The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    This blog is 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.

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    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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    What a chapoe says about your UV protection

    Here’s what we know about hat styles and their ability to protect us from the sun.

    • Smaller heads received greater protection
    • Hats and caps provide more protection when worn closer to the equator – where the sun is higher in the sky
    • Broad-brimmed, bucket-type (think Gilligan on Gilligan?s Island), and legionnaire-style (baseball cap with a flap over the ears and neck) provide similar sun protection
    • The forehead, nose, and ears get the most protection
    • The chin and neck get little protection
    • Baseball caps are less effective than hats
    • Hats and caps provide less protection than sunscreen applied according to manufacturers? recommendations

    Wear your hat to complement your sunscreen protection.

    9/11/06 21:47 JR

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