4193.0 Health Promotion and Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 2:30 PM
This session brings together topics about health promotion techniques that include Alternative and Complimentary Health Practices (ACHP). Authors will be discussing details integrated health promotion such as: 1) Understanding the application of the Cochrane methodology to CAM practices; 2) Assessing baseline iron levels as part of a strategy to encourage voluntary blood donation in healthy males; 3) Categorizing conditions under which young people use herbs and dietary supplements; 4) Exploring the use of yoga in arthritis and other chronic disease management. Please join us for lively discussions around about health promotion strategies that integrate Alternative and Complementary Health Practices.
Session Objectives: 1) Define mind-body health promotion practices that are supported with scientific evidence; 2) Identify strategies for encouraging voluntary blood donation; 3) Describe use of herbs and dietary supplements among young adults; 4) Evaluate health promotion approaches that incorporate ACHP.
Rick Harvey, PhD, MS

2:30 PM
Mind-body practices for hypertension: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Ather Ali, ND, MPH, David L. Katz, MD, MPH and Michael B. Bracken, PhD, MPH
2:50 PM
Health benefits of reducing body iron as a motivational tool for improving voluntary blood donation
S. Sathyabhama, Jaisy Mathai, Scientist G, Pallickadavil Vasu Sulochana, Scientist G and Vimal Sathyan, Scientific asst
3:30 PM

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Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing