3283.0 Alternative and Complementary Health Practices for Cancer and Chronic Diseases

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will present topics on cancer and chronic diseases including pediatric cancer, HIV disease effects, and cardiovascular disease risk. 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.

Effects of inhalation aromatherapy on anxiety and nausea in children undergoing stem cell transplantation (SCT)
Deborah Ndao, MPH, Elena Ladas, MS, RD, Bin Cheng, PhD, Stephen Sands, PsyD, Kathryn Snyder, MD, James Garvin, MD, PhD and Kara Kelly, MD
Effect of daily hempseed consumption on triglycerides in middle-aged women (HS-42)
Jessica Backe, MSN, RN, CNP, Colleen M. Renier, BS, Lisa Abrahams, MD, FACC, FSCAI and Julia Pattison-Crisostomo, BSN, RN, CCRC

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

Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by: Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, Socialist Caucus

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