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 'Mountain Sickness' Category

    Ginkgo biloba’s inconsistent effects on mountain sickness

    Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

    Researchers from Mesa State College, in Grand Junction, Colorado used 2 different sources of ginkgo and came to 2 different conclusions. (more…)

    Does ginkgo biloba extract prevent mountain sickness?

    Monday, March 16th, 2009

     Researchers from the University of Colorado, in Denver reviewed the evidence.

    And they come to a conclusion that could cast doubt on the results of most studies of herbals. (more…)

    Antioxidants don’t prevent acute mountain sickness

    Thursday, March 12th, 2009

     Acute mountain sickness may be caused by oxidative damage that results in leaking cerebrovascular fluid.

    Oral antioxidants, didn’t make a difference in this study by researchers in the UK. (more…)