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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    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.

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    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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Archive for the 'Occupational Therapy' Category

Biofeedback complements stroke patients’ rehabilitation

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

In this study, researchers from the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, in Brazil combined electromyographic biofeedback with occupational therapy and functional electrical stimulation in hemiplegic patients. (more…)

Review of occupational therapy following stroke

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Occupational therapists have for many years been identified as key contributors to the rehabilitation of people with stroke.

Dr. Peter Langhorne and an international group of coworkers reviewed the Cochrane database and concluded, “occupational therapy should be available to everyone who has had a stroke.” (more…)

Cost effectiveness of OT in dementia

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands compared the cost effectiveness of community-based occupational therapy (OT) to usual care in older patients with dementia and their caregivers. (more…)

Preventing Falls: What Works

Friday, March 7th, 2008

That’s the title of a new CDC book, which presents “specific interventions that have rigorous scientific evidence of effectiveness” in lowering the risk of falls among the elderly. (more…)

Using occupational therapy to treat mild-to-moderate dementia

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Occupational therapy (OT) reportedly helped a group of 135 patients with mild-to-moderate dementia (averaging 78 years old) to perform daily activities.

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