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 Why people use complementary or alternative therapies
There are a number of reasons why people use complementary or alternative therapies. An overview of studies (a meta analysis) published in 2012 suggested that around half of people with cancer use some sort of complementary therapy at some time during their illness.

 Complementary and Alternative Medicine CAM - for a healthier Europe
For Europe, the CAMbrella Project recently defined CAM as follows: “CAM, as utilised by European citizens, represents a variety of different medical systems and therapies based on the knowledge, skills and practices derived from theories, philosophies and experiences used to maintain and improve health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, relieve or treat physical and mental illnesses.

 10 reasons health care needs sustainability treatments
Imagine a space where you feel good. Muscles relax, breathing is deeper. There is a natural feeling of gratitude and calm. Does this space lead to more positive interactions with others? Does it bring out the best in you?

 Global Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Ensuring healthy living and promoting well-being sounds a lot like a promise people make to themselves on January 1. But it’s not just for people who want to get in better shape after too many holiday cookies--it affects us all.

 Post-2015 UN Development Agenda: Human Right– Based Approach to Health
The agenda for global health is changing in a number of important ways which have a bearing on how priorities for development are defined in the future and how they should be measured.

 Body Fat May Be Bigger Health Danger Than Body Size
People who have more body fat - regardless of their size - may have a higher risk of dying early than people whose bodies have less fat, new research suggests. In contrast, having a high body-mass index (BMI) -- a measure of weight in relation to height, often used to gauge obesity -- was not associated with early death in the study

Sustainability is best understood as actions designed to drive triple-bottom-line results around economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

The traditional “bottom line” for healthcare organizations is generating margin, regardless of not-for-profit or for-profit status since “no margin means no mission.” Though many organizations talk about “managing to the triple bottom line,” their actions and offerings should not only focus on the economic results of their efforts, but work to embrace environmental, social and economic practices that benefit employees, patients, the community and society as a whole.

Sustainable Health Program is a Framework for Talking About Sustainability in Health Services. An organization may have many questions when deciding to incorporate sustainability into their strategy, operations and decision making criteria. Questions typically fall into five categories.

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