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NCCAM Summer Newsletter Online

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) brings you a new issue of the newsletter “Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Focus on Research and Care,” at http://nccam.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2009_may. Among the stories featured:

  • Four out of five American adults will experience low-back pain (LBP). Many will try complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage their pain. Given the many choices, how can one approach making decisions about CAM use for LBP?
  • An eminent surgeon and bestselling author delivers the first Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture on the Science of CAM, on “Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture.”
  • A special section for consumers addresses “Spinal Manipulation for Low-Back Pain” and “Acupuncture for Pain.”
  • A member of NCCAM’s National Advisory Board who is a pain researcher and a chiropractic physician offers his perspective.
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has, among its goals, spurring advances in biomedical research and the Nation’s health. What are NCCAM’s topic areas for these funds?
  • The National Institutes of Health has a website—including information on CAM—designed specifically for older people.

In addition to this newsletter, you can subscribe to the monthly “NCCAM Update” eBulletin. To learn more, visit http://nccam.nih.gov/news/subscribe.htm.

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