Alternative medicine

Major Survey Shows People Believe Alternative Medicine Can Cure Cancer – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Nearly 40% of American adults surveyed believe that alternative medicine alone can cure cancer. When asked if alternative medicine alone could cure cancer, nearly 40% of Americans recently interviewed answered yes. “It’s a dangerous misconception,” said Victoria Manax, MD, chief medical officer of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). “Standard cancer treatments are based on […]

Alternative medicine

Nearly half of Americans believe alternative medicine can cure cancer. It can’t.

Many Americans have the mistaken view that alternative therapies alone can cure cancer, even though these methods have not been shown to be effective in treating cancer, according to a new survey. The survey, known as the National Cancer Opinion Survey, was released today (October 30) by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a […]

Alternative medicine

Aligned Modern Health opens alternative medicine clinic on Davis Street

A new integrated health care option, offering individualized treatment plans to produce overall wellness, opened in Evanston last month. Aligned Modern Health — which combines chiropractic physical medicine, acupuncture, functional medicine and clinical nutrition — opened a clinic in Evanston at 910 Davis St. in late September. The Evanston location is one of 15 Aligned […]

Medical therapy

The real lesson of ORBITA: the remarkable power of medical therapy

Editor’s note: This post is part of a Health Affairs Blog series titled “ORBITA: Lessons From A Landmark Trial”, which focuses on the recent study finding that placement of a coronary stent did not improve exercise time compared to a placebo procedure in patients with angina pectoris and severe arterial stenosis who were receiving optimal […]