Run to end Childhood Obesity

The Super Kids 5K & Fun Run is an annual fundraising event in its 7th year, with all proceeds going towards childhood obesity research, education and programs at the UC Irvine Department of Pediatrics. The event includes a 5K, 1K Fun Run and Health Expo. The expo is created for kids and their families, with […]

More than half of US children destined for obesity in adulthood

Ward ZJ, et al. N Engl J Med. 2017;doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1703860.November 29, 2017 More than half of U.S. children will have obesity by age 35 years if current trends continue, according to results gathered from a simulation model projecting height and weight trajectories. “Adult obesity is linked with increased risk of diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer,” Zachary J. Ward, […]

Integrative group visits emerge as key tool in community healthcare

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor’s note: This analysis article is not edited and the authors are solely responsible for the content. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Integrative Practitioner. Two recent media releases underscore the […]

Genetic Heart Disease Risk Eased by Healthy Habits, Study Finds

Is genetics destiny when it comes to heart disease? A new analysis of data from more than 55,000 people provides an answer. It finds that by living right — by not smoking, by exercising moderately and by eating a healthy diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and grains — people can tamp down even the worst genetic risk. […]

A Holistic Approach to Health Care Can Lower Costs and Improve Quality

In addition to treating illness, health care’s goal must be to promote prevention and well-being as well as to provide support in virtually all aspects of life. August 4, 2016 Alan Spiro, M.D. and Adam Perlman, M.D. 0 Comments Most health systems in the United States aim to deliver “patient-centered care,” although the term, admittedly, has been […]

Coming soon to a doctor’s office near you: Prescriptions for vegetables

By Cara Rosenbloom August 4 Eating well can help prevent chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes and obesity. So why aren’t more doctors prescribing broccoli and flaxseed?Despite the wealth of research linking nutritious diets to disease prevention, the importance of food receives little attention in most physicians’ practices. But a shift is slowly happening, doctors say. More are recognizing the link […]

Mindfulness Workshop Provides Strategies For Stress Reduction

Learn to manage stress and achieve a healthy balance between work and personal life at “Vibrant Well-Being: A Workshop for Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Work-Life Balance.” Jacqueline Huntly, M.D., MPH, will lead the workshop on Saturday, August 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mercer University School of Medicine’s Savannah campus, 1250 East 66th Street (adjacent to […]

UCI’s Center for Integrative Medicine Teaches One of the Best Stress-Relieving Classes Around

If you find yourself too often vibrating with emotions like the driver in Bob Aul’s drawing above, you’re overworking that tiny almond-shaped monster in your brain called the amygdala, which rings the alarm bell as loud as hell probably sounds. Whether it’s rage or anxiety or some other demon of fear, those fierce reactions are […]

New Body, New Mind, New Medicine

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD Since one of us (Deepak) began advocating the mind-body connection thirty years ago, a time of great opposition among physicians to the very notion that thoughts have physical consequences, the trend has been entirely against the physicalist position, i.e., that the human body is a machine that needs […]

Mind-body seeps into primary care in many streams

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Mind-body therapies have been a significant area among integrative practices for research investment by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine. A steady body of research is finding multiple values. Among these: basic science experts are tracking positive gene expression. A real world project found that a […]
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