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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices around the World
4004.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Alternative and Complementary Health Practices around the World
Alternative and complementary health practices are not limited to the United States. This session will provide the participants with an overview of several perspectives relating to Alternative and Complementary Health Practices around the world.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Describe herbal supplement use among Latino Americans by Country of Origin 2. Identify the differences in use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) between multiple sclerosis (MS) patients from Eastern and Western parts of Germany 3. Analyze the prevalence, cost and patterns of CAM use under Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) system 4. Discussed issues raised for Alternative and Complementary Health Practices by the interaction of a cross section of postgraduate/post-registration health practitioners on an evidence based practice course at an English university
Moderator(s):Elizabeth Sommers, MPH, LicAc
8:30 AMUtilization of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Under Taiwan's National Health Insurance  [ Recorded presentation ]
Shu-Fang Shih, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Hsing-Yi Chang
8:50 AMLifestyle Changes in the Management of Blood Lipids among Middle-Aged Men and Women in the US  [ Recorded presentation ]
Erica Jackson, PhD, Sofiya Alhassan, PhD, Peter Grandjean, PhD, FACSM
9:10 AMUse of Herbal Supplements among Latino Americans by Country of Origin  [ Recorded presentation ]
Julia E. Heck, MPH, MPhil, Judith S. Jacobson, PhD, MBA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Chiropractic Health Care; International Health; Latino Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA