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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    Managing heat exhaustion

    The Mayo Clinic staff has written a review of heat exhaustion.

    As we stagger through this summer, here’s what we should know.

    Heat exhaustion: A condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating.

    The article covers symptoms, causes, and risk factors. Let’s focus on treatment.

    • Rest in a cool place, with your legs elevated higher than your heart.
    • Drink cool fluids — water or sports drinks, not alcohol or caffeine containing beverages.
    • Apply cool water to your skin, but don’t use alcohol.
    • Loosen clothing making sure your clothes are lightweight and nonbinding.

    The bottom line?

    If you don’t begin to feel better within 60 minutes, seek prompt medical attention.

    On a related topic, here’s an overview that should help you recognize your need for hydration.

    8/9/11 21:08 JR

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