Alternative Medicine 1101 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Jan 01, 2007

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

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

Authors
Sue Coons

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

David Kiefer, MD
Clinical Instructor
Family Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona, Tucson
Adjunct Faculty
Bastyr University, Seattle

Managing Editor
Paula L. Cousins
AHC Media

Subjects:

  • Spirituality Through a Stethoscope: Health Measures
  • Black Cohosh for Prostate Cancer: It's Not Just for Women Anymore
  • Clinical Briefs With Comments from Russell H. Greenfield, MD
  • News Briefs

Objectives:

  • 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), Sue Coons (News Briefs author) and Paula L. Cousins (managing editor) have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program. Howell Sasser, PhD and David Kiefer, MD (authors) 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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