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the alternative fix

» Student Viewing Guide:

True and False Questions

Answer the following true and false questions as you view the documentary. Please correct any false statement.

1. Beth Israel Medical Center has accepted acupuncture, but not other forms of alternative medicine.

2. Most hospitals continue to avoid alternative medicine.

3. Senator Tom Harkin was influenced to support alternative medicine because of a friend's success with an alternative treatment.

4. Senator Harkin asked Congress to have NIH study alternative medicines.

5. Most politicians and scientists seem to agree on the efficacy of alternative medicines.

6. Dr. David Eisenberg commissioned a survey to see how many people use alternative medicines.

7. It has been reported that one in three Americans use alternative medicines.

8. Dr. Andrew Weil believes that alternative medicines make people feel more in control of their treatments.

9. The purpose of deep tissue massage is to help people lose weight.

10. Some people are attracted to alternative medicine because they believe traditional doctors can be too impersonal.

11. Some scientists believe that in funding alternative treatments, Congress advocates unproven therapies.

12. In 1998, Senator Harkin was able to get a full alternative medicine research center funded.

13. The University of Maryland has reported that acupuncture relieves pain from most illnesses.

14. A study has shown that St. John's Wort is not an effective treatment for severe depression.

15. The use of St. John's Wort can interfere with the effectiveness of other drugs.

16. In 1994, Congress rejected the creation of the Dietary Supplemental Health and Education Act (DSHEA).

17. According to Senator Orrin Hatch, over 100,000,000 Americans take dietary supplements.

18. Dr. Robert Park believes that drug companies profited from DSHEA.

19. Senator Hatch has received substantial campaign contributions from the supplement industry.

20. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez treats people who believe traditional medicine will not help them.

21. Homeopathy is most concerned with healthful eating.

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