Integrative Medicine Alert (Vol. 19, No. 5) – May 1, 2016

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Release date: May 2016

Valid through: May 2019

Target Audience

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


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  • Fitness and Cognition in the Elderly
  • Individualized Homeopathy for Moderate to Severe Depression in Menopausal Women
  • Alexander Technique, Acupuncture, or Routine Care for Chronic Neck Pain


  • 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.

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  • Maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2 AOA Category 2-B credits


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The American Osteopathic Association has approved this continuing education activity for up to 2 AOA Category 2-B credits.

Faculty Listing


Ellen Feldman, MD, Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND


William C. Haas III, MD, MBA, Integrative Medicine Fellow, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson


Carrie Decker, ND, Founder and Medical Director, Blessed Thistle, Eugene, OR


Mercy Kagoda, MD



Executive Editor: David Kiefer, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson

AHC Media Executive Editor: Leslie Coplin

Associate Managing Editor: Jonathan Springston

Financial Disclosure

Authors and Ellen Feldman, MD; William C. Haas, MD, MBA; Carrie Decker, ND; and Mercy Kagoda, MD, report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Integrative Medicine Alert's Executive Editor David Kiefer, MD, reports he is a consultant for WebMD. Peer reviewer J. Adam Rindfleisch, MD, MPhil, AHC Media Executive Editor Leslie Coplin, and Managing Editor Jonathan Springston report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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