Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mayo Clinic and Alternative Medicine

Mayo Clinic’s website has entries on Complementary & Alternative Medicine, at but it’s a little tricky to find them. Try starting at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alternative-medicine/PN00001 and work your way through the definitions and “see also” references.       Advertisements

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Dietary Supplements and Federally Funded Research

From the website of the Office of Dietary Supplements, part of NIH (http://www.ods.od.nih.gov): “One of the purposes in creating the ODS [Office of Dietary Supplements] was to promote scientific research in the area of dietary supplements. Dietary supplements can have an … Continue reading

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Investigating Alternative Treatments

There are are a variety of online sources of information. Wellness Librarian will be directing readers to them over the next few posts. The first is the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), which is a part of … Continue reading

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Nutrition NO-NOs

It may be hip to sip a frappuccino on the go (“Beverly Hills Breakfast”), but skipping the most important meal of the day is a poor idea. Having breakfast increases your metabolism by as much as eight percent, and gets … Continue reading

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Again, How Do You Evaluate Health Information on the Internet?

It’s so easy to put a term in a search engine (let’s say, Google) and get a load of responses. But again, how does one know if the websites are credible, reliable, accurate, etc.? Learn more about evaluating health information … Continue reading

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The ABC Link

Every woman has the right to know about the research that is available on these important topics: For references on the relationship between oral contraceptives and increased risk of breast cancer, and abortion and increased risk of breast cancer, you … Continue reading

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