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Press Releases

April 2014

Lifestyle Transformation Program Launches, to Build Integrative Teams

February 2014

Nutrition & Health Conference to assemble world experts in Texas in May

September 2013

UA Integrative Health Center Opens Doors to One of the Nation's Largest Public Utilities

August 2013

New Lifestyle Transformation Programs broaden Center's educational options

First Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency program launched

March 2013

Dr. Sternberg to speak at Tucson Festival of Books, March 10

February 2013

Dr. Sternberg invited to speak at the Vatican, meets Pope

October 2012

Arizona Integrative Health Center to open doors to new patients in Phoenix Oct. 22

Partnership with DatStat will allow the Center to produce important clinical outcomes data

September 2012

Dr. Esther Sternberg appointed AzCIM director of research (PDF)

AzCIM using cutting-edge tool for clinical outcomes study

August 2012

Dr. Low Dog interviewed about her path as a healer

June 2012

Dr. Maizes on faculty at the Food for Your Whole Life Symposium

April 2012

Patients Out of Time brochure, April 26-28, 2012 (Tucson, Ariz.)

NHC'12 Public Forum speakers announced

Nutrition & Health Conference on 4/16 in Boston

November 2011

AzCIM announces plans to open Integrative Primary Clinic

April 2011

IMR receives award from STFM

Fellowship in IM hires new asssitant director

Dr. Horwitz selected for Primary Care Report editorial board

January 2011

AzCIM co-sponsors Yoga & Meditation workshop with world-renowned yogi

September 2010

In response to 21st Century Snake Oil, on "60 Minutes"

June 2010

The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine accepting applications

Center's IMR program wins innovative curriculum prize

Dr. Lebensohn receives Humanism in Medicine Award

May 2010

Dr. Newmark releases book on ADHD

April 2010

Dr. Low Dog honored by People's Pharmacy

Healing the Heart & Mind event with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (flyer)

NYT Bestseller Mingyur Rinpoche to give free meditation workshop on May 6

February 2010

Drs. Maizes and Low Dog release book: Integrative Women's Health

Corporate Health Improvement Program celebrates 25th anniversary

Alum Stephen Brewer, MD, authors book: The Everest Principle

November 2009

AzCIM announces 2 scholarships for rural practitioners, for the January Fellowship class

October 2009

Canyon Ranch Summit

May 2009

Integrative Medicine Fellowship Scholarships Awarded to Arizona Health Practitioners

When money is tight don't sacrifice nutrition

Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to Play Integral Role at IOM Summit, Feb. 25-27

Could your child have the arteries of a 45 year old?

Integrative Mental Health Initiative to Shape Mental Health Medicine

Mayor Daley proclaims May 11 official Nutrition & Health Day for the Nutrition Conference (PDF)

AzCIM News

April 2014

A great article in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Dr. Maizes about the growth of integrative medicine, the power of community, and the value of online education as an essential tool in the continuing education of physicians.
Read the article here

Dr. Weil spent the morning at the University of Arizona Medical Center preparing recipes and tasting the kitchen's prep of his recipes for the inpatient tray line & cafeteria.
See photos

March 2014

An interview with Dr. David Kiefer in several short clips on great topics surrounding digestive health including probiotics, testing gut bacteria, and why bitter foods help digestion.
Watch Here

On the Fearless Parent radio blog, Dr. Maizes talks about some of the reasons that 10 to 15 percent of US couples are infertile, and what to do about it.
Listen or read here

February 2014

Annual conference assembles experts in food, nutrition, and wellness in Addison, Texas in May.
Read the release (PDF)

Watch Dr. Sternberg in a great TEDx talk about how place impacts our wellbeing. Take a tour of the fascinating research and science behind how the input of our senses can make us happy and healthy.
Watch Dr. Sternberg's TEDx Talk

January 2014

Make sure you catch AzCIM Fellowship director Dr. Tieraona Low Dog on the Dr. Oz show! She will be demonstrating herbal recipes from her new book Healthy at Home by National Geographic. Watch it online!
Dr. Low Dog on Dr. Oz Show

December 2013

This wide-ranging documentary piece by Humankind Radio for NPR looks at the shortcomings of the medical education system and highlights myriad solutions centered on integrative care principles.
The Search for Well-Being

