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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    Should children take multivitamins?

    It’s controversial.

    Dr. Jay Hoecher at presents his perspective.

    “Many young children,” he says, “are picky eaters, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they have nutritional deficiencies.”

    The bottom line?

    Consult your doctor, but a multivitamin might be appropriate for your child if he or she:

    • Has an eating disorder
    • Has been diagnosed with failure to thrive
    • Doesn’t eat regular or well-balanced meals
    • Doesn’t get enough vitamin D through diet or sunlight exposure
    • Has certain chronic diseases or food allergies
    • Has a restrictive diet, such as a strict vegan diet

    When selecting a multivitamin, be sure NOT to substitute an adult multivitamin for your child. has reviewed several products.

    8/10/10 22:10 JR

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