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  Curing ailments with natural remedies

9 natural cures you can trust

Cocoa for high blood pressure? Massage for depression? That's right. Doctors say these and other alternative remedies really work to help heal our everyday ailments. Full story

Some traumatized vets turn to acupuncture

The U.S. military is offering such alternative treatments as acupuncture for combat veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome for whom conventional therapies have failed. Full story

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NH Senate suggests committee on Lyme disease

Placebo effect behind many natural cures

Med, nursing schools teaching alternative care

More med, nursing schools teach alt. remedies

Checking your bad mood at the office door

$34 billion spent yearly on alternative medicine

$2.5 billion spent, no alternative cures found

A look at popular supplements

Cancer patients turning to alternative remedies

Doctors eager to try ‘mystical mumbo jumbo’

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  Males have more personality?

Nov. 18: A new study finds males of many species have more varied personality traits than the females. Dr. Nancy Snyderman gives her take on this, along with ancient heart disease and longevity pills in “The Spin Doctor.”

  Suzanne Somers: ‘I saw my death’

Oct. 19: TODAY’s Ann Curry talks to actress Suzanne Somers, who was misdiagnosed with full-body cancer, about her search for alternative medicine and her new book, “Knockout.”

  Sweat lodge deaths raise questions

Oct. 12: Arizona investigators are looking into the possibility of criminal negligence after two people died, and more than a dozen sickened, in a sweat lodge retreat. Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks with alternative medicine specialist Dr. Tom Bolte about the qualifications of new age healers.

  Herbal remedies fill healthcare void in Iraq

Sept. 8: Because violence has prompted many physicians to leave Iraq, alternative medicine is becoming more popular. NBC's Ghazi Balkiz reports.

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