When it comes to medical fundraising on social media, you may be gambling with the highest of stakes.
A dearth of truth in medical advertising is probably our greatest public health threat. With consumers bombarded by spurious claims, our agencies need to be proactive, not reactive in protecting the public.
Complementary medicine ranges from authentic stress-relieving massage to well-meaning (but expensive) placebo, to outright spurious healing claims. Researchers decided to study its impact on patients with curable cancers.
It seems that the Journal of American Medical Association is really stretching the word "medical." A recent article highlighting the role of complementary medicine in pain management summarized the findings of a large study published in September. But when you dig a bit deeper, its conclusion is a stretch, at best.
What is complementary-alternative medicine anyway? Alternative to what? If a practice is not science-based, it is not medicine. Now we learn that Cleveland Clinic has sold out this concept for herbal treatments. Sad.
Currently, there are no FDA-approved medical treatments for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), characterized mainly by difficulties with social interaction and communication, repetitive behaviors and