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Maryland Licenses Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic doctors may now be licensed to practice in Maryland. According to Dr. Emily Telfair, president of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians, "The law will lead to greater access for Marylanders to doctors who emphasize disease prevention, healthy lifestyles, and natural therapies. It will also enable consumers to distinguish between licensed doctors who meet extensive education and training requirements and others who call themselves naturopaths but do not meet the state's rigorous licensing standards." Emily has spoken at our study group meeting in the past.

Press articles about homeopathy from the web

Call for stricter regulation of homeopathy in Australia
A major review of homeopathy in Australia could lead to stricter industry regulation and changes to private health insurance coverage of homeopathic treatments. The investigation by Australia's top health research body, the National Health and Medical Research Council, has found no reliable scientific evidence to support claims that homeopathic remedies are effective in treating medical conditions.
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Homeopaths fight back over negative finding
New Zealand doctors are said to be backing the findings of an Australian study that says homeopathic remedies do not work - but Kiwis practising the alternative treatment say the study is flawed. A draft paper released by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council this week stated homeopathic remedies were no more effective than a placebo when used to treat 68 health conditions.
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Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Marcie Fallek Warns 'Antibiotics Can Kill' in New Book
From Hopeless to Healed: a Pet's Miraculous Recovery is an inspiring and compelling story, and one amongst thousands of personal experiences of homeopathic healing. Thankfully homeopathy arrived at the 11th hour and Beau lived another four wonderful, happy years.
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New Homeopathic Book Interviews Top Alternative Doctors in America
Dr. Edward Kondrot, president of the Arizona Homeopathic Integrative Medical Association, announces his new book to raise awareness about the field of alternative medicine. The book will be released on April 21, 2014, and is titled "The Top 20 Alternative Doctors in America." It being published by Advantage Media Group. Featuring interviews with the top alternative doctors in the country, the book offers information about how each of them transitioned to alternative therapies, how they made their practice unique, and what types of conditions and patients they treat.
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Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
Just after their first son was born, his parents left him with his maternal grandparents and moved to Barranquilla, where Garcia Marquez's father opened the first of a series of homeopathic pharmacies that would invariably fail, leaving them barely able to make ends meet.
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Yet another meta-analysis finds homeopathy 'useless'
One of Australia's main health groups is the National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC. A panel of experts examined data from studies involving 68 illnesses and medical conditions, including colds and flu, asthma, migraine headaches, osteoarthritis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD, depression, back pain and heroin addiction. They found no evidence--absolutely none--that homeopathic treatments were effective.
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Medical Establishment concludes homeopathy not effective
Comprehensive research by the well-regarded Australian NHMRC concluded this week that homeopathy is ineffective. Prominent doctors declared it unethical to prescribe, and health funds told to stop subsidizing it. To the medical community, fed up with quackery, the results simply confirm an established fact. But, as the ensuing furious exchange shows, to those who would cure an infant's baldness with homeopathy, the conclusion is just another example of the bias of conventional doctors against something they don't want to learn about. The establishment dismisses homeopathy, but a million Australians are willing to embrace it, defend it, and ridicule the evidence against it.
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Buyer beware when it comes to homeopathic remedies
More than 500 million people worldwide use homeopathic remedies, according to the National Center for Homeopathy, a trade group. But I believe these products offer nothing more than a placebo effect at best, and, at worst, waste money.
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Homeopathy: healthy soluction for spring problems
Homeopathic preparations for widespread use one of them is Polinol combine the best of conventional medicine and homeopathy, and the most important is that they may be used by themselves, without going to a classical homeopath. World Allergy Week is marked from April 8-14th, followed by the next World Sunday homeopathy April 14-18th.
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Homeopathy awareness can make the world a healthier, happier place
World Homeopathy Awareness Week - the annual promotional campaign organised by homeopaths around the world - kicked off on Thursday. This year, rather than ignore it, moan about it or condemn it, scientists and sceptics alike should join in.
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Dr. Blonz: No science behind homeopathy
I suggest you might be misguiding your readers on homeopathy, and encouraging them to close a door on options to try before pharmaceuticals. I have a foot in each practice. I have a master's in nursing, and am a clinical nurse specialist in integrative health practices. I have 20 years' experience as an operating room nurse, and I now work in quality and patient safety.
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Class Cert. Granted In Cold Medicine Marketing Row
A California federal judge on Wednesday certified a nationwide class of consumers in a suit claiming Hyland's Inc. misrepresented that its homeopathic products fight colds and flus quickly and effectively, while they allegedly actually have no medicinal value.
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Despite failure to protect children, homeopathic vaccines continue to appeal
A current trend among families who want their children vaccinated, but who are leery of traditional vaccines, is the increased use of homeopathic vaccines. vHomeopathic vaccines, also known as nosodes, are often promoted as a natural alternative to traditional vaccination programs. Clinicians who promote these nosodes mostly homeopaths and naturopaths suggest that homeopathic vaccines may even work better and that they are significantly safer. Many of these practitioners sell homeopathic vaccines in their offices.
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UAE experts urge caution over unlicensed homeopaths
Interest in homeopathy is increasing, specialists say, although they warn against using the remedies for emergencies or seeking help from unlicensed practitioners.
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Hahnemann remembered
Indian Association of Homeopathic Physicians, Visakhapatnam district unit, on Thursday celebrated the 259 birth anniversary of the creator of homeopathy system of medicine Samuel Hahnemann.
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