A Friend of All Faiths: A Multidimensional Memoir - new review

"Your Friend of All Faiths book arrived on Friday in time for me to start reading it over the weekend.

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Medical device manufacturer executives sentenced for rogue clinical trials

Several medical device manufacturer executives were given long terms for rogue clinical trials.

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How many people does it take to form an LLC?

No, this not a lawyer light bulb joke.  Some people really want to know how many persons it takes to form an LLC.

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FDA given medical device advice by the Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine has curbed enthusiasm for the FDA's medical device approval process.

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Obamacare Health Care Law Will Create More Start-Ups

Federal health care reform will create more business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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Expanding Health Industry Generates New Complementary Medicine BA

Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry; in response, one university offers a BA in complementary and alternative medicine.

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Integrative Medicine Business Consultancy Launched for Complementary Cancer Practices and Clinics

Glenn Sabin has launched an integrative medicine business consultancy focusing on cancer practices and clinics.

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Loquacious elocution

Try Eloqui for loquacious locution.

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Legal counsel for practitioners of integrative medicine and producers of nutritional supplements

 Practitioners of integrative medicine and producers of nutritional supplements need legal counsel to navigate the complex world of law and regulation.

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Survive: your guide to thriving in a toxic world

If you want to survive in a toxic world, I highly recommend reading Survive by Sharyn Winters, ND.

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Conscious entrepreneurs benefit from legal advice

Conscious entrepreneurs ground their ideas in the practical realities of a highly regulated society.

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California Prohibits Kickbacks and Fee-Splitting

California law prohibits fee-splitting and kickbacks, but it does allow payments based on fair market value that are not tied to patient volume.

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Round Up The Usual Disclaimers

I have modified one of the famous closing lines from Casablanca, "round up the usual suspects," to "round up the usual disclaimers."

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Disclaimer as to Uncertain Nature of Law

Here is the "disclaimer as to uncertain nature of law" for legal memos involving anti-kickback, fee-splitting and self-referral.

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Telemedicine business huge abroad

Brazil, Russia, India, China are making huge gains in the telemedicine market.

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Featured client: inegrative medicine and healing arts spa in San Fran

Cavallo Point has introduced integrative medicine at its Healing Arts Center & Spa.

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Ipod worship in the Big Apple - technology is the new spirituality

The white apple rises over the New York City skyline, showering its residents with MacIntosh blessings.....

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Blastoff

Please join my Blastoff Network ... it's fun, it's free!

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Integrative medicine helping oncology patients

Integrative medicine is helping oncology patients and new developments are being featured in various conferences.

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Liz and Michael's Fabulous Invite

Below is our amazing invite - don't miss it - this could change your life!

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American Association for Integrative Medicine (AAIM) educates and certifies practitioners in the integration of Eastern and Western medicine

The American Association of Integrative Medicine calls itself "the medical society for the 21st century."

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Which corporate entity is best for your business?

Should you form a corporation (S or C), LLC, general partnership, limited partnership, or some other entity ... or do you need a professional corporation?

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You can be liable for a blogger's enthusiasm

FTC rules regarding testimonials and endorsements can make you liable as an advertiser for false and misleading claims made by someone who describes your product on a blog.

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You can be liable for a blogger's enthusiasm

New Icons In My Signature

My signature now has stunning new icons, based on the popular Webtoolkit Icon Set Vol 1, expanded by my web designer with some custom images to represent my websites. Simply click an icon to visit.

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Laws.com launches campaign against child abuse

Laws.com is launching a campaign against child abuse and Camlawblog wants to help.

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Flat Rate Legal Services from Global Vision Law Group

Global Vision Law Group now offers flat rate legal services for defined projects.

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Aiden Chase, Hollywood's Healer, Promotes New Video

My friend Aiden Chase, a 3rd-generation intuitive and "Hollywood's Healer," promotes his new video.

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Laws.com Features Michael H. Cohen As Famous Lawyer

Laws.com today featured California attorney Michael H. Cohen as its famous lawyer.

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Take a quantum shift into greatness

Coffee house coach, author, and entrepreneur Arthur J. Tassinello shows you how to take a quantum shift into your own greatness.

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Prescription for healthcare reform: integrative medicine

Andrew Weil's prescription for health care reform is criticized.

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New Flat Fee Schedule for Holistic Health Professionals

We have developed a flat fee schedule for nonlicensed holistic health practitioners, licensed health professionals who use CAM, and centers, clinics, hospitals, and other facilities and institutions.

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Healer - Intuitive Aiden Chase featured

Healer and intuitive Aiden Chase features a segment discussing the power mind, body and spirit.

