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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    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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    New complementary goals for patients with heart disease

    The latest recommendations for the routine care of people with pre-existing cardiovascular disease were published last month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

    If you have coronary heart disease, here is what you can expect to hear from your primary care physician or cardiologist.

    The new goals of complementary therapies


    • Complete cessation
    • No exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

    Physical activity

    • 30 minutes, 7 (at least 5) days per week

    Weight management

    • Body mass index: 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2
    • Waist circumference: men less than 40 inches, women less than 35 inches

    9/3/06 22:06 JR

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