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Eucalyptus Oil Inhalation on Pain and Inflammatory Response

The title derives from a 2013 Korean publication (“Effect of eucalyptus oil inhalation on pain and inflammatory responses after total knee replacement: a randomized clinical trial.” PMID: 23853660 with free download) demonstrating reduction of nociceptive response to surgery for total knee replacement. While the technique may appear to be of narrow application, it would seem […]

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Allied Healthcare Update: Exercise Physiology

There is a growing movement within American medicine. As more and more physicians look to lifestyle medicine strategies as effective non-medicated, non-surgical modalities, there is a growing need within the patient population for a personalized, science-based interaction with exercise and its health benefits. It is this need that has given rise to the role of […]

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Update from Washington Vaccine Association

The Washington Vaccine Association (WVA) is helping our state ensure that all recommended vaccines are available to all qualified providers to administer to any child in Washington. But what does that mean for you? It means the WVA is working on your behalf so you can keep providing vaccinations to all children in your practice […]

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Neurofeedback as an Evidence-Based Alternative Therapy

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses the real-time collection and display of electroencephalography (EEG) data to strengthen the brain’s natural ability for adaptation and self-regulation. A functional brain map is generated using the same recording equipment and procedures used in hospitals for epileptic and polysomnographic testing. The software that performs the analysis decomposes […]

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Evidence Affirms Benefits of Naturopathic Diet and Lifestyle on Aging

Editor’s note: In general, Vital News does not publish research articles from peer-reviewed journals. Instead, our focus is on sharing practical and personal perspectives, in a conversational style among colleagues. That said, when WANP member, Dr. Davis Lamson shared the following article with us, so hot off the press it hadn’t been posted on PubMed […]

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Radiology: Head to Toe

I am often asked by non-radiologist colleagues to recommend the best radiological examination for evaluating a given clinical scenario. In this discussion, I will give a general outline of the best test to order for your patients, as well as pitfalls to avoid. First, the pitfalls: The first priority in ordering a radiological exam is […]

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