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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    Complementary and integrative medicine at Johns Hopkins

     The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center opened Sept. 2nd in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The center has 12 specialists, including acupuncturists, nutritionists, massage therapists, and a psychotherapist who uses hypnosis and touch therapy.

    Hopkins — a bastion of mainstream medicine — according to, joined the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. This group of more than 40 medical centers conducts CAM research and has made a commitment to integrate CAM into clinical care.

    I think it also puts them at the top of the list for National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) grant money. But that’s OK if they do good research.

    In a 2006 survey of 1,400 hospitals, 27% offered alternative or complementary treatment, up from 8% in 1998.

    9/25/08 20:00 JR

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