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 www.Vicus.com, 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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    Cell phones don’t affect hospital equipment

    Spending more than a day without Internet or cell phone access stresses me out. Therefore, I see it as complementary antianxiety therapy.

    Last year, I spent 3 days being checked out in my local hospital. I complained about the lack of a cell to no avail.

    Now, we have evidence from an impeccable source that debunks this silly rule.

    The Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports, “Although cellular telephone use in general has been prohibited in hospitals because of concerns that these telephones would interfere with medical devices, this study revealed that when cellular telephones are used in a normal way no noticeable interference or interactions occurred with the medical devices.

    • 2 cell telephones from different carriers were tested in various patient care areas.
    • Interference of any type occurred in none of the 75 patient care rooms during 300 tests of 192 medical devices.

    The incidence of clinically important interference was 0%.

    3/13/07 16:02 JR

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