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n. pl. na·tur·op·a·thies
A system of therapy that avoids drugs and surgery and relies on natural remedies, such as diet, exercise, and massage, to treat and prevent illness.

na′tur·o·path′ (nā′chər-ə-păth′, nə-cho͝or′-) n.
na′tur·o·path′ic (nā′chər-ə-păth′ĭk, nə-cho͝or′-) adj.
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adj naturista, naturopático
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In addition to her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from NUNM, Girard received a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in health services administration from the University of Arizona, where she has been a member of the faculty in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, teaching both undergraduate and master's level public health online programs.
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The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), the only proton therapy cancer treatment center in the Baltimore-Washington region, was recognized as one of the 2 leading medical institutions in the nation to begin implementing naturopathic care in standard oncologic treatment.
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In May 2005, he was the recipient of an honorary doctorate in political science from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and in May 2013, he was the recipient of an honorary doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Wednesday in Room 12C at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, 3311 River Bend Drive in Springfield; Bill Walter, naturopathic physician, will talk about naturopathic and alternative medicine relating to pulmonary care; 541-222-7442.
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