Complementary/Alternative Medicine

November 27, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

    November 27, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. We are publishing our highlights earlier this […]

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Tags: ABC.es, Actualidad, alzheimer's disease, American Heart Association’s 2013 Clinical Research Prize, AP, Appleton Post-Crescent, Associated Press, back pain, cancer and nutrition, Cancer Nutrition Consortium, cardiologist, Chicago Tribune


April 1, 2013

Himalaya, India’s booming herbal healthcare company

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Its raw materials are plants and it bases its products on texts dating back millennia, but don’t dare call India’s biggest herbal healthcare group a maker of “alternative medicine”…Jon Tilburt, an expert on modern Western and traditional medicine at the Mayo Clinic healthcare group in the United States, says he understands why Himalaya rejects the […]

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Tags: alternative medicine, Dr. Jon Tilburt, herbal healthcare, India, raw materials, Yahoo! News


March 20, 2013

This Is Your Body On Stress

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

What’s more, the brain isn’t always particularly good at evaluating how serious a particular stressor is. Think of lighting a sparkler (or a candle or a match) inside a house, explains Amit Sood, M.D., associate director of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and chair of Mayo Mind Body Initiative at Mayo Clinic. Now imagine you can’t […]

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Tags: Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Dr. Amit Sood, Huffington Post, Mind Body Initiative, stress, stressor


March 15, 2013

Hospital Pet Visiting Programs Can Unleash Healing Powers

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Mayo Clinic’s personal pet visitation policy has been in place for at least 20 years at its Minnesota campus and is part of its Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, said program coordinator Barb Thomley. As is typical of hospital pet visiting programs, Mayo Clinic requires family and staff to obtain approval from the patient’s attending […]

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Tags: Barb Thomley, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Medscape Today, pet visit, pet visitation policy, pet visiting program


March 13, 2013

Talk of the Nation – A Clinical Dilemma: Recommending Pot to Patients

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Eighteen states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. As state laws change, physicians face new decisions about whether or not to recommend pot. Doctors have varying views on its therapeutic effects, as well as the ethical and legal ramifications. Guests include Dr. Michael Bostwick, professor of psychiatry, Mayo Medical School and Dr. Robert DuPont, […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Bostwick, Dr. Robert DuPont, medical marijuana, NPR, state law, therapeutic effects


March 1, 2013

Mayo Clinic Finds Steroids May Shorten Hospital Stay for Pneumonia Patients

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Patients with pneumonia may spend fewer days in the hospital if they are given steroids along with antibiotics and supportive care. That’s the finding of a Mayo Clinic analysis of eight randomized-controlled clinical trials involving more than 1,100 patients. The results appear in the March issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.   Infection Control […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Infection Control Today, Journal of Hospital Medicine, pneumonia, steroids


February 21, 2013

Medical Marijuana: Voodoo or Legitimate Therapeutic Choice?

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Dr. J. Michael Bostwick wrote the “pro” argument for offering Marilyn marijuana. Bostwick, a professor in the department of psychiatry and psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minn., said he told the editors at the New England Journal of Medicine that he could have made the case for either side. He had a […]

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Tags: Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, HealthDay, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, medical marijuana, New England Journal of Medicine


August 2, 2012

Asking Paul Kuhn: Is It Finally Time to Legalize Marijuana?

By Mystery User

Kuhn: The health risks of marijuana are far less than those of alcohol and tobacco and more akin to those of caffeine. In fact, thousands of studies show marijuana has potential health benefits in fighting diseases like Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, MS and even cancer. A recent Mayo Clinic report found marijuana offers “potentially head-to-toe therapeutic breakthroughs.” […]

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Tags: marijuana, Paul Kuhn, potential health benefits, Washington Times


July 12, 2012

Music As Medicine

By Mystery User

Judith Ritchie unlocked her office at the Sammons Cancer Center and gathered the instruments that would best serve her patients in the oncology unit. An American Indian flute. A plucked psaltery or lap harp… Brent Bauer, professor of medicine and director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic, says research is […]

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Tags: Dr. Brent Bauer, Sammons Cancer Center


June 28, 2012

Alternatives For Back Pain

By Mystery User

Back pain. Eighty percent of us have it at some point, and it’s notoriously hard to treat because the source of the pain can involve the muscles, ligaments, joints or tendons…Yoga, acupuncture, massage, herbs and spinal manipulation can be effective, especially when used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, experts say. “Everything works better […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Dr. Brent Bauer, massage, Yoga


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