Alternative Medicine

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

The increasing cost of health care in the United States and disappointment with conventional, or Western, medical practices has led people to seek different, more natural ways to maintain a healthy mind and body. These alternative treatments include herbal remedies, massage, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and music therapy. USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, has reported that “nontraditional medicine is no fad…alternative medicine is in the mainstream.” But the number and variety of available treatments collectively known as alternative medicine can be overwhelming.

In this book you’ll read about alternative medical treatments and how they can be used alone or together with conventional health care. Case studies describe situations in which these methods have helped people to lead healthier lives. Discussions of the pros and cons of alternative treatments will help you make informed decisions about all your health care options.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-8854-8
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 11.5
BISACS JNF024000, JNF051030, JNF024020
Dewey 616
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 9
Lexile 1150
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View available downloads →