photo-24707287-freeWelcome to our resource links.  Please take some time to explore the sections; we are growing all the time.  All practitioners have been vetted, however we make no warranties or promises, nor do we accept any fees or commissions for adding a product, service or provider here. This is simply a gift to the community of resources that may make your journey to wellness easier.  If you have a recommendation for this section, please send it to us through our ‘contact us’ form.

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Services

Caring Bridge

Free, easy to build, web-based sites anyone can create for themselves or a loved one to help families and friends communicate and keep up to date, even lend a hand, with their sick loved one.

http://www.caringbridge.org/

Practitioners

Whether you choose to use us or not it is important to investigate practitioners, hospitals and nursing homes before you use them.  Here are some resources to help you:

HealthGrades.com

Lists doctors by specialty, dentists, and hospitals in your area and allows you to see what insurance they accept as well as patient ratings and read comments.  Considered accurate and unbiased.

http://www.healthgrades.com/

 

RateMDs.com

Lists doctors and hospitals in your area and allows you to see patient ratings and read comments.  I don’t know their background.

http://www.ratemds.com/search.jsp

uCompareHealthcare.com

Expansive list which includes nursing homes and care facilities and their most recent state inspection data, as well as patient ratings

http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/

Products

Consumer Labs

Unbiased research on vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements.  There has been a lot in the news about supplements, even from big-name manufacturers, not containing what they say on the label.  They may contain less or none of the active ingredient and worse, they often contain fillers that could be toxic.  Before you risk your money and your health, check with Consumer Lab’s research.  There is a small fee (about $2.50 per month) for use.

https://www.consumerlab.com/

News from Natural Standard
Cancer Research News
Cinnamon is everywhere during the holidays – from candles and flavored lattes to festive cookies and cakes. But it’s also being used for its potential health benefits, especially for diabetes, and patients are likely to ask if it really works. So far, research is conflicting. In one analysis, taking a [...]
Sat, Dec 01, 2018
Source Integrative Medicine
Last month, our most popular monographs were: [...]
Tue, Feb 06, 2018
Source Integrative Medicine
Limbrel, a medical food marketed for osteoarthritis, has been recalled by Primus Pharmaceuticals. The recall was prompted by about 200 reports of adverse events, including several cases of liver toxicity and lung problems. All unexpired lots of Limbrel have been recalled per FDA request. Healthcare providers should tell any patients taking [...]
Mon, Feb 05, 2018
Source Integrative Medicine
The market for anti-aging skincare products is booming. But do any of these often expensive products actually work? Check out our new CE/CME on Natural Medicines in the Clinical Management of Aging Skin to learn about whether antioxidants like vitamin c, vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid and green tea actually help treat or prevent aging skin. [...]
Sun, Feb 04, 2018
Source Integrative Medicine
Medical & Health Research
Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute will receive the 2018 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research for the development of HPV vaccines. [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
Source Cancer Research
Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, M.D., becomes the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He comes to NCI from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he was director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source Cancer Research
TMIST, the first randomized trial comparing two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is enrolling participants. Developed by ECOG-ACRIN and NCI, the trial is comparing 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers. [...]
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Source Cancer Research
Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute receive the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their significant research leading to the development of HPV vaccines. [...]
Wed, Sep 06, 2017
Source Cancer Research