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Information For Washington NDs

Welcome to the WANP’s News Blog. Articles and information here are provided for the support and interest of Washington naturopathic physicians and are searchable by the categories at the right. All views expressed, unless otherwise stated, are the solely those of the author. Comments can be submitted to info@wanp.org.

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In Memoriam: Mark Gignac, ND

Mark Gignac, ND     June 13, 1957 – September 20, 2018 It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of our colleague Mark Gignac, who passed away suddenly on September 20, 2018. Mark graduated from Bastyr University in 1992 as a doctorate in naturopathy and in 1996 with a masters degree […]

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Medical Marijuana Authorization Form Update

The WANP is re-posting this update from the Washington Department of Health. Dear Healthcare Practitioners, Mid-November 2017, communication efforts began to implement new medical marijuana authorization form (authorization) requirements. These requirements were rolled out in phases to assist with the transition. New medical marijuana authorization form – effective January 1, 2018: All authorizations issued on or after […]

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Diet and Dermatology

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. The food we eat is broken down and nutrients are absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract then delivered to where they will be needed. One of those places is the skin. We cannot live without food, so it can obviously affect our health in both good and […]

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In Memoriam: Steve Austin, ND

Dr. Steve Austin        May 14, 1947 – March 10, 2018 (The following is a re-posting of a tribute to Dr. Austin published by the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.) Steve was born in Brooklyn, New York to Joseph and Mollie Austin. He lived in many places around the US but Portland was […]

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Bastyr University Appoints New President

From the Bastyr University press release: KENMORE, WA (April 19, 2018) – The Bastyr University Board of Trustees unanimously voted today to appoint Harlan Patterson as University President. Mr. Patterson stepped into the office as Interim President in July of 2017, following nearly six years of service on Bastyr University’s Board of Trustees, and has continued […]

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WANP Political Update: December 2017

Dear Colleagues, Here is a bit of news about the political issues and activities that the WANP is currently involved in. Authority for Botox and Cosmetic Products At their November meeting, the Board of Naturopathy finalized language for the rules that will give NDs authority to prescribe and administer Botox and inert substances for cosmetic […]

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