S. COLET LAHOZ, RN, MS, L.Ac.
5770 W. Bald Eagle Blvd.
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
Tel/Fax:    651-429-9595
E-mail:      clahoz@comcast.net
Web site: www.eastwest-mn.com


Married to Dr. Thomas Fiutak
Children: Peter, Melissa and Mark


EDUCATION

1982       Certificate in Traditional Chinese Medicine
               University of the Philippines
               Quezon City, Philippines

1981       M.S. (Master of Science)
               University of Minnesota
               Minneapolis, Minnesota

1965       BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
               St. Paul College
               Manila, Philippines


LICENSURES

1997       L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist)

1975       R.N. (Registered Nurse), Minnesota


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1984 - Present

Founder, owner.
East West Clinic
White Bear Lake and Roseville, Minnesota.
Out patient facility specializing in the treatment of diseases using natural therapy. Services include: Acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, nutrition counseling, therapeutic touch and massage, guided imagery and visualization, techniques for stress and pain management.

Author. Conquering Yeast Infections: The Non-Drug Solution
Pentland Press, 1996

Researcher.

1984 - 1988

Management and training consultant/lecturer.
Creative Nursing Management
4950 Dupont
Minneapolis, MN 55409.
Provided consultation and training for administrative level nurses in large metropolitan hospitals across the US.

1976 - 1984

Director, Department of Education.
Children's Hospital
345 Smith Ave.
Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Programming for education, continuing education, and outreach education.

1975 - 1980

Faculty.
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Directed the first Trauma Nursing Training Program for the University of Minnesota. Model was one of the first in the country.

1974 - 1975

Program Director.
Emergency and Trauma Program.
Valencia College
Orlando, Florida.
One of the first four sites in the United States to develop and promote training of emergency personnel and develop designations of hospital into trauma centers.

1972 - 1975

Instructor.
Florida Regional Medical Center
Orlando, Florida.
Responsible for orientation and continuing education of hospital personnel.

1970 - 1972

Faculty.
Beth Israel School of Nursing
New York City, New York.
Taught advanced medical/surgical courses in neurology and cardiac care.

1968 - 1970

Head Nurse, surgical Intensive Care.
Veterans Administration Hospital
New York City, New York.

1967 - 1968

Industrial Nurse.
Executive Health Examiners Office
New York City, New York.
Responsible for first-aid, pre-employment and annual physicals.

1966 - 1967

Staff Nurse.
Surgical Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units
Saint Joseph Hospital
Denver, Colorado.

1965 - 1968

Staff Nurse.
Manila Doctor's Hospital
Manila, Philippines.

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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Conquering Yeast Infections: The Non-Drug Solution
© 1996, Pentland Press.

Conquering Candida, Alive Magazine, Oct. 1999.

Candidiasis: An Initial Indication of a Positive Treatment Response
Townsend Letter for Doctors, July 1995, pp. 68-70.

A Day With a Healer
Creative Nursing, 1997, Vol. 3

Candidiasis: A Silent Epidemic
The Edge, December 1996.

Performance of Pediatric Intravenous Needle Insertion by Two Groups Utilizing Practice Methods and a Third Group that Did not Practice
Master of Science Thesis, 1981.

Textbook of Basic Nursing
Caroline Rosdahl, 6th Ed., 1995, J. B. Lippincott
Co. Chapter Contributor.

Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Candida Related Complex
At Last Newslink, Vol. 3, No. 4, October 1992.

Emergency Management of Acute Poisoning
Journal of Emergency Nursing, July/August 1978.

Poisoning Emergencies
Critical Care Update, June 1978.

Gastric Lavage Techniques for Pediatrics
Innovations in Nursing, Nursing '78, January.

Rectal Paraldehyde Administration for Pediatrics
Innovations in Nursing, Nursing '78, April.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Founder and current member, Philippine Study Group of Minnesota
  • Founder, Philippine Study Group of Minnesota Foundation
  • Coordinator, Grassroots Linkages Project
  • Board of Directors, Sumasil Foundation, Stillwater, Minnesota
  • Board of Directors, Deva House, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Member since 1981, Sigma Theta Tau (National Honor Society for Nurses)
  • Board of Directors, 1985-1988, Minnesota League for Nurses
  • Amnesty International

Other:

  • Item writer 1983 Minnesota Representative to the NCLEX, State Board
  • Examination Writer for the fields of Pediatrics and Trauma Care, Monterey, California.

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AWARDS

Black, Indian, Hispanic and Asian Women in Action
Award of Honor for services and comitment to community, March 1997.

Selected honored member, Who's Who, 1994.

Lumiere Marie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nursing
Palos Verdes, California, 1980.

Cultural Society of Filipino Americans Award for outstanding performance in the Health Care Field
Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 1985.

Placed Top 10 Score (5th Nationally)
National Board Examination for Nurses, Manila, Philippines, 1965.

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LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS (partial listing)

  • Canadian Health Food Association, Calgary, Canada, 1997.
  • International Forum for New Science, Denver, Colorado, 1996.
  • International Conference on Pediatrics, Seattle, Washington, 1981.
  • International Women's Day Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1980.
  • International Women's Day Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 1985.

Research Symposiums:

  • International Forum for New Science, Denver, Colorado, 1996.
  • University of Minnesota, 1994, 1995.
  • University of Illinois, 1988.

Seminars sponsored by:

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • University of Minnesota, Mankato, Minnesota.
  • Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania.
  • Austin Community College, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
  • Lakewood Community College, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College, Anoka, Minnesota.
  • Wellness 2000, University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Keynote and or Speaker:

  • Sigma Theta Tau Annual Conference, 1996
  • University of Minnesota 75th Alumni Celebration, 1995
  • Public Health Nurses Annual Executive Retreat, 1993

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TOPICS CURRENTLY PRESENTED AT VARIOUS SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS (partial listing)

  • Comment and analysis on Philippine issues.
  • Folk medicine and faith healing as practiced in the Philippines.
  • The role of women in Philippine society.
  • Women's health and natural healing.
  • Pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy.
  • Managing stress using acupuncture and herbal therapies.
  • Holistic approaches to health and healing.
  • Evaluation and treatment of systemic fungal infections.
  • Acupuncture and herbal medicine.
  • Therapeutic touch as healing modality.
  • Comparison of pain management methods: Eastern versus Western medicine.
  • Acupuncture in the treatment of addictions: Alcohol, nicotine drugs.
  • Acupuncture for weight control.
  • Spirituality and its role in the healing process.
  • Hypnotherapy: Conditions that respond best to this method.
  • Acupuncture and the Five Element theory of healing.
  • The treatment of mental disorders using acupuncture

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Telephone and Fax: (651) 429-9595

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Last Updated November 25, 2004