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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    STARS (Steps Against Recurrent Stroke)

    The National Stroke Association along with Bristol-Meyers Squibb Sanofi Pharmaceuticals sponsors the STARS program, which is designed to inform stoke patients how to reduce their risk for recurrent stroke.

    There are 5 things to do. How many of them include at least some component of CAM?

    I count 4.

    • Stop smoking
    • Keep blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes under control
    • Eat a healthy diet
    • Increase physical activity

    One more thing…

    • If you have an irregular heartbeat, a condition called atrial fibrillation, work with your doctor to control it.

    More information about the STARS program is here.

    6/2/08 18:01 JR

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