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May 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Integrative Medicine Part IV - Preventive Aging

Does old age necessarily mean declining health and cognition or can one age gracefully with a high quality of life? 

This was another topic discussed at the recent Health and Wellness conference organized by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine.  Steven Gambert, MD, Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center described preventive aging. Here…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 29, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

OSEHRA Makes Available New Patient Information Software - Janus 4.0 Graphical User Interface Launched As Open Source Software


Please find below a press release announcing the contribution of the JANUS graphical user interface  to the OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) code repository, OSEHRA Janus Announcement.  

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded OSEHRA was launched last fall and now has over 900 software developers, programmers and researchers using…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

“An HIT Solution for Clinical Care and Disaster Planning: How One Health Center in Joplin, MO Survived a Tornado and Avoided an Information Disaster”


Thank you to MedTechIQ member Neal Neuberger for bringing this important article to our…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 23, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Integrative Medicine Part III - Humanism In Medical Care

Have you ever thought that the doctor wasn’t listening to you? Didn’t seem to understand what was important to you? Was talking in medical speak but not in a language you could understand? That he or she gave bad news to you and left you hanging as to what to do next? Unfortunately, these are all too common. 

Medical advances such as new drugs, imaging devices, operating room technology and others are coming rapidly and greatly expanding what can be done for patients. But concurrently…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 20, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments

Integrative Medicine Part II -- Health Care of the Future

Is it possible that health care can become more effective, more personalized, more attuned to real health and wellness in a manner that truly benefits you the customer? 

At the recent health and wellness conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine there was a panel discussion moderated by Center director Brian Berman, MD on the topic of health care of the future. Here are some excerpts from the comments made by…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 14, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Integrative Medicine - Part I

Can integrative medicine add value to standard western practices? Some would say absolutely not; others point to new scientific evidence that demonstrates the value of specific modalities in specific situations.


Health care is complex, expensive and often depersonalizing. It shouldn’t be. At the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, the staff focuses on evaluating and involving complementary medicine into traditional…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 11, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Your Genes Need Not Be Your Fate: Nutrigenomics To The Rescue

Genomics Part 4 -- Medical Megatrends

Are you concerned about a family history of heart disease? Or cancer? Worried that you genes will be your fate? We know that good dietary habits are generally good for us but can foods affect our genes? The new science of nutrigenomics suggests that they can.

Nutrigenomics is about using what you eat to change your gene expression (meaning how your genes function) to optimize your health.

Nutrigenomics is the science of how bioactive…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on May 7, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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