Bastyr News

Dr. Sun demonstrates qigong in his Bothell, Washington, practice.
Qigong May Help Diabetes Patients Lose Weight, Study FindsThursday, May 29, 2014
The Chinese movement practice yields promising benefits in a clinical trial by Bastyr and... Read more »
Actor, author and activist Mariel Hemingway with KING-TV anchor Jean Enersen.
Oscar-Nominee Highlights Annual Spring for Health Luncheon Friday, May 23, 2014
Mariel Hemingway keynotes fundraiser for uncompensated medical care at Bastyr University’s teaching... Read more »
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Redefining Gender: What I Learned at Transgender Clinical TrainingThursday, May 15, 2014
Student Krystal Plonski explains how she came to view herself and her patients differently. Read more »
Students and Dr. Smith in clinic
Students Bring Medicine to the Streets at Homeless Youth ClinicThursday, May 15, 2014
Naturopathic medicine students offer compassionate, trauma-informed care to homeless teenagers. Read more »
The final masterpiece, the Medicine Buddha, displayed on the last day at the clo
Tibetan Monks Create Medicine Buddha Mandala at BastyrWednesday, May 14, 2014
The sand mandala delighted, and has a special meaning for campus community. Read more »
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Death Cafes Provide Safe Space to Talk Life and Death (Video)Monday, May 12, 2014
Dr. Lichtenstein tells King 5 Seattle why he's leading a project to take the fear out of a taboo... Read more »
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Amy Stewart Talks Drunken Botany and Wicked PlantsThursday, May 1, 2014
The author of offbeat botany books talks about the startling, scintillating world of plants before... Read more »
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Acupuncturists Offer Free Treatments at Oso LandslideWednesday, April 30, 2014
Bastyr acupuncturists join a volunteer effort to treat grieving families and emergency workers. Read more »
Three Bastyr student chefs hold the winning dish.
2014 Bastyr “Top Chef” Winners CrownedTuesday, April 29, 2014
The event raised a record-breaking $4,000 for Teen Feed, an organization that helps Seattle’s... Read more »
Gov. Martin O'Malley with others at bill signing
Maryland Licenses Naturopathic DoctorsMonday, April 21, 2014
Naturopathic doctors can become licensed health care providers as Maryland becomes the latest state... Read more »
David Tolmie in library
Psychology Alumnus Helps Library Unite IT and MedicineThursday, April 17, 2014
David Tolmie, BS ('06), MLIS, combines psychology and technology skills to help students navigate... Read more »
Student prepares cilantro in the botanical medicine laboratory.
Food Becomes Medicine for Students in Herbal Cooking ClassTuesday, April 8, 2014
Herbal sciences students cook up foods with love -- and health-giving herbs -- in a popular lab... Read more »
Mariel Hemingway in her garden in Malibu, California
Mariel Hemingway Talks Healthful Living and Redefining Her Family LegacyThursday, April 3, 2014
The actor and author joins us for a Q-and-A before her May 22 talk at Bastyr's Spring for Health... Read more »
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Bastyr Announces New Football Team and MascotTuesday, April 1, 2014
Bastyr University is proud to announce the appointment of an official mascot and formation of a... Read more »
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Happiness is a State of MindTuesday, April 1, 2014
Spring 2014: There is a lot blossoming at Bastyr University Read more »
Walia in campus garden
Passion and Personal Journey Lead Student to Ayurveda ProgramMonday, March 17, 2014
A mysterious illness transformed Priya Walia's vision of medicine and gave her a plan for her... Read more »
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Video: What Is Kinesiology Taping?Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Calvin Kwan, ND ('12), a clinical resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, explains this... Read more »
Midwifery student with baby
Midwifery Study Finds Encouraging Data for Home BirthsWednesday, February 26, 2014
Bastyr faculty member Wendy Gordon, CPM, LM, MPH co-authors study on birth outcomes. Read more »
Rachel Giordano poses with legos as a child and an adult
Lego Ad Hero, Naturopathic Doctor: Meet Rachel GiordanoTuesday, February 25, 2014
Alumna Rachel Giordano, ND ('12), became an unlikely viral media star and a thoughtful commentator... Read more »
Two students study in campus courtyard
Free Tutoring Helps Students Find Support and Connect Across ClassesWednesday, February 12, 2014
Tutoring programs rank among our most popular student services. Read more »
Two students sit in lotus position
Bastyr Loves YogaWednesday, February 12, 2014
Yoga might just be the unofficial favorite "sport" of Bastyr University, bringing together students... Read more »
Doctor holding felt heart.
What Does Bastyr Have in Common with the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks?Saturday, February 1, 2014
February is a ‘Super’ Month to Highlight Bastyr's Winning Teams Read more »
Midwives with parents and infant
Midwifery Alumnae Build Practice that Fits Their ValuesWednesday, January 29, 2014
Emi Yamasaki McLaughlin and Caitlin Wheaton develop a plan to expand access to midwives. Read more »
Acupuncturist places needles in watermelon
The Brain on Acupuncture: New Imaging Yields Insight for Stroke RecoveryMonday, January 27, 2014
Researchers have figured out how to study electroacupuncture inside an MRI machine, enabling new... Read more »
Noyes with her mother at age 15 and as a Bastyr student on campus.
Cancer Patient to Cancer Doctor: Kara Noyes Looks ForwardWednesday, January 15, 2014
Kara Noyes dropped out of high school to battle bone cancer. Now she treats patients at Bastyr's... Read more »
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Video: Splash and Dash Up-Close and Personal Monday, January 13, 2014
Bastyr's bravest mark the first day of the quarter by running down a forest trail to Lake... Read more »