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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    Nonpharmacologic management of osteoporosis

    This Medscape review covers orthoses, exercise, calcium and vitamin D therapy, and kyphoplasty from an academic perspective.

    According to the authors, “Nonmedical management plays a critical role in a comprehensive treatment plan.” It complements pharmacologic interventions, and is “critical in patients who cannot, or will not, take anti-osteoporotic medications.”

    The authors conclude, “As considerable debate surrounds the ideal pharmacologic algorithm, it is likely that non pharmacologic interventions will have a more definitive role in future treatment considerations.”

    The Harvard Women’s Health Watch offers a more practical and action-oriented approach to lowering the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis.

    4/22/09 15:58 JR

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