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Integrator Archive by Subject for 2007: Academics, Insurance, Hospitals, Clinics, Employers, plus PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Weeks   

Integrator Archive by Subject for January-June 2007: Academics, Insurance, Hospitals, Clinics, Personnel, Comments, Employers, Professions, Research, plus

Summary:  Gathered here in one place are all of the Integrator article from January-June of 2007. This resource is meant to assist you in locating articles of interest. The articles and the (#) in each category are organized as follows: Academic Action/Education (10), Brief Notes, Links and Personnel Changes (4), Commentary from Readers (14), Federal/State Politics (8), Hospitals/Health Systems/Integrative Clinics (11), IAYT-Sponsored Series on the Future of Yoga Therapy (2), Insurance/Employers/Payment (8), Media Reviews & Trends (12), Natural Products (12), Professional Organizations, Other Guild Politics and Turf (19), Research (11), and Integrator News - Polls, Advisers, Sponsors, Top 10 (2). Some are listed in more than one category. This page can be accessed on the right column of the home-page. Contents may also be found through the search function on the right side of the home page.  Enjoy!
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Academic Action/Education

Father's Day: Reflections on My Firstborn's Homebirth as Alignment with What's Needed in Healthcare Reform (06/17/07)

Education: NWHSU Pioneers Post-Doc Hospital Fellowship for LAc, NYBI Offers Multi-Disciplinary Online CME Course, AHNA and AHMA June Conferences, Nutrition Certification Diplomat Program Accredited, plus ... (05/18/07)

Clinical/Academic: Services Offered in the Bravewell Clinical Network, Survey of Homebirth Midwifery Educators, Komen Grant to Potomac Massage Therapy Institute Serves Low-Income (05/09/07)

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Academic Updates: Natural Products Masters Program at Mass. College of Pharmacy, CAHCIM Working Group Includes Non-MDs, AMSA and ND Students (03/24/07)

Data on an Integrative Medicine Program in a Conventional Academic System: Wake Forest's 2006 Annual Report (03/20/07)

Academic Health & Hospitals: Southwest College of Naturo Med, U Maryland, NY Chiro College, Spaulding Rehab, Greenwich Hospital, and more ... (02/25/07)

Ping Ho's UCLArts and Healing: Elevating the Role of the Creative Arts (02/23/07)

Valentine's Appeal: Columbia Studies of Black Cohosh, Whole Foods for Women's Health Seek $$ for Data Analysis (02/16/07)

Honoring William Mitchell, ND: 1947-2007 (02/02/07)

ACCAHC: Historic, Multi-Disciplinary CAM Educator Project Announces Grant, Exec Change, Dues-Basis and Move to Independence (01/25/07)


AMA Scope of Practice Partnership and Coalition Action

(None this period.)

Brief Notes, Links and Personnel Changes

Integrator People: Laxton to NCBTMB, Noe's 2nd Vermont Gold Award, Burke's Sabbatical and APHA Event, Molony Honored by Chinese, Rosner Leaves FCER, Weeks on ABC and CBN Boards (05/29/07)

Brief Notes: Unifying Chiropractors, Nurse-Led Nightingale-UN Initiatives, Pizzorno Leads Integrative Medicine at WebMD, Community Acupuncture Network and CAM Business (04/16/07)

Brief Notes: IMA's Berger Steps Down, Lekowitz/Baseball, Hegetschweiler offed at ASH, Fratkin Honored, ABC Salutes Ernst, Bloom/Schor in 7th Campaign, Weil on NDs ... (03/14/07)

Brief Notes: Schleich, Koffler, Hayes, Ullman, Brennan, Duggan, Sandman, plus (01/13/07)


Commentary and Columns from Readers

A Sicko Forum: Integrator Readers Invited to Send Comments and Reviews of Michael Moore's New Film (06/25/07)

Your Comments: A Pot-Pouri of 10 of Your Comments on a Wide Range of Integrator Subjects (06/13/07)

More Reflections on the Legacy of Former NCCAM Director Stephen Straus, MD - 1947-2007 (06/07/07)

Donna Karan's New York City Event and the Future of Integrated Care: Conversation with Tai Sophia's Robert Duggan (06/04/07)

Invited Voices: The Legacy of NIH NCCAM Director Stephen Straus, MD (1947- 2007) (05/22/07)

