Alternative Medicines Corner

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  • February 1, 2004

    Increased intake of antioxidant vitamins reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to two recent studies. Previous data on...

  • January 1, 2004

    Once upon a time, an FDA ban on a substance meant that U.S. clinicians could assume their patients were no longer taking it. But in the Internet-driven, overnight-delivery world of the 21st...

  • December 1, 2003

    Patients with various types of cancer may want to consider use of Panax ginseng as part of a healthy lifestyle. In addition, patients with type 2 diabetes are asking questions about the...

  • November 1, 2003

    Patients and health professionals need to know what is in dietary supplements, but the amount and specificity of information provided on labels of the 10 most commonly used herbal products makes...

  • October 1, 2003

    As an increasing number of patients use glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritic conditions, several clinical questions have arisen. One of the more vexing is the possibility of reactions in...