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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    What a chapoe says about your UV protection

    Here’s what we know about hat styles and their ability to protect us from the sun.

    • Smaller heads received greater protection
    • Hats and caps provide more protection when worn closer to the equator – where the sun is higher in the sky
    • Broad-brimmed, bucket-type (think Gilligan on Gilligan?s Island), and legionnaire-style (baseball cap with a flap over the ears and neck) provide similar sun protection
    • The forehead, nose, and ears get the most protection
    • The chin and neck get little protection
    • Baseball caps are less effective than hats
    • Hats and caps provide less protection than sunscreen applied according to manufacturers? recommendations

    Wear your hat to complement your sunscreen protection.

    9/11/06 21:47 JR

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