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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    Newfangled gadgets to prevent computer-related injuries

    Medical News Today reports on research by Dr. Alan Hedge from Cornell’s College of Human Ecology in New York.

    It’s important because repetitive-motion injuries are associated with one-third to one-half of all compensatory injuries at work.

    Vibrating mouse

    • Yes, volunteers remove their hands more often with a vibrating mouse than with a conventional mouse.
    • But they tended to hold their hand just above the mouse — potentially more detrimental.

    Undulating chairs to alleviate back pain

    • Promising, particularly for people with back problems.

    Movable arms for monitors

    • People like the monitor arm because they can adjust their LCD screen, and it provides more room on the desktop.
    • Also, fewer complaints about neck problems.

    Much more is on this topic is available at the Cornell University Ergonomics Website.

    12/25/07 12:58 JR

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