Amanda Marie

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BACKGROUND Large scale surveys in the United States and abroad suggest that 35-60% of adults have used some form of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM). However, no studies to date have focused on predictors and patterns of CAM use among elderly persons. METHODS The population surveyed were Californians enrolled in a Medicare risk product that offers(More)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest that between 30% and 50% of the adult population in industrialized nations use some form of complementary and/or alternative medicine (CAM) to prevent or treat a variety of health-related problems. METHOD A comprehensive literature search identified 25 surveys conducted between 1982 and 1995 that examined the practices and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the status of managed care and insurance coverage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the integration of such services offered by hospitals. METHODS A literature review and information search was conducted to determine which insurers had special policies for CAM and which hospitals were offering CAM. Telephone(More)
Synthetic cannabinoids were first created in a pharmaceutical setting where scientists were studying marijuana. Researchers were trying to develop medically beneficial marijuana analogs. The compounds, however, were found to give physiological effects that were more potent than marijuana. Presently, synthetic cannabinoids have become a psychoactive drug of(More)
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