Alternative Medicine 1307 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Jul 01, 2009

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
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

Peer Reviewer
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

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

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

Diane L. McKay, PhD, FACN
Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Conducts research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Tufts University

Subjects:

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract as an Antimicrobial Agent
  • Does Lowering Gamma-tocopherol Explain the Failure of Vitamin E Supplementation Trials?
  • Tea Time Down Under: HIV
  • Ethnic, Racial, and Educational Differences in CVD and Diabetes Control — Can Insurance Coverage Mitigate Disparities?
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Adds Little Benefit to Resistance Training for Older Adults
  • Itchy and Scratchy: Wool and Fibromyalgia
  • 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), David Kiefer, M (peer reviewer), 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), Dónal P. O'Mathúna, PhD (editorial advisory board member), and Diane L. McKay, PhD, FACN (author) have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program

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