Alternative Medicine 1606 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Jun 01, 2012

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

AHC Media Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Editorial Advisory Board
Howell Sasser, PhD
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Epidemiology& Community Health
School of Health Sciences & Practice
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

Dónal O?Mathúna, BS (Pharm), MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence
School of Nursing
Dublin City University

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Susan T. Marcolina, MD, FACP
Internist and Geriatrician, Issaquah, WA

Nancy Selfridge, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Medical Education
Ross University School of Medicine
Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies

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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  • Garlic and Cardiovascular Disease
  • C My BP? Vitamin C for Hypertension


  • 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), Leslie Coplin (AHC Media executive editor), Susan T. Marcolina, MD, FACP (author), Nancy Selfridge, MD (author), Dónal O’Mathúna, BS (Pharm), MA, PhD (editorial board member), and Neill Kimball (managing editor) have no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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