WANP News Blog:

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.

Submissions are welcome to info@wanp.org and the WANP reserves the right to set editorial policy and to make minor edits to articles for standard grammatical corrections.

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 Memorium: 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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A new medical marijuana authorization form is now available.

[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 […]

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FAQ: Naturopathic Prescribing of Codeine and Testosterone Products

This is a reprint of an FAQ from the Washington Department of Health. Frequently Asked Questions Naturopathic Physicians Prescribing Codeine and Testosterone Products Since the passage of 2005 House Bill 1546 and the completion of the rule implementation that became effective November 2, 2007, the following questions have been raised regarding licensed naturopathic physicians prescribing […]

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Member Report: Volunteering at the Seattle/King County Clinic

I had the great experience of volunteering for the Seattle/King County Clinic (SKC Clinic) that was held at Key Arena from Oct 26-29 this Fall. I was overwhelmed by the abundance of altruism, compassion, and love displayed by all the volunteers involved in this amazing endeavor. The SKC Clinic provided thousands of people with no or […]

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