The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Archive for May, 2013

    CoQ10 improves survival in chronic heart failure

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

    beating-heart-150x150During the annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology, in Lisbon, Portugal, researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital, in Denmark, reported for the first time that the dietary supplement coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) cut in half the death rate of patients suffering from advanced heart failure. (more…)

    Lower fasting blood sugar levels associated with marijuana use

    Saturday, May 18th, 2013

    Marijuana1-150x150This study has been picked up by just about every news organization — far different from recent study results on adverse effects of marijuana.

    Since this site is fair and balance, here are the results from University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, on the relationship between marijuana use and fasting insulin, glucose, and insulin resistance. (more…)

    Benefits of reducing salt intake: Reality sets in

    Thursday, May 16th, 2013

    salt1The NIH Committee on the Consequences of Sodium Reduction… reports it might be time to entertain second thoughts on the importance of salt restriction.

    It was just a matter of time. (more…)

    Tanning beds to treat psoriasis?

    Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

    ailmentPsoriasis-100x100In a recent post on the National Psoriasis Foundation discussion board, a patient stated that the dermatologist recommended “that I use a tanning bed as this is far more convenient and less costly than using light box therapy.”

    This lead to divergent views on the role of tanning beds in psoriasis treatment.

    Here’s what we know. (more…)