Dr. Weil sets the record straight on some common health scares and highlights some favorite nutrition tips on the Dr. Oz Show.
Health Scares and Nutrition All-stars

November 2013

Dr. Maizes engages in a debate about the quality and effectiveness of herbal supplements on NPR's Science Friday.
Herbal Supplements

October 2013

Watch Dr. Maizes discuss 20 years of integrative medicine education and research, and the study underway at the University of Arizona Integrative Health Center to determine the clinical- and cost- effectiveness of IM primary care.
Dr. Maizes on Arizona Illustrated

AzCIM director of research Esther Sternberg, MD, will be part of a series of free lectures on happiness at the Fox Theater in Tucson. See Dr. Sternberg on Wednesday, October 30.
What makes you happy?

September 2013

Want to lose weight? There are any number of methods that promise to help you shed a few quick pounds, but before you cleanse with juice or sweat yourself silly, you should know what the experts, including AzCIM Fellowship Director Tieraona Low Dog, MD, say.
Weight Loss Trends

More than half of American adults complain of insomnia. Take some tips from the experts, including AzCIM faculty Rubin Naiman, PhD, on the myths and realities of getting a good night's rest.
Trouble Sleeping?

Here and Meow: What Cats Can Teach Us About Sleep by AzCIM faculty Rubin Naiman, PhD.
Learn Better Sleep Habits

Follow along as Tieraona Low Dog, MD, and other experts offer some inexpensive and remarkably safe kitchen cures for common ailments.
Food as Medicine? You bet!

SRP employees will be eligible for world class primary care and participation in AzCIM study.
Read the release (PDF)

August 2013

Do you want to know how Dr. Low Dog uses spices for both health and taste? Read about her favorite ways to use some of these 11 healthiest spices.
Dr. Low Dog on 11 Healthiest Spices

AzCIM Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency (PIMR) program celebrates its pilot launch at 5 medical schools across the country! Watch PIMR Director Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP, as she's interviewed on the importance of this one-of-a-kind program.
Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Launch

Due to overwhelming response and based on success of IMR program, we recently opened a national pilot program for pediatrics.
Read the release

AzCIM director of research Dr. Sternberg and faculty memeber Dr. Steve Gurgevich in a great mind-body medicine feature in the August issue of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.
Drs. Sternberg and Gurgevich Featured

July 2013

Conventional therapies deserve the same skepticism as alternative ones. Listen now to Dr. Maizes as she debated Dr. Paul Offit on NPR's Science Friday show last week.
Dr. Maizes on NPR's Science Friday

June 2013

In Monday's Toronto Star, AzCIM Executive Director Victoria Maizes, MD, offers her top tips from her new book, Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child
Boosting fertility and having a healthy baby

March 2013

Dr. Weil appeared on CNN's "Erin Burnett Out Front" on Friday. He discussed the film "Escape Fire" and the problems with health care in the US.
Dr. Weil's appearance on CNN

February 2013

Research Director Esther Sternberg, MD, was recently invited to speak at the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, and met the Pope.
Read the release (PDF)

Dr. Maizes is the featured guest again this week on Another Day of Living. In this segment she discusses her new book, Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child.
Dr. Maizes on Another Day of Living

AzCIM Executive Director Victoria Maizes, MD, is the featured guest this week and next on two radio broadcasts of Another Day of Living. Listen on the web: the interview starts about 7 minutes into the show.
Listen to the show!

December 2012

Our new Phoenix-based Arizona Integrative Health Center is helping patients with great medical care and saving them money and anxiety in the long-run.
Read the article

November 2012

Drs. Andrew Weil and Tieraona Low Dog will be featured on the Dr. Oz Show tomorrow Thursday, November 15th (please check your local listings). More information can be found at the Dr. Oz website.
Watch Dr. Oz November 15

October 2012

AzCIM Fellowship alumna Kim Aikens and AzCIM faculty member Ken Pelletier are quoted in this Wall Street Journal article about reducing stress in the workplace.
Read the article

Weil's lecture at AAFP Scientific Assembly urged physicians to spur and embody change.
Read the article

University of Arizona Integrative Health Center to open doors to new patients in Phoenix Oct. 22

