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Navigating HIPAA

“Even if your practice does not technically fall under HIPAA (for example - as a fee-for-service practice), you are still subject to state privacy law and security law obligations. Read More
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Nutrition: A Key Modulator of Cognitive Health

Nutrition is a key modulator of cognitive health. This is especially true for patients with family history or increased genetic risk for neurodegeneration.

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Successful Outcomes in Reversing Cognitive Decline

For many people, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis predicts a bleak future. But some Functional Medicine clinicians are seeing successful outcomes. Dale Bredesen, MD, a researcher in cognitive decline, has developed a multimodal approach focused on personalized dietary and lifestyle intervention that has yielded positive outcomes in a number of cases. Read More
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A Functional Medicine Approach to PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the major health issues for childbearing age women, as symptoms can affect health and quality of life.

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How Do Gut Bacteria Migrate Throughout the Body?

How do bacteria and antigens migrate from their normal gut environment to trigger autoimmune responses in joints, the brain, the heart, and other organs? Read More
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Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Young People on the Rise

Colorectal cancer, the third most common type of cancer, is traditionally considered a disease of older people, yet the diagnosis is now rising rapidly among young adults, due primarily to excess body fat. Read More
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Telemedicine, Legal Concerns, and Your Functional Medicine Practice

If you are considering offering telemedicine services in your Functional Medicine practice, Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA, suggests addressing these legal issues first. Read More
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Some Key Legal Issues Before Starting a Functional Medicine Practice

In this case study, Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA, shares the legal advice he gave to a real client seeking to open a Functional Medicine practice. Read More
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Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolomics, and Early Interventions

Alzheimer’s is the only leading cause of death that we are currently unable to prevent or cure. Metabolic disturbances can serve as clues of impending Alzheimer’s, and future research holds great potential for early treatment.

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Exclusive Q&A with Dr. Joel Evans on His Experience With Functional Medicine

Q&A with Dr. Joel Evans about his path to practicing Functional Medicine and about the dedicated, whole-person care he provides to his patients.

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Clinical Quiz: Weight Gain, Insomnia, and Fatigue

A 42-year-old patient presents with weight gain, insomnia, and fatigue. You inquire about any recent changes in her life or health. She has recently undergone a contentious and acrimonious divorce. Which mechanism is most likely to be causing her symptoms? Take Quiz
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Wading in the Legal Waters: Why Functional Medicine Clinicians Need Legal Risk Management Help

In this first article of what will become a regular series, Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA, explains why Functional Medicine practitioners need legal assistance to navigate the dizzying crosscurrents of medicine. Read More