ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Safe Toys for Dogs
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Osteoporosis May Raise Risk for Vertigo
Alcohol Abuse Can Damage Bones
Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
CANCER
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma
CAREGIVING
Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas
Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence
Hispanic Children More Likely to Have Hearing Loss
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Amino Acid May Be Key to Strong Teeth
DIABETES
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes
DIET, NUTRITION
Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Depression
The High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Debate
Pesticides and How to Affordably Eat Organic or Reduce Pesticide Consumption
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Fish in U.S. Rivers Tainted With Common Medications
Sunken, Unexploded Bombs Pose Cancer Risk
1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids
EYE CARE, VISION
High Temps Degrade Contact Lens Solution: Study
Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
FITNESS
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
GENERAL HEALTH
The Brain Comes Alive With the Sounds of Music
Healthy Living Adds Years to Life
Be Healthy, Spend Less
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Family Medicine Cabinet Top Source Of Kid's Poisonings
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
MEN'S HEALTH
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
MENTAL HEALTH
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
SENIORS
The Healthy Habits of Centenarians
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth
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Week of Historic Senate Hearings on Integrative Medicine May Open New Doors

On Thursday, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Andrew Weil, testified before the Senate Committee. The topic was "Integrative Care: A Pathway to a Healthier Nation". To watch a streaming video of this hearing, and to read PDFs of the each panelist's testimony click here.

This was possibly the most cogent public presentation on Integrative Medicine delivered to date. The webcast is a must see for anyone interested in Integrative Medicine, wellness promotion, or health/wellness coaching. The full transcripts of the hearing should be available on the site in the first two weeks of March.

Here is a more complete listing of the panelists and their credentials:

* Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, Director, Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
* Dr. Mark Hyman, Founder and Medical Director, The UltraWellness Center, Lenox, MA
* Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Sausalito, CA
* Dr. Andy Weil, Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Vail, AZ

On Monday, February 23, 2009, a larger panel presented before the committee on the topic "Principles of Integrative Health: A Path to Health Care Reform". To view the streaming video of the presentation, and to read PDFs of the each panelist's testimony click here. The full transcripts of the hearing should be available on the site in the first two weeks of March.

Participants in this panel included:

* Cathy Baase, MD, Global Director Health Services, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
* Robert M. Duggan, M.A., M.Ac, President, Tai Sophia Institute, Laurel, MD
* James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC
* Wayne B. Jonas, MD, President, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA
* Sister Charlotte Rose Kerr, RSM, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H., M.Ac. (UK), Practitioner and Professor Emeritus, Tai Sophia Institute, Laurel, MD
* Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, R.N., Founder and Director, University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing, Minneapolis, MN
* Herbert Benson, MD, Director Emeritus, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
* Brian M. Berman, M.D., Director, The Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Susan Hartnoll Berman, Executive Director, The Institute for Integrative Health, Baltimore, MD
* Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D., Research Professor and Director, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
* Kathi J Kemper, MD, MPH, FAAP, Caryl J Guth Chair for Complementary and Integrative Medicine; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC
* Simon Mills, Project Lead, UK Department of Health project: Integrated Self Care in Family Practice, Devon, UK

To find out more on the Institute of Medicine's three-day Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public click here. To view a list of speaker's bios from the Summit, click here.