Despite mixed results from studies on the health benefits of complimentary health approaches such as nonvitamin and nonmineral dietary supplements, they remain popular among patients. Two new studies examine trends in use of complimentary health approaches by children and adults.
Rates for colon cancer screening increased by nearly 40% after complimentary stool kits were mailed to patients' homes, according to a new study.
Endocrine Disorders, News
Fresenius Kabi announced the launch of Glucagon Emergency Kit for the treatment of severe hypoglycemic episodes in adult and pediatric patients with diabetes.
HeartGuide is designed as a wrist watch that uses the oscillometric cuff method, the standard for medical-grade personal blood pressure measurement.
"Coaching is the most effective modality to help patients utilize their own logic to get where they didn't know they wanted to go," stated Becky Curtis, PCC.
A review in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology looks at data from clinical trials on psoriasis and complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM), including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbal therapies, dietary supplements, climatotherapy, and mind/body interventions.
Multiple sclerosis patients who consumed larger amounts of alcohol had lower rates of disability per the Expanded Disability Status Score (EDSS) and Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score (MSSS), study findings indicate.
Drugs in the Pipeline
Janssen announced interim data from the phase 3b STARDUST study of ustekinumab for the treatment of moderately to severely active Crohn disease.
Learning how to evaluate complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies can empower healthcare providers to deliver better integrative care and increase patient satisfaction with the U.S. healthcare system.
A number of evidence-based,
nonpharmacologic approaches are
available for patients with hypertension.