The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    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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    School children are learning yoga for stress control

    The Miami Herald reports that the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a pressure-packed time for kids.

    To address this need, companies offering a yoga curriculum and teacher training have cropped up nationwide, according to the article, with some adding academics to the stretches.

    Some examples in Florida.

    • Coral Gables Elementary School added yoga exercises for children in prekindergarten through first grade this school year.
    • Miami-Dade County middle and high school physical education teachers have been taught how to incorporate yoga and pilates into warm-up exercises in gym class.
    • In Broward County, a DVD program called Spoga4Kids, which stands for ”spunky, playful yoga,” is available to all third-grade classroom teachers.

    The FCAT determines whether a school is rated excellent or failing, and whether children will be promoted.

    2/24/07 14:43 JR

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