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environmental, occupational & preventive medicine for the diagnosis of chronic illness.
Our goal is to identify the environmental causes of chronic illness so that the causes may be adequately addressed and medication use minimized.
is a state-of-the art center for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic illness caused by allergy, asthma, toxicity, chemical sensitivity (MCS), chemical poisoning, food sensitivity, immune dysfunction, indoor air pollution, sick building, perfumes, pesticides, consumer products, etc. Dr.
www.allergycenter.com

  
 The Chronic - All About All findings
Chronic cellular dehydration is a term varyingly used in medicine and marketing to describe a state in which an individual's cells are chronically dehydrated.
Contents showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 Medicine 1.1 Examples 1.2 See also 2 Business 3 Slang 4 Music Medicine In medicine, a persistent and lasting condition is said to be chronic (from Greek chronos).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ICD-10 code: J41-42/J44 ICD-9 code: 496.0 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a group of respiratory tract diseases that are characterised by airflow obstruction or limitation.
www.allaboutall.info /search/The%20Chronic   (572 words)

  
 Stress and Insomnia: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Chronic stress can be a major contributing factor in almost any disorder, including anxiety and depression, insomnia, vertigo/dizziness, muscle pain, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension, digestive disorders, PMS, menopausal symptoms, infertility, headaches and migraines, some forms of asthma, back pain, neck pain, and cancers.
Acupuncture, herbal therapy, shiatsu and Thai massage have a very long and successful history of treating acute and chronic stress, as well as the disorders associated with it.
Stress can be useful, motivating us to prepare for that test or job interview, or encouraging us to do the best we can in our vocations, relationships, pleasurable activities, professional and social interactions.
www.calvindale.com /treatments/stress-insom.html   (935 words)

  
 Forensic Psych-Harvard Faculty
A forensic psychiatrist is a physician who integrates clinical experience, knowledge of medicine, mental health, and the neurosciences to form an independent, objective opinion.
In the workplace, the forensic psychiatrist may be asked to consider whether a claimed disability (e.g., a chronic general illness, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a chronic pain syndrome, such as Fibromyalgia, or a mental disorder, such as Depression or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is valid and work stress related.
Dr. Bursztajn is frequently chosen as a peer reviewer by journals in medicine and psychiatry, ranging from the Journal of the American Medical Association to the American Journal of Psychiatry.
www.forensic-psych.com   (1610 words)

  
 Integrating Western Medicine with Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine is well-known for helping people with the chronic ailments like diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, etc. Chronic problems can also be less severe like back pain, soreness, obesity, chattering mind, etc. Western medicine seems clueless when it comes to these problems.
Western medicine, especially when used as a "first resort," is just too expensive for me. My health insurance policy has a high deductible, because my wife and I are both self-employed and we cannot afford thousands of dollars a month for health insurance.
By Western medicine, I mean the usual type of medicine used here in the U.S. and Canada.
www.holisticwebdirectory.com /healtharticles/westernmedicine.html   (1610 words)

  
 Integrated Medicine - (acupuncture, alternative medicine, holistic medicine, natural medcine)
And one further piece of good news: even if post-herpetic pain develops or is already an established condition, Chinese medicine also has much to offer to bring such chronic pain to an end.
The combined use of Chinese and Western medicine makes shingles a much easier to treat disease, without the dread of chronic pain or the need of steroids and potent analgesics.
And the dreaded "old age" complication of chronic pain after the illness is resolved, would still be a threat.
www.integratedmedicine.com /monthly/1999_january.html   (1610 words)

  
 allergy
It is the body of medicine which deals with chronic diseases which are caused by or aggravated by environmental allergens and toxins.
Some of the more common conditions which respond to environmental medicine techniques include: Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, eczema, psoriasis, multiple chemical sensitivity, attention deficit disorder, headaches, lupus, colitis, PMS, thyroiditis, hives, chronic mono, diabetes, interstitial cystisis, endometriosis and MS.
We find that functional medicine techniques work best for treating these disorders.
www.picmc.com /allergy.htm   (1610 words)

