Earlier this week, Dr. Peter Wayne, Research Director of the Osher Center, shared his expert knowledge in bite size pieces on a live Twitter Chat hosted by ABC News: Complimentary and Integrative Health: What does the Science Say?
Dr. Wayne tweeted using the @BrighamWomens handle.
The following themes were discussed:
T1: “What do we mean by complementary, alternative and integrative health care?”
T2: “Who uses complementary and Integrative Health approaches? How has it changed over time?”
T3: “Should complementary medicine approaches be held to the same scientific standards as conventional medicine? Why or why not?”
View Chat by Slide Show below
Notable tweeters included Director, Dr. Josephine Briggs, and Branch Chief of Basic and Mechanistic Research, John Williamson, of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the leading Federal agency for research on integrative and complementary health practices.
Other institutions taking part included our sister Osher Center at the University of California in San Francisco, The Cleveland Clinic, Stanford Medical School, The National Cancer Institute, and many others.
Last week we hosted our second Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds presentation.
This clinical case was of a 27 year old man suffering from Crohn’s Disease. Mind-body medicine approaches were used to build resiliency for disease management.
Watch the presentation here.
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?