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Time to Talk

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Do Americans discuss the use of complementary health practices with their health care providers? In fall 2010, AARP and NCCAM partnered on a survey to help answer this question. The consumer survey found that among the 1,013 adults surveyed age 50+, about half reported using some type of complementary health practice. According to the survey, 58 percent of those who had ever used complementary health practices said they have discussed them with a health care provider.

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Time to Talk Video

NCCAM Program Director Kristen Huntley, Ph.D„ talks about the importance of patient-provider communication and highlights the Time to Talk campaign.

B-Roll Videos

Videos featuring older Americans (RealPlayer required)

Audio Files

Free Images

Download images related to the Time to Talk campaign and patient-provider interaction. Each image has a high-resolution version at 300dpi and a low-resolution version at 72dpi available for download. View images »

Other Resources

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Institute on Aging

Office of Dietary Supplements

AARP

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