- July 1st, 2014
This last spring, Josephine Briggs, MD, the director of what has been called the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), asked for public comment on a proposed name change for the agency. Briggs proposed that NCCAM be renamed the National Center for Research in Complementary and Integrative Health (NCRCIH).The search for the proper term to describe alternatives to conventional medicineBy John Weeks
- March 1st, 2013
A ray of hope has poked through the winter of our discontent with the medical industry. The light arrived via an e-newsletter from the $30-billion center of medical research in the United States.By John Weeks
- May 1st, 2012
Women take longer to give birth today than women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researches at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers could not identify all the factors accounted for in the increase, but concluded that the change is likely due to changes in delivery room practice.