Alternative Medicine 1007 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Jul 01, 2006

Target Audience:

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


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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

Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine in Philadelphia
Clinical Service
Division of Rheumatology

Jay Udani, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Medical Director
Integrative Medicine Program
Northridge Hospital
Northridge, CA

Ben Kavoussi, MS
Biomedical Informatician
Medicus Research
Northridge, CA

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


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  • present evidence-based clinical analyses of commonly used alternative therapies
  • make informed, evidence-based recommendations to clinicians about whether to consider using such 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:

Alternative Medicine Alert’s Executive Editor, Russell H. Greenfield, MD, has no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program. Authors Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD, Jay Udani, MD, Ben Kavoussi, MS, and Mary L. Hardy, MD report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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