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Radio show on integrative health by Temple of Health

Temple of Health interviewed me on legal issues in integrative care and complementary and alternative medicine.

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Law School.Org brings law school information to prospective attorneys

A new site called Law School.org brings news about law schools to prospective attorneys.

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CAM news, legal issues

More research on CAM makes headlines, including use of arnica for pain relief.

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Newlawyer.com widens attorney directory

Newlawyer.com is broadening its attorney directory with new lawyer profiles.

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Web disclaimer for holistic health practice

Every clinical practice, dietary supplement manufacturer or distributor, and wellness or integrative care clinic needs a website disclaimer.

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Future Medicine - Radio show about alternative medicine and holistic health legal issues

Attorney Michael H. Cohen will appear on the Temple of Health radio show to discuss legal issues relating to holistic health care.

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Links for doctors, counselors and lawyers

New organizations are promoting directors of doctors, counselors and lawyers online.

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Newlawyer.com helps attorney market

Newlawyer.com helps attorney market their legal services.

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CAM used widely outside the U.S.

The term "traditional medicine" is used differently in the U.S. and abroad.

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Law and IT among the top careers for 2009

An article on education reported that legal and IT careers were tops for 09.

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The joy of being a lawyer representing holistic health and business professionals

A lawyer is a wordsmith who answers complicated questions with diligence and ease.

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Eric Lofholm and Arvee Robinson Continue to Rock

Eric Lofholm and Arvee Robinson continue to provide value in day 2 of seminar.

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Eric Lofholm and Arvee Robinson Rock

Eric Lofholm and Arvee Robinson do a great job teaching people about sales and public speaking.

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Fun Easy Shop

If a potential customer doesn't buy your service, you might still capture a lead through a Fun Easy Shop system.

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RIFE machine raises legal issues

A recent search of the FDA website for import alerts and warning letters regarding the RIFE machine disclosed the following.

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Integrating complementary therapies into mainstream medicine

An early report on the IOM meeting discusses integrating CAM therapies into mainstream health care.

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Think Like a Master Connector

Whether in health care or general business, here are tips from "Connectivity is the New Currency."

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Health Industry Webinar on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Legal Issues

Our law office will be speaking on CAM legal issues tomorrow at a Healthcare Industry webinar.

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Search engine optimization for alternative medicine sites

If your alternative medicine business has a website, then in addition to legal review of claims, you should consider search engine optimization.

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Integrative medicine reaches the plains

Everything's up to date in Kansas City ... including integrative medicine.

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Physicians disagree on benefits of risks of alternative therapies

Integrative medicine physicians continue to flourish, while others debate the literature.

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General business law and legal advice for the holistic client

The new law offices home page reflects an expansion from the CAM-focused mission toward broader delivery of legal services for general business advice.

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Pharmaceutical advertising and CAM

Those pharmaceutical companies have their advertising hands in complementary medicine research, too, it seems.

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Some Bad CAM Outcomes

Outcomes research looks to the results of a therapy to see whether it works.

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Integrative practice blog features complementary and alternative medicine law

The Integrator Blog, published by John Weeks, featured our blog in an article about legal issues in complementary and alternative medicine.

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Weill-trained integrative medicine doc joins LMH

Physician graduates of Andrew Weill's Program in Integrative Medicine are making their way out into the world of conventional as well as integrative care.

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Complementary and alternative medicine legal advice

We get so many calls about legal advice on cases involving complementary and alternative medicine, it is hard to keep up!

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CDC publishes life expectancy data

The CDC tells us how long we can expect to live.

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Talks CAM

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine now has a feature called "Time to Talk."

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Juror play games while trial drags on

A judge called off a trial on finding that jurors were playing Sudoku.

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Animals predict earthquakes warning humans of disaster

Can animals sense earthquakes, seismologists wonder. Continue Reading...

William Bunker for Massachusetts House of Representatives

William Bunker aims to make a world difference through the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Continue Reading...

"Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives" used in "Science, Politics & Alternative Medicine"

"Science, Politics & Alternative Medicine" at Pitzer College is using Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives in its assigned readings. Continue Reading...

Endocrinologist Discusses Alternative Medicine

An endocrinologist discusses alternative medicine in an upcoming clinical conference. Continue Reading...

Yale School of Medicine Hosts Integrative Medicine Scientific Symposium

Yale School of Medicine hosted its 1st annual Yale Integrative Medicine Scientific Symposium to explore the best of conventional and complementary/alternative medicine. Continue Reading...

