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Building Better Programs to Improve Youth Health

Leaders from across the country convened at our headquarters to envision a new, integrative approach to creating and evaluating community-based programs that improve the health of urban and disadvantage youth. See highlights from this inter-disciplinary f…

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Improving Integrative Patient Care Worldwide

Leaders from six of the world's top integrative medicine programs convened in Zurich to identify best practices for providing integrative care to patients who are contending with cancer, trauma, and other serious conditions.

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Understanding Pain and the Gut-Brain Cross-Talk

The Institute is co-sponsoring a symposium in Salerno, Italy that will bring together health care professionals explore ways to treat pain stemming from bidirectional brain-gut interactions.

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Forum Takes Cross Cultural Look at Inflammation

With mounting scientific evidence linking chronic inflammation to serious diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer's, and cancer, the topic of inflammation is high on the minds of physicians and scientists around the world. Close to 150 gathered in Salerno, Ital…

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Institute Hosts Think Tank to Advance Bioregulatory Medicine

The Institute collaborated with Heel, one of the world’s leading developers of modern homeopathic medications, to hold a two-day think tank on bioregulatory medicine (BRM) at the Institute’s headquarters.

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What Integrative Medicine Can Learn from Corporate Mergers

Blending two cultures, even in the best of circumstances, can be challenging. This international forum identified solutions for merging the distinctly different cultures of complementary and conventional medicine in a health care setting.

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Workshop Produces New Study Guidelines for Traditional Chinese Medicine

New recommendations have being developed to steer comparative effectiveness research studies of traditional Chinese medicine. The guidelines will be formally defined in an effectiveness guidance document produced by Institute Scholar Claudia Witt.

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Institute Presents Panel at Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Summit

The Institute presented a panel discussion, “Integrative Health – Integral to Health Equity,” at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Summit. It defined integrative health and examined the integration of mind, body, and spirit into the African Americ…

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Workshop Produces New Guidelines for Acupuncture Research

The Institute convened a workshop in July 2011, to jump-start the creation of an effectiveness guidance document (EGD), a set of guidelines that will steer the design of comparative effectiveness studies of acupuncture.

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Integrative Health Leaders Create Plan for Shaping Health Care Reform

The Institute for Integrative Health collaborated with the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium and the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Health Policy in convening a meeting of stakeholders to develop strategies for influencing health care reform.

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Summit Defines Strategy for Certifying Health Coaches

With the rapid expansion of the health coaching profession came wide variability in the quality of services provided. Some coaches had formal health education while others had a coaching background but minimal health care knowledge.

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Online Forum Explores Paths to Better Evidence

As follow-up to the Symposium on the Evidentiary Framework for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, the Institute hosted a three-week virtual forum (April 2009) to continue the dialogue about using Comparative effectiveness research (CER) to generate …

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Symposium Opens Dialogue on Effectiveness Research in Integrative Medicine

In November 2009, the Institute partnered with the Center for Medical Technology Policy to hold a symposium of 45 experts and stakeholders to examine opportunities and obstacles to using CER to study integrative medicine.

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Applying Complexity Science to CAM

The domain of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) encompasses a wide range of practices, often combined to create personalized courses of treatment. To gauge its true effectiveness, integrative care would best be studied in the flexible way it's …

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