Decisions about your health care are important—including decisions about whether or not to use complementary health products and practices. Take charge of your health by being an informed consumer. From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Covers topics in health and complementary health, medications, and wellness, from encyclopedias, medical dictionaries, magazines, journals and newspapers.
From PBS Frontline. Once a supplement is on shelves, the FDA relies on inspections of the manufacturer to assess whether the supplement actually contains what it says it does. But as experts point out, the agency only inspects a fraction of companies.
A PBS FRONTLINE investigation in collaboration with The New York Times raises tough questions about how vitamins and supplements are marketed and regulated, and examines how it’s often hard to know what’s really in the bottles you’re buying.
From PBS Frontline. There is little to guarantee that any vitamin, mineral, probiotic, sports supplement, herbal treatment, or other dietary supplement is safe, effective, or even contains what’s on its label.
FRONTLINE, The New York Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation examine the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight.
From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine
From PBS - returning the human touch to high-tech care. The traditional doctor-patient relationship is undergoing a shift from paternalism to partnership, as practitioners and consumers alike have begun to promote a more holistic form of healthcare called integrative medicine—seeking to heal the whole person, rather than simply cure a disease.
From The University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing and The Life Science Foundation. Learn about complementary therapies.
From MEDLINEPlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health