Stephen Sagar, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, FRCPC, DAB, and Debra L. Barton, RN, PhD, will be the luncheon speakers at the 2017 SIO International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, at The Drake. The conference will be held November 12-14, 2017.

We chose probiotics this month because of their growing popularity over the last two decades, stemming from perceived benefits including improved digestion, immune function and nutrient absorption.


We chose cranberry this month because it is widely used to prevent urinary tract infections.

We chose Rhodiola for this month’s NewsWire because of its growing use to increase stamina and to mitigate stress. This column is provided by the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.