Data will be used to measure outcomes in IM primary care, inform the national health care debate, and reduce spiraling costs.
Read the release

September 2012

World renowned Dr. Esther Sternberg joins the center from the NIH
Read the release

Cutting-edge software available free to UA departments, to be used for Integrative Health Center study
Read the release (PDF)

August 2012

Executive Director Dr. Maizes weighs in on how prenatal multivitamins aren't, but should be, covered under the new health law.
Read the opinion piece

The director of our Fellowship interviewed on an upcoming workshop, her favorite herbs, career, and more.
Read the interview

July 2012

Center faculty Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson is leading a study on the effect of harp music on ICU patients
Read the story

June 2012

On demand video of the conference available online now
Read the release (PDF)

April 2012

Hear Center faculty and other distinguished speakers at The Endocannabinoid System: Clinical Implications for Health Care conference, April 26-28 in Tucson.
View the brochure (PDF)

Weil says the Nutrition & Health Conference targeted Boston and east coast because of focus in academic health
Read the release

March 2012

Dr. Weil argues that the key to changing the system is through education and empowerment.
Read the article

AzCIM Medical Director Dr. Randy Horwitz gives us tips on dealing with allergies.
Read the article

Dr. Weil will speak at the UA on April 4: "What Were We Thinking? Medical Debacles of the Recent Past." A free lecture, open to the public.
See Dr. Weil's event page

The University gives top billing to a slideshow on our Fellowship in Integrative Medicine.
Go to the UA homepage

January 2012

AzCIM Medical Director Dr. Horwitz on the health benefits of the popular spice, turmeric.
Read the article

Fellowship grad Christina DiNicola, MD, FAAP, offers integrative pediatric care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship graduate Dr. Herbert took on major life changes to pursue her destiny in medicine.
Read the article

December 2011

Emmy-winning documentary makers produced this film, which examines the broken US health care system, featuring commentary from AzCIM fellows and Dr. Weil.
Watch the trailer

Dr. Weil provides safe and effective tips to reduce anxiety.
Read the article

Getting all your vitamins? Dr. Maizes discusses the Vitamin D deficiency epidemic and offers supplement recommendations.

Listen to the 12/2 Dr. Weil interview on NPR, on mental health and his book, Spontaneous Happiness.
Listen now

November 2011

New clinic in Phoenix and IM outcomes study
Read the article

AzCIM plans to open an Integrative Primary Clinic and begin IM outcomes study
Read the release

October 2011

Alumnus David R. Cannon, MD, is featured for exemplary use of IM and his patient-oriented care.
Read the article

Jeff Gladd, MD, is blazing ahead with IM practice in his professional and personal life.
Read the article

September 2011

Gulshan Sethi, MD, AzCIM Director of Clinical Services, discusses Guided Imagery with Reader's Digest.

In collaboration with the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), AzCIM is working toward establishing an American Board of Integrative Medicine.

Fellowship Alumna Minerva Santos, MD, featured for her dedication to IM
Read the article

Fellowship Director Dr. Low Dog discusses motivation for working out on AOL
Read the article

Fellowship alumnus starts IM clinic, expanding the reach of healing-oriented medicine in Arizona.
Read the article

August 2011

An insightful blog post on non-organics and how to make smarter food and nutrition choices.
Read the post

Dr. Low Dog and many of our Center alumni will be speaking on dietary supplements for pain management. Register now.
Learn more

July 2011

Intensive four-year study for medical students at the UA College of Medicine, to begin in August
Read the release

Center faculty Dr. Steven Gurgevich interviewed on hypnosis in "East/West: Integrative Medicine"
Read the article

Focuses on AzCIM offerings and educational legacy
Read the article

June 2011

Tucson Lifestyle interviewed our Center faculty in "Battling Cancer: Bringing More Options to the Fight."
Read the article

May 2011

Dr. Naiman says "We Don't Get Sleep Because We Don't 'Get' Sleep" on the Huffington Post.
Read the article

April 2011

AzCIM residency curriculum receives STFM Innovative Program Award based on innovation and scalable impact on education.
Read the release (PDF)

Dr. Hilary McClafferty, a pediatrician and Fellowship grad, joins the team and is focused on expanding curriculum in the world's top IM Fellowship.
Read the release (PDF)

Center faculty Drs. Horwitz, Maizes, and Lebensohn are among the "Best Doctors in America."
Read more

Current Fellow Dr. Michele Couri featured for community outreach and successful IM practice model.
Read the article

Primary Care Report to deliver unbiased medical news and analysis to primary care providers. Dr. Horwitz joins editorial board.
Read more

March 2011

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog will be delivering a plenary presentation at iMosaic on April 9, from 8:30-10am entitled "Integrative Women's Health," and will be signing books immediately following her talk.
About the conference

Dr. Maizes will be a return presenter at the 10th Annual Women's Mental Health Symposium, on Saturday March 19th at 1:10pm.

