Stat!: Do as I Say, Not as I Do?

  • Percent of general population who reported using “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) in the past year: 63
  • Percent of older Americans (50+ years) who use CAM and say they’ve never discussed the matter with their health care providers: 60
  • Percent who say their health care providers have never asked them about CAM use: 40
  • Percent who are taking at least one prescription drug: > 75%***
  • Percent of health care workers who reported using CAM for their personal health in the past year: 76

Source: Health Services Research via Consumer Reports and AARP/NCCAM via American Academy of Family Physicians

*** If you’re taking prescription medications, it’s vital to discuss any CAM therapy before before you begin using it in order to avoid any bad drug interactions or treatment complications.

Published by The Verigin Dental Health Team

A humanistic, holistic dental practice in Northern California, providing integrative, biological, mercury-free dentistry

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