Alternative Medicines Corner

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  • May 1, 2002
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    Increased intake of dietary fish oils—especially long chain fatty acids—lowers the risk of heart disease in women and in both men and women without preexisting cardiac disease. Two...

  • April 1, 2002
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    Several natural products are in common use among patients with diabetes, and the hypoglycemic effects of some of these agents must be recognized during clinical management of such patients.

  • April 1, 2002
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    Administration of adequate amounts of Lactobacillus is a safe and effective treatment for acute infectious diarrhea in children. Whether the diarrhea is caused by rotavirus, other...

  • March 1, 2002
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    The typical western diet—one that is high in red and processed meats, French fries, high-fat dairy products, refined grains, and sweets and desserts—is associated with an increased...

  • March 1, 2002
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    Two herbal products sold by BotanicLab of Brea, Calif., have been recalled nationally after the California Department of Health Services identified prescription drug contaminants in them.

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