Alternative Medicine 1502 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Feb 01, 2011

Target Audience:

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


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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.


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

Managing Editor
Leslie Coplin

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

Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine

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


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  • 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), Dónal P. O'Mathùna, PhD (author), Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP (author), and Leslie Coplin (managing editor) have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program.

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