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From the Director's Desk
Michael Boutot, ACAM Executive Director
Special survey from the University of Kansas Medical Center
KU Integrative Medicine is conducting a survey of the use of intravenous vitamin C in the pediatric population. It is confidential and approved by KU Medical Center Human Subjects Committee. Participants click on a link and it goes to our confidential KU Medical Center research website. No personal information is collected in any form. The survey results will help us get an IV vitamin C study approved in children with cancer.

Survey on Intravenous Vitamin C for PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ONLY.
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Leaving comments on other people's websites and blogs – A great way to promote your book – Column #3
By Julia Schopick
This is the third and final column, written exclusively for ACAM members by bestselling author and public relations consultant Julia Schopick. In these columns, Ms. Schopick shares one very valuable online promotional method designed to help authors and practitioners sell books and build their practices.
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Chelation therapy trial proves chelation works
By Roy Heilbron MD
The Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) presented amazing, ground breaking results in the diabetic sub study at the recent American Heart Association Meeting and published in Circulation. "The Effect of an EDTA-based Chelation Regimen on Patients With Diabetes Mellitus and Prior Myocardial Infarction in the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT)."
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ACAM welcomes the following member renewals
ACAM would like to recognize the following professionals who have decided to renew their membership.

Gregory Eckel, ND - Oregon
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Alternative treatment for migraine
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world's most disabling medical illnesses. Being a significant public health problem, it is no surprise that medication, both over-the-counter and prescribed, are the mainstay of treatment. With continuous developments in the sphere of health care, migraine treatment has changed dramatically over the years. In this process, natural medicine and alternative treatment have offered support in the management of debilitating migraine attacks.
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  Discover Anti-Aging Telomere Secrets

Dr. Bill Andrews, a world-renowned geneticist, discovered the Human Telomerase Gene that is key to stopping the aging process. Telomeres can make a difference with accelerated changes in normal to healthy youthful aging. Uncover Dr. Andrews’ innovations in all-natural nutraceutical support for this mechanism, and stop the cellular clock of aging by maintaining Telomere length and enabling superior cellular division indefinitely. Get the real story and meet the man behind the science! Click here to watch the video.




Rhode Island lawmakers to examine latest data on tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease
The Associated Press via the Daily Journal
Rhode Island lawmakers are taking a look at the latest statistics on tick-borne illness in the state. The Senate health and environment committees are scheduled to meet with experts on Lyme disease and other diseases carried by ticks. The committees will receive presentations from Janet Coit, director of the state's Department of Environmental Management, and Thomas Mather, director of the Center for Vector-Borne Disease at the University of Rhode Island.
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State again considers GMO labeling
The Associated Press via the Columbia Daily Tribune
Months after Washington voters narrowly rejected an initiative requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods, lawmakers are reviving the GMO debate in Olympia. Lawmakers on Friday heard a bill that would require labeling genetically engineered salmon for sale, even though federal regulators have not yet approved any genetically modified animals for food. Another bill would require many foods containing GMOs to carry a label.
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West Virginia

Pregnant women in West Virginia warned not to drink the water
Natural News
While on Wednesday the "do-not-use" ban was lifted for nearly half a million W. Va. residents following the leak of 7,500 gallons of a foaming agent used to clean coal, a separate warning has been issued specifically for pregnant women. Residents were told to begin flushing their pips Monday evening at 7 p.m. and through 7 a.m. the next morning, and were told by Wednesday that the ban would be permanently lifted.
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Argentina suspends construction of Monsanto's unconstitutional GMO seed plant
Natural News
It's not a total ban, but it's at least a victorious battle against the evil empire of Monsanto and the sociopathic biotech industry. After many months of grassroots demonstrating, blocking bulldozers and construction of a Monsanto seed factory in Argentina, a three-person court ruled two to one that construction of a Monsanto GMO seed plant must be halted until an environmental impact study is completed.
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Canada sued over approval of 'toxic' GMO salmon
Canadian officials ventured into uncharted legal and ecological waters when they approved the cultivation and export of genetically engineered salmon eggs last year. And now environmental groups have sued the government, claiming the approval illegally disregarded the potential for the transgenic fish to become an invasive species.
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United Kingdom

Prince Charles makes plea on alternative medicine
The Telegraph
The Prince of Wales is pushing for an acceptance of complementary medicines and urging medical watchdogs to regulate their professions in order to better protect patients. Two years ago the Coalition pledged to bring in an official register of practitioners of herbal and Chinese medicines, which would see therapists regulated alongside other health care workers.
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New Hampshire

New Hampshire House backs bill that targets Northern Pass
Concord Monitor
The New Hampshire House passed a bill that would give preference to energy projects with underground transmission lines. The bill targets the Northern Pass project, and suggests that the state's site evaluation committee should give preference to the burial of power lines. The House voted to approve it, 171-139.
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Suit: Medical pot board oversteps authority
Santa Fe New Mexican
A Santa Fe doctor has filed a complaint against the state Department of Health and its Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, claiming the agency overstepped its authority by requiring her to provide patient documentation above and beyond what is required by state law.
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GMO labeling: Oregon House bill would refer issue to voters in November
The Oregonian
The contentious debate over whether to label genetically modified foods will return to the Oregon Legislature next month and possibly land before voters in November. Rep. Paul Holvey, D-Eugene, said last week that he will introduce a bill that would refer the issue to voters.
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Feb. 19-22 STEMSO Conference Grand Bahama
Feb. 20-22 Integrative Healthcare Symposium New York City
Feb. 21-22 Detoxify: Path to Healing Long Beach, Calif.
March 6-9 AFMA Spring Conference Atlanta, Ga.
March 12-16 ICIM Conference Nashville, Tenn.
March 15-16 2014 Annual Updates in Environmental Medicine Conference Tempe, Ariz.
March 29-31 ACC 63rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo Washington D.C.
April 24-26 12th Annual International Integrative Oncology Conference Reno, Nev.
April 25-27 The Intensive Clinical Course PK Protocol Millville, N.J.
May 17-24 Healer Within Retreats - Breathing in Paradise Hui Ho’olana, Molka’i, Hawaii
July 31-Aug. 2 National Women's Survivors Convention Nashville, Tenn.

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