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.

  • 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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    Newfangled gadgets to prevent computer-related injuries

    Medical News Today reports on research by Dr. Alan Hedge from Cornell’s College of Human Ecology in New York.

    It’s important because repetitive-motion injuries are associated with one-third to one-half of all compensatory injuries at work.

    Vibrating mouse

    • Yes, volunteers remove their hands more often with a vibrating mouse than with a conventional mouse.
    • But they tended to hold their hand just above the mouse — potentially more detrimental.

    Undulating chairs to alleviate back pain

    • Promising, particularly for people with back problems.

    Movable arms for monitors

    • People like the monitor arm because they can adjust their LCD screen, and it provides more room on the desktop.
    • Also, fewer complaints about neck problems.

    Much more is on this topic is available at the Cornell University Ergonomics Website.

    12/25/07 12:58 JR

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