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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    Weight loss study uses the Internet

    This is for residents of San Diego County in California.

    The PACE (Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition) Teen Study is aimed at overweight adolescents who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. The program, which is still enrolling volunteers, uses web and cell phone-based prompts to urge teens to make permanent changes in diet and behavior, without drugs, supplements, or costs.

    If you’re interested, here are the enrollment criteria.

    • 12 and 16 years old
    • Live in San Diego County
    • Overweight with at least 2 risk factors for type 2 diabetes
    • Referred to the study by a provider within either Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) or Kaiser Permanente
    • Speak English
    • Access to the Internet and know how to use it
    • At least one parent willing to participate in the study with the teen

    For enrollment information call Jennifer Covin at 858-457-7282.

    8/15/07 10:50 JR

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