An article highlighting insights from providers and patients about risk factors, protective factors and interventions related to adherence barriers to antidepressants among urban Latinos.
July 18, 2013 · Article
This article discusses the use of traditional medicine by Ethiopian immigrant patients in conjunction with conventional medications. It describes herbs and spices commonly used in traditional medicine and potential interactions with conventional medications.
November 3, 2009
The author discussed the subject of medication use with health care providers who work with immigrant and refugee patients at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, including Vietnamese and Somali patients.
September 24, 2009 · Article
A brief history of the development of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine and its influences particularly by Southern China.
August 20, 2009 · Article
Dietary and medical implications of fasting for followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
August 14, 2009 · Article
This article focuses on commonly used Chinese and Western botanicals and potential risks associated with their use. Four tables are included: Incompatible Combinations, Herbs with Teratogenic Effects, Herbs with Potential for Toxic Effects, and Herb-Drug Interactions.
September 1, 2004 · Article
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The practice of medicine is now at a crossroads: there are countless patients being treated simultaneously with both Western and Oriental medicine. It is quite common for a patient to seek herbal treatment while taking several prescription medications. Safety has become a major issue. Reasonably enough, patients want to know about compatibility and possible interactions when taking herbs and prescription drugs simultaneously. Such specific questions, unfortunately, are often difficult (if not impossible) to answer. There are very few studies published in English to document the safety and effectiveness of combining herbs with prescription drugs. However, with some general insights in pharmacology, one can foresee possible interactions and thus take precautions to avoid incompatibilities.
WHO article concerning the global concern of adherence to medical advice, specifically in the case of chronic illness and prescribed medicine.