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Points of Interest 03/18/2017

A physician's take on Alberta regulators clearing naturopath of misconduct in toddler's deathFor scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming — and deeply personalBiomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/9614810. Epub 2017 Feb 14. The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control Gr...
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Points of Interest 03/14/2017

30% of Croatian Parents Reluctant to Vaccinate Their ChildrenJ Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0357. Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial : In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care = useless.Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/...
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Points of Interest 03/13/2017

Romania Urges Vaccinations to Stop Measles Outbreak Could the anti-vaccination movement be responsible for the deaths of 17 children? Yep.

Should Unvaccinated Kids Be Banned From Daycare?

Survey shows acupuncture spike. Have they graduated from needles?

Scientists are conspicuously missing from Trump's government

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Points of Interest 03/08/2017

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Points of Interest 03/06/2017

The donkeys Kenyan families need to survive are heading to China for medicine promising longer lifeTo Debunk Autism Myths, Study Folklore10 Million Lives Saved by 1962 Breakthrough, Study ShowsJ Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Mar 1. pii: S0161-4754(16)30077-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.01.002. Integrative Acupuncture and Spinal Manipulative Therapy...
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Points of Interest 03/05/2017

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Points of Interest 03/01/2017

Veteran OKC chiropractor teaches techniques, treats children worldwide. ""With gentle realignments of the spine, the life force — or the vibrations that hold every cell in the body together — flows freely into the tissue, which has been so tight for these children for so long, restoring life," she said.In chiropractic, this life force is known as "...
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Points of Interest 02/26/2017

What Homeopathic Medicine Offers to People with Lead Poisoning and Other Environmental Exposures. Giving diluted lead to treat lead poisoning. The Huffington Post is publishing a worthless intervention for a very serious disease. Someday someone may die as a result.Outrage as conspiracy theorist who says the earth is flat and gravity is a 'hoax' pr...
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Points of Interest 02/24/2017

Acupuncture clinic fails to prove point before COA. "An employee at an Indiana acupuncture and yoga facility who was repeated screamed at by the owner had good cause for quitting and is thus entitled to unemployment benefits, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Friday."Alt-Medicine Schools Challenge Their Failing Grades. "…challenging a Departmen...
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Points of Interest 02/23/2017

Do you know what's in the herbal medicine you're taking?'Anti-vaccine' teacher found guilty of professional misconductRise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseDeepak Chopra explains recent study that may revolutionize medicineVitamin IVs promise to erase jet lag and clear your mind. Where's the evidence?FTC cracks d...
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Points of Interest 02/22/2017

Wichita chiropractor takes flak for 'lip-stick' menstrual productUA Center for Integrative Medicine receives $1M giftCongressional Leaders Just Took a Stand Against Anti-VaxxersGwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost.Majority of pharmacists stock cms including homeopathic itemsMan Ther. 2016 F...
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Points of Interest 02/21/2017

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Points of Interest 02/20/2017

Here's What Happens When You Swallow a LeechHomeopaths are keeping Andrew Wakefield's 'anti-vax' fantasies aliveAcupuncture Lessens Migraine Attacks in Chinese Study. And Captain notes: But lack of full blinding a major trial limitationA Male Chiropractor Wants Women To Use Controversial Methods To Contain Menstrual Flow. When did stupid become Con...
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Points of Interest 02/19/2017

Holistic healers to get state approvalBMC 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 com...
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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 treatmen...
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Points of Interest 02/16/2017

5 things people believe despite compelling evidence to the contraryDisgraced anti‑MMR vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield gets invitation to university in LondonBurzynski ruling is in: Stan saddled with a overseerWest J Nurs Res. 2015 Dec;37(12):1517-30. doi: 10.1177/0193945914548707. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Acupoint Stimulation on Weight Reduction for Obesit...
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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 proofWhen Anti-Vaxxers 'Win,' Kids With Autism Lose -- & That's HeartbreakingMedicinal marijuana users skeptical of product safety after recalls for banned pesticidesJ Affect Disord. 2017 Feb ...
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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, including...
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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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