Alternative Medicine 1407 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Jul 01, 2010

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

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

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

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

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


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  • The Effect of St. John's Wort on Hot Flashes in Women
  • Mood Munchies: Chocolate and Depression
  • Religious Involvement and Infectious Disease


  • 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), Nancy J. Selfridge, MD, Judith L. Balk, MD, MPH, FACOG, Howell Sasser, PhD (authors), and Paula Cousins (senior managing editor) have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program.

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