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Complementary and alternative medicine sources handpicked by two physicians. (Reliable Resources).

ORLANDO, FLA. -- Pediatricians craving information on complementary and alternative medicine often don't know where to look.

These current and soon to be released resources on complementary and alternative medicine are recommended by Dr. Timothy P. Culbert, director of integrative care at Children's Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, and a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Dr. John D. Mark, pediatric pulmonologist and faculty member at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

The two physicians offered their advice at a meeting that was sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics:

* Internet databases. MANTIS; CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature); MEDLINE; EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Electronic Database).

* University Web pages. University of Pittsburgh; University of Texas; Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Wellness Newsletter).

* Journal. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Mary Ann Liebert Inc.).

* Books. "Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Secrets," Wendy Kohatsu, ed. (Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, 2002).

"Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine to Keep Your Kids Healthy," Stuart H. Ditchek, et al. (New York: HarperResource, 2001).

"Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions," second ed., Francis J. Brinker, et al. (Sandy [Ore.]: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998).

"The Holistic Pediatrician: A Parent's Comprehensive Guide to Safe And Effective Therapies for the 25 Most Common Childhood Ailments," Kathi J. Kemper (New York HarperCollins, 1996).

"Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapy in Medical Practice," David Rakel, ed. (Philadelphia: Saunders, 2002).

"Mosby's Complementary & Alternative Medicine: A Research-Based Approach," Lyn W. Freeman and C. Frank Lawlis (St. Louis: Mosby, 2001).

"Mosby's Complementary & Alternative Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach," John W Spencer and Joseph J. Jacobs, eds. (St. Louis: Mosby, 2003 [projected]).

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Author:Bates, Betsy
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