This monthly post offers a quick scan of web action relative to integrative medicine in the prior month. Here are 28 involving medical delivery systems, 12 more in communities and 6 globally. Some of the highlights include a Forbes podcast with Andrew Weil, MD on his views that it’s increasingly the economy and not the consumer that are driving the uptake of integrative medicine. Additionally, read an “Open Letter to Barack Obama” lays out a half-dozen breakthrough areas for integrative pain care that he failed to affirm in his $1.1 billion opioid strategy. Look for the announcement from integrative psychiatrist James Lake, MD on a series of e-books. In India, Isaac Mathai, MD references the 2015 US-India agreement between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on “complementary and traditional medicines.” Enjoy the skim of activity.
Medical Delivery Organizations
- UCSF Osher Center has posted a podcast on connective tissue and inflammation.
- The Baxter Regional Medical Center for Integrative Medicine in Missouri is offering chair yoga.
- Kevin Barrows, MD (pictured) is the new director of clinical programs at UCSF Osher Center.
- The Integrative Medicine Interest Group at the University of Arkansas held a successful “Food as Medicine” event.
- This article in Singapore’s Straits Times notes how TCM is being in incorporated into programs at places like UCLA’s Center for East-West Medicine.
- This “Open Letter to President Obama” references the Joint Commission’s inclusion of integrative practices in a call for integrative medical strategies in regard to opioid issues.
- 70% of the visits to the Lifestyle and Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic are medical group visits.
- The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM) has announced that its “limited time eligibility” program is coming to an end on December 1, 2016.
- A web-update with a list of therapies is posted for the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.
- The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine has announced that its “groundbreaking interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine has filled its first class.”
- The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jerseyreceived some press for its mind-body programs.
- In this media release on a “Food as Medicine” program, the naturopathically originated National College of National Medicine describes its scientific endeavors as “integrative medicine research.”
- The UC Davis Integrative Medicine program also has a “Food as Medicine” program.
- MD Anderson offered palliative/rehabilitative/integrative grand rounds.
- CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates gained visibility through a link with Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
Integrative medicine leader Andrew Weil, MD (pictured) was interviewed in a podcast for Forbes be Devin Thorpe on how he is trying to get the healthcare system to focus on health.
- The New Jersey-based Valley Health System’s Integrative Medicine program is featuring a Yoga for Heart Health program and then focused onIntegrative Medicine for Crohn’s disease here.
- The Osher Center at Vanderbilt is promoting its Qigong program.
- The Harvard RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS),established “to integrate immunology and human genome research, aims to create a new research area, integrative medical sciences, and contribute to the future of human health.”
- Mindfulness in eating is explained by Ashwin Mehta, medical director of Integrative Medicine at Memorial Healthcare System.
- An internist Darrin D’Agostino, MD with the North Texas Health Science Center argues for the value of integrative medicine in this Star-Telegraph feature in a piece focusing on “prescribing wellness.”
- The Harvard Osher Center is publicizing $25,000 to $50,000 funds for pilot research projects.
- UCSF integrative neurologist Wolf Mehling, MD is interviewed in this piece in Neurology Now on social isolation.
- Cheyenne Luzader, MS, integrative health coordinator at Delaware’s Beebe Healthcare, has been awarded Fellow status in the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM).
- In this article in a Bangor, Maine paper, a leader in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona talks about the power of breathing.
- The UCLA students in integrative medicine announced their February 27, 2016 annual conference, to feature Karen Lawson, MD and Helen Lavretsky, MD.
- Harvard Osher Center held an integrative medicine grand rounds focusing on behavioral medicine.