Earlier this month, Dr. JoAnn Manson, Division Chief of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, gave an in-depth presentation about clinical research surrounding safe and beneficial Vitamin D dosage. Watch the presentation here.
Dr. Manson was recently featured in TIME Magazine regarding the variable clinical research findings regarding Vitamin D levels.
“Clinicians are often left chasing a number, and trying to get patients’ blood levels up to a certain point,” says Manson. “But when you think about how many people are screened for vitamin D, and the concerns about the reliability in how it’s measured, and the differences in what is considered normal ranges across laboratories, it’s really concerning.” Read the Full article here.
In this presentation, Dr. Manson discusses the international randomized trial being conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital to evaluate the health benefits of different dosage levels of vitamin D: The large-scale VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL). This is the largest of its kind, with 26,000 participants from across the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
On May 5th the Osher Center will be hosting The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (BHI) for our next clinical case presentation at the new Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds.
Dr. Darshan Mehta, Medical Director, and Peg Baim, Director of the Stress Management and Resiliency Training Program (SMART) at BHI, will be discussing the application of mind-body medicine approaches to a patient case of Crohn’s Disease. They will be joined by Dr. Joshua Krozenik, Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
So, what is Crohn’s Disease?
Dr. Langevin, director of the Osher Center was recently interviewed by Australia’s CPD Health Courses about her expertise in fascia research. This interview is a fascinating exploration of the nature of connective tissue. Director of CPD Health Courses, Dr. Wayne Mahmoud, who is a trained osteopath and acupuncturist brings out Dr. Langevin’s unique perspective in this field.
‘Connective tissue has intrigued me from the start, because it is a body wide network.’ Helene Langevin.
Listen to the audio (42 min) to hear what Dr. Langevin has to say about the following:
Do people with lower back pain have thicker connective tissue?
Inversion sprains of the ankle & Dry Needling Therapy
What is needle grasp & what causes it?
What’s the connection between connective tissue stiffness & the risk of cancer?
The Osher Clinical Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Donald Levy, gives an overview of integrative medicine as practiced at the Osher Clinical Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Integrative medicine is a philosophy of healing that focuses on non-invasive therapies and lifestyle habits to enhance the body’s ability to heal. Dr. Donald Levy
Watch the video of Dr. Levy here (6min).
Learn more about the Osher Clinical Center and make an appointment to see an integrative medicine practitioner here.