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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

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Barnes PM, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults: United States 2002; CDC

Usage and Therapies

Acupuncture. NIH Consensus Statement Online 1997 Nov 3-5; 15(5):1-34.

Dietary Supplements – US Food and Drug Administration

FDA Safety Alerts

Avoiding Bad Science

The "One Product Does It All" claim:
Emu Oil, A Proven Natural Wonder

Personal Testimonials:
Get Slim Slippers

Quick Fixes/Cures:
Cure Your Asthma

The "No Risk Money Back" claim:
Natural Cure for HPV

The "Natural" claim:
America TrueMan Health Products

Website Evaluation Exercises

Think Twice. Global Vaccine Institute

Health Freedom Resources

Burzynski Clinic

Dr. Clark Information Center

Recommended Websites


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Foundation

NOAH-Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)

Dietary Supplements Labels Database

About Herbs – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


See Recommended Websites handout for more links.

Reviewing the Evidence

Glossary to Clinical Trials terms

Clinical Trials

NCCAM – Research Results