Ask Not What Your Lawyer Can Do For You

Actually, the converse of that is the question du jour. Continue Reading...

Camlawblog named top alternative medicine blog

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law Blog has been named one of the world's top alternative medicine blogs. Continue Reading...

Journey Through Cancer & Seven Levels of Healing

Integrative oncologist Jeremy Geffen, MD, FACP offers two upcoming events for people living with cancer, their loved ones and friends, and health professionals. Continue Reading...

Advice for the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Integrator Blog, a site dedicated to business news and trends in integrative medicine and complementary medicine, gives advice to the new Director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Continue Reading...

How Medical Law Really Works

For those seeking guidance on how health care law really works, here is some wisdom. Continue Reading...

Application to the University of the Self

Here is my sutra for the day: "The collective commitment to a healthy, productive environment has to be authentically lived to be real." Continue Reading...

Deadly drug reactions cited in UK

The BBC World News reported that nearly 3,000 people have died in the past three years after suffering serious side-effects or allergies to their medicines, according to government statistics. Continue Reading...

Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Health Law & Policy

Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Health Law & Policy is scheduled for the Winter Session at Harvard School of Public Health. Continue Reading...

Integrative medicine clinic offer thanksgiving message

The Aiken-Augusta Holistic Health will open shortly with a mix of conventional and complementary care practitioners. Continue Reading...

Integrative Practitioner offers online healthcare community

Integrative Practitioner has launched an online community for alternative, complementary and integrative health care professionals. Continue Reading...

U.S. Supreme Court may place limits on patient lawsuits concerning drug companies

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Pfizer's appeal in a case involving the now-withdrawn Rezulin diabetes treatment. Continue Reading...

Building a better mousetrap

For those seeking a deep metaphor, this headline is one to be taken literally. Continue Reading...

"Write for Clients" focuses on business writing for busy professionals

"Write for Clients" offers quality, client-focused business writing to help build successful business relationships. Continue Reading...

NASDAQ Bears beat back the Bulls today

By day's end the bears had won, reversing the tide at lunchtime today. Continue Reading...

Microsoft reportedly in talks to buy stake in Facebook

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy a 5% stake in Facebook, the social networking site, according to the Wall Street Journal. Continue Reading...

UK's Financial Services Authority emphasizes bank's stability

The UK's Financial Services Authority has stepped in to reassure bank depositors so as to stem a Depression era-like run on the bank. Continue Reading...

Market Cap of 'Interactive Data' Filers Tops $2 Trillion

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox announced today that the combined market capitalization of companies submitting interactive data financial reports to the SEC has surpassed $2 trillion. Continue Reading...

SEC Releases Source Code for Interactive Data Viewer for Free Use by the Market

The SEC has released source code enabling easier investor analysis of company data. Continue Reading...

SEC to examine subprime mortgage market woes

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to examine the subprime mortgage market woes. Continue Reading...

Hockey pro alleges unlawful neighbor surveillance

"Mr. Hockey" has obtained a restraining order against his neighbors for unlawful surveillance. Continue Reading...

Green buildings are healthy and efficient

The parallels between alternative, complementary and integrative medicine and environmentalism (such as the "green") movement are increasingly evident. Continue Reading...

Online day trading in an uncertain market

Beware the promises of online day trading vendors: in an uncertain market, strong risk management controls are necessary. Continue Reading...

Complementary and alternative medicine law blog featured in lexblog

Lexblog featured the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law Blog in its interviews of Lexblog-sponsored bloggers. Continue Reading...

Harry Potter and the Pirates of Publishing

"Harry Potter and" is the pirates' steal of the century. Continue Reading...

FDA to issue guidance documents for nanotech

The FDA will begin to issue guidance documents for nanotechnology. Continue Reading...

Stock market alert: weathering the bear slide

The stock market slid today around lunch-time. Continue Reading...

NCCAM Names Jean H. McKay Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation

NCCAM Names Jean H. McKay Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation. Continue Reading...

MSNBC profiles complementary and alternative medicine

MSNBC profiles alternative therapies in a piece provocatively entitled, "Alternative medicine -- cure or crock?" Continue Reading...

Center for Integrative Medicine offers lecture series

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM) is offering a lecture series on complementary health care. Continue Reading...

Integrative Medicine Practice relies on PR firm

Chapel Hill Integrative Medicine Associates (CHIMA) has selected Jennings, the Chapel Hill branding and advertising agency, to provide strategic marketing consulting services. Continue Reading...

Day trading with Oliver Velez rocks

Day trading with Oliver Velez through his proprietary courses is an outstanding experience. Continue Reading...

