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To Motivate Patients to Change, Doctors Stop Scolding
The Wall Street Journal
Health-care providers are helping patients kick bad habits and start new regimens by turning the tables on the traditional doctor-patient relationship. They are using a technique called motivational interviewing, which was developed and used effectively in the 1980s in substance-abuse and addiction counseling. It has since been adapted for chronic-disease management, medication adherence, smoking cessation and weight-loss counseling by health systems and companies including Aetna and Weight Watchers International Inc.
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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 Members
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
Tony Boggess, DO, PMR, Acu - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Judith Del Valle, MD - Elmhurst, N.Y.

New Student Members
Bhargav Chandrashekar, MD - Princeton, N.J.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
May 29-June 2 ACAM Spring 2013 Education Summit Hollywood, Fla.
July 12-14 Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference Estes Park, Colo.
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.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Senators Propose Federal Legislation to Label GMO Food
Truthout
In an exciting move in Washington, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) together have sponsored new federal legislation that requires the labeling of all genetically engineered food in the U.S. The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act is the first national labeling bill to be introduced in Congress since 2010. U.S. citizens have demonstrated overwhelming support to label GMO foods in this country.
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Over 70 Percent Population Consulting Alternative Medicine Practitioners
The Express Tribune
Over 70 percent of the world's population is consulting alternative medicine practitioners, speakers said at a one-day seminar on We and Natural Medicine jointly organised by the Institute of Horticultural Sciences (IHS), University of Agriculture Faisalabad, and the Pakistan Tibbi Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association at New Senate Hall of the UAF.
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Integrative Medicine: Exercise Helps Survival Rate of Cancer Patients
The Sacramento Bee
Do you need a little help in getting yourself up off the couch to exercise? We all know that exercise can help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke. Staying fit can also reduce your risk of cancer, and if you are a cancer survivor, exercise can increase your likelihood of surviving. In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers looked at the impact of physical activity on survival in a group of more than 2,000 adults who had been diagnosed with invasive but non-metastatic colon cancer.
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Treatment by Naturopathic Doctors Shows Reduction in Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Medical Xpress
Counselling and treatment with naturopathic care as well as enhanced usual care reduced the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for heart disease, by 17 percent over a year for participants in a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ.
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