“There’s no such thing as alternative medicine [when it comes to "fighting" cancer]. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t." Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is inviting and has such promise but it is unproved and it can be dangerous. As Paul Offit (Chief Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) states, “There’s no such thing as alternative medicine. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.”
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Bone fide alternative medicine approaches to common orthopedic problems. [Note: no controls] Regardless.... Loren Fishman, MD of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a personal friend and a Physiatrist, par excellence. Brody, Jane E. "Ancient Moves for Orthopedic Problems." Published, NY Times; August 1, 2011 Jane E. Brody, "12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health." NY Times, 12/21/15 [Dr. Lauren Fishman: in essence, yoga adherents seem to have less or no fractures.]
Pregnant are susceptible to hemorrhoids that eventually can bleed. "Immediately addressing bowel movement irregularities can prevent hemorrhoids, especially those that will require bleeding hemorrhoids treatment in the long run." Unfortunately, standing or sitting for lengthy periods causes some veins in the walls of the rectum to swell, which can deregulate the blood flow, even bleed from increased hydrostatic pressure.
Multivitamins Don't Reduce the Risk of Cancer or Cardiovascular Disease in Women Background Millions of postmenopausal women use multivitamins, often believing that supplements prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Therefore, we decided to examine associations between multivitamin use and risk of cancer, CVD, and mortality in postmenopausal women.