Advising Patients Regarding Dietary Supplements

Clinicians often ask: "How do I advise patients when evidence concerning dietary supplements is non-existent or conflicting?" And: "Does selling supplements in my office create an ethical conflict?" Here's an approach to tackling these questions.

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Hospital - Complementary Medicine Links

Below are links for hospitals involved in complementary and alternative (integrative) medicine.

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More Employees Have Acupuncture and Chiropractic Insurance Coverage

About 47% of employees with health plans had acupuncture coverage in 2004, the Wall Street Journal recently reported from published results of a 3,000-employer survey; while chiropractic coverage increased from 79% of workers with health benefits in 2003 to 87% in 2004.

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New Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Physician Inclusion of Alternative Medicine

A new lawsuit against a physician who gave intravenous injection of hydrogen peroxide to a patient with multiple sclerosis sheds new light on the emerging legal and regulatory framework governing complementary and alternative medical therapies.

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John E. Mack, MD: A Tribute

This is a tribute to John E. Mack, MD, who has transitioned from his physical body to the next plane of consciousness. He was a colleague and explorer of the human experience who modeled insight, humor, and courage.

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Medical Spa Liability Insurance and Other Spa Insurance Coverage

Medical spas may require additional thinking about liability insurance and other coverage, since they add medical complexity to the regular spa approach.

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Spirituality, Technology, and Free Will

Presidential elections represent "duality:" the either/or; one vote for, attaching positive projections onto the favored candidate and splitting negative projections off onto the disfavored. A mass pscychology takes hold: one becomes identified with, absorbed into, a larger energy field--this group or "party" or that one.

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