Alternative Medicine 1009 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Sep 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

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

Managing Editor
Paula L. Cousins
Thomson American Health Consultants

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

Howell Sasser, PhD
Research Epidemiology
R. Stuart Dickson Institute for Health Studies
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte, NC


  • Human Growth Hormone for Improved Strength and Increased Muscle Mass in Athletes
  • Hormones and (Anti-)Aging
  • Spirituality and Health
  • Clinical Briefs With Comments from Russell H. Greenfield, MD


  • 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:

Russell H. Greenfield, MD (executive editor), Mary L. Hardy, MD (fact sheet editor), and Paula L. Cousins (managing editor) have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program. Authors Dónal P. O'Mathúna, PhD and Howell Sasser, PhD 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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