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Survey provides comprehensive look at use of complementary and alternative medicine in US

What: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a telephone briefing to discuss the findings of a new nationwide survey that reveals the extensive use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States. The survey also provides data on who is using CAM, the most commonly used CAM therapies, and why people are turning to CAM, among many other related topics.

Who: Stephen E. Straus, M.D., Director, NCCAM Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor for Scientific Coordination and Outreach, NCCAM Patricia M. Barnes, M.A., Statistician, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

When: Thursday, May 27, 2004 10:00 a.m. EST

Call-in telephone number: 1-888-869-0374; Please reference "CAM Survey"


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Contact: Kit Gray
202-745-5110
NIH/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
25-May-2004


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