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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    US News and World Report on CAM integration

    At the US News website, Avery Comarow has a positive report on CAM use in US hospitals.

    Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City uses the following treatments.

    • Acupuncture
    • Yoga
    • Herbal medicine
    • Homeopathy

    Also, Children’s Hospital in Chicago is using healing touch in children receiving a bone marrow transplant in order to “rebalance their life force.”

    He reports that $250 million each year is spent on CAM research, much of it by doctors at allopathic medical centers. Providing CAM under the care of allopaths lowers the risk of interactions that might have a negative effect on allopathic treatments, according to the report.

    The bottom line?
    On Martin Luther King’s birthday, isn’t it appropriate to hear more about successful integration of CAM into mainstream medicine?

    Here is the link, which might be moved by the time you read this. Search the author’s name. He has many good articles on CAM.
    1/21/08 09:42 JR

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