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Complementary and Integrative Therapies

  • Kristen Hanvey Headshot

    Alumna Circles Back, Joins Faculty in Integrative Therapies

    September 11, 2014

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  • What’s Next for Our Dragons?

    July 14, 2014

    Hundreds of College of Nursing and Health Professions students- both undergraduate and graduate- crossed the stage at the University’s 120th Commencement Exercises on June 13.
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    College Provides Free Screenings for Veterans

    July 14, 2014

    The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions was asked to provide Philadelphia’s veterans with an array of health screenings during the second annual City of Philadelphia City Council President’s Veteran’s Fair on May 21.

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    Ground Broken for Health Center Expansion

    July 14, 2014

    June 6 was a very happy day for many as golden shovels literally broke ground at the site of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University... Read More...

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    Ross Appointed Science Editor of Holistic Journal

    May 19, 2014

    Stephanie Maxine Ross, Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Advanced Study Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, has been appointed Associate Science Editor of the highly respected, peer-reviewed Holistic Nursing Practice Journal. 

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  • Drexel to Pioneer First Integrative Addictions Therapy Certificate Program

    April 22, 2014

    The College of Nursing and Health Professions and Drexel Online have created the world’s very first graduate certificate program in Integrative Addictions Therapy which is slated to begin in Fall 2014. 
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    The Medicinal Herb Garden: Rosemary

    August 29, 2013

    Cascades of rosemary emit a pungent, pine-like aroma with a woody camphoraceous note. This aromatic shrub has scaly bark and tiny pale-blue flowers that coalesce, nestled among dense leathery, needle-like leaves...

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  • Q&A with Mary Beth Kealy: A New Yoga Course for the Enlightened Practitioner

    August 14, 2013

    The Complementary and Integrative Therapies Program is introducing a new course in the fall quarter, titled Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner. The course has limited enrollment and is delivered entirely online via weekly PowerPoint lectures with embedded video recordings of different yoga postures. “It integrates the traditional underpinnings of yogic philosophy with contemporary medical yoga techniques,” explained Stephanie Ross, Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Program...

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  • Nurse Practitioner Residency

    Yoga, Meditation and Holistic Living Come to Summer 2013 Nurse Practitioner Residency

    July 29, 2013

    The Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) Program recently marked its fifth year participating in the Summer Nurse Practitioner Residency Week at Drexel University. On June 26, Stephanie Ross, Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapie Program, gave a two-hour presentation called “A Student’s Guide to Holistic Living."

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    The Medicinal Herb Garden: Echinacea

    July 29, 2013

    Echinacea is a member of the aster family, like ragweed and chrysanthemums, and is commonly known as purple coneflower due to its stunning color and distinctive shape. The genus name, Echinacea, is derived from the Greek echinos that translates into ‘hedgehog”, referring to...

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  • The Medicinal Herb Garden: Catnip

    June 27, 2013

    Catnip, also known as catmint, is a widely grown perennial herb that belongs to the mint family. It grows one to three feet high with ascending, opposite branched stems. The coarse, pubescent, ovate shaped leaves are gray-green in color, with characteristic serrated edges that render a pungent, mint-like aroma... Read More...

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    The Medicinal Herb Garden: Garlic

    June 12, 2013

    Garlic has been used for medicinal purposes for at least 5,000 years. Long before the recognition of garlic’s potent antimicrobial actions it was used to help protect against bubonic plague, which we now know to be a bacterial infection. Read More...

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    Green Tea: The Fountain of Youth

    April 19, 2013

    The pioneering work of Denham Harman, MD, PhD, paved the way for the concept that aging is not a mysterious event that occurs at random. But, rather, aging is a consequence of the damage caused by an excess of “free radicals.” Read More...

  • The Digital Quagmire

    October 1, 2012

    We live in a fast paced-world, characterized by ever-expanding and increasingly sophisticated technology. Today’s students have the ability to communicate instantly with one another, to access vast libraries and to store all of their communications in an electronic device no larger than the size of a small book. Read More...

  • Tips for a Healthy Halloween

    October 1, 2012

    Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to overindulge in sweet treats. The only thing scarier than the costumes and haunted houses is the amount of sugar we consume during the holiday and the weeks following. Read More...

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    The Future of Health Care

    February 18, 2011

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  • Holistic Nursing Practice

    Dr. Mehmet Oz contributes to Holistic Nursing Practice Journal

    December 1, 2010

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