  
 Natural Therapy Center - Natural Health Clinic, Natural Medicine Clinic
is an International Health Centre renowned for its successful treatment of chronic diseases, using a combination of orthodox and natural medicine, called Integrative Medicine.
Come into The DaVinci Clinic and meet the staff and the patients, as well as witness the successes that we have had treating many different health problems ranging from Cancer, Candidiasis, Chronic Fatigue, Digestive problems, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Hormonal Imbalances, Migraines, Polycystic ovaries, Skin problems, Sterility and many other chronic disease processes.
Natural Therapy Center - Natural Health Clinic, Natural Medicine Clinic
www.naturaltherapycenter.com   (169 words)

  
 medicine for fibromyalgia
Functional Medicine Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or CFIDS) have a number of symptoms that crossover, some of which include chronic fatigue, headaches, post-exertional malaise...
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Japanese form of "energy therapy" or other forms of energy medicine), not taking narcotics, and have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, you may be eligible for free Reiki treatments.
www.fibromanage.com /fibromyalgia/medicineforfibromyalgia   (2558 words)

  
 JAMA -- Abstract: Contemporary Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Scientific Review, November 5, 2003, Sin et al. 290 (17): 2301
Inhaled corticosteroids and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Author Affiliations: Divisions of Pulmonary Medicine (Drs Sin and Man) and General Medicine (Dr McAlister), University of Alberta, Edmonton; Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta (Drs Sin and McAlister); and Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Dr Anthonisen).
The Role of Vagal Afferent Nerves in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
jama.ama-assn.org /cgi/content/abstract/290/17/2301   (598 words)

  
 Chronic Bronchitis -- familydoctor.org
Your doctor may prescribe oxygen if your chronic bronchitis is severe and medicine doesn't help you feel better.
Your doctor may prescribe a medicine called a bronchodilator to treat your chronic bronchitis.
Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation, or irritation, of the airways in the lungs.
www.familydoctor.org /handouts/280.html   (971 words)

  
 Chronic definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Chronic: This important term in medicine comes from the Greek chronos, time and means lasting a long time.
In ancient Greece, the "father of medicine" Hippocrates distinguished diseases that were acute (abrupt, sharp and brief) from those that were chronic.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - The early sign of chronic fatigue syndrome is a strong and noticeable fatigue that comes on suddenly and often comes and goes or never stops.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2728   (371 words)

  
 Chronic Bronchitis -- familydoctor.org
Your doctor may prescribe oxygen if your chronic bronchitis is severe and medicine doesn't help you feel better.
Yes, your doctor may prescribe a medicine called a bronchodilator to treat your chronic bronchitis.
Because chronic bronchitis increases your risk of lung infections, be sure to get a flu shot every year.
familydoctor.org /handouts/280.html   (371 words)

  
 TBJ- Cover Article
Interestingly, confusion defining a pain management standard of care has attorneys wondering whether claims against physicians for the under-treatment of chronic pain should arise in the new theories of elder abuse statutes or should simply be an extension of the more traditional medical malpractice negligence suits.
In time, as pain management protocols permeate even the most rural areas of medicine, pain management experts testifying on the appropriate standard of care will be available to all.
[20] Additionally, criteria that should also be considered in defining standard of care boundaries include pain symptom management, patient satisfaction, shared decision-making among the patient, her family, and the treating physicians, coordination of pain care with other medical and social issues, and the guarantee of continuity of care throughout the chronic pain illness.
www.tba.org /Journal_Current/200410/TBJ-200410-coverarticle.html   (3052 words)

  
 Environmental Medicine
Environmental Medicine offers a sweeping reinterpretation of medical thinking, especially its approach to many previously unexplained and ineffectively treated chronic diseases.
Environmental medicine physicians are well aware of the implications of this chemical pollution and it's effects on the patients that they see.
The goal of Environmental Medicine is to identify the cause of a health problem and eliminate or reduce the level of exposure as much as possible.
www.drbuscher.com /environmental_medicine.htm   (3052 words)

