Practice Drift: Osher Team Explores Risks of MDs Exceeding Scope in Integrative Practices

The movement from the wild-west of “alternative” medical practices into mainstream respect and inclusion is typically a process of standard-setting, self-regulation, and then governmental action. Two principals in the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine recently asked whether – with the chaotic and rapid expansion of the field — its timeRead …

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Patient Attitudes on Integrative Therapies During Hospitalization

Outpatient settings are home to an increasing menu of integrative therapies and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. A new study shows that a majority of hospitalized patients find these services helpful. And just like outpatient care, patients are willing to pay out of pocket for these services, according to

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Hostility Toward and No Incentives For Personalized Medicine

OP/ED by Kimberly Lord Stewart. I received a press release on a social media survey of 2,000 doctor’s opinions on Mehmet Oz, MD, from a social media polling company called SERMO. Even for social media, I was struck by the level hostility from Oz’s highly educated peers. Quack and aRead …

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