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Top 5 Practitioner Supplement Trends

Presented by PureRXO – Online Dispensaries For The Perfect Practice

Topics of this slideshow include:

1) Personalization: Using diagnostic tests, online tracking and personalized supplement regimes to impact practitioner selling supplements

2) Content Marketing: In 2014, consider investing some time in creating your own content for marketing using PureRXO.com.

3) Online Dispensaries: Online dispensaries move your supplement sales from the shelf (or bookcase) to the web and provide you the opportunity for that 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sale. Online dispensaries are simply the “better mousetrap” for providing supplements to your patients.

4) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: PPACA read more…

Personalized Lifestyle Medicine (PART 1): Relevance for Nutrition and Lifestyle Recommendations

by Jeff Bland & Deanna M. Minch

A Special Slideshow Presentation by ModernHCP.com

Public health recommendations for lifestyle modification, including diet and physical activity, have been widely disseminated for the prevention and treatment of disease. These guidelines are intended for the overall population without significant consideration for the individual with respect to one’s genes and environment.

Personalized lifestyle medicine is a newly developed term that refers to an approach to medicine in which an individual’s health metrics from point-of-care diagnostics are used to develop lifestyle medicine-oriented therapeutic strategies for improving individual health outcomes in managing chronic disease.

Launch Slideshow

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Use Of Complementary And Alternative Therapies By Rural African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes

Randy A. Jones, PhD, RN; Sharon Utz, PhD, RN; Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, RN; Richard Steeves, PhD, FNP, FAAN; Ivora Hinton, PhD; Dana Andrews, BSN, RN; Alison Murphy, BSN, RN; Norman Oliver, MD

Abstract
Despite advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes, the disease continues to be a serious health problem in the United States. In 2002, diabetes was the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and was associated with numerous complications, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney failure, blindness, and amputation.1-3 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the read more…

The Use of Complementary Medicine For Healthy Aging

Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD

Abstract
By the year 2020, twenty percent of the US population will be aged 65 years or older. The greatest growth in numbers will be among those aged 85 years or older. If the healthcare demands of this group match those of their parents, it will place an extraordinary burden on funding for medical services. By promoting healthy aging, complementary medicine practitioners can improve the cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery. A scientifically based complementary medicine program to promote healthy aging includes (1) diet and nutritional tailoring, (2) nutrient enhancement to meet specific individual needs, (3) exercise training, read more…

Does Complementary and Alternative Medicine Represent Only Placebo Therapies?

Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB

Abstract
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is something you heard about from your hairdresser, who thinks she saw it on Oprah a category that . . . includes acupuncture, homeopathy, healing magnets and assorted herbs and supplements.1 This is a quote from Jerry Adler’s editorial in the December 1, 2007, issue of Newsweek titled, “A Big Dose of Skepticism.” The editorial represents a strong shot across the bow of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health as well as the tens of thousands of licensed CAM practitioners read more…

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