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Oregon naturopaths want to dumb down insurer credentialing requirements

​Oregon, of the 18 states that allow naturopaths to legally practice at all, is the only state that grants naturopaths the same scope of practice as a primary care physician MD or DO. The state also mandates that naturopaths be credentialed as PCPs by insurers. (Again, it is the only state to do so.) Obviously concerned about the inadequate educati...
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Iron Researcher. Whose Pseudo-Science Reigns Supreme

India has a tremendous amount of pseudo-medicine.They have a entire ministry devoted to pseudo-medicine, AYUSH, the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.They have national Institutes devoted to these pseudo-medicines.India has 207 homeopathic colleges and colleges for naturopathy and yoga.Ayuvedric pseudo-medi...
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Minnesota legislators invent new way to do a worthless acupuncture study. Taxpayers to pick up tab.

A Minnesota legislator, a chiropractor by trade, is bypassing the usual ways of doing a worthless acupuncture study by inventing his own methodology. Acupuncture studies are famous for their sloppiness: no placebo controls, comparing Treatment X to Treatment X plus acupuncture, lack of blinding, spinning negative results. All of this generates resu...
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Hey, Republicans, you missed something in "repeal and replace"

After years of promising to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act ("ACA" or, "Obamacare"), the Republicans finally came up with a scheme to amend a few provisions. Called the "American Health Care Act," ("AHCA," but not "Trumpcare," apparently), it has been widely criticized by both the right and left, and just about everyone else, for that ...
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CAM PR effective in getting parents to use unproven treatments on children

​Parents of children with pain are more likely to use "complementary and alternative medicine" ("CAM") to treat their children than parents whose children who do not suffer from pain conditions according to analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. About a quarter of children had pain conditions in a one-year period and, of t...
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