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Points of Interest 02/22/2017

Wichita chiropractor takes flak for 'lip-stick' menstrual product UA Center for Integrative Medicine receives $1M gift Congressional Leaders Just Took a Stand Against Anti-Vaxxers Gwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost. Majority of pharmacists stock cms including homeopathic items Man Ther. 2...
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Points of Interest 02/21/2017

Leading Integrative Medicine Institute Reveals the Single Unifying Cause of All Disease "…unifying cause of all disease is inflammation at the cellular level." Hundreds of Babies Harmed by Homeopathic Remedies, Families Say Trump energizes the anti-vaccine movement in Texas An easy $100K: The evidence for vaccine safety is abundant
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Points of Interest 02/20/2017

Here's What Happens When You Swallow a Leech Homeopaths are keeping Andrew Wakefield's 'anti-vax' fantasies alive Acupuncture Lessens Migraine Attacks in Chinese Study . And Captain notes: But lack of full blinding a major trial limitation A Male Chiropractor Wants Women To Use Controversial Methods To Contain Menstrual Flow . When did stupid becom...
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Docs vs. Glocks: Court of Appeals Sides with Docs

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, sitting en banc , has struck down a Florida law that forbade physicians from inquiring into gun ownership as part of routine medical assessment. In doing so, it overruled a 3-judge panel of the same court which had previously ruled in Florida's favor and upheld the law. In 2011, the Florida Legislatur...
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Points of Interest 02/19/2017

Holistic healers to get state approval BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Feb 17;17(1):116. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1613-7. An interpretive review of consensus statements on clinical guideline development and their application in the field of traditional and complementary medicine. "Despite … an emerging scientific evidence-base for traditional and co...
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Points of Interest 02/18/2017

Homeopathic College Pays Heavy Price for Helping to Screen VAXXED Health dept cracks down on alternative meds containing sildenafil citrate
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Points of Interest 02/17/2017

Homeopathy for Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review . "The low or uncertain overall quality of the evidence warrants caution in drawing firm conclusions about intervention effects. Use of either Galphimia glauca or a homeopathic nasal spray may have small beneficial effects on the nasal and ocular symptoms of AR. The efficacy of isopathic treatme...
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Points of Interest 02/16/2017

5 things people believe despite compelling evidence to the contrary Disgraced anti‑MMR vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield gets invitation to university in London Burzynski ruling is in: Stan saddled with a overseer West J Nurs Res. 2015 Dec;37(12):1517-30. doi: 10.1177/0193945914548707. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Acupoint Stimulation on Weight Reduction for Obe...
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Points of Interest 02/15/2016

Sydney chiropractor Hance Limboro fined $27,500 for cancer cure advertisements Spinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work? Robert De Niro and RFK Jr. have joined forces to push vaccine nonsense 350 medical and patient groups write to Trump: 'Vaccines are safe' I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not an...
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Points of Interest 02/14/2016

Can an Integrative Health and Wellness Strategy Lead Colorado to Become the Nation's Healthiest State? . Unlikely. Time for complementary medicines to show proof When Anti-Vaxxers 'Win,' Kids With Autism Lose -- & That's Heartbreaking Medicinal marijuana users skeptical of product safety after recalls for banned pesticides J Affect Disord. 2017...
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Points of Interest 02/13/2017

California Chiropractic Association launches "Share the Love" . To highlight the benefits, safety and efficacy of chiropractic care, especially as the opioid epidemic continues to climb. Unproven alternative medicines recommended by third of Australian pharmacists . "Choice survey finds therapies with little to no evidence of their benefits, includ...
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Points of Interest 02/12/2017

CEO of Chiropractors Association of Australia bows to anti choice brigade . An anti-vaccine screed from a DC. Millions of Italians use homeopathic remedies
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Tennessee bills allow chiropractic "physicians" expanded scope; provide "direct primary care" to patients

​ The American Chiropractic Association is pushing to refashion chiropractors as primary care physicians. Four bills pending in Tennessee help the ACA toward its goal. A couple of years ago, the ACA announced "Six Key Elements of a Chiropractic Practice Act," a template for amending state laws governing chiropractic practice that would give chiropr...
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Points of Interest 02/11/2017

Consumers are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on vitamins that may be harmful The Cochrane Library Acupuncture for acute hordeolum . "The certainty of the evidence was low to very low mainly due to small sample sizes, inadequate allocation concealment, lack of masking of the outcome assessors, inadequate or unclear randomization method, and...
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Points of Interest 02/09/2017

10 Health Benefits of Shilajit: Alternative Medicine Remedies For Anti-Aging, Healing, Cognitive Strength, More . Shilajit looks to be Himalayan compost? Modern Acupuncture™ Opens First Location In Scottsdale London woman releases images of bump after tumour removal . Treating with herbal medicines, acupuncture and exercises allowed fibroid to grow...
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Debasing the concept of Hero

I was in the Physicians lounge (it sounds impressive. It isn't. A couch & two chairs that predate me, a TV and a pair of computers) checking my schedule for the day and while I waited for the EMR to boot (the new sign of infinity is the Windows hourglass, supplanting the old 8 on its side) I looked up at the Physicians Weekly on the wall. The P...
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Points of Interest 02/08/2017

A NEW DOC IN TOWN . "Dr. Pais is a Naturopathic Doctor – which means he has gone through an equally rigorous medical training as a regular MD, or Medical Doctor."  Um, no . Sorry, alternative health people: feeling better after a therapy is no proof it works How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning
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What does DC, ND and ABIHM have in common?

You might remember a few weeks back the brouhaha over the antivaccine screed by the Cleveland Clinic's Daniel Neides, M.D., medical director and chief operating officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Dr Neides is part of the staff the Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine staff, purveyors of a wide variety of...
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

Experts warn against supplements for brain function Contaminated medical marijuana believed to have killed cancer patient Is Homeopathy Pseudoscience? Top Russian Science Body Thinks So Homeopathy sells dangerous lies to patients Why Can't Doctors Just Give Up on Vaccine Deniers? Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;39(6):2331-2340. Epub 2016 Nov 11. Compari...
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Points of Interest 02/06/2017

Herbal medicines can have dangerous side effects, research reveals They can cause kidney or liver damage, and are sometimes adulterated with steroids, pesticides, antibiotics or harmful metals. How herbal medicines could actually make you sicker Furor in China After Wikipedia Calls Acupuncture "Pseudoscience" Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jan;23(1):...
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