The Other Ways of Being Healthy

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To its detractors, "complementary and alternative medicine" (often abbreviated as CAM) is just one cut above witchdoctory. Nonetheless, 38 percent of U.S. adults use some sort of it, according to a report issued last month by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Drawing on data from household interviews conducted the previous year, the report says women are more likely than men to use CAM (43 percent vs.

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