Alternative Therapy

Sometimes it makes sense to try non-pharmaceutical complementary or alternative therapies to maintain your health or treat a condition. These strategies can be positive and life changing for some patients, freeing them from side effects of drugs and improving overall health. Still, anything you put in and on your body can have unwanted effects. MedShadow helps you know which options are safe, and whether there’s evidence they may help you.

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Herbal Supplements: 3 Risks for Women

Holistic health is big business in the US, in large part because many companies claim to have health benefits.  This is cause for concern, because in 2012, nonvitamin, nonmineral...

Surprising Side Effects of Essential Oils

October 25, 2021 update: The CDC found a deadly bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes the disease melioidosis in a lavender essential oil spray called “Better Homes & Gardens Lavender...

PTSD Treatment: A Multi-Pronged Approach

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term often “thrown around loosely,” says Howard Pratt, doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) and a psychiatrist at the Community Health of South Florida,...