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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    Strength training from AARP

     The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has adapted 2 exercise routines from Strength Training Past 50 by Wayne L. Westcott and Thomas R. Baechle (Human Kinetics, 2007).

    The first uses free-weights, while the other uses an exercise machine.

    The picture captions are well written. Read them carefully before starting and to check yourself during the routine.

    The bottom line?
    According to AARP, “Strength training has been shown to decrease insulin resistance, decrease resting blood pressure, reduce arthritis pain, even improve memory.”

    Tell your doctor before you start.

    1/2/09 21:21 JR

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