alternative medicine

Natural Standard on Dr. Oz Show

On Tuesday, April 26th, Dr. Catherine Ulbricht, co-founder of Natural Standard, will appear as an authoritative guest on the nationally syndicated television program, The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Mehmet Oz will discuss Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and the stigmas that have long been associated with this specialty. Dr. Ulbricht is Chief Editor of both the Natural Standard Research Collaboration and Journal of Dietary Supplements, and she is the Senior Attending Pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She founded Natural Standard Research Collaboration with Dr. Ethan Basch in 2000 to provide authoritative, evidence-based information on natural products used in healthcare. The show will be aired in New Orleans on WDSU Channel 6 at 2:00 p.m.

The Library has subscribed to Natural Standard since 2007. The database provides high quality, evidence-based CAM information organized by topics such as Foods, Herbs & Supplements, Health & Wellness, and Medical Conditions. Therapies are reviewed and graded using a systematic aggregation, analysis, and review of the literature. Access is available on and off campus: A mobile download is available also.

Natural Standard’s new look

Natural Standard, an online database with evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, has redesigned their website.

Natural Standard offers a variety of tools, including graded analysis reflecting the level of available scientific data for or against the use of therapies for a specific medical conditions, a symptom checker/differential diagnosis tool, medical calculators and patient handouts. “Bottom line” analyses offer succinct summaries on public health topics, genomics & proteomics, sports medicine and medical conditions.

Drug monograph from Natural Standard

Drug monograph from Natural Standard

A mobile version is available via for most devices. It is free for LSUHSC students, faculty and staff. It offers consolidated information on effectiveness, side effects, interactions, dosing, pregnancy, breastfeeding, historic background, practitioner accreditation, theory, and safety on a variety of drugs and natural therapies. Email for a serial number and installation directions.

Natural Standard can be found under Online Resources – N on the library homepage. It is available on and off campus.