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Italian Government Orders Trial of Controversial Stem Cell Therapy
BioNews
The Italian Senate has approved an 18-month, €3 million clinical trial of a controversial stem cell-based therapy. The vote, on 22 May 2013, will also allow a hospital to continue to treat patients already undergoing the contested treatment - although new patients may not be enrolled. Developed by Davide Vannoni, a psychologist at the University of Udine and president of the Stamina Foundation in Turin, this therapy uses patients' own mesenchymal stem cells, derived from bone marrow, to treat neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as well as muscle-wasting disorders.
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ACAM NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


ACAM Welcomes Cancer Treatment Centers of America as Our Newest Legacy Corporate Alliance Partner
ACAM
The American College for Advancement in Medicine is pleased to announce Cancer Treatment Centers of America as their newest Legacy Corporate Alliance Partner. Since 1988, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has been helping patients win the fight against cancer using advanced technology and a personalized approach. Their national network of fully accredited cancer hospitals earned Full Standards Compliance from the Joint Commission, and recognition for delivering high-quality care and exceeding patient safety standards from numerous renowned healthcare organizations, such as the American College of Radiology. Each hospital provides state-of-the-art cancer treatment by a dedicated team of oncologists, surgeons and other health experts. CTCA offers a welcoming environment, where patients and their family members can find comprehensive cancer care under one roof.

ACAM is looking forward to wonderful participation with and from CTCA.

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ACAM Welcomes Our Newest Members
ACAM
Each week ACAM welcomes new integrative practitioners to the organization. We're happy to introduce our newest members to you!

Jake Wardwell, DO - Coral Gables, Calif.
Rebbekkah Marasco, Student MD - Dade City, Fla.
Kenneth Lai, Student MD - Houston, Texas
Kathleen MacIsaac, MD - Tampa, Fla.
Adelia Moustiatse, MD - Cliffside Park, N.J.
Daniel Silverstein, MD - New York City
Carlos Colon-Fontanez, Jr. - Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Aramansah Forjoe, MD - Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Bridghid McMonagle, ND - Lake Oswego, Ore.
Anna'h Askari - Karachi, Pakistan
Victor Valpuesta, MD - Huixquilucan, Mexico

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ACAM Welcomes the Following Member Renewals
ACAM
ACAM would like to recognize the following professionals who have decided to renew their membership.

Mercedes Schaafsma, DO - Miami, Fla.
Gregory Brown, MD, CCT - Franklin, Wis.
Daniele P. March, CNP, CCT - Loudonville, Ohio
Kenneth Rebong, MD - Morgan Hill, Calif.
Edward Kondrot, MD, MD(H), DHt - Dade City, Fla.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
June 14-15 AAPMD: The Silent Airway Problem Oakland, Calif.
July 12-14 Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference Estes Park, Colo.
July 13 AANMC Naturopathic Medicine Informational Forum Keystone, Colo.
July 13 CTCA Review 2013 Chicago
Nov. 13-17 or Nov. 20-24 (TBD) Save the Date for the ACAM Fall Conference! TBD
Aug. 2-4 Scripps 30th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference San Diego, Calif.
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.


Scripps 30th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference
Scripps
Scripps Clinic's Primary Care Summer Conference was designed by primary care physicians for primary care physicians and will present content from their unique perspective. This important CME conference will educate and promote improved patient outcomes in a broad range of therapeutic areas commonly encountered in the busy primary care practice. In addition to an overview of the history and current science of a variety of specialty areas, content will be presented in a very practical, patient-focused manner relevant to the specific primary care setting and challenges.
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CTCA Review 2013
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The goal of the CTCA REVIEW is to efficiently discuss the most recent clinical advances and trials in the rapidly evolving field of malignant hematology and oncology. This program is unique in addressing the questions and controversies that have emerged from the latest data presented at both the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO ) annual conferences.
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Healing in America: Certified Energy Healer Training - Part 1

We invite you to become a Certified Energy Healer through Healing in America, starting with the Part 1 Training Program June 21-23 in Ojai, Calif. At Healing in America, our core belief is that everyone has an innate ability to heal themselves and others. Through training and mentoring, we believe individuals can learn and develop their energy healing gift to bring balance to mind, body and spirit for yourself and others. Returning to wholeness comes from being our true selves - shining from the inside out and letting go of limiting beliefs that hold us back. We also believe that an integrative approach to healthcare and wellness is the key to provide good health to all.
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AREAS OF INTEREST


STEM CELL RESEARCH


Two-Year-Old Emerges From 'Vegetative State' After Adult Stem Cell Treatment
LifeNews.com
The death crowd is certainly not going to like this story. It is being reported that a two-year old boy emerged from a persistent vegetative state by treating him with umbilical cord stem cells. From the story: Doctors claim to have successfully treated a child suffering with cerebral palsy with stem cells for the first time. Just weeks after being given an intravenous stem cell treatment from umbilical cord blood, the symptoms of a boy who had been left in a vegetative state after a heart attack improved considerably. Within months he could talk and move.
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Italian Girl Who Won Right to Stem-Cell Therapy Dies
Gazzetta del Sud
A ban on stem-cell therapy that was only recently overturned and legal snafu that delayed her treatment "have caused the death" of a two-year-old Italian girl with a severe genetic disorder, said the Italian Stamina Foundation for stem-cell research and treatment. Stamina President Davide Vannoni said that the girl, who died June 2, can be considered the "first death caused by the legal system."
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LYME DISEASE


Shocking Lyme Disease Statistics — and Why Money and Politics Stand in the Way of a Cure
Alliance for Natural Health
It's an epidemic larger than AIDS, the West Nile virus, and the avian flu combined. So why is conventional medicine pretending it doesn’t exist?

Lyme disease is a complex multi-system inflammatory disease that can affect every tissue and major organ system in the body. Clinically, it can appear as a chronic arthralgia (joint pain), fibromyalgia (fibrous connective tissue and muscle pain), chronic fatigue, brain fog, immune dysfunction, and neurological disease. It may even be fatal in severe cases. Transmission occurs primarily through the bite of ticks, though fewer than 50 percent of patients with Lyme disease recall a tick bite.

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ONCOLOGY


World's Oldest Tumor Found in Neanderthal Remains
National Monitor
Scientists have discovered a tumor in a bone from the rib cage of a Neanderthal found in Croatia. According to Medical News Today, the Neanderthal bones were excavated between 1899 and 1905. During that time, about 900 Neanderthal bones were taken from a cave in Croatia. In the 1980s, researchers x-rayed all of the bones and published them in a book. However, the rib containing the tumor had an x-ray image that appeared burnt out, leaving scientists to overlook the tumor until now.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE CORNER


Connecticut Passes First GMO Labeling Bill in US
TheSleuthJournal
This week the Senate amended and voted on HB 6527, the GMO labeling bill voted on by the House last Thursday. After several days of intense negotiation between the Senate, the House, and the Governor's office, a compromise was reached this afternoon. All four leaders of the House and Senate, Senator Williams, Senator McKinney, Representative Sharkey, and Representative Cafero, are all sponsors of the amended bill.
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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Regulating Naturopathic Doctors
The Huffington Post
On June 5, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill that allows qualified naturopathic doctors to register in that state, making the current number of states where naturopathic doctors can practice legally, with all of the responsibilities and privileges that implies, up to 17, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With his signature on the bill, consumers in the majestic state of Colorado now have an expanded choice in health care providers and can seek out the care of doctor-level practitioners of natural medicine.
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