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Do Americans age 50 and older discuss the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with their physicians? In spring 2006, AARP and NCCAM partnered on a survey to help answer this question. The consumer survey found that among the 1,559 adults surveyed age 50+ nearly two out of three reported using some form of CAM, yet only one in three of those who have used CAM said they have discussed it with their physicians.

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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