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Seniors Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Posted Dec 17 2008 3:34pm

Older adults are frequent users of complementary and alternative medicine, also known as CAM, which can include products such as vitamins and herbal supplements, and practices such as chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, meditation and massage. According to a new nationwide government survey, 41 percent of adults in the United States aged 60-69 use some form of CAM. They and other consumers can learn about these approaches in "Complementary and Alternative Medicine," the latest topic on NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Web site designed especially for older adults.

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