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From the Director's Desk
Michael Boutot, ACAM Executive Director
ACAM Announcement for Wellness Inventory Program
Free Webinars on the Wellness Inventory Program (An ACAM Member Benefit) Thursday, Nov. 7: 7-8 ET (6 CT, 5 MT, 4 PT) and Thursday, Nov. 14: 5-6 ET (4 CT, 3 MT, 2 PT).

The webinar will introduce you to the dynamic Wellness Inventory whole-person wellbeing program, a premium patient-engagement program for improved health and wellbeing. We will demonstrate how it can add a new wellness dimension to your practice and tap your entire patient base for participation in your co-branded wellness program, while increasing patient engagement and increasing office visits (well visits).
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Suzanne Somers, Forever Health's national spokesperson to speak at Fall Conference!

ACAM
At Forever Health™, we're very excited about our partnership with ACAM and the opportunities it offers qualified physicians who specialize in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and optimal health. And our national spokesperson, Suzanne Somers, and author of the new book on BHRT, I'm Too Young For This!, is excited about speaking to the group on Friday, Nov. 22 at the upcoming Fall conference and about having the opportunity to meet you at the Forever Health booth afterwards.
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ACAM FEATURED WRITERS AND ARTICLES


Why I love an underdog
Dr. John Gannage, MD, CFPC
I've always pulled for the underdog. I love a story where the unexpected happens; where David slays Goliath; the near-defeated rises up and seizes a victory; the little guy that "couldn't" or "can't"... DOES. Many of us take great interest in these stories..films are made, books are written about individuals who beat the odds. They are a source of great inspiration. But as health providers, when it comes to “patients” who beat the odds, do we study these cases enough?
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Hyperthermia in alternative cancer treatments
Dr. Antonio Jimenez, M.D.
Hope4Cancer Institute

The term "hyperthermia" has developed many connotations over the centuries and is no wonder that people get confused about what it really means and what it can do to the human body. In modern days, we consider hyperthermia as the process of moderately raising the body's (or part of the body's) temperature to attain a scientifically established therapeutic effect, or at least one that can be rationalized. At the Hope4Cancer Institute in Baja California Mexico, we use advanced hyperthermia techniques to treat cancer, demonstrating results that are effective and synergistic to many of our other natural cancer therapies. It is therefore relevant to discuss the importance of hyperthermia in the realm of natural cancer treatments.
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ACAM NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


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!

Larry Vigilia, MD - Glendale, Calif.
Rudolph Eberwein, MD - Aventura, Fla.
Sally Johnson, DO - Gig Harbor, Wash.
Fred Harvey, MD - Sarasota, Fla.

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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.

Simon Yu, MD - St. Louis, Mo.

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ACAM CONFERENCE NEWS


Exhibitors committed for Fall Conference
ACAM
The following exhibitors have committed to exhibit at the ACAM Fall 2013 Conference at the Westin Mission Hills in Palm Springs:

57 exhibitors/66 booths

CORPORATE ALLIANCE PARTNERS (12 exhibitors/17 booths)
  • Allergy Research Group (2)
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • College Pharmacy
  • Cyrex Laboratories
  • Doctor's Data (2)
  • ForeverHealth (2)

  • McGuff Company (2)
  • Merit Pharmaceutical
  • OxyHealth (2)
  • T.A. Sciences
  • Wellness Pharmacy
  • Women's International Pharmacy
  • OTHER EXHIBITORS (45 exhibitors/49 booths)
    • A.C. Grace
    • Acquired Intelligence
    • Alletess Medical Laboratory
    • Alliance for Natural Health
    • American Association of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry
    • American Herbal Laboratories
    • Belmar Pharmacy
    • Bio Rica International Corp
    • Bio-Tech Pharmacal (2)
    • Biotics Research Corporation (2)
    • Cancer Control Society
    • Cell Science Systems
    • CNS Vital Signs
    • Designs for Health
    • DigiVision
    • Direct Health Care Access II, Inc.
    • Doctors Supplement Store
    • Dunwoody Labs
    • Ecological Formulas
    • EdgeTech
    • Essential Formulas
    • Fairway Physicians Insurance
    • Fry Laboratories


  • Heptech
  • Ilhwa NA
  • Immunosciences Lab
  • Innovision Health Media
  • MaxHealthLabs
  • Med-Chem Laboratories
  • Mushroom Science (2)
  • National Health Federation
  • National Practitioner Magazine
  • Natural-Immunogenics
  • NeuroScience
  • Ortho Molecular Products
  • PEMF - Pulse4Life (2)
  • Perfect Balance
  • ProThera
  • Quincy Bioscience
  • SEI Corp/Healing Institute of Beings
  • The Biomat Store
  • The Great Plains Laboratories
  • The Wiley Protocol
  • Your Energy Systems
  • Zycal Bioceuticals

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    LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE CORNER


