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March 22, 1999
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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.
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
As if Dr. Paul Offit hasn't made enough enemies  already by insisting (correctly) that parents put their kids' health at risk when they refuse to get them vaccinated, now the infectious disease expert appears to be picking a fight with those who believe in alternative therapies like prayer healing and acupuncture. In an essay to be published in Wednesday's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Assn., Offit questions the way the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine doles out its $130-million annual budget.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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