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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    Nonpharmacologic management of osteoporosis

    This Medscape review covers orthoses, exercise, calcium and vitamin D therapy, and kyphoplasty from an academic perspective.

    According to the authors, “Nonmedical management plays a critical role in a comprehensive treatment plan.” It complements pharmacologic interventions, and is “critical in patients who cannot, or will not, take anti-osteoporotic medications.”

    The authors conclude, “As considerable debate surrounds the ideal pharmacologic algorithm, it is likely that non pharmacologic interventions will have a more definitive role in future treatment considerations.”

    The Harvard Women’s Health Watch offers a more practical and action-oriented approach to lowering the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis.

    4/22/09 15:58 JR

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