Alternative Medicine 904 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Apr 01, 2005

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for physicians and researchers interested in complementary and alternative medicine.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

Executive Editor
Russell H. Greenfield, MD
Medical Director
Carolinas Integrative Health
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte, NC;
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Editorial Advisory Board
Tracy Gaudet, MD
Director
Duke Center for Integrative Health
Durham, NC

Mary L. Hardy, MD
Associate Director
UCLA Center
Dietary Supplement Research and Botanicals
Medical Director
Cedars-Sinai Integrative Medicine Program
Los Angeles

David Heber, MD, PhD, FACP, FACN
Director
Center for Human Nutrition
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

Bradly Jacobs, MD
Medical Director
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH
Chair for Holistic and Integrative Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics
Public Health Sciences and Family Medicine
Wake Forest University
School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN
Director
Center for Spirituality and Healing
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis

Richard Liebowitz, MD
Medical Director
Duke Center for Integrative Health
Durham, NC

Craig Schneider, MD
Director of Integrative Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME

Sunita Vohra, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Director
Complementary and Alternative Research and Evaluation Program
Stollery Children?s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Alberta
Edmonton

Authors
David Kiefer, MD
Fellowship at the Program in Integrative Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Arizona
Tucson

Dónal P. O?Mathúna, PhD
Lecturer
Health Care Ethics
School of Nursing
Dublin City University
Ireland

Elad Schiff, MD
Fellow
Program in Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona
Tucson

Subjects:

  • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Male Infertility
  • Tai Chi for Anxiety and Depression
  • Peppermint Oil for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • St John’s Wort and Major Depression
  • Chromium, Glucose Tolerance, and Insulin Sensitivity
  • Life Expectancy and the 21st Century
  • Acupuncture and Female Infertility

Objectives:

  • Make informed, evidence-based decisions about whether to consider using alternative therapies in practice
  • Describe and critique the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions of useful, current, peer-reviewed clinical studies in alternative medicine as published in the scientific literature

Financial Disclosure:

In order to reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Education guidelines, physicians have reported the following relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME program. Editorial Advisory Board Members Tracy Gaudet, MD, Bradly Jacobs, MD, Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH, Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, Richard Liebowitz, MD, and Craig Schneider, MD, and Authors David Kiefer, MD, Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD, and Elad Schiff, MD, report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME program.

Executive Editor Russell H. Greenfield, MD is a consultant and on the speaker’s bureau for Nature’s Way, Inc.

Author Mary L. Hardy, MD is on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Pharmavite and Herbalife.

Author David Heber, MD, PhD, FACP, FACN is a consultant for Wyeth, Campbell’s Soup Co., and Herbalife; and does research for POM Wonderful and California’s Avocado Commission.

Editorial Advisory Board Member Sunita Vohra, MD, FRCPC, MSc is planning research on ginseng with CV Technologies Inc.

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