    OREGON


    GMO bill clears Oregon Senate (2013 special session)
    The Oregonian
    Senators passed 17-12 a controversial bill to bar counties other than Jackson from regulating genetically modified agriculture. The state would regulate seeds used for commercial agriculture under Senate Bill 863. The bill includes an emergency clause that would allow the bill to take immediate effect, precluding efforts in Benton and Lane counties to restrict genetically modified agriculture.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    GMO FOOD LABELING


    Washington's GMO labeling initiative fires up global food industry
    OPB
    Agribusiness and the food industry have pumped a record $17 million into Washington state so far to defeat Initiative 522. That's the ballot measure to require labeling of some foods and beverages with genetically engineered ingredients. Six months ago, it's doubtful very many grocery shoppers in Washington had even heard the acronym GMO, much less could tell you what it stands for.
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    MENINGITIS


    Meningitis bacterial defense mechanism finds applications in future of regenerative medicine
    The Daily Nexus
    Researchers from UC Santa Barbara, the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Northwestern University recently created a technique to target and correct genetic mutations in the genome more efficiently. The study, published on Aug. 12th in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, holds promise for advancements in regenerative medicine, drug screening and biomedical research, including the treatment of breast cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
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    MENOPAUSE


    Herbal therapy may relieve symptoms of menopause
    Atlanta Blackstar
    Physicians should recommend herbal medicines and complementary therapies to women seeking relief from the symptoms of menopause, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brown University and published in The Obstetrician and Gynecologist (TOG). The research review compared the advantages and disadvantages of various herbal and complementary treatments for menopause symptoms with the once popular but now discredited hormone replacement therapy—HRT.
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    MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


    Advancement in stem cell therapies show potential for multiple sclerosis care
    Information Daily
    A report outlining the progress of stem cell therapy - and new methods which could lead to an eventual cure for multiple sclerosis and other degenerative diseases - has been published. More than 100,000 people in the U.K. are affected by multiple sclerosis, with 2.5 million people, mostly young adults, affected worldwide. The cause of multiple sclerosis is yet unknown, but is thought to occur as a result of brain cells becoming damaged, with conducting fibers in the brain being attacked by the body's immune system.
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    REGENERATIVE MEDICINE


    Cardio3 BioSciences receives authorization to begin 1st phase III clinical trial in regenerative medicine for heart failure in Spain
    The Wall Street Journal
    The Belgian biotechnology company, Cardio3 BioSciences, a leader in the discovery and development of regenerative, protective and reconstructive therapies for the treatment of cardiac diseases, today announces it has received authorization from the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products to begin its Congestive Heart failure Cardiopoietic Regenerative Therapy European Phase III trial for C-Cure(R) in Spain.
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    STEM CELL THERAPY


    StemCells, Inc. receives FDA authorization of IND for spinal cord injury
    Global Newswire via The Wall Street Journal
    StemCells, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the Company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for clinical testing of the Company's proprietary HuCNS-SC(R) human neural stem cells as a treatment for spinal cord injury. As a first action under this IND, the Company is working to open U.S. sites for its Phase I/II clinical trial for chronic spinal cord injury, which is currently underway in Switzerland and Canada.
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    TENDON REPAIR


    1st trial for tendon repair using tendon stem cells published
    NEWS.GNOM.ES
    Regenerative medicine company, Orthocell Limited (Orthocell), today announced the results of its unprecedented and successful clinical trial for the treatment of tendon injuries using its patented stem cell technology. Tendon injuries are one of the most common causes of occupational and sporting disability and current clinical treatments are only moderately effective.
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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Date Event Location
    Oct. 7-13 Naturopathic Medicine Week
    Oct. 14-16 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa La Jolla, Calif.
    Oct. 20 ACAM & Equinox host 1st Annual "Keys to Life Maximization" Health & Fitness Conference New York City
    Oct. 26-27 National Student Conference for Integrative Medicine 2013 Chicago, Ill.
    Nov. 8-11 International Health & Wellness Conference Atlanta, Ga.
    Nov. 12 The Most Common Drug Prescriptions: Clinical Updates, Managing Adverse Effects and Avoiding Drug-Herb Interactions Online Webinar
    Nov. 20-24 Annual ACAM Fall 2013 Conference Westin Mission Hills, Palm Spring, 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.


    CLASSIFIEDS


    Unique opportunity

    Integrative Physician seeks MD or DO to take over well-established practice in beautiful Northern Arizona. If interested, please email narizona11@gmail.com.
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    Full-time holistic provider needed

    Holistic medical practice (doctorevan.com) is looking for a full-time holistic provider (MD, DO, ND, ARNP, PA) to join our clinic. Ideally, you would have knowledge in Environmental and Functional Medicine and would be credentialed with insurance companies and licensed to practice in Washington State. Enjoy our relaxed atmosphere and great patients! We take care of our providers with good compensation, benefits and a focus on self-care. Must have minimum two years clinical experience. Please email cover letter and resume if interested.
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