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Survey of Academic Medical Centers' Agreements with Industry Finds Differing Standards for Control of Clinical Trial Results
The level of control that industry sponsors exercise over clinical research has been the subject of considerable concern in recent months following allegations that pharmaceutical companies did not disclose study results about the safety risks of Vioxx and other COX-2 inhibitors in a timely fashion. Pharmaceutical companies contract with both academic medical centers and commercial research organizations to conduct clinical trials. Approximately 70 percent of clinical drug trials in the U.S. are funded by industry sponsors.
Men Find Health Benefits with Acupuncture
Men's health has been steadily declining. Using acupuncture to treat health problems of concern to men has been growing in popularity. Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization to treat over 43 conditions.
HeLP America Act an Important Step Toward Curbing Obesity, Reducing Disease
America spends enormous sums of money to treat illness and yet spends very little to make sure people do not get sick in the first place. The HeLP America Act includes a number of policies and programs aimed at nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. It aims to help Americans to make real improvements to their health and quality of life and help to reduce skyrocketing healthcare costs.
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CONTINUING OUR 12-STAGE JOURNEY TO WELLNESS
This week our journey focuses on the power of PLAYING & WORKING, the 8th of 12 keys to wellness drawn from the Wellness Inventory whole person assessment program. Most of our daily life falls under one of these two categories. For us adults, the majority of time is usually spent focused on work with far too little time allowed for play. What passes for play for most adults is more likely to be escape activities-- distraction from the responsibilities of work. Many people turn to the entertainment industry instead of engaging in the joyful, creative, spontaneous play that is vital to our wellbeing.
The noise pollution of modern society grows more strident every year. Rest and quiet are necessary when you are healing from illness, as well as when you simply want to renew yourself. In "Cultivate Sanity through Silence" John W. Travis, M.D., M.P.H., offers you helpful hints for how you can nourish yourself in a quieter home by eliminating some unnecessary noise.
Golf is a most challenging activity due to the complexity and intricacy of the game. However, you may not be aware that the golf swing is one of the most difficult and demanding physical skills in the sports world. In "Getting In Shape For Golf" Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. details his years of research which have contributed to the new attitude towards strength training for golfers. He outlines a basic strength training protocol with 15 exercises for the major muscle groups and six standard stretching exercises.
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From Fatigued to Fantastic
Sleep apnea is a condition in which you repeatedly stop breathing during the night. Symptoms that suggest sleep apnea are snoring, being overweight, hypertension, daytime sleepiness, periods where breathing stops at night, and frequent auto accidents. In "Sleep Apnea" Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. offers three main treatment categories: behavioral, pharmacologic, and mechanical.
Women's Health Detective
If you look and feel older than your years, it's possible your allergies are to blame. In "Are Your Allergies Getting Worse Each Year? Here's Why" Nan Kathryn Fuchs, Ph.D. explains that allergies are often a sign of a compromised digestive system. She offers options for cleansing and repairing your digestive tract. Reducing your allergies will not only help you feel better, but it can also help you roll back the clock.
In "Weight Loss" Emily Kane, N.D. presents a naturopathic approach that offers natural options for the basic three elements in most weight loss products; 1) a diuretic to promote urination and water weight loss; 2) a mild stimulant to keep you "on the go" and peppy feeling; 3) some form of euphoric and analgesic so that you don't feel the "pain" of hunger or calorie deprivation or increased levels of exercise.
About one-third of childhood sore throats are diagnosed as "strep" throat, which is highly contagious and persistent. In "Sore Throat" Janet Zand, L.Ac., O.M.D. educates you to recognize distinguishing signs and symptoms of serious situations. She offers parents a variety of treatment options, including conventional and alternative approaches.
Find an Alternative Healthcare
The Professional Referral Network contains searchable directories for 20 leading professional associations in complementary and integrative health care, with over 17,000 professionals. Looking for a healthcare professional specializing in herbal medicine? The Herbalism section includes the American Herbalists Guild member database.
Healthy Bookstore - The Field
"The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe" by Lynne McTaggart is an exposition of the discoveries of a handful of frontier scientists who, in the course of searching for an alternative to fossil fuels, stumbled upon the Zero Point Field....a field of unimaginably large quantum energy - enough to boil the oceans of the world - which seems to hold the key to life itself: to cell communication, to DNA, to how phenomena such as ESP, homeopathy, energy medicine, spiritual healing, intercessory prayer and psychic power work.
Vegetable oils should contribute a higher percentage of the total fat in our diet than they currently do, as this would increase the proportion of polyunsaturated to saturated fats, which is helpful. In "Oils" Elson M. Haas, M.D. presents benefits of different types of oil, cautions regarding how an oil is processed, and when heat adversely affects the chemical structure.
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Did you know the summer months are the best time for eating spicy hot food? In "Lessons in Curry II" Siri-Ved Kaur Khalsa focuses on masala – the mixture of spices and other ingredients that form the base of curries. Use this to create spicy foods, such as Curried Peas and Hot and Spicy Cauliflower, that can help you keep cool from the inside.
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Most illnesses result from a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, behavioral, and psychosocial factors. Rarely is any one of these factors the sole cause of a disease. Our understanding of most diseases is still quite primitive, reports Dr. David Sobel in "The Mind/Body Guilt Syndrome." We know very little about why some people exposed to stressors such as germs and traumatic experiences become ill while others remain healthy. Mind matters, but mind cannot always triumph over matter. Sometimes the biology of disease is simply overwhelming.
Wholistic Spiritual Healing
The words we use shape our perceptions and our interactions with the world. In "The Healing Potential in a Word (Part 1)" Daniel J. Benor, M.D. points out how we take our perceptions of the world for granted because our family, friends, and nation validate our perceptions by consensual agreement. The words and labels we learn to use come to identify who we are, what we do, how we do it, and how we relate to each other individually and collectively, and how we interact with to the environment.
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Food as Medicine
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