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Physically Demanding Jobs Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Disease
TIME
While physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease, two studies suggest that jobs involving hard manual labor may harm, rather than help the heart. Presenting at the annual EuroPRevent 2013 meeting, two separate groups report on the potential dangers of physically demanding work and provide deeper understanding of how manual labor may differ from a gym workout or a run with respect to the heart.
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Reminder: ACAM Professional of the Year Nominations
ACAM
Just a reminder that the ACAM Board of Director's has announced that it will present its first ever ACAM "Professional of the Year Award" at this year's Spring Conference, May 29-June 2 in Hollywood, Fla. ACAM's "Professional of the Year Award" honors the individual who represents the best in the area of integrative care in the previous year in our industry.

Click here to complete the ACAM Professional of the Year nomination form.

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Reminder: Risk & Litigation Management Survey
ACAM
Also, a reminder to please complete the Risk & Litigation Management survey. There are only 15 questions in the survey, which will take you less than 15 minutes to complete and will prove very valuable to ACAM and our members as we consider the possibility of such a network.
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ACAM Welcomes Our Newest Member
ACAM
Each week ACAM welcomes new integrative practitioners to the organization. We're happy to introduce our newest members to you!

New U.S. Members
Mirela Cernaianu, MD - Westlake Village, Calif.

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CLASSIFIEDS


Integrative Medical Clinic in Irvine, California Seeks Integrative Practitioner
Center for New Medicine
Join our team of medical professionals at Center for New Medicine in Irvine, California! Center for New Medicine is a state-of-the-art medical clinic that combines the best of Western and holistic medicine. Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, the medical director treats the whole person, and is open to all potential treatment possibilities. The clinic offers a vast array of services for men, women, and children including detoxification, holistic dentistry, nutrition, weight loss, cosmetic/laser treatment, pain management, allergy therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, neurofeedback therapy, cancer treatment, and much more.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
April 26-29 Healthy Medicine Academy Scottsdale, Ariz.
May 29-June 2 ACAM Spring 2013 Education Summit Hollywood, Fla.
Nov. 13-17 Save the Date for the ACAM Fall Conference! TBD
Dec. 6-8 11th Annual Dr. Roizen's Preventive Care and Integrative Medicine Conference Focus on Inflammation Las Vegas, Nev.

  For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.




INDUSTRY NEWS


Holistic Criteria Aid Medical Schools
The Boston Globe
Medical schools traditionally have accepted students with the highest test scores and best science grades. But in an article published online by the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Robert Witzburg of Boston University School of Medicine writes about what he considers a better approach to choosing future physicians: Holistic review.
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Children's Team Treats Pain with Technology, Integrative Approaches
WTOP-FM
When is a video game considered more than entertainment? When it's part of a revolutionary way to treat chronic pain in children. According to Children's National Medical Center, between 25-46 percent of patients younger than 18 experience pain on a daily basis for more than three months. To help treat these children, a team of doctors at Children's National Medical Center — in conjunction with the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation — developed an innovative approach to pediatric pain management. In fact, it's the first program of its kind in the nation.
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Researchers Digest How Gut 'Bugs' Affect Health
PhysOrg
We might be what our bacteria eat, says a Cornell entomology professor, who is using the tiny fruit fly to investigate this gutsy idea. "We are gleaning exciting new insights into the importance of the gut microbiota for human health and susceptibility to disease, but the diversity and complexity of humans' microbiota make it difficult to study," said Angela Douglas, the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Insect Physiology and Toxicology.
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