Although many seniors use alternative therapies such as herbal supplements, few discuss these practices with their physicians, according to a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 1559 individuals aged 50 years or older conducted by AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (http://www.aarp.org/research/health/prevention/cam_2007.html).
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