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Short Documentary Film Tells the Story of the Green Road

In an effort to bring awareness to the Green Road and other natural healing gardens, we invite you to share this short film. We would also like to know your thoughts on this wonderful project. Please take a moment to share this video on social media and t…

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The Institute for Integrative Health Contributed to National Conversations

In 2017, the Institute worked to contribute to national conversations regarding community-based programming that impact individual and community health and wellbeing.

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Reiki and Qigong Demonstrations at the Holiday Market

AUDIO. Amy Weglein, RN, and Mary Pinkard, RLWQ, each gave a rousing demonstration of reiki and qigong at the In Good Health Holiday Market & Wellness Expo.

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Artwork Sales Will Benefit Our Programs

Thanks to a generous offer by artist Peter Bruun, you can purchase his beautiful artwork and support the Institute’s programs at the same time. Fifty percent of your purchases through January 8th will benefit the Institute.

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Service Members Share Reflections at Green Road

While recovering from illnesses and injuries, military service members and their families have been sharing their thoughts in special journals at the Green Road healing garden, adjacent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Read…

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Fellow Andrew Ahn's Team Named XPRIZE Winner

VIDEO: Insitute Fellow Andrew Ahn, MD, MPH, discusses the portable diagnostic device his team enteted in the global Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. Weighing just five pounds, it can diagnose at least 13 medical conditions,

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Study Offers Insight into Patients’ Healing Journeys

A new study by three Institute Scholars and their collaborators sheds light on how people experience the journey from illness to healing. Recently published in BMJ Open, It’s one of very few studies to examine healing from the patient perspective.

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Scholar's Exhibit Explores Healing Experiences

A new multimedia exhibit by Institute Scholar Paul Dieppe, MD, is a source of respite and inspiration for visitors and staff at Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset, England.

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A New Definition of Integrative Health

What's the difference between integrative health and integrative medicine? A new definition of integrative health explains just that. With input from more than 200 researchers, clinicians, and medical educators, the Institute developed the new definition …

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Scholars & Fellows News: Winter 2016

Institute Fellow Andrew Ahn’s team was selected as one of two finalists in a global competition to develop a portable device--weighing less than five pounds--that can capture vital signs and assess 13 health conditions, such as pneumonia and skin cancer.

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A Natural Road to Recovery for Injured Warriors

More than 200 guests, including Senator Barbara Mikulski, celebrated the official opening of the Green Road, a two-acre healing environment for injured military service members at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medi…

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Green Road Construction in Full Swing

The Green Road Project, an outdoor oasis of respite for service members and their families, will be ready to make its debut this fall on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Check out the progress of construction.

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Meet Us in Las Vegas

If you're attending the upcoming International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in Las Vegas, join us as we share insights about healing moments, raising awareness of the social determinants of health, leveraging community programs to shape hea…

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Why I Support the Green Road Project

Remembering childhood friends that served in the Vietnam War, Bob O'Toole of the Estridge Group of Long and Foster Realty explains why supporting the Green Road Project and providing veterans with a healing environment is a cause dear to his heart.

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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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Introducing Scholar Judy Rollins

The Institute welcomes Judy Rollins, PhD, RN, as our newest Scholar. Her Institute-support research will examine what elements of artwork in health care settings are most effective in enhancing the well-being and experience of patients. Learn more about h…

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The Creative Arts: Paths to Healing

Three panelists presented at the Institute for Integrative Health's annual winter scholars meeting ways they've used the creative arts to help people heal from tragic experiences. Working with various communities, such as veterans and mentally ill, paneli…

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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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Green Road Construction Under Way

Wounded Warriors and veterans receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will soon have access to a woodland oasis where they can experience the healing calm of nature to aid their recovery from catastrophic injuries and illness.

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Advancing Integrative Medical Care as the Gold Standard

Integrative care, which blends conventional medicine with complementary therapies, is unavailable to many patients, including those recovering from severe trauma and surgery. See how the Institute is working to change that.

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