Holistic, alternative and complementary medicine explained

Finally, a generic explanation of holistic, alternative and complementary medicine. Continue Reading...

Integrative medicine featured in New York press

Integrative medicine is featured in an upstate NY newspaper. Continue Reading...

Australia funds National Institute for Complementary Medicine at the University of Western Sydney

The National Institute for Complementary Medicine at the University of Western Sydney will receive funding from the Australian government.

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Ride Weightless at Transvision

TransVision 2007 Attendees can choose to experience ZERO-G Weightless Flight.

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Medical empowerment offered by integrative medicine doctor

An integrative medicine physician speaks on CAM therapies for pain management.

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Google Health Advisory Board chosen

Google has chosen a distinguished Health Advisory Board.

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Integrative medicine center offers personal coaching

Duke Integrative Medicine now offers personal health coaching as part of its overall strategy of integrating complementary and alternative medicine with conventional care.

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NCCAM Welcomes Six New Members to Its National Advisory Council

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) welcomes six new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM).

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National Institute for Complementary Medicine for Australia

Australia is launching a counterpart to the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Complementary and alternative medicine law blog searches

Complementary and alternative medicine law blog searches midway through the year show a range of queries.

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Honolulu Holistic Health and Wellness Center to Open

Members of the Department of Complementary and Alternative Health Care at the John A. Burns School of Medicine are opening a center next month for patients interested in a holistic approach to wellness.

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Telepresence is hear

You won't need to rely on spidey-sense to recognize visitations.

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Osher Integrative Medicine Professor Appointed

The Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine in Sweden has a new professor.

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Advances in Mind-Body Medicine to Resume Publication in June

InnoVision Health Media will resume publication of Advances in Mind-Body Medicine.

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Four more years until the Shift

The Earth has 4 more years to go, according to certain interpretrations of Mayan calendars.

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Quarantine Citizens

Slate analyzes the recent isolation of a TB-infected man in the context of the government's authority to quaratine citizens.

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Holistic health care fair

For Minnesota residents interested in complementary medicine, check out the upcoming holistic health care.

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Holistic health care fair

For Minnesota residents interested in complementary medicine, check out the upcoming holistic health care.

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Slowing down the violence

Teach Kids Peace offers its latest perspective on reducing violence by teaching peace.

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Johns Hopkins Nursing Explores Complementary and Alternative Nursing

Johns Hopkins Nursing Spring 2007 explores the wide variety of complementary and alternative therapies used by Hopkins nurses and

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Anyone can now build robots

Nearly anyone will be able to build robots with these new online instructions to come from Carnegie Mellon.

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Wikipedia used as authoritative source

Steve Rubel's Micropersuasion cites a recent Pew report suggesting high Wikipedia usage.

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Medical Spa MD offers resources for physicians in cosmetic medicine

Medical Spa MD is an open resource for physicians interested in non-surgical cosmetic medical technologies and the business of retail medicine.

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Revolution Health poised to change health care, CAM

Revolution Health, launched by Steve Case & co., may change health care generally and the way companies incorporate alternative health care modalities.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine use rising in Ireland

Complementary and Alternative Medicine use is rising in Ireland, according to a new survey.

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InforSense Launches HealthSense; Broadens Application Portfolio

InforSense Ltd., a leading provider of embedded enterprise analytics, delivers InforSense HealthSense to the healthcare market.

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Peanut butter alert by FDA

The federal food and drug administration (FDA) has put out an alert on certain brands of peanut butter.

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SEC to craft rules to protect corporations, executives and accounting firms from investor lawsuits

The SEC is beginning to craft rules to protect corporations, executives and accounting firms from investor fraud-related actions.

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Retail medicine making inroads at walk-in health clinics

Retail medicine are making inroads at walk-in health clinics, undercutting conventional care and bypassing hospital fees.

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Please have compassion

Global warming isn't all in Al Gore's head. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Shrinkwrap Purgatory

High responsibility and low power or control can lead to imabalance and thus disease, runs the accepted wisdom; so how do we ameliorate the current state of shrinkwrap purgatory?

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CAM Prize to be Awarded By Canadian

For the first time, a major cash prize is being offered to a researcher or practitioner working in the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Canada.

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Public Health Law Explained

The Center for Disease Control explains the role law in public health and the concept of public health law in Law and Public Health at CDC.

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'Mindball' reviewed as mimicking future telekenesis

Telekinesis is defined as the paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter without the use of any currently known type of physical energy; the 'Mindball' game purports to measure brain waves and use that energy to move a ball across a table.

