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Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Your patients are likely using some type of dietary supplement, whether they tell you or not. What can a physician do to support and protect patients from harm if they choose to use readily available dietary supplements?
A Vietnamese girl who had been experiencing upper respiratory tract symptoms presented with the sudden appearance of linear erythematous lesions on her back.
Oct 1, 2015 Issue
Probiotics for the Prevention of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections [Medicine by the Numbers]
Studies show that probiotics prevented 1 in 8 upper respiratory tract infections and caused no harms. Find out more.
Nov 15, 2011 Issue
Ginger for the Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
Ginger can be safely used to reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headaches when used as an adjunct to, or in place of, medical management.
Hawthorn medicinal extract has long been a favored herbal remedy in Europe. The active components of this slow-acting cardiotonic agent are thought to be flavonoids and oligomeric procyanidins. The most studied hawthorn extracts are WS 1442 and LI 132. Reviews of placebo-controlled trials have repor...
Evening primrose oil (Oenothera biennis) is a commonly used alternative therapy and a rich source of omega-6 essential fatty acids. It is best known for its use in the treatment of systemic diseases marked by chronic inflammation, such as atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is often used ...
Acupuncture is increasingly used as an alternative or complementary therapy for the treatment of pain. It is well tolerated, with a low risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional and modern acupuncture techniques may result in reported improvement in pain patterns. Research on acupuncture has had ...
Fatty acids can be divided into four general categories: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and trans fats. Saturated fatty acids and trans fats are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids are associated with ...