Alternative Medicine 1112 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Dec 01, 2007

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
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Fact Sheet Editor
Mary L. Hardy, MD
Integrative Medicine
Ted Mann Center
University of California-Los Angeles
Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Programs
Venice Family Clinic
Venice, CA

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin

Bridget S. Bongaard MD, FACP
Fellow in Integrative Medicine
Director of the Integrative Medicine Service Line
CMC-Northeast Medical Center
Concord, NC

Marissa Blum, MD
Rheumatology Fellow
Division of Rheumatology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief of the Clinical Service
Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Division of Rheumatology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


  • Is Massage Beneficial for Pregnant Women and their Infants?
  • Hydrotherapy for Arthritis
  • 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), Leslie Hamlin (managing editor) and Bridget S. Bongaard MD, FACP, Marissa Blum, MD, and Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD, (authors) have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program. is a consultant for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals and serves on the speaker's bureau for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, and Avanir Pharmaceuticals.

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