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Welcome to Health E-News!Welcome to summer! We hope this newsletter finds you well and healthy. However, if you or anyone in your family are in need of minor health tune-ups or have significant health problems, this issue may offer you solutions. For starters, those of you with children will want to take advantage of a special program we are offering this summer -- $20 Well-Child Visits during July and August. These services can help ensure that your children's health is the best it can be for their age and stage of development. You’ll also find information about our practitioner-care services, which allow you more time for one-on-one consultation. And if you haven't heard about our low-cost services for those with HIV/AIDS, be sure to read about them below. In addition, you can discover how acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help with common health concerns, and why both drinking juice and taking iron can improve your brain's functioning.

Finally, we are always looking for testimonials from people who have had a great experience with natural medicine, so please note our request for reader's stories. We’d love to hear how a natural approach has helped you.

In health,
Sydney Maupin, Editor

Bastyr Center for Natural Health
July 2007 Issue

Clinic Highlights

Self Care

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Special Offer: $20 Well-Child Visits July 2 - August 31

Mother and child with naturopathic doctorStart your child on a natural path to vibrant health! To help ensure that your child is developing on schedule and that their nutritional and wellness needs are being met, Bastyr Center for Natural Health is offering a $20 Well-Child Exam from July 2 through August 31. This offer includes a free bottle of children's vitamins. Learn about this great offer.

Another Choice for Your Health Care at Bastyr: Practitioner Care

Through Bastyr Center for Natural Health's team-care approach to healing, you'll see a licensed practitioner and two to three students, allowing for individualized treatments and generous practitioner time. However, if you prefer not to be treated in the team-care system of Bastyr University's teaching clinic, you may make an appointment to see a physician or acupuncturist with Bastyr’s practitioner care. In practitioner care, you will see a clinician one-on-one and receive the same generous and thorough approach to your care. Find out more.

Bastyr Continues to Provide Care for People with HIV/AIDS

In our Immune Wellness Care shifts, we offer complementary and alternative health care to more than 200 people living with HIV/AIDS. Services include naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition consultation, physical medicine, and counseling. HIV+ patients at Bastyr consistently report improved quality of life and greater satisfaction with their overall medical care as a result of their treatment with us. Bastyr services are especially effective in treating symptoms and side effects of medications. Although we no longer receive Ryan White federal grant funding, we remain committed to offering HIV/AIDS patients low-cost, supportive complementary care. Learn more.

Clinician Profile: Jane Guiltinan, ND, Devotes Leadership Skills to Natural Medicine

If Jane Guiltinan wished to be a singer, she would likely be performing on Broadway right now. If she were interested in politics, she’d probably be on a presidential cabinet. But from a young age, Dr. Guiltinan has dedicated herself to medicine and improving the lives of others. As a result, Bastyr Center for Natural Health has benefited from this incredible leader and talented physician who has profoundly impacted her students, her patients and the field of natural medicine. Read more about how Jane Guiltinan has become an influential ND.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Solves Common Health Problems

Do you have a minor – or major – health complaint that won’t seem to go away? You may want to try acupuncture and Oriental medicine. These treatments can be very effective in treating allergies, fatigue, pain, arthritis, PMS and many other common health complaints. Practitioners often employ the combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to create a synergistic approach that addresses your health and well-being on a deep level. Read more about acupuncture and Oriental medicine’s success in allergy management and treating back pain. Find out how to start receiving acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine services are also available at a reduced cost to income-qualified patients.

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Seniors Who Take Zinc Have Fewer Infections
Happy SeniorsA new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that taking zinc supplements significantly reduces seniors' chances of getting infections. This is thought to be a result of zinc's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, both of which improve immune function. Dietary zinc intake tends to decrease with age, and so as we grow older, supplementing becomes even more important. Read more about this study. Also, find out more about our special offer for seniors 65 and older.

Iron Helps Women Concentrate and Complete Tasks
If you are a woman and you have trouble focusing and completing tasks in a timely manner, the solution could be quite simple: You may be low in iron! In the first study of its kind, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from Pennsylvania State University recently showed that women with low iron levels showed more clarity in their thinking after taking extra iron supplements. Learn more about this study.

Can Drinking Juice Prevent Alzheimer's?
Should you have had a V-8? Yes. And in fact, it appears that you should have had three of them! A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine shows that people who drink at least three glasses of fruit or vegetable juice each week may have a 76 percent lower chance of suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Get the details.






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