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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

San Bernardino judge finds homeopathic drug labelling is not false or misleading
On November 25, 2014, just in time for Thanksgiving, Judge Bryan Foster in San Bernardino Superior Court tentatively entered a judgment in favor of Green Pharmaceuticals, following a week-long bench trial.
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Randomised placebo-controlled trials of individualised homeopathic treatment
A rigorous and focused systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials RCTs of individualised homeopathic treatment has not previously been undertaken. We tested the hypothesis that the outcome of an individualised homeopathic treatment approach using homeopathic medicines is distinguishable from that of placebos.
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Using Poison Ivy as a Medicine
Someone I know once told me that as a child she rubbed poison ivy all over herself in order to avoid having to go to school. Needless to say the tactic worked--too well--and she wound up missing several days of school. But did you know that poison ivy has been successfully used as a therapeutic substance for more than a hundred years?
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Quackery has gone too far
But homeopaths in this country have managed to sink into a whole new circle of Dante's Hell of burning stupid. And it has taken the form of a product called "nosodes."
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Tim Ferguson: why homeopathy is plain loopy
As a person living with MS, Tim Ferguson is always getting recommendations for homeopathy, but he's got science and reason on his side.
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Vaccine alternatives offered by homeopaths 'irresponsible'
A CBC Marketplace investigation has found that some alternative health practitioners are offering unproven vaccine "alternatives" to parents, which is adding to many parents' confusion about vaccines. These treatments are not approved by Health Canada as alternatives to immunization.
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Homeopaths flush remedies down toilet to heal oceans
According to the Quackometer, British homeopath, Grace DaSilva-Hill spearheaded a call to other homeopaths to drop some of their remedies into the sea last Friday.
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These Guys Flew to Liberia to 'Cure' Ebola Patients with Homeopathy
Dr. Richard Hiltner is a really nice guy. He's in his 60s but seems younger, in that way Californians often do and has a very West Coast way of making everything sound super positive all the time, up to and including the fact that, a few weeks ago, he and three other practitioners flew to Liberia to try to treat Ebola patients using homeopathy.
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Treat Chikungunya naturally
Eupatorium perfoliatum 200C is the number one homeopathic remedy for Chikungunya and besides being used as a prophylactic, it is used during the infection and is very helpful for the symptoms of pain in the joints.
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