UN Security Council demands that Iran suspend nuclear activities

More developments regarding Iranian nuclear activities occurred in the UN Security Council today.

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AMA Amends Alternative Medicine Resolution

The revised text of the June 2006 AMA alternative medicine resolution is below.

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Massage Therapy Programs Using Distance Education in Possible Jeopardy

Congress has enacted legislation removing the restriction that universities have at least 50% of education in-residence, opening the door for more distance education.

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H.R. 5688: Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act of 2006

Some Inconvenient Truths (to quote Al Gore) may be lurking behind the all-too-transparent Healthcare Truth act, according to one critique.

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AMA Scope of Practice Partnership

It's time to became aware of the AMA Scope of Practice Partnership, which has implications for conventional as well as CAM providers.

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Chinese Version of Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources Website Available

MD Anderson announces a Chinese version of its web-based resource center for patients, families, clinicians and researchers concerning integrative oncology.

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American Medical Association Supports Alternative Medicine

Yes, you read that correctly.

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Legal and ethical issues relating to use of complementary therapies in pediatric hematology/oncology

This article was recently published discussing integration of complementary therapies in pediatric care; it adds to the recently published "Pediatric use of complementary therapies: ethical and policy choices," also below.

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Retail Health Clinics Moving in on Doctors' Territory

Retail clinics in the backs of pharmacies and other stores are moving in on the diganostic territory traditionally held by MD's.

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Have Your Robot or Droid Call Mine

Want to make a social or business appearance while cruising on your yacht?

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More Integrative Medicine Clinics and Medical Spas

Here is a list of more recent openings from friends and colleagues around the country.

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One in Four Hospitals Now Use CAM, Health Forum Survey Shows

More than a quarter of surveyed hospitals are offering complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) programs to the patients they serve, according to a new report released today by Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Long Term Consequences of Teen Drinking

In an article on the neurophysiology of drinking, the New York Times recently exposed the myth that teenage drinking doesn't cause immediate harm.

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Brainstorm: A Tale of Bipolar Disorder

This is an incredibly courageous report by a woman who suffered a breakdown and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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In Obesity, Portions Count, New Analysis Reveals

Although opinions about nutrition and the real cause of the obesity epidemic abound, a health authority now gives the real scoop: portion size is responsible.

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Nursing Regulation for Holistic Therapies

Laws and regulations aiming to facilitate responsible health care practices involving alternative therapies are popping up everywhere, including in the nursing profession.

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Texas Physician CAM ("Medical Freedom") Statute

In case anyone was wondering how Texas regulation addresses complementary, alternative and integrative practices by physicians, below are the regs.

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Telemedicine Laws and Innovative, Emerging, ComplementaryTherapies

CAM legal issues such as unlicensed practice of medicine, scope of practice, corporate practice of medicine, and physician discipline loom large in telemedicine practices.

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Side Effects (of Pharmaceutical Drugs): The Movie

For those interested in side effects of pharmaceutical drugs, check out Side Effects.

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North Korean Challenge to UN Security Council

North Korea's nuclear missile tests are challenging the UN Security Council's use of sanctions.

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World Organization of Natural Medicine Conference

The World Organization of Natural Medicine hosted its first "Unity Congress" in Nassau, The Bahamas.

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Traditional oriental medicine gets a boost

The San Francisco Chronicle reported favorably on rising use of Chinese medicine in the U.S.

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Billions for Health Care Research

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation prepares to roughly double in size in coming years with a massive contribution from Warren Buffett, creating a $60 billion charitable foundation to solve the world's problems, including health issues.

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Yoga 'Guru' Bikram Caught in Legal Web

Bikram Choudhury was charged with 10 criminal safety violations at one of his studios.

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State Medical Board Disciplinary Investigations Continue for CAM Use

States have enacted alternative medicine laws ("medical freedom acts") designed to protect physicians from discipline "solely" based on use of CAM therapies, but they can make an end-run around these laws.

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QLTT Study Materials Avaliable

Study materials and consulting are available for the QLTT (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test) exam.

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