Alternative Medicine 1212 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Dec 01, 2008

Target Audience:

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


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Credit Designation:

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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

Senior Managing Editor
Paula Cousins

Susan T. Marcolina, MD, FACP
Board-certified internist and geriatrician
Issaquah, WA

Dónal P. O'Mathúna
Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence
School of Nursing, Dublin City University

Bridget S. Bongaard MD, FACP
Director, NorthEast Internal & Integrative Medicine Program
CMC-NorthEast Medical Center
Concord, NC

Melissa Ritchie, BSN.

Holistic nurse, CMC-NorthEast Medical Center


  • Mind-Body Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • The Effect of Lifestyle and Diet on Fertility: Focus on Diet and Specific Nutrients
  • Reflexology for Pain and Anxiety in Cancer Patients
  • 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), and Paula Cousins (senior 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 (author) report no financial relationship to this field of study. Bridget S. Bongaard MD, FACP, and Melissa Ritchie, BSN, (authors) report no financial relationship tied to this field of study.

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