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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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The Institute Welcomes New Scholars and Fellows

Our country needs bold, new approaches to solve its most vexing health challenges. Providing an environment for innovation, the Institute’s Scholars and Fellows Programs enable accomplished visionaries (Scholars) and young trailblazers (Fellows) to take their work in pioneering directions. Meet the programs' latest additions.

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Dr. Ellen Hughes' 10 Tips for Healthy Living

Scholar Emerita Ellen Hughes, MD, studied how each of us can attain our highest level of well-being at every stage of life. Find out what she learned in her top tips for healthy living and active aging.

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A Tribute to Scholar Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD

Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD, a cherished educator and physician, lived life as she inspired others to: with joy, gratitude, profound spirituality, reverence of the great outdoors, and a deep commitment to others—most importantly, her family, friends, colleagues, and medical students.

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Do Gluten-Free Products Deserve their Health Halo?

You may have noticed a new bit of infrastructure at your grocery store: an aisle dedicated to gluten-free foods. The popularity of these products is driven in part by the notion they'll improve one's health or aid weight-loss.

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Author to Explain Sugar's Powerful Effects

The Institute will present Dr. Richard Jacoby, author of Sugar Crush, at the 2015 Baltimore Book Festival. The Scottsdale, Arizona surgeon set out to understand how sugar is the common denominator of many chronic diseases. He'll share some of his findings and discuss their implications for our health and well-being.

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Energy Medicine Yoga Author Visits Baltimore

A programming partner for the 2015 Baltimore Book Festival, the Institute will present Lauren Walker, author of Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice, On Sunday, September 27, she'll lead a yoga class at 10 am, followed by a talk on the Health and Wellness Stage at 11 am.

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A Snack Your (Inner) Child will Love

Sneak Preview: This easy, delicious recipe for chocolate-dipped Sunbutter Buckeyes will be featured at our upcoming workshop: Yummy Snacks for Healthy Happy Kids.

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