Health Care Community Discussion 12/29/2008

Prior to Obama taking office, the Transition Health Policy team put together its recommendations for the incoming Obama-Biden Administration. They solicited the American public for their input.

NCNM Hosts International Medical Scholar in Speaker Series

PORTLAND, Ore. (October 22, 2008)—Shaul Sukenik, M.D., head of Internal Medicine and a specialist in rheumatology and at Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Shiva, Israel, will present a lecture at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) Oct. 27 on the Dead Sea and the healing properties of its mineral rich waters. Dr. Sukenik is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of balneotherapy, also called “water cure,” the medically therapeutic use of natural mineral water and mudpacks for the beneficial treatment of asthma, arthritis and other diseases.

NCNM to Expand Portland Campus

PORTLAND, Ore. (October 1, 2008)—National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) announced today that it completed negotiations with Andrew and Deborah Davis of Portland for the purchase of three office buildings on 1.5 acres of land adjacent to the NCNM campus and a quarter-acre lot across from the property. NCNM is located near the South Waterfront in an urban renewal area that the Portland Development Commission refers to as “the Educational Triangle,” between OHSU and Portland State University. The new buildings will consolidate NCNM’s two primary teaching clinics now located some distance from the campus. Property renovation and groundbreaking are anticipated to begin at the end of October following the due diligence period, with a completion date of December 2009.

NCNM Hosts International Medical Researcher in Speaker Series

PORTLAND, Ore. (September 18, 2008)—Xianen Wang, MD, PhD, medical researcher and founder of the American Institute of Eastern Medicine in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week will present two lectures at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM). Dr. Wang will discuss the future, practicality and effectiveness of integrative medicine and his work with the development of Ketsumeisei, a proprietary herbal compound.

ZRT Laboratories Partners with NCNM to Promote Hormone Testing and Balancing

September 2, 2008
ZRT Laboratories Partners with NCNM to Promote Hormone Testing and Balancing
BEAVERTON, Ore. (September 2, 2008) — ZRT Laboratory today announced the winners of the inaugural ZRT Cup, a college bowl competition sponsored and funded by ZRT and held at the recent American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) Conference in Phoenix. The academic competition for students of accredited naturopathic medical colleges was held in partnership with National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) of Portland, Ore., to promote education for naturopathic physicians who are advancing testing and natural therapies in the treatment of hormonal imbalances in men and women.

NCNM Hosts Medical Tent for Portland Triathlon

August 30, 2008
NCNM Hosts Medical Tent for Portland Triathlon
The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in the United States, will host a medical tent Sunday, August 31 for the second annual City of Portland Triathlon. Triathlon Race Director Jeff Henderson said, “We want to create an event model that is unique in every way to reflect the values and sense of social consciousness that we’re so proud of here in Portland, like sustainability and organic goods.

Clinical Research Supports Effectiveness of Ashwagandha to Boost Body's Immunity

An ancient herb, commonly known as Indian Ginseng, is found to increase the body’s first-line defense cells when combined with milk
PORTLAND Ore.(August 13, 2008) A team of Portland medical researchers has found that drinking whole cows’ milk with Ashwagandha, an herb used for more than 5,000 years in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine, can increase the body’s white blood cells, which help boost immunity.