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 'Retinopathy' Category

    Low vitamin D and the risk of diabetic retinopathy

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

    Diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina of the eye) is a complication of diabetes mellitus, which can eventually lead to blindness.

    During the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, researchers at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, reported a significant relationship. (more…)

    Benefits of Pycnogenol in early diabetic retinopathy

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

    Most often, diabetic retinopathy causes no symptoms until the eye damage becomes severe.

    In this study, researchers from G D’Annunzio University, in San Valentino, Italy studied the effects of Pycnogenol in the early stages of retinopathy. (more…)

    Effects of Pycnogenol on vision in diabetic patients

    Thursday, December 17th, 2009

    Diabetes tool boxDiabetes affects the eyes and can lead to retinopathy (non-inflammatory damage to the retina of the eye) leading to gradual loss of vision.

    Researchers from D’Annunzio University, in San Valentino, Italy studied the effects of Pycnogenol during the early stages of retinopathy. (more…)

    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…)