3003.1 Herbal and Dietary Health Practices/ Education and Integrative Health Practices

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session brings together topics ranging from how to eat well to how to train well. Authors will be discussing details such: 1) How R-lipoic acid, acetyl-L-carnitine and benfotiamine are able to alleviate symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy; 2) Actions taken by NYC DOHMH respond to the identification of adult lead poisoning cases associated with the use of imported herbal medicine products; 3) Theoretical issues related to internal differentiation within CAM professions as well as the differences in the subpopulations of people who use CAM; 4) How to rate ‘specialized competence’ in CAM practice; 5) How to reach African American males in large numbers through local barbershop outreach efforts. Please join us for lively discussions around the topic of therapeutic nutrition as well as educational training related to Alternative and Complementary Health Practices.
Session Objectives: 1) Evaluate herbal and nutriceutical treatments; 2) Recognize health risks associated with herbal therapies; 3) Identify ethical issues in educational interventions; 4) Describe “capture theory” of professional regulation; 5) Understand community-based training programs

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Imported herbal medicine products and lead poisoning
Paromita Hore, PhD, MPH, Munerah S. Ahmed, MPH, Sara F. Voit, MPH and Nancy Clark, MA, CIH, CSP
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Complementary & Alternative Medicine providers: Approaches to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome treatment
Lisa J. LeRoy, PhD, MBA, Dana Jones Brimmer, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Maloney, DrPH, MS, Marjorie Morrissey, MA, Rachel Adams, BA and William C. Reeves, MD, MSc
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Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA

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