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Health Agencies Update
February 28, 2007

Seniors Mum on Herbals

JAMA. 2007;297(8):799. doi:10.1001/jama.297.8.799-d

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 (

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