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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Here is an excerpt from a report by John Weeks on a survey of health plans in Maine regarding the cost of covering services by NDs: “Those searching for the financial impact of including the integrative care of naturopathic doctors in insurance plans will find some answers in a recent government report from the state […]
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 […]
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 […]
The following is presented by WANP’s Silver corporate sponsor Center for Diagnostic Imaging. May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, and it’s estimated that two million bone fractures each year are caused by osteoporosis (decreased bone strength). As we age, the risk of a broken bone brings a more serious threat. A simple fall may result in […]
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 […]
Hello Colleagues! Hope everyone is off to a happy and healthy 2018. I recently attended our January 2018 Vaccine Advisory Committee Meeting. With the knowledge that we are all busy docs with minimal extra time I provide a brief and to the point overview of topics for you to review. If you have questions please […]
Toxic-Free Future is working on a bill to ban highly fluorinated, highly persistent PFAS chemicals from food packaging in the state of Washington. These chemicals are also known as PFCs or Teflon chemicals. The use of well known versions of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, has largely been phased out of use in the US […]
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 […]
[This post is reprinted from a Washington State Department of Health email announcement.] Dear Healthcare Practitioners and Interested Persons, Starting January 1, 2018, all healthcare practitioners who authorize medical marijuana will be required to use the newly designed 2018 authorization form printed on Medical Marijuana Authorization RCW 69.51A.030 seal tamper-resistant paper. The new form is […]