Open Enrollment for Obama Care is now open.

2015 nv health linkNeed health insurance? Checkout your options for a 2015 health plan! Find a quality health insurance plan that meets your needs and fits your budget.  Remember: Enroll by December 15th so your coverage will start on January 1, 2015. Visit Hot Topic – Health Insurance for the latest information and where you can go to get help.

Important: Current customers will also need to re-enroll.

Are you a health professional?

natural standard 2Natural Standard is offering free a Webinar for you to learn more to help your patients.

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has grown in response to efforts by patients to take a more active role in their health care.

Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative treatment therapies which has brought attention to the existence of a knowledge and communication gap for health care professionals with respect to being able to properly counsel patients about these treatments.

Learn more about the widespread use of CAM and the need for better-informed health care professionals to provide patient counseling here:

Natural Standard – Professional offers quick access to comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on foods, herbs, supplements and natural therapies.  Monograph sections include interactions, adverse effects, allergies, efficacy, pregnancy/lactation data and mechanism of action. English, French & Spanish Patient Handouts available
Database training is for all disciplines: Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, oncologists, dieticians, physical therapists, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and students.

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Tue, Apr 30, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Thu, May 2, 2013 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM EDT

Thu, May 9, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Tue, May 14, 2013 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM EDT

Tue, May 21, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Tue, May 28, 2013 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Once registered for one of the sessions above you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

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Black History Month

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Need information for African-American History Month? Need lesson plans? Looking for a timeline, primary sources & more? See our new Hot Topic – African-American Heritage for everything you need.

Reiki, What is it and does it work?

reikiReiki is an ancient healing practice that is approximately 2,500 years old. The name “Reiki” is derived from two Japanese words: rei, meaning universal spirit, and ki, meaning life energy. Mention of Reiki can be found in the Tibetan sutras and in ancient records of cosmology and philosophy. The fact sheet Reiki, Background Information will answer some general questions and if you want to learn more use these resources:

Do magnets relieve pain?

magnetsThe use of magnets to treat illness has been described historically in many civilizations and was suggested by ancient Egyptian priests and in the 4th Century BC by Hippocrates. The 15th Century Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus theorized that magnets may be able to attract diseases and leach them from the body. In modern times, magnetic fields play an important role in Western medicine, including use for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), pulsed electromagnetic fields, and experimental magnetic stimulatory techniques.  Magnets have not been proven to work for any health-related reason, yet static, or permanent, magnets are widely marketed for pain control. The fact sheet Magnets for Pain Relief provides basic information about magnets for pain, and summarizes scientific research.

To learn more about magnets for pain relief use these library resources: