Hippocrates Health Institute

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The Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) is a nonprofit organization in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, originally co-founded in 1956 in Stoneham, Massachusetts, by Lithuanian-born Viktoras Kulvinskas and Ann Wigmore.[1]

Hippocrates Health Institute
Alternative medicine
Claims"Helping people, help themselves"

The Hippocrates Health Institute is regarded as controversial for supposedly treating cancer with unproven natural methods that are implausible despite claims otherwise.[2][3]

In February and March 2015, cease-and-desist orders were issued against co-directors Brian and Anna-Maria Clement, both of whom represented themselves as doctors, requiring them to immediately cease the unlicensed practice of medicine.[4][5] The Florida Department of Health formally informed Hippocrates Health Institute that it has subsequently withdrawn and dismissed the cease-and-desist orders due to lack of sufficient evidence.[6][7][8]

Brian Clement and his institute have been criticized for promoting a number of ineffective treatments, including ones claimed to "reverse" cancer and multiple sclerosis. Clement is not a medical doctor and his treatments have been widely criticized as ineffective and possibly dangerous.[9][10][11] Former staff members of the institute have filed suit against Brian Clement for being fired after raising concerns about ethical wrongdoing in treating patients at the center.[12]

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  1. ^ "Life in the Raw - Staying at the Hippocrates Health Institute (Part 1 of 2)". August 25, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach: Raw Vegan Eats". Broward Palm Beach New Times. February 6, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  3. ^ LaGrone, Katie (9 February 2015). "Contradicting cancer claims from Hippocrates Health Institute director". WPTV. Archived from the original on 7 January 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Second cease-and-desist order issued against Florida health spa". The Star. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Walker, Connie; Luke, Marnie (24 February 2015). "Florida 'doctor' who treated aboriginal girls with leukemia ordered to 'cease and desist'". CBC. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Hippocrates Health Institute "cease and desist" is withdrawn". doubtfulnews. March 18, 2015. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "State Drops Investigation Into Hippocrates Health Institute". Broward New Times. March 19, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  8. ^ Blackwell, Tom (17 March 2015). "Florida 'doctor' who treated aboriginal girls with leukemia ordered to 'cease and desist'". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  9. ^ Bellamy JJ (26 November 2015). "Brian Clement claims Hippocrates treatments 'reverse' multiple sclerosis". Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  10. ^ Gorski, David (17 February 2015). "The Hippocrates Health Institute: Cancer quackery finally under the spotlight, but will it matter? « Science-Based Medicine". www.sciencebasedmedicine.org.
  11. ^ Novella, Steven (14 November 2015). "The Seduction of Cancer Quackery". theness.com. Neurologica Blog. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  12. ^ Alamenciak, Tim (11 December 2014). "Four employees and a doctor are suing Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida over their dismissal, alleging they were fired after raising concerns about "ethical transgressions."". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 31 December 2015.

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