Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Paying For CAM Therapy: The Basics

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$33.9 billion.  That’s how much adult Americans spent over a recent twelve month period on CAM treatments.  These were out-of-pockets dollars.  $33.9 billion! How did the spending break down?  According to a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), we spent some … Continue reading

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Health Updates 30 September 2011

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Tobacco companies knew cigarette smoke was radioactive and carcinogenic but hid from public: “The tobacco industry began investigations into the possible effects of these radioactive particles, identified as polonium-210, on smokers as early as the 1960s, says the study by … Continue reading

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LET’S GO RAYS! UNBELIEVABLE!

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Yes You CAM!

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So we’ve settled some of the basic worries: not all alternative and complementary therapies and treatments are founded on charming little anecdotal histories and folk theories.  There is real science supporting their thoughtful use in an integrated medical approach to … Continue reading

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Health Updates 29 September 2011

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Health care law appears headed for the Supreme Court as both White House and plaintiffs turn to the High Court: “The administration’s filing makes it more likely that the case will be heard and decided in the term that begins … Continue reading

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A Trustworthy CAM Practitioner? Yes, Indeed!

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Most of us can’t help but be curious about alternative, folk or traditional medicine.  And most of us have seriously thought about using some sort of non-conventional therapy or treatment;  then embarrassment, perhaps, or caution (along with confusion about what … Continue reading

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Health Updates 28 September 2011

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Congress extends autism research funding: “The legislation approved Monday night authorizes nearly $700 million over three years for research into the causes of autism and related conditions, as well as treatments.  The measure passed the House without controversy, but several … Continue reading