Your Comments:  Do the CPT and ICD Codes Fit with Integrative/Naturopathic Practices - Drs. May and Milliman Play "Stump the Chump" (05/19/07)

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Your Comments: Integrator FDA Report Stimulates Huge Array of Links, Thanks, Blasts and Queries (05/15/07)

Integrator Adviser Speaks: Levin on Whether Supplement Quality May be Influencing Clinical Outcomes (05/09/07) 

Integrator Advisor Speaks: Benda on the Selection of the New NIH NCCAM Director (04/16/07)

Integrator Advisor Speaks: Irishman Manahan on Tests and Surgeries Lacking Evidence (04/09/07)

Integrator Advisor Speaks: Bill Benda, MD, on the Recognition of Holistic Nursing by the ANA (03/13/07)

Your Comments: Engel, Wilson, Traub and May on ND Incomes and the AANMC Survey (03/05/07)

Your Comments: Time Column, CTCA's Model,  CHP's Payments, NYT on Supps and a Thoughtful Look at LAc $$, plus ... (02/26/07)

Your Comments: Changed Definition of IM, Bias at the NYT, and AAHF's Roles as Defender ... (02/02/07)


Federal/State Politics

Policy Clout from an AHMA, AANP and AHNA Collaboration? The Vision of Bill Benda, MD, the Interlocking Director (06/05/07)

State Action: Challenge to Homeopaths in Arizona, Florida Agency Data on Massage, NDs Advance in NY, Library Services as Integration, plus (05/15/07)

Integrator Special Report: The FDA's Guidance on CAM - What is the Appropriate Response? (04/23/07)

The FDA's CAM Guidance: Interview with FDA's Co-Author and Senior Scientific Adviser Philip Chao (04/20/07)

New York State Governor Spitzer Focuses on "Patient-Centered" Care, Guts "CAM Office" - What's Up? (04/10/07)

New York Times Shuts Down US Senators Harkin and Hatch on Supplement Harm Issue (04/10/07)

Health Reform: Does US Senator Wyden's Plan Include any Integrated Care Perspectives? (03/16/07)

American Association for Health Freedom Strengthens Organization, Steps up Federal and State Action (01/24/07)


Hospitals/Health Systems/Integrative Clinics

Clinical/Academic: Services Offered in the Bravewell Clinical Network, Survey of Homebirth Midwifery Educators, Komen Grant to Potomac Massage Therapy Institute Serves Low-Income (05/09/07)

The Business Case for Hospital Integration: Some Perspectives from the 5th Annual AHA/Health Forum Conference (05/03/07)

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The sponsorship of Inner Harmony Group helped make this work possible
Hospitals: Integrative Medicine in Goshen, Indiana; CTCA to Phoenix; Swedish Sells "Integration Light," plus ... (04/28/07)

Samueli Institute Partners with Health Forum on Integrative Medicine for Heathcare Organizations Conference (03/28/07)

Welcome to Inner Harmony Group as an Integrator Sponsor! (03/28/07)

Academic Health & Hospitals: Southwest College of Naturo Med, U Maryland, NY Chiro College, Spaulding Rehab, Greenwich Hospital, and more ... (02/25/07)

Integrative Medicine Clinic Reports: Marino Profits Rise, Heartspring Expands, Wellspace in Odd, Retro Announcement ... (02/14/07)

On the Revolution Health Site Integrator Readers Stimulate Dialogue on Rating Hospital "Integration" (01/25/07

Your Comments: WA State's Denial of CTCA Hospital a "Travesty" and a "Showcase" on Variances in Integration Models (01/24/07)

Health Forum/AHA Offers 5th Annual Conference on Integrative Medicine for Healthcare Organizations - April 2007 (01/06/07)

Will "Integration Light" by Competing Hospitals Kill Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Plans for an Inpatient Facility? (12/30/07)


IAYT-Sponsored Series on the Future of Yoga Therapy (end of a series)

Your Comments: 3rd Way and Other Issues - Sherman Cohn, JD and IAYT Exec John Kepner (04/09/07)

Accountability and Soul: CAM Professions Expert Pamela Snider, ND on the Maturation of the CAM Professions and of Yoga Therapy (03/24/07)


Insurance/Employers/Payment

Other Voice: National University of Health Sciences President James Winterstein, DC, on the Role of the Primary Care Chiropractor (06/13/07)

