Herbal Therapies and Nutritional Supplements

Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Implement routine screening to identify patients at risk for nutrition deficits. 

2. Assess patients’ use of nutritional or dietary supplements and provide counseling to encourage safe and effective use.

3. Identify patients at risk of excessive intake of micronutrients, dangerous supplement-drug interactions, and harmful performance-enhancing dietary supplements.

4. Explain existing evidence surrounding the use of herbal supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancers, primary prevention of fractures, and bone and joint health.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/14/2022

Kathleen Rowland, MD, MS, FAAFP – Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency; Assistant Professor, Rush University

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/14/2022
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