March 29, 1999
You can now get special reports on health and medicine topics through our Web site at http://www.latimes.com/HOME/NEWS/HEALTH/REPORTS. The available reports: Baby's First Year Destination: Delivery. A Road Map Through Pregnancy How Does Your Health Plan Measure Up? Pampering Yourself Toward Stress Reduction Alternative Medicine Mary's Story: A Battle With Breast Cancer
May 12, 2011 |
Dr. Andrew Weil, among the best-known medical doctors practicing alternative and complementary medicine, suggests researchers are ignoring an important endpoint when they evaluate the success or failure of clinical drug trials: how the patient feels about the treatment. Weil, a longtime leader in alternative -- or integrative -- medicine, is best known today for his books, blog and various products. It's been awhile since he ventured into the serious business of scientific research and medical practice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1994
Established medicine has long been slow to recognize the potential value of unconventional therapies. When acupuncturists from Asia first introduced that technique in this country, they were shunned and reviled by most doctors. Today acupuncture is widely accepted as a means of treating pain and other symptoms. But the current uproar in Washington over how to validate so-called alternative medical therapies gives us concern.
December 11, 2008 |
Just like their parents, kids are taking herbal supplements including fish oil and ginseng, a sign of just how mainstream alternative medicine has become. More than 1 in 9 children and teens try those remedies and other nontraditional options, the government said Wednesday in its first national study of young people's use of these mostly unproven treatments.
February 7, 2005 |
Drive along many boulevards in the Los Angeles area and you will see colorful botanicas, with their curious mix of candles, incense, potions, lotions, rosaries and a pantheon of Catholic and folk saints in the window. Botanicas have arrived in this metropolis along with the immigrants they serve, soaring in numbers as Latinos make up nearly 45% of the Los Angeles population.
March 15, 1999 |
DR. ROSENFELD'S GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE by Isadore Rosenfeld Soundelux Audio, abridged nonfiction, six cassettes. Length: nine hours. $26.95. Read by Bob Deyan. Available in bookstores or by calling (800) 227-2020. * This is an extremely comprehensive rundown on alternative medicine by a professor of clinical medicine and author of several bestselling books. It is also very negative.