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Two new pieces of federal legislation propose to expand access to vital health supports for millions of low-income Americans. If passed, the bills will make crucial medical foods and dietary supplements available to individuals and families who otherwise struggle to afford them.
The saga of Edna Valenzuela, a young Colombian woman who was diagnosed with lymphoma while working as an au pair for a DC-area family, and almost sent back to her home country in the midst of chemotherapy, throws much-needed light on the plight of a very vulnerable population.
After 15 years of leading-edge interdisciplinary research and highly influential policy work aimed at mainstreaming holistic medicine, the Samueli Institute announced it is ceasing all operations this year.
Data from Holistic Primary Care’s new 2017 practitioner survey indicate that the holistic healthcare community---like much of the rest of the country--is deeply divided about the Trump administration and its healthcare proposals.
How will holistic medicine fare under the Trump administration? It’s a big question with no obvious answer. yet A lot depends on what the new administration does with healthcare at large. And that is still full of unknowns. Some thought leaders applaud the GOP's support for expanding health savings accounts (HSAs). Others see big danger in deregulation.
The nation got a double-dose of vaccine controversy earlier this month, following two surprising events that stunned members of the medical community and the public alike.
Ever wonder why the language describing dietary supplements always seems so vague, ambiguous, and…well…dodgy? It’s because federal law requires it to be so.
Over the last six months, federal agencies have made regulatory moves that could have significant impact on the practice of holistic, functional, and integrative medicine in the coming years. While none represent a direct threat to practice freedom, they set precedents that could greatly limit access to foundational practice tools.
Cognitive scientist George Lakoff has spent four decades studying how the human mind makes meaning, and how that factors into politics. He concludes that while people may believe they are “voting their conscience,” for the most part they are voting their “un-conscience.”
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