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Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Class Links

History and Impact of CAM

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
http://ods.od.nih.gov/

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
http://nccam.nih.gov/

Barnes PM, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults: United States 2002; CDC
http://nccam.nih.gov/news/report.pdf


Usage and Therapies

Acupuncture. NIH Consensus Statement Online 1997 Nov 3-5; 15(5):1-34.
http://consensus.nih.gov/1997/1997Acupuncture107html.htm

Dietary Supplements – US Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/

FDA Safety Alerts
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/ds-warn.html/


Avoiding Bad Science

The "One Product Does It All" claim:
Emu Oil, A Proven Natural Wonder
http://www.emuoilcanada.com/

Personal Testimonials:
Get Slim Slippers
http://www.getslimslippers.com/

Quick Fixes/Cures:
Cure Your Asthma
http://cure-your-asthma.com/

The "No Risk Money Back" claim:
Natural Cure for HPV
http://www.naturalhpvcure.com/

The "Natural" claim:
America TrueMan Health Products
http://www.amtrueman.com/products.html

Website Evaluation Exercises

Think Twice. Global Vaccine Institute
http://www.thinktwice.com/

Health Freedom Resources
http://www.healthfree.com/

Burzynski Clinic
http://www.burzynskiclinic.com/

Dr. Clark Information Center
http://www.drclark.net/


Recommended Websites

MedlinePlus
http://medlineplus.gov/

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov/

Alternative Medicine Foundation
http://amfoundation.org/

NOAH-Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://www.noah-health.org/en/alternative/

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
http://www.cancer.gov/cam/

Dietary Supplements Labels Database
http://dietarysupplements.nlm.nih.gov/dietary/

About Herbs – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
www.mskcc.org/aboutherbs/

Quackwatch
http://www.quackwatch.org/

See Recommended Websites handout for more links.


Reviewing the Evidence

Glossary to Clinical Trials terms
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/info/glossary

Clinical Trials
http://clinicaltrials.gov/

NCCAM – Research Results
http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/

PubMed
http://pubmed.gov/