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 www.Vicus.com, 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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    School children are learning yoga for stress control

    The Miami Herald reports that the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a pressure-packed time for kids.

    To address this need, companies offering a yoga curriculum and teacher training have cropped up nationwide, according to the article, with some adding academics to the stretches.

    Some examples in Florida.

    • Coral Gables Elementary School added yoga exercises for children in prekindergarten through first grade this school year.
    • Miami-Dade County middle and high school physical education teachers have been taught how to incorporate yoga and pilates into warm-up exercises in gym class.
    • In Broward County, a DVD program called Spoga4Kids, which stands for ”spunky, playful yoga,” is available to all third-grade classroom teachers.

    The FCAT determines whether a school is rated excellent or failing, and whether children will be promoted.

    2/24/07 14:43 JR

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