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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    Archive for the 'Bed Wetting' Category

    Acupuncture for children

    Monday, January 14th, 2008

    Researchers from Los Angeles reviewed the literature and found acupuncture holds promise but,… surprise … more research is needed.

    Here’s what we know today. (more…)

    Zoft Menopause Gum

    Saturday, May 26th, 2007

    The Zoft Gum Company, which makes several herbal supplement chewing gums (eg, breast enlargement, weight reduction) has introduced a new gum to help manage the symptoms of menopause.

    There are no studies of this gum for treating menopausal symptoms in women. And the discussion of the gum’s ingredients on the Zoft website is misleading.

    This summary should provide balance. (more…)

    Prevalence of diabetes in the US in 2006

    Saturday, November 18th, 2006

    The Centers for Disease Control has just published the latest data on the prevalence of diabetes in the US.

    • 11% of adults aged 40 to 59 years
    • 23% of those 60 and older have diabetes

    Is it any wonder that so many CAM therapies are studied in people with diabetes?

    A quick listing of CAM entries for diabetes on this blog is provided below. Or, click the button on the right sidebar to see all of the diabetes entries.