FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

Ruth Westreich Sponsors John Weeks’ The Integrator Blog: Why it Matters

Regardless if you are new to the industry or a veteran, if you desire to keep abreast of what’s happening in the fast-evolving integrative health and medicine industry, the Integrator is essential reading.

Dr. Mark Hyman Assists Congressman Tim Ryan with Enrich Act—to Force Nutrition Education in Medical School

[Courtesy of John Weeks/The Integrator Blog]
A note reached the Integrator via integrative cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, MD from author and functional medicine advocate Mark Hyman, MD. “I need your help on something,” wrote Hyman.

Dr. Don Berwick’s Institute for Health Improvement Promotes New Delivery Principles “Beyond The Triple Aim”

[Courtesy of John Weeks/The Integrator Blog]
The most progressive forces in U.S. medicine have signed on and are promoting a new strategy for medicine and health in the United States.

HHS Shuns Congressional Intent on ACA’s Practitioner Non-Discrimination Language

[Courtesy of John Weeks/The Integrator Blog]
The US. Department of Health and Human Services effectively told those following “non-discrimination in health care” (Section 2706) that HHS will not, anytime soon, abide by the law.

An Integrative Oncology Patient’s Thoughts on ‘Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies’

As a 24-year cancer survivor I watched Cancer: Emperor of all Maladies with mixed emotions. From this patient’s perspective, the film is all about the ‘tumor’ and treats the host, aka the patient, as almost an irrelevant, disconnected entity.

Evidence-Based Medicine in an Era of Personalized, Integrative Healthcare

In their Sep/Oct 2014 Explore guest editorial, authors Ben Kligler, MD, MPH and John Weeks present an evenhanded look at how evidence-based medicine (EBM), versus evidence-informed medicine, is applied in real-world clinical settings.

The Pebble in the Pond: How Integrative Leadership Can Bring About Transformation

[DOWNLOAD 44-PAGE REPORT] Duke Integrative Medicine, which has long been a leader in clinical and research programs in integrative medicine, has just released “The Pebble in the Pond: How Integrative Leadership Can Bring About Transformation.” This high quality paper, in support of Duke’s new Program in Integrative Health Leadership, was funded in part by the Bravewell Collaborative.

The Absurd Economics of Nutrition and Exercise

The “three-legged stool” of nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction is at this point, beyond reproach. So exactly why then are these low cost, low tech, powerful clinical and educational interventions largely missing, or at best, minimally covered within the core medical school curriculum?

Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium to Launch CoverMyCare Campaign to Activate Consumer Support for ACA Section 2706

Because correct implementation of the law lies in the hands of state officials, IHPC’s CoverMyCare campaign and website will provide contact information and advocacy tools to help patients and practitioners persuade states to ensure that insurers comply with law.

An Open Letter to My Friend, John Weeks: By NCCAM’s Josephine Briggs

NIH’s NCCAM Director Dr Josephine Briggs writes open letter to integrative health and medicine leader, organizer and pioneer, John Weeks.

 
 
 

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