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The Link Newsletter: May Issue

Monday, May 9, 2016  
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WELCOME TO THE LINK: MAY 2016!
Each month the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) provides information on hot topics, gives you the opportunity to Ask the Expert any questions you may have, and features articles written by ACAM members.This newsletter was created with YOU in mind - please provide us with any feedback you may have. What do you want more information on? What questions do you have? What products would you like to see featured specials on? Send them to marketing@acam.org
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MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Basking in the sunlight is a delight, but take care to avoid the consequences of not protecting skin from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. READ MORE
THE 9 TOUGHEST SUNSCREENS FOR MEN IN 2016
Shield the harmful UV rays this summer with these new, top-of-the-line sunscreens recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. READ MORE
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GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF
Are we ever finished getting to know ourselves? The answer to that question may vary depending on one's current circumstances and begs the next question which is, are we ever finished working on ourselves? The obvious answer is that if life is a process then we must keep ourselves open to being transformed into a better, more caring human. I remember one job interview I had when I was asked about the condition of my emotional and spiritual state. My response was, "I'm a work in progress, like everyone else." The interviewer had no response to that! READ MORE  
 
 
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The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, considered by many to be the most far-reaching climate regulation ever set forth by the U.S. government, has barely registered in the minds of most American voters. READ MORE
MEN ALSO AT RISK FOR OSTEOPOROSIS   
Screening women for osteoporosis is now routine, however, when it comes to men, most are never screened and therefore suffer the consequences of the disease. In the U.S., nearly 1.5 million men over 65 have osteoporosis, and another 3.5 million men are at risk for developing the disease. READ MORE 
COME TO THINK OF IT OR NOT: STUDY SHOWS HOW MEMORIES CAN BE INTENTIONALLY FORGOTTEN
Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your first love -- or your first speeding ticket. But a new brain scanning study shows that people can intentionally forget past experiences by changing how they think about the context of those memories.  READ MORE
MEAT CONSUMPTION RAISES MORTALITY RATES, ANALYSIS OF MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE FINDS
All-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat, particularly red or processed meat, on a daily basis, a review of large-scale studies involving more than 1.5 million people has found.  READ MORE 
HEAVY BODY SHAPE ACROSS LIFESPAN ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHEST MORTALITY 
People who are lean for life have the lowest mortality, while those with a heavy body shape from childhood up to middle age have the highest mortality, reveal findings of a large study.  READ MORE 
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ABOUT TO BEGIN REGULATING THE BOOMING E-CIGARETTE MARKET 
The effort is a response to long-standing concerns about what health experts call a "Wild West" atmosphere involving the multibillion-dollar e-cigarette industry.  READ MORE 
SAVING THE PLANET, ONE FILM AT A TIME 
Science staff review 12 earth friendly documentaries from the 24th annual Environmental Film Festival in DC.  READ MORE 
ACAM welcomes your feedback and questions. We are always looking for "Ask the Expert" questions for our monthly newsletter, as well as Letters to the Editor. The Link will be sent out each month on the 5th, with deadlines of the 25th. Contact Elizabeth Pullman at marketing@acam.org for information on advertising, submitting Letters to the Editor or Ask the Expert pieces, 
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