  
 Shirley's Wellness Cafe - Natural, Holistic Health for People and Animals
These factors are further aggravated by the failure of modern medicine to recognize them as agents of dis-"ease" and death and the consequent failure to take preventative measures against them.
Most modern maladies are caused by prolonged exposure to a combination of negative lifestyles and toxic environmental factors, including junk food and malnutrition, pesticides, antibiotics, microwaves, chemical pollution of food, water and air, lack of exercise and chronic stress.
Most of these illnesses revolve around breakdown in our pets' immune systems, and include chronic skin/ear allergies, digestive upset, thyroid/adrenal/pancreatic disorders, seizures, gum/ teeth problems, degenerative arthritis, kidney/liver failure, and cancer across all ages and breeds.
www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com   (3052 words)

  
 Center for Stress Medicine
Stress may also intensify the severity of many existing chronic conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, herpes, hypertension, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders and many infectious diseases and immunity-related problems.
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Center for Stress Medicine is a comprehensive community resource for the treatment of stress-related or illness and conditions.
The care professionals at the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Center for Stress Medicine may also partner with other care disciplines throughout the hospital to assure that the emotional needs of patients are met.
www.advocatehealth.com /gshp/services/mind/stress   (783 words)

  
 Family Medicine (Allopathic/Osteopathic) Residency, Bethlehem
The curriculum is designed to provide training in preventive medicine, health maintenance and acute and chronic illnesses in both the adult and pediatric population.
Graduates of this residency are able to manage a broad spectrum of health care needs, ranging from preventive care to treatment of chronic disease states, in the context of the individual and the family.
The Family Medicine Residency, with a complement of 18 residents, is dually accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association.
www.slhn-lehighvalley.org /body.cfm?id=707   (480 words)

  
 Clinical Conference on Management Dilemmas : Bronchiectasis and Endobronchial Polyps -- Schnader et al. 121 (2): 637 -- Chest
From the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section (Dr. Schnader), Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, OH; the Department of Medicine (Dr. Harrell), University of California at San Diego, California; the Department of Medicine (Dr. Mathur), Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; the Department of Medicine (Drs.
the polyps were located in the right lung near a chronic locus
Smith, R (1989) Endobronchial polyp and chronic smoke injury.
www.chestjournal.org /cgi/content/full/121/2/637   (4169 words)

  
 UM Interventional Pain Medicine
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine is one of the best qualified clinics of its kind dealing with pain, offering the newest procedures and the finest quality of care.
Chronic pain is often defined as pain that persists for more than 3 months or that outlasts the usual healing process.
Chronic pain affects all aspects of a person’s life including daily activities, family life, work, leisure time, sleep patterns, and mood.
www.med.umich.edu /anes/pain/pain_patients.htm   (376 words)

  
 ABC of psychological medicine: Musculoskeletal pain -- Main and Williams 325 (7363): 534 -- BMJ
Psychological and behavioural responses to pain and social factors are the main determinants of chronic pain disability
The ABC of psychological medicine is edited by Richard Mayou, professor of psychiatry, University of Oxford; Michael Sharpe,
Chris J Main is head of the department of behavioural medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford.
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/325/7363/534   (1987 words)

  
 HSS - Pain Medicine
The Hospital for Special Surgery's Division of Pain Medicine is meeting the needs of patients struggling with this and other chronic pain due to musculoskeletal injuries or disorders.
Directed by an anesthesiologist with subspecialty training in pain management, the Division of Pain Medicine offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment to patients with acute and chronic pain syndromes, including pain from orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions.
Pain is a complex physiological and emotional experience, which can dramatically affect an individual's life.
www.hss.edu /Departments/Specialties/Pain-Medicine   (135 words)

