Health Plans Agree to Provide Required Coverage Information

Health insurance plans statewide have agreed to better comply with a law requiring them to answer coverage questions posed by prospective customers.

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NCCAM Releases New 5-Year Strategic Plan

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) announces the release of its new 5-year strategic plan.

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Integrative Care Centers in Academic Medical Centers Lack Consensus Policies

A study of policies in 39 randomly selected academic medical centers integrating complementary and alternative medical ("CAM") services into conventional care concluded few had consensus policies concerning CAM use.

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Calgary, Canada Leads Way in CAM Research and Clinical Training

Mount Royal College in Canada will open Canada's first post-secondary institute dedicated to advancing complementary and alternative health, together with a 24-hour phoneline to dispense information about 'scientifically proven alternative health options.'

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Cancer patients in Europe use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

More than a third of cancer patients in Europe use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), most often to increase their body's ability to fight the disease, according to the first study of alternative medicine across Europe.

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Patients Seeking Empowerment Through Non-Medical Specialists

U.S. News and World Report recently reported on "the subtle yet revolutionary changes in the way Americans receive their healthcare," changes that have implications for integration of complementary and alternative medical therapies into hospitals and mainstream health care."

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School of Medicine Expands Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program

A new collaboration between U. Penn. School of Medicine and Tai Sophia Institute of the Healing Arts aims to collaborate on education, research and clinical activities in complementary and alternative medicine.

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Legal Implications of Health Advice for Yoga Teachers, Part 2

As yoga is increasingly conceptualized as "therapy," the legal boundaries between yoga and licensed health professions are becoming increasingly blurred. In the "for teachers" section of Yoga Journal, this column asked: In this climate, how can you protect yourself as a teacher?

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Legal Issues in Integrative Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians, Hospitals, and Patients

The National Acupuncture Foundation has just released Legal Issues in Integrative Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians, Hospitals, and Patients.

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Future of Chiropractic Forecast

The Institute for Alternative Futures forecast the future of chiropractic for the next 10 years in a January 31 report.

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