Researchers of Traditional, Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine and Health

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Absenteeism among Individuals with Chronic Disease

It is estimated that over half of the adult U.S. population currently has one or more chronic conditions, resulting in up to an estimated $1,600 in productivity loss annually for each employee with chronic disease. Previous studies have suggested that integrating alternative or complementary health approaches with conventional medicine may be beneficial for managing the symptoms, lifestyle changes, treatment, physical and psychosocial consequences that result from chronic illness. Read more here.