3193.0 Cancer and Chronic Diseases in ACHP

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session will present topics on cancer and chronic diseases including breast cancer, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia. The ways in which complementary and/or alterative methods or pactices impact them will be explored. It is important to continually improve practices related to cancer and chronic diseases, and this session will discuss mechanisms to do this.
Session Objectives: Describe the complementary health practices presented. Discuss how alternative and/or compelementary health practices can benefit a specific population or condition. Explain how complementary practices can be incorporated into standard medical care.

12:30 PM
Hypercholesterolemia and Ayurvedic management
Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS (Ayu), MAOM, Jayagopal Parla, BAMS MD (Ayu) and Kathryn P. White, PhD
1:10 PM
Yoga use among breast cancer patients: Exploring racial disparity
Krupali Desai, MD(Ayu), MPH(c), Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, Elaine J. Yuen, PhD, Mary Lou Galantino, PT, PhD, MSCE, Sharon Xie, PhD and Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE
1:30 PM
Effects of therapeutic massage on the quality of life among breast cancer patients during treatment
Ruth Wetta-Hall, RN, PhD, MPH, MSN, Michele Sturgeon, MPH, BS, NCTMB, Traci Hart, PhD, MA, Marge Good, RN, BSN, MPH and Shaker Dakhil, MD, FACP

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Gerontological Health, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)