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Many older adults are turning to complementary and integrative health approaches to promote health and well-being. These 4 tips look at what the science says about mind and body practices for common aging-related conditions:   #yoga   #taichi   #qigong  
According to a nationwide survey, the use of yoga by people 65 and older almost tripled between 2002 and 2012. Tomorrow at 2pmET we’ll talk about mind and body approaches, like #yoga, and older adults. Join the conversation on Twitter at #AgeWellChat. We hope to “see” you there!    
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Next month, Dr. Gervasio Lamas, chairman of medicine and chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, will discuss his Trial to Assess #Chelation Therapy (TACT) as a part of our Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. To learn about this trial, visit: 
There are many complementary health products and practices out there. But as with any treatment, it’s important to consider safety before using any of them. This page provides links to safety information for a variety of approaches:
We are in the process of developing our new strategic plan to guide our Center’s research efforts and priority setting. Learn how you can provide your perspective on the planning process and where you can submit a response: Comments will be accepted until May 18, 2015.
The leaves and fruit of the grape have been used medicinally since ancient Greece. Today, grape seed extract is used as a folk or traditional remedy for conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor circulation. But what does the science say? Learn more:
Mind and body practices, including relaxation techniques and meditative exercise forms such as #yoga, tai chi, and qi gong are being widely used by older Americans, both for fitness and #relaxation, and because of perceived health benefits. Our new Clinical Digest provides current info on complementary and integrative health approaches for conditions clinically relevant to older adults. Learn more: #taichi   #qigong   #meditation  
Save the date! Next week we’re hosting a Twitter Chat on mind and body approaches for older adults. Participants will include The +National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, +Cleveland Clinic, +Harvard Health Publications, and more. To learn more, visit: #AgeWellChat   #MindBody  
Join us as we host or participate in live online chats that cover a variety of health topics. If we’re hosting, we’ll be focusing on complementary health approaches for a specific health topic. An expert in scientific and health issues will be available to answer your questions. Dates, times, topics, and hashtags for our chats will be announced on this page and through Twitter and Facebook.
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Dr. Eric Schoomaker, a professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and 42nd Surgeon General of the United States Army, discusses a new research collaboration between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The 2012 National Health Interview Survey provides the most comprehensive information on the use of complementary health approaches in the United States. This NIH Record article highlights some key trends.
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