Your Comments:  Do the CPT and ICD Codes Fit with Integrative/Naturopathic Practices - Drs. May and Milliman Play "Stump the Chump" (05/19/07)

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Chiropractor as (Potentially) Cost-Saving PCP: What Fate the Broad-Scope Practice? (05/08/07)

The Business Case for Hospital Integration: Some Perspectives from the 5th Annual AHA/Health Forum Conference (05/03/07)

Guest Column: Bruce Milliman, ND, on ND Incomes, Care Models and an Invitation to Play "Stump the Chump" (03/23/07)

Your Comments: Engel, Wilson, Traub and May on ND Incomes and the AANMC Survey (03/05/07)

Major Blue Cross Blue Shield Savings from CAM-Oriented PCP Program to be Published in JMPT (01/20/07)

The Landscape for Managed CAM: Report from Complementary Healthcare Plans, Portland, Oregon (01/11/07)


Media Reviews and Trends

Regarding Quack-Buster Stephen Barrett, Chiropractic Leader Lou Sportelli and Covertly-Delivered AMA Papers (06/24/07)

Clay Feet:  Cochrane Collaboration, High Priest of Evidence-Based Medicine, Blasted for Economic Bias in Medscape General Medicine (06/22/07)

Visibility: Donna Karan Brings Glamour to Integrative Medicine, Supplements Suffer in the Media, Chiropractic Campaign (05/08/07)

True North: Interview with Former Medtronic CEO Bill George on Integrative Medicine and His Best-Sellers on Authentic Leadership (05/17/07)

New York Times Shuts Down US Senators Harkin and Hatch on Supplement Harm Issue (04/10/07)

Charting the Mainstream: Trends, Data and Action of Use to Efforts to Better Integrate Care (03/20/07)

Michael Cohen's Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion (03/15/07)

Matt Russell on Integrated Public Communications to Advance Integrated Health Care (02/20/07)

Tales of Two Surveys on CAM: Thomsen-Medstat Finds 37% Using, AARP & NCCAM Find Seniors Still Not Talking ... (02/15/07)

In the News: NYT "Correction" on Supplement Dangers, United Press/Reiki, Time Blasts Integrative Medicine MDs (02/15/07)

Disquieting Journalistic Ethics: Michael Levin Challenges New York Times and Dietary Supplement Basher Dan Hurley (01/20/07)

Media Scan: NESA/Tufts Partnership, Weil and City of Tucson IM Center, AMA vs NDs in Illinois, Perlman/Massage Study in NYT, elsewhere, plus (01/13/07)


Natural Products

Barnes Advocates a Shift in the Nutrition Research Paradigm Toward an Industry-Academic Partnership on a Whole Systems Approach (06/25/07)

FDA "Special Filing" Clarifies May 29 Comment Closure & Intent on CAM Guidance, Plus Action from Organizations Representing Holistic Nurses, Chiropractors and Herbal Products Industry (05/24/07)

Your Comments: Integrator FDA Report Stimulates Huge Array of Links, Thanks, Blasts and Queries (05/15/07)

Integrator Adviser Speaks: Levin on Whether Supplement Quality May be Influencing Clinical Outcomes (05/09/07) 

Visibility: Donna Karan Brings Glamour to Integrative Medicine, Supplements Suffer in the Media, Chiropractic Campaign (05/08/07)

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The sponsorship of Triad Healthcare helped make this work possible
Integrator Special Report: The FDA's Guidance on CAM - What is the Appropriate Response? (04/23/07)

The FDA's CAM Guidance: Interview with FDA's Co-Author and Senior Scientific Adviser Philip Chao (04/20/07)

New York Times Shuts Down US Senators Harkin and Hatch on Supplement Harm Issue (04/10/07)

Valentine's Appeal: Columbia Studies of Black Cohosh, Whole Foods for Women's Health Seek $$ for Data Analysis (02/16/07)

ACCAHC: Historic, Multi-Disciplinary CAM Educator Project Announces Grant, Exec Change, Dues-Basis and Move to Independence (01/25/07)

American Botanical Council Organizes Strong Counter to Unbalanced Media on Recent Black Cohosh Research (01/25/07)

Disquieting Journalistic Ethics: Michael Levin Challenges New York Times and Dietary Supplement Basher Dan Hurley (01/20/07)



Professional Organizations, Other Guild Politics and Turf

Regarding Quack-Buster Stephen Barrett, Chiropractic Leader Lou Sportelli and Covertly-Delivered AMA Papers (06/24/07)

Father's Day: Reflections on My Firstborn's Homebirth as Alignment with What's Needed in Healthcare Reform (06/17/07)

Other Voice: National University of Health Sciences President James Winterstein, DC, on the Role of the Primary Care Chiropracto5 (06/13/07)

Policy Clout from an AHMA, AANP and AHNA Collaboration? The Vision of Bill Benda, MD, the Interlocking Director (06/05/07)

Your Comments:  Do the CPT and ICD Codes Fit with Integrative/Naturopathic Practices - Drs. May and Milliman Play "Stump the Chump" (05/19/07)

State Action: Challenge to Homeopaths in Arizona, Florida Agency Data on Massage, NDs Advance in NY, Library Services as Integration, plus (05/15/07)

Chiropractor as (Potentially) Cost-Saving PCP: What Fate the Broad-Scope Practice? (05/08/07)

Visibility: Donna Karan Brings Glamour to Integrative Medicine, Supplements Suffer in the Media, Chiropractic Campaign (05/08/07)

Your Comments: 3rd Way and Other Issues - Sherman Cohn, JD and IAYT Exec John Kepner (04/09/07)

A Tale of Two CAM/Integrative Medicine Awards: Dr. Rogers' Prize and the Bravewell (03/03/07)

Integrator Advisor Speaks: Bill Benda, MD, on the Recognition of Holistic Nursing by the ANA (03/13/07)

Your Comments: Engel, Wilson, Traub and May on ND Incomes and the AANMC Survey (03/05/07)

Accountability and Soul: CAM Professions Expert Pamela Snider, ND on the Maturation of the CAM Professions and of Yoga Therapy (03/24/07)

Guest Column: Bruce Milliman, ND, on ND Incomes, Care Models and an Invitation to Play "Stump the Chump" (03/23/07)

Survey Data on Yoga and Coaching Practices, Plus More Info on Massage (02/23/07)

Your Comments: Income Influences for Naturopathic Physicians (02/21/07)

Income for Naturopathic Physicians: Data from AANMC Survey (02/05/07)

Honoring William Mitchell, ND: 1947-2007 (02//2/07)

Acupuncture Unity: AAOM and AOM Alliance End 14 Years of Damaging Divisiveness (01/21/07)


Research

Barnes Advocates a Shift in the Nutrition Research Paradigm Toward an Industry-Academic Partnership on a Whole Systems Approach (06/25/07)

Clay Feet:  Cochrane Collaboration, High Priest of Evidence-Based Medicine, Blasted for Economic Bias in Medscape General Medicine (06/22/07)

Research Shorts: New Investigators May Take Hit as NIH Funds Decline; Health Services a Bright Spot; Portland SPARC's Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration; NIH Stakeholders Meeting; Whole Services Research in Wikipedia (06/07/07)

More Reflections on the Legacy of Former NCCAM Director Stephen Straus, MD - 1947-2007 (06/07/07)

Invited Voices: The Legacy of NIH NCCAM Director Stephen Straus, MD (1947- 2007) (05/22/07)

Integrator Advisor Speaks: Benda on the Selection of the New NIH NCCAM Director (04/16/07)

Research Initiatives Update: IN-CAM Outcomes Tools, Next CAHCIM Conference, MTF & AANP Promote Research by Practitioners, Acupuncture Research 10 Years After ... (04/10/07)

Samueli Institute Partners with Health Forum on Integrative Medicine for Heathcare Organizations Conference (03/28/07)

Data on an Integrative Medicine Program in a Conventional Academic System: Wake Forest's 2006 Annual Report (03/20/07)

New NIH NCCAM Director Wanted: No Experience or Interest in the Field Required (03/06/07)

Tales of Two Surveys on CAM: Thomsen-Medstat Finds 37% Using, AARP & NCCAM Find Seniors Still Not Talking ... (02/15/07)


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Integrator News - Polls, Advisers, Sponsors!

Welcome to Inner Harmony Group as an Integrator Sponsor! (03/28/07)

Integrator Annual Report to Readers for 2006: Use Trends, Donors, Top Stories, Outreach, plus (01/06/07)

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