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Will Massachusetts legitimize naturopathic pseudoscience this year?

Will the 11th time be the charm for naturopathic licensing in Massachusetts?There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, November 17, on a pair (S1205, H1992) of naturopathic licensing bills before the Joint Committee on Public Health.(Technically, the bills permit naturopathic registration, not licensing, but that is of little practical differe...
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NOV
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Chiropractic education: the battle continues

​​For the past 5 years, SBM has been documenting the internecine wars among various factions of chiropractors over the Council on Chiropractic Education's (CCE) accreditation standards. This long-simmering controversy is bubbling up again as the CCE continues to draft, and redraft, its educational standards for chiropractic schools. The DC as ...
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Oregon moves to restrict naturopath and direct-entry midwife childbirth attendance

​Oregon Health Plan, the state's medicaid program, is moving to restrict its coverage of out-of-hospital births. And for good reason. When Oregon began collecting data on infant death certificates, they found the infant mortality rate twice as high as hospital births.Families who experienced poor outcomes after births at home or birth centers have ...
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