Donya Currie is the editor of The Free Lance-Star's Healthy Life section and Healthy Life Virginia newsletter.

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Healthy Life VA: Are alternative treatments safe?

Click here to read today’s Healthy Life Virginia newsletter, which features a column by Dr. Patrick Neustatter on the safety and effectiveness of alternative and complementary medicine.

The newsletter also includes a column on how bribing kids with food can backfire, so if you’re prone to promising your kids dessert if they eat their veggies, you’ll want to read it.

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