The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    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.

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    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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    Archive for the 'Saffron' Category

    CAM (not St John’s wort) to treat depression

    Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

    Researchers at Goulds Naturopathica, in Hobart TAS, Australia, reviewed the evidence. (more…)

    Review of CAM for behavioral health

    Friday, November 5th, 2010

    Evidence for CAM to treat depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been reviewed by researchers at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, in Kenner.

    Here’s what we know. (more…)

    Reviewing herbs, vitamins, and minerals in treating premenstrual syndrome

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

    menopauseResearchers from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia reviewed the evidence and make recommendations for women experiencing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). (more…)

    Herbals to treat psoriasis: A review of the evidence

    Monday, March 15th, 2010

    Dr. Sharon Jacob from the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Florida and colleagues reviewed the scientific support for herbals used by patients with psoriasis.

    Here are the highlights.

    Saffron to treat PMS

    Thursday, May 8th, 2008

    This is the first study of saffron to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in humans. (more…)

    Not your typical vacation

    Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

    Do you have vacation time coming in 2006? has listed the 2006 events calendar. Rather than the same Caribbean vacation or week at the Jersey shore, consider linking your vacation to a CAM meeting.

    Here’s one that makes my tastebuds tingle.
    July 30-Aug 5: Wild Foods Mountain Retreat. A week-long program in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Forage for wild edible and medicinal plants, and prepare tasty and nutritional meals.

    Hmm, Hmm, Hmm.

    Other must attend meetings.

    October 16-17: First International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits. Adana, Turkey.


    October 28-30: The 2nd Internatiomal Symposium on Saffron Biology and Technology (ISSBT). Mashhad, Iran.

    Do you think CAM is becoming too specialized?

    Want to see more? Go to the website.

    7/18/06 13:20 JR