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The Future of Integrative Medicine

A landmark study by Eisenberg et al(1) of the extent of alternative or unconventional therapies, defined as therapies “neither taught widely in US medical schools nor generally available in US hospitals,” was published in 1993. It was reported that 33% of Americans were using alternative therapies, such as relaxation techniques, chiropractic, massage, and dietary supplements. […]

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Open Issues with Open Access Publication

Open access journals have grown in number over the last decade. In 2000, there were fewer than 800 such journals, and fewer than 20,000 such papers. By 2009, nearly 5000 open access journals were being published annually, containing almost 200,000 articles.(1) The rise of the open access model point has been based largely on its […]

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American Journal of Medicine Editor Joseph Alpert

AJM Editor Calls for Expanded Marijuana Research

Marijuana for Diabetic Control For centuries, cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, has been used as a folk remedy to relieve pain, improve mood, and increase appetite.(1) In 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the US Marijuana Tax Act that made it illegal to sell or use this herb. Nevertheless, cannabis continued to be used […]

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AJM Offers Open Access Option to Authors

The American Journal of Medicine now offers authors a choice in disseminating their research – either by publishing it as a subscription article or as an Open Access article. All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download from ScienceDirect. Permitted reuse is defined by the author’s […]

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