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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    Managing heat exhaustion

    The Mayo Clinic staff has written a review of heat exhaustion.

    As we stagger through this summer, here’s what we should know.

    Heat exhaustion: A condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating.

    The article covers symptoms, causes, and risk factors. Let’s focus on treatment.

    • Rest in a cool place, with your legs elevated higher than your heart.
    • Drink cool fluids — water or sports drinks, not alcohol or caffeine containing beverages.
    • Apply cool water to your skin, but don’t use alcohol.
    • Loosen clothing making sure your clothes are lightweight and nonbinding.

    The bottom line?

    If you don’t begin to feel better within 60 minutes, seek prompt medical attention.

    On a related topic, here’s an overview that should help you recognize your need for hydration.

    8/9/11 21:08 JR

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