilot Shows Benefits from Integrative Outpatient Pain Program
 
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