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Evidence-Based Medicine: Literature Reviews

Evidence-Based Medicine: Literature Reviews

When talking to your patients about CAM, you want to be able to answer the question: Is there any scientific evidence that this CAM product or practice works and is safe? The resources on this page will help inform you about what the science says (limited to the past 5 years).

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Complementary Health Practices

Chondroitin and Glucosamine

Dietary Supplements and Safety

Folic Acid and Pregnancy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Omega-3 and Cardiovascular Diseases

Pediatric Immunization Controversy

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Safety and Complementary Therapies

Spinal Manipulation and Low-Back Pain

St. John’s Wort and Depression

St. John’s Wort Herb-Drug Interactions

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Urinary Tract Infections and Complementary Health Practices

Zinc for Common Colds