Alternative Medicine 1404 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Apr 01, 2010

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

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

Nancy J. Selfridge, MD
Associate Professor
Integrated Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Santy Daya, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Foundations of Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Howell Sasser, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

Judith L. Balk, MD, MPH, FACOG
Associate Professor
Magee-Women's Hospital
University of Pittsburgh


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  • Exercise Programs Help Reduce Anxiety in Patients with Chronic Illnesses
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  • Religiosity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Omega-3s and Old Age: Fish Oil and Telomere Length


  • 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, MD (peer reviewer), and Paula Cousins (senior managing editor), Dónal P. O'Mathúna, PhD, (editorial board members), and Nancy J. Selfridge, MD, Santy Daya, PhD, Howell Sasser, PhD, Judith L. Balk, MD, MPH, FACOG (authors) have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program.

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