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Introduction to CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:38pm 1 Comment What is CAM? Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a term used to describe a diverse group of healing systems that are not presently considered to be part of mainstream medicine. The goal of conventional medicine is to locate the physical source of a particular disease and then remove it. For example, if a patient has some sort of inf ... Read on »
Get The Facts On Treating Colds and Flu With Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 15 Feb 2010 10:04pm NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine No one looks forward to the cold and flu season. Americans catch an estimated 1 billion colds each year. In fact, the common cold is among the leading reasons for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. The flu, with its potential complications, ... Read on »
Making Sense of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Dr. Nundy Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 11:59am Whether we like it or not, the lines between allopathic and alternative medicine continue to blur. Just last week I recommended glucosamine-chondroitin to a patient who suffers from osteoarthritis and wrote a prescription for Lovaza, a prescription-strength preparation of fish oil. And today I was asked about red yeast rice from a patient interes ... Read on »
highlight on complementary and alternative medicine by Doris C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 29 Jan 2008 5:17pm 3 Comments Have you heard of instances when doctors have given up on a certain illness saying it’s already terminal, and yet was cured or alleviated by alternative medicine? I do. Complementary and alternative medicine may provide you with a variety of options and traditional treatment, but it’s worth noting that some can even hurt you. Before consid ... Read on »
Who uses complementary and alternative medicine? by MJ Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 8:13am Flickr Photo by Auntie P If you listen to certain people you would think that parents who use alternative or complementary medicine (CAM) with their children are uninformed, easily confused people who are so desperate to help their children that they would be willing to try anything. But is that really an accurate depiction? Accord ... Read on »
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Popular Among Health Professionals by A4M Worldhealth.net Posted Sat 17 Sep 2011 10:18pm Posted on 2011-09-14 06:00:00 in Alternative Medicine | Healthcare and Public Policy | A number of studies done in the general population have tracked a rise the use of complem ... Read on »
Complementary and alternative medicine use in a large pediatric autism sample by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Nov 2012 4:05pm The journal Pediatrics has a large number of autism related articles in a recent supplement . One of these covers a topic discussed a great deal by parent groups online: alternative medical approaches to the treatment of autism. In Complementary and alternative medicine use in a large pediatric autism sample , James Perrin (this one of his fi ... Read on »
Complementary, Alternative Medicine Linked to Adverse Events in Children by Poh Tin Tan Posted Tue 28 Dec 2010 12:00am From Medscape Medical News Laurie Barclay, MD December 27, 2010 — The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be associated with serious, and even fatal, adverse events in children, according to the results of a monthly active surveillance study reported online December 22 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. " ... Read on »
Alternative Medicine in Medicine by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 14 May 2010 2:03am I spend a fair amount of time researching alternative treatments and supplements, mostly for my son but occasionally for myself or the rest of my family as well. I am always quick to point out to doctors that I have added some supplements to Brayden's diet, and found it quite shocking that they generally don't ask more about it or even note it in ... Read on »
McCain and Obama Stands on Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Kathleen O'Connor Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:25pm Thanks to our Board member John Weeks and his work with The Integrator Blog, we have learned something about their respective stances on Integrative Medicine.   One of the findings from our work is that a solid majority of Americans want Complementary and Alternative (CAM) providers as part of a basic benefit package.  CAM providers are: natur ... Read on »