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Health Tip: Research Alternative Therapies Carefully

-- Alternative therapies, while as a whole becoming ever more popular, pose a varied degree of risk.

Before you try a technique or substance that can do more harm than good, here is a list of questions to research, courtesy of AARP:

  • How successful has this treatment been in treating my condition, and how common is this treatment in people with my condition?
  • What types of procedures or medications does the treatment involve, are they safe, and are there any side effects?
  • How long has this treatment been used?
  • Do the facilities and therapists meet regulations and standards, and are they clean and up-to-date?
  • What should I expect during and after treatment?
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Posted: August 2007