Here is a resource as growing number of patients are calling their clinicians asking about what to do to protect themselves from radiation exposure.
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Dr. Maizes, co-editor of "Integrative Women's Health," will be speaking at the Tucson Festival of Books this Saturday, March 12th at 1pm as part of a panel discussion entitled "Curves Ahead: Trends in Women's Health." Katherine Landherr, MD (Fellowship '08), co-author of "Hands Off My Belly: the Pregnant Woman's Survival Guide to Myths, Mothers and Moods" will also be part of the panel.
Cost: Free Location: University of Arizona Student Union, Tucson Room

February 2011

This coming Tuesday, March 1st, tune in to The Dr. Oz Show to watch Dr. Weil, AzCIM Executive Director Dr. Maizes, Dr. Russ Greenfield (Fellowship '99) and Jim Nicolai (Fellowship '02), as they discuss diet and nutrition, mind-body therapies, herbs and supplements, yoga, massage, and more. Check your local listings at
See photos of the filming

Health Journeys has compiled free information and resources for those affected by the recent Tucson tragedy.
Visit the webpage

January 2011

Brings Menaka Desikachar to Tucson for only US stop on international tour
Read the release (PDF)

Watch last week's interview with Dr. Weil and Suzanne Somers on healthy ways to detox.
Watch the video online

December 2010

The Integrator Blog names our Center no. 4 in this year's top 10 integrative medicine notables
Read the blog

November 2010

Dr. Low Dog, director of the Fellowship, was recently interviewed by Integrative Practitioner
Read the article

If you didn't get a chance to catch Dr. Weil on The Dr. Oz Show yesterday, watch the videos now
Watch now

October 2010

Tune in to The Dr. Oz Show next Wednesday, Nov. 3 for a special featuring Dr. Andrew Weil.
Check your local listings.

September 2010

2001 Fellowship alum featured for success in and dedication to integrative medicine
Read the article

AzCIM Response to "21st Century Snake Oil" piece, and on the integrity of IM
Read the response by Dr. Horwitz

American Academy of Pain Management In partnership with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine presents the 21st Annual Clinical Meeting, Exploring the Science Practicing The Art in Las Vegas, September 21 - 24, 2010.

July 2010

Health tips for women according to AzCIM experts
Read the article

Dr. Weil recently appeared on The Dr. Oz Show
Watch the clips

June 2010

Watch CNN en Espanol coverage of the Nutrition & Health Conference - videos in our press room
Go to the videos

Alumna Myra Muramoto receives grant to start IM anti-tobacco program
Read the article

Integrative Medicine in Residency program wins family medicine prize for innovative curriculum
Read more

Dr. Lebensohn, director of IMR, receives Humanism in Medicine award
Nominated by students.

May 2010

2010 Nutrition-Health Conference photos!, a women's health social media site, releases new videos with Dr. Weil
See the videos

Dr. Newmark releases book on integrative treatment of pediatric ADHD
Read more in our news room

NutritionData blog features our Nutrition & Health Conference
Visit the blog

April 2010

Dr. Low Dog honored for excellence in research and communication
Visit our news room on Dr. Weil's food pyramid
Read the article

AzCIM Fellow Dr. Prywes makes the news for integrative treatment of pain
Read the story

The Center is honored to present a free meditation workshop with Mingyur Rinpoche at UMC on May 6
Visit our press room

March 2010

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine would like to thank all the conference attendees, faculty and our extended integrative mental health network for making this conference a huge success!
Integrative Mental Health Conference Photos

February 2010

Drs. Maizes and Low Dog release book: Integrative Women's Health
Visit our press room

Great clip of Dr. Weil speaking about IM v. alternative medicine
What is integrative medicine?

Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) celebrates 25th year of improving employees' health at major US companies
Read about CHIP and Dr. Pelletier's accomplishments

2002 Fellowship alum Dr. Stephen Brewer releases new book: The Everest Principle
Read release (PDF) on The Everest Principle

January 2010

Watch Dr. Maizes address relevant health issues on the new ABC News CAM site
Watch videos now

November 2009

Dr. Weil on integrative mental health and depression
Read the Huffington Post article

Fellowship Director Dr. Low Dog and alum Dr. Rakel interviewed by WebMD on IBS
Read the article

University Medical Center named top US hospital - Dr. Weil mentioned
Read more

Registration is now open for the Integrative Mental Health Conference!
Learn more!

October 2009

10 cheap ways to avoid the doctor in The Chicago Tribune
Read the article

An Economy in Need of Holistic Medicine - New York Times
Read it now

The Chicago Tribune on Preventative Health, featuring Dr. Steve Devries
Read it now

Dr. Maizes on Arizona Illustrated Oct. 15
Learn more

Dr. Weil at Bioneers in San Rafael, Oct. 16-18
Learn more

Fellowship application deadline extended to Dec. 1
Learn more

September 2009

Dr. Weil at Integris Health on Oct. 1
Learn more interviews Dr. Weil on the problem with modern health care
Read the interview

Dr. Weil on Martha Stewart
Watch video

More good press from Dr. Weil's book tour
Read the article

Dr. Weil on NPR, "The Diane Rehm Show" Tuesday Sept. 15
Audio and Transcript

Dr. Weil's recent appearance on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness with Rustum Roy
Learn more

Dr. Weil on Larry King Live, Sept. 10 - video
See the video

Andrew Weil, M.D. -- WHY OUR HEALTH MATTERS -- video
See the video

Dr. Weil releases new book: Why Our Health Matters
Read more

August 2009

Dr. Weil: "What's Wrong With American Medicine?"
Read more

"Let's Take the Stomachache Out of Health Care Reform," Weil on Huffington Post
Read more

"Why I Am a Conservative on Health Care Reform," by Dr. Weil

Dr. Weil on Larry King Live, 9 p.m. (EST) on Aug. 12
Learn more

Dr. Weil Weighs in on Health Reform
Learn more

Dr. Maizes on Arizona Illustrated Aug. 13
See previous shows

July 2009

6th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference Public Forum photos.
View photos

Videos of Dr. Weil from the Nutrition and Health Conference
View the series now

"Can Turmeric Relieve Pain?" TIME magazine article.
Read the article

Dr. Victoria Maizes on Arizona Illustrated. Topic: Women and Osteoporosis.
View episodes online

The Nutrition and Health Conference 2009: Leaders, Educators, Physicians.
View photos

Nutrition and Health Conference Photos 2009: Food and Vendors
See more here

The Nutrition and Health Conference 2009: Reading, Listening, Learning.
View photos

June 2009

AzCIM Executive Director, Dr. Victoria Maizes, and AzCIM Fellowship Director, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, are among the keynote speakers at the 20th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management. The event will be Oct. 8-11 in Phoenix, Az.
Learn More

May 2009

Integrative Mental Health Initiative to Shape Mental Health Medicine (PDF)
Learn More

Mayor Daley proclaims May 11 official Nutrition and Health Day for the Nutrition Conference (PDF)
Learn More

Victoria Maizes, MD interviewed on Arizona Illustrated. Topics include stimulus package funding for IM, Dr. Weil's new book, women and mental health, and much more.
Watch the interview here

Andrew Weil was interviewed on a Chicago-area radio show "Health Radio" Monday morning, May 4. The audio file is available on the web.
Listen Now

April 2009

Hudson Street Press has bought world publishing rights to WHY OUR HEALTH MATTERS: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future by Andrew Weil M.D. The book is scheduled for publication on September 8, 2009.
Read the full article here

February 2009

AzCIM alum launches Dr. Dave's Mega-O chocolate truffle company

Wall Street Journal article on IM by Weil, Chopra, Ornish and Roy
Read the article

PureHealthMD, web resource, co-founded by AzCIM 2009 fellow