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.

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