  
 Family Medicine (Allopathic/Osteopathic) Residency, Bethlehem
The curriculum is designed to provide training in preventive medicine, health maintenance and acute and chronic illnesses in both the adult and pediatric population.
The Family Medicine Residency, with a complement of 18 residents, is dually accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association.
Graduates of this residency are able to manage a broad spectrum of health care needs, ranging from preventive care to treatment of chronic disease states, in the context of the individual and the family.
www.slhn-lehighvalley.org /body.cfm?id=707   (480 words)

  
 10 News This Morning - Tampa Bay's 10 News - WTSP
In patients with chronic cough, don't rely solely on the patient's description of his or her cough - it's character, timing, or presence or absence of sputum - to rule a diagnosis in or out or to determine the clinical approach.
The new guidelines are a comprehensive set of recommendations for the diagnosis and management of cough in both children and adults, and include more than 200 specific recommendations for dealing with cough related to conditions ranging from the common cold to chronic airway disease.
"There is considerable evidence that older type antihistamines help to reduce cough, so, unless there are contraindications to using these medicines, why not take something that has been proven to work," Dr. Irwin said.
www.tampabays10.com /thismorning/thismorning_article.aspx?storyid=24410   (825 words)

  
 BBC NEWS Health Chocolate could be cough medicine
If chronic cough was as a result of stomach acid reflex (GERD), chocolate will cause more cough since it relaxes the muscles of the sophex.
All very interesting, but why are we still focusing on drugs instead of on why the number of people with chronic cough is increasing?
The concentration of capsaicin required to produce a cough in those people given theobromine was around one third higher when compared with the group receiving a placebo.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/4032585.stm   (1353 words)

  
 Family Medicine (Allopathic/Osteopathic) Residency, Bethlehem
The curriculum is designed to provide training in preventive medicine, health maintenance and acute and chronic illnesses in both the adult and pediatric population.
The Family Medicine Residency, with a complement of 18 residents, is dually accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association.
Graduates of this residency are able to manage a broad spectrum of health care needs, ranging from preventive care to treatment of chronic disease states, in the context of the individual and the family.
www.stlukesresidenteducation.org /body.cfm?id=707   (480 words)

  
 Chinese Med
Chinese medicine treats dysfunction much earlier, while it is still in the energetic state.
She has treated large numbers of patients in the Emergency Department with severe chronic illness fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, chronic back pain and many others and is convinced that, beyond simple suppression of symptoms, there is true healing for these conditions.
Western allopathic medicine looks to relieve symptoms with drugs and medications, with the assumption that the underlying imbalances will self-correct.
www.crossroadsinstitute.org /chinmed.html   (480 words)

  
 American Pain Foundation
One of the most important Pain Medicine meetings of the year, AAPM’s conference attracts healthcare providers from around the globe who are concerned about pain medicine.
The pain community and other stakeholders are demonstrating to elected officials their strength in numbers, and are providing the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of their constituents.
Read an interview with her for a discussion of some of the myths that surround pain care, suggestions on how to overcome these myths and other barriers and resources that can help both health care providers and consumers ensure access to good pain management.
www.painfoundation.org   (896 words)

  
 Chronic Pain - Back Pain - General Pain Resources
Chronic Pain Study - A study by TJ Murray, OC, MD, FRCPC, FACP, Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine (Division of Neurology) Dalhousie University.
International Association for the Study of Pain - The IASP is an international, multidisciplinary, non-profit professional association dedicated to furthering research on pain and improving the care of patients with pain.
Pain Connection - Pain Connection is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit human service agency that provides a monthly support group, information and referrals and community education.
www.painandhealth.org /pain-links.html   (1514 words)

  
 Environmental Medicine
Environmental medicine addresses a wide range of adverse responses to environmental factors, from atopic allergy to chronic toxicity.
Between these extremes are a group of responses which contribute to many common chronic disorders such as migraine and irritable bowel syndrome and often affect more than one organ system.
Promoting the study and practice of allergy, environmental and nutritional medicine
www.bsaenm.free-online.co.uk /bsaenm_enviro.html   (1514 words)

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