WFBH CIM Member Media & Publications
Cheryl Locke Honored with
Women in Business Award
Holistic Approach to
Treatment of Intractable Central Neuropathic Itch. Curtis
AR, Tegeler C, Burdette J, Yosipovitch G. J Am Acad Dermatol
Mental Health, Naturally
by Kathi J. Kemper received the Gold Award from Foreword
Reviews, and the Silver Award from Nautilus
Books for Wellness, Prevention, and Vitality.
The Latest Trend in Kids'
Medicine: Acupuncture. Kathi J. Kemper quoted in Redbook,
1-Year Results of a
Community-Based Translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program.
Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Rosenberger EL, Blackwell CS, Morgan TM,
Lawlor MS, Goff DC.
you can learn to enjoy waiting,
you don't need to wait to enjoy."
Jeff Feldman, PhD
Project: Vitamin D and K Status and Physical Function in Heart
goal of the CIM/Aging Center pilot is to assess associations between
vitamin D status and vitamin K status with exercise capacity and
physical function in older adults with heart failure (HF) and healthy
older controls. Vitamin D status has been measured from stored
blood samples in 115 heart failure patients and 55 healthy
age-matched controls. Thirty percent of HF patients were
vitamin D deficient and 60% had insufficient vitamin D levels.
In contrast, 12% of healthy controls were vitamin D deficient and 50%
were insufficient. In HF patients, lower vitamin D status was
associated with lower exercise capacity (measured according to
maximal oxygen consumption) and lower physical performance (measured
according to distance walked in 6 minutes). Additional
statistical analyses of associations between vitamin D status and cardiovascular
outcomes are underway, and laboratory analyses for measures of
vitamin K status in these same participants are also in
progress. (Co-PI's: Dalane Kitzman, MD and Kyla Shea, PhD)
Additions to CIM Website & Library
We have NEW resources for clinicians and patients on our
The CIM Library has over
1,000 integrative medicine books, CD's, DVD's, and videos to lend to
WFBH employees. New additions to the library
- Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Cancer
American Cancer Society
- Integrative Gastroenterology by Gerard Mullin
- Stress and Your Body by Robert Sapolsky
- Fighting Cancer: A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD and Erik
- The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for
Cancer and Other Illnesses by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker, DPM
- Resilience in Aging: Concepts, Research, and Outcomes by Barbara Resnick, Lisa Gwyther,
and Karen Roberto
- Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the
Local Food Front by Joel Salatin
- Breaking the Cycle: How to Turn Conflict into
Collaboration When You and Your Patients Disagree by George Blackall, PsyD, MBA;
Steven Simms, PhD; Michael J. Green, MD, MS
- The Integral Operating System by Ken Wilber (Donated by Christina
- The Roar of Silence: Healing Powers of Breath, Tone &
Music by Don G. Campbell. (Donated by
Bonnie Poston, MSLS.)
WFBH is the
first hospital in the region to provide a program in Healing Touch for
patients, families, and staff. Healing Touch is recognized by
the National Institutes of
as a biofield therapy and is
a simple, non-invasive technique which uses the human hand
to provide comfort and promote healing.
As an energy-based approach
to health and healing Hospitals,
Hospices, Nursing Units and Long Term Care Facilities are utilizing
this therapy throughout the United States to help promote healing,
reduce pain, and bring to another a sense of calm and well being.
Refer to a
recent Healing Touch article by WFBH researchers:
Access to Evidence-Based Information on Complementary
and Alternative Medicine
NIH NCCAM offers a new online resource, designed to give health care providers
easy access to evidence-based information on complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM). With this new resource, providers
will have the tools necessary to learn about various CAM practices
and products, and be better able to discuss the safety and effectiveness
of complementary and alternative medicine with their
patients. Read more.
The resource includes:
Feedback Game Improves Happiness
is a brain event, then can we train our brain to spend more time in
its happy state? Apparently so. Researchers from the University
of Louisville studied the brainwave brain biofeedback system Neureka developed by Dr. Jon Cowan that rewards the person's
brain when it emits more happiness-related behavior ("prefrontal
gamma" waves) by showing the person enhanced photos with
pleasant music. The study won an award from The Association for
Applied Psychophysiology and Bio-feedback where the system was
demonstrated. The training required a total of 5 hours over 12
sessions. Afterwards, the researchers measured significant
gains in the person's happiness and improvements in memory. The
gain in overall happiness remained constant when measured after four
months. Read more!
Makes for a Long Life May Surprise You!
Longevity Project participants who were the most
cheerful and had the best sense of humor as kids lived shorter lives,
on average, than those who were less cheerful and joking. It
was the most prudent and persistent individuals who stayed healthiest
and lived the longest.
That was the conclusion of one of the lead researchers
in the 80-years-long study on longevity, recently published as a
book, The Longevity Project:
Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark
Eight-Decade Study (Hudson Street Press). Conducted at the University
of California at Riverside, and building on data first collected at
Stanford University, the research compared personality characteristics
of individuals with their heal histories and
mortality. Read more, or watch the video
about the study results and findings!
Medicine Calendar of Events
the CIM Calendar of Events for a complete listing of local, national
and international integrative medicine related events!
In Closing ...
If you would like us to help promote your integrative
medicine related information or events,
contact CIM at CIM@wfubmc.edu.