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Portrait of midwifery chair suzy myersWednesday, May 25, 2011

Despite the long hours spent attending to mothers in labor, combined with her career as an educator at one of the nation's top midwifery schools, Myers always did find the time for activism.

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tennis racket and ball laying on a concrete courtFriday, April 29, 2011

Also planned for that section of campus are some basketball hoops. Currently the area includes the University athletic fields, which can accomodate baseball, softball and soccer.

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A student standing with a "Bastyr Bike"Friday, April 29, 2011

Our new Bastyr Bikes program is an environmentally sustainable program, allowing students to rent bikes for a nominal fee.

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Tamara Trebilcock, NDThursday, April 7, 2011

Tamara Trebilcock, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 2005, promptly moved to Santa Monica, California, and established a successful practice. She encountered active, health-minded patients hungry for new approaches to health care and pre-med students eager for a naturopathic medicine school in the area.

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Geoff Lecovin, ND, LAc ('94), MS, DC, CSCS, CISSNThursday, April 7, 2011

Naturopathic doctors have a diverse set of healing tools at their disposal — it's one of the hallmarks of a naturopathic education. Few doctors demonstrate this as well as alumni Geoff Lecovin, ND, LAc ('94), MS, DC, CSCS, CISSN.

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Tarynne Mingione holding infant in Sierra Leone.Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tarynne Mingione has traveled to beachside Thai kitchens, emergency health clinics in Sierra Leone and a surprisingly tasty gas-station buffet in Switzerland ­— all in pursuit of a deeper understanding of what nourishment really means.

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Emily ColwellThursday, April 7, 2011

Emily Colwell, MSSW, ND, spent a year building a patient base as a resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, then launched her own practice, Waterleaf Naturopathic Medicine, right on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle's University District.

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Alexis DurhamThursday, April 7, 2011

Alexis Durham, BS ('08), gardens, teaches and makes herbal medicines in the sun-baked hills of Southern Oregon. She says she's happiest with her hands in her dirt — and teaching her craft to eager students.

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Jeff JohnsonThursday, April 7, 2011

Alum Jeff Johnson, MS, BS ('97), talks about working his way from grocery clerk, to Bastyr's nutrition program, to becoming a leader at a natural-foods heavyweight (where he's helping bring whole foods to the masses).

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Recently, the center has started up a number of support groups, including a group for long-distance relationships, a group for students older than 40 and a group for exploring codependent relationships.

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