Alternative Medicine 1010 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Oct 01, 2006

Target Audience:

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


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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.


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
AHC Media

Susan T. Marcolina, MD, FACP
Board-Certified Internist
Geriatrician in Issaquah, WA

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


  • The Role of Diet in the Mitigation of Alzheimer's Dementia
  • Selected Complementary Therapies for Low Back Pain
  • 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. Susan T. Marcolina, MD, FACP (author) and Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD (author) 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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