Category Archives: Integrative Medicine

Creating Healing Spaces for Service Members and Veterans with Dr. Joseph Bobrow

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Waking Up From War Joseph Bobrow

In this episode of On Human Flourishing, Joseph Bobrow, Roshi, Ph.D. talks to host, Wayne B. Jonas, MD to discuss creating healing spaces for service members and veterans. Continue reading “Creating Healing Spaces for Service Members and Veterans with Dr. Joseph Bobrow” »

Planting Seeds for National Wellbeing with Senator Tom Harkin

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Having a healthy community relies on so much more than the healthcare industry according to former Senator Tom Harkin. The ideal system is one in which entities that control commerce, education, transportation and defense all work together to promote wellness and prevent illness. Continue reading “Planting Seeds for National Wellbeing with Senator Tom Harkin” »

A Response to the CDC Opioid Guidline: Implementing Integrative Therapies into Chronic Pain Care

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A message from Wayne B. Jonas, MD President & CEO Samueli Institute

A message from Wayne B. Jonas, MD President & CEO Samueli Institute

Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain. In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, enough for every adult in the United States to have a bottle of pills. But opioid pain medication use presents serious risks, including overdose and opioid use disorder. From 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people died from overdose related to opioid pain medication in the United States. Continue reading “A Response to the CDC Opioid Guidline: Implementing Integrative Therapies into Chronic Pain Care” »

Shattering the Myth of Immutable Genes with Dr. Pamela Peeke

Dr. Pamela Peeke for On Human Flourishing

For a long time, scientists considered genetics to be the predisposition of a person’s health. In other words, whatever genes a person was born with, determined if that person would develop a hereditary disease, addiction or obesity. New scientific studies have shown that genes are not determinant of a person’s wellbeing. The lifestyle choices a person makes including exercise and eating habits can deactivate the genes that originally would have lead to disease. Continue reading “Shattering the Myth of Immutable Genes with Dr. Pamela Peeke” »

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