ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Beware of Dog Bites
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Human Ancestors Put Best Foot Forward 1.5M Years Ago
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise
CANCER
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer
Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival
CAREGIVING
3 Steps Might Help Stop MRSA's Spread
Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding
Few Hospitals Embracing Electronic Health Record Systems
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Bye, Bye Back Fat?
Smog Tougher on the Obese
Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
COSMETIC
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Holistic Dentistry-My View
DIABETES
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
DIET, NUTRITION
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage
To Feel Better, Low-Fat Diet May Be Best
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health
Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth
EYE CARE, VISION
Florida Vision Test Law: Fewer Traffic Deaths Among Elderly
Certain Diabetes Drugs May Pose Eye Risk
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
FITNESS
Go To Work But Skip The Car
Be Healthy, Spend Less
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
GENERAL HEALTH
Reminiscing Helps Build Emotional Strength
Less Education May Mean Poorer Health
Biomarkers May Help Measure Rate of Decline in Dementia
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Boosting Kids' Stroke IQ May Save Lives
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Even Young Kids Can Learn CPR
MEN'S HEALTH
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
MENTAL HEALTH
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics
Reminiscing Helps Build Emotional Strength
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
SENIORS
As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
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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.