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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 in collaboration with the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. It debuted la…

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Five Times a Feast Brings Generations Together

Replacing long-held habits with new, healthier ones can be challenging. Find out how Five Times a Feast helps families make sustainable changes while breaking down barriers to healthy home-cooked meals. Don't miss our delicious recipe for lemon garlic shrimp with broccoli orzo.

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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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Natural Approaches to Pain Relief

While prescription and over-the-counter medicines can provide relief from pain, non-pharmaceutical options with fewer side effects are available. Here are suggestions for managing pain naturally from three experts who spoke at our wellness talk in November.

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Institute Co-Presents Research Methodology Workshop in Hong Kong

The Institute for Integrative Health is partnering with the Hong Kong Institute for Integrative Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong to host a workshop on research methods for integrative medicine, December 7-9, 2016, in Hong Kong.

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Measuring Positive Health Outcomes: A Panel Discussion

VIDEO: The Institute hosted an expert panel to explore the challenges and developments in measuring integrative health outcomes. A broader range of metrics demonstrating the impact of integrative health practices would help to shift the way medical professionals, policy leaders, and patients view health and wellness.

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Boost Your Mood, Enhance Your Heart Health

Listening to music, attending a comedy show, and enjoying a bowl of fresh blueberries are ways you can improve your mood and prevent or heal cardiovascular disease. Get more holistic health tips from behavioral cardiologist Michael Miller, MD,

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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 Medical Center

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