Is That Me Yelling? + The Sense and Nonsene of Alternative Medicine

Rona Renner, RN., author of Is that Me Yelling?
Topic:
Getting your kids to cooperate without losing your cool.
Issues: becoming aware of yourself; understanding everyday triggers; adapting your parenting style to your child’s temperament; dealing with the yeller in your family; dealing with difficult situations, disorders, and differences.


Paul Offit, author of Do You Believe in Magic?
Topic:
The sense and nonsense of alternative medicine.
Issues: What is “alternative medicine”?; megavitamins actually increase the risk of some cancers and heart disease (something well known to scientists but not to the general public); celebrity spokespeople (Like Jenny McCarthy and her anti-vaccine campaign) who have no medical background and are doing more damage than good; alternative medicine treatments that actually work.

Complementary Medicine Is Used In Conjunction With Traditional Medicine, Not Instead Of

You have heard your friends toss about the phrase “complementary medicine” but you didn’t know what that meant and were too embarrassed to ask. Is this something you should know about? Yes. Complementary medicine means those techniques not considered part of conventional (standard/mainstream) medicine. These therapies are utilized in addition to or a as complement [...]

Complementary Medicine Is Used In Conjunction With Traditional Medicine, Not Instead Of

Complementary Medicine Is Used In Conjunction With Traditional Medicine, Not Instead Of You have heard your friends toss about the phrase “complementary medicine” but you didn’t know what that meant and were too embarrassed to ask. Is this something you should know about?

Yes. Complementary medicine means those techniques not considered part of conventional (standard/mainstream) medicine. These therapies are utilized in addition to or a as complement to traditional medical practices. When this approach is combined with regular medical care, it is referred to as integrative medicine. [Read more...]