Is preventive medicine the same as alternative medicine?

Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine
Unlike preventive medicine, a more conventional medicine specialty, alternative medicine is not as supported by scientific and evidence-based studies. Watch preventive medicine expert David Katz, MD, explain the difference in these specialty areas.
Andrew Weil
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Though different, preventive and alternative medicines share the goal of thinking outside the box of conventional medicine. In this video, Dr. Weil explains the holistic approach of these forms of medical practices.

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