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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    Wash your hands

    Done properly, it’s “one of the best ways to avoid getting sick,” according to

    The review is comprehensive, but let’s focus on alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

    • An excellent alternative for hand washing, particularly when soap and water aren’t available.
    • More effective than soap and water in killing bacteria and viruses that cause disease.
    • Commercially prepared hand sanitizers have ingredients that help prevent skin dryness.

    The bottom line?
    Use only the alcohol-based products containing at least 60% alcohol.

    8/19/08 21:40 JR

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