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Liability Insurance Helps Bloggers Manage Legal Risk

Liability insurance companies have begun to develop affordable publisher liability insurance for bloggers.

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Integrative medicine conference hosted by Cleveland Clinic cardiology

Cleveland Clinic's Preventive Cardiology team and the Canyon Ranch Institute are hosting a national conference highlighting the integration of conventional, complementary and alternative medicine and its impact on heart health.

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Complementary medicine champion Penny George profiled

Complementary medicine champion Penny George was profiled for her philanthropic support of research into and awareness regarding use of complementary and alternative therapies for cancer and other diseases.

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Spear Phising on the Rise

That's spear phishing, not fishing; also known as targeted spam.

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Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine reaching 'tipping point'

The Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine, also known as the Institute for Health, Ethics, Law, Policy & Society, is reaching critical mass toward sustaining its mission.

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Director Steps Down

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Director Stephen E. Straus, M.D. leaves the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine after many years of service.

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Deep Web Research

Web research for graduate work, government reports, or even medical or legal research goes far deeper than either Google or Wikipedia.

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Health Care Blog Summit

The Medical Blog Network
is hosting a health care bloggers summit on December 11, 2006
at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, co-located at Consumer Health World.

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Monetize That Blog!

The Bioethics Blog gave this neat link to find out how much your blog is worth.

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FDA Accelerates Approval for Certain Generic Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration will accelerate its reviews of certain generic drugs.

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Lawyers Must Blog

Law "firms need to enter the 'blogosphere' if they want to compete in the 21st century."

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Barbados Tourism and the Empowered Exhalation

Continuing the adventures of a Barbados visit to discuss law, lawyering, legal systems, attorney perspectives, law faculty exams, and much else.

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Law and Economics Professor Posner's Opinions Now Online

Boing Boing reported that legal decisions by the famous Judge Posner are now searchable on-line.

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More Conflict of Interest Rules Planned

Good news for those concerned about physician conflicts of interest.

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A Patient's Experience of Health Care

Read The Integrator Blog for an account of my friend's recent experience of hospital care.

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Traffic and More Traffic

I'm going to try Technorati's method to increase entry into the Blogosphere.

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Tutu joins Advisory Board of Center for Mind-Body Mediicne

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a leader in South Africa's abolition of apartheid, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and head of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, has accepted a position on the Board of Advisors of The Center For Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM).

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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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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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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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QLTT Study Materials Avaliable

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

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FDA Less Trusted

With the Vioxx debacle, the FDA has lost authority and credibility as a voice for consumer protection.

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A Window on Hollywood - Casino Royale/James Bond 2006

It's been fun living near the James Bond set and hanging out with crew and cast on our sleepy Nassau beach.

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Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate

Beyond Reason: Using Emotions in Negotiation by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro is a must-read.

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Physicians Divided on Impact of CAM on U.S. Health Care

A new national survey of more than 700 physicians revealed that they are divided evenly on the impact of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) on U.S. health care.

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Prince Charles Commissions Report on Complementary Medicine Savings

Prince Charles has commissioned a report into how complementary medicine could help the UK National Health Service save money.

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Pizza Boxes Could Hurt Your Health

It's not only the proceesed cheese, dairy and white flour; teflon also is implicated in new information about health riss.

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Acceptance of Acupuncture Reported

An article published in the Boston Globe announced that "acupuncture has won medical acceptance."

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Drop in Body Scan Market Suggests Possible Outcome for Complementary Therapies that are Disfavored and Unreimbursasble

The quick rise and fall of a medical technology called "body scans" suggests potential long-term, financial pitfalls in marketing CAM therapies that lack third-party reimbursement and general medical acceptance.

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Should I Incorporate or Form a Partnership?

Many individuals starting a business ask: (1) Should I incorporate my business? (2) Am I better off creating a partnership?

There's no easy answer and it all depends on what choices you want to make given what is appropriate to your business, but you may wish to consider several key factors.

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The Federal Anti-Spam Law

The federal Can-Spam Act of 2003 ("CSA") regulates the transmission of commercial e-mail. Notably, commercial e-mail must: (1) disclose in clear and conspicuous terms that the e-mail is an advertisement or solicitation; and (2) contain a clear and conspicuous opt-out mechanism for the recipient to decline receipt of future e-mails.

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Advertising On the Web

Legal review of one's website is a good idea, as different strands of law can govern advertising and offering of goods and services on-line. A good start is to review the Federal Trade Commission's on-line publication, Advertising and Marketing on the Internet: Rules of the Road. Essentially, the FTC is charged by law with preventing deceptive and unfair acts or practices.

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