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May is Exercise is Medicine Month: Involving Your Patients and Clients
ACSM Collaboration with NIH Continues
Expert Panel to Explore Gender Issues in Sports
Guidelines Editors Seek Member Feedback
Policy Corner: House Passes FIT Kids Act
Upcoming career webinar free to student and student alliance members
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

May is Exercise is Medicine Month: Involving Your Patients and Clients
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For the third consecutive year, May is Exercise is Medicine™ Month! Whether you are a clinician or a health-and-fitness professional, EIM provides a model to help you improve the health of your patients or clients. Getting involved is easy: Simply sign up for updates on the EIM site. You’ll receive quick, useful tips each week during May.

More tools are available to help you in your practice:
  • Physicians: If you do just one thing in the month of May, make it writing a simple exercise prescription for your patients.
  • Health-and-fitness professionals: Connect with health care providers in your area to complete the paradigm. Use the resources in this toolkit, which includes a comprehensive plan on how to work with health care providers.
  • Tell us how exercise has changed your practice or profession. We’ll feature your inspirational stories on the EIM Month Web site and in the EIM Newsletter.
Questions? E-mail eim@acsm.org.

ACSM Collaboration with NIH Continues
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Conference to look at nutrition, physical activity, research

Experts from ACSM, the National Institutes of Health, and numerous other organizations and institutes will hone in on research and strategies addressing the health of children with disabilities. On Saturday, June 5, a panel led by Pamela Starke-Reed, Ph.D., will address "Improving the Health of Children with Disabilities." Dr. Reed is Deputy Director of the NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination.

Expert Panel to Explore Gender Issues in Sports
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The debate over Caster Semenya's eligibility to run competitively as a woman has heightened issues that can be sensitive, complex, and sensationalized. These issues are a focus of WomenSport International, which will convene an expert panel to discuss "Disorders of Sexual Development" (DSD) in sport 8:00 a.m. – noon Saturday, June 5, at the 57th ACSM Annual Meeting in Baltimore. More

KinetiSense™ Wireless 3-D Motion Analysis
Accelerometers and gyroscopes packaged in a compact user worn sensor measure linear acceleration and angular velocity from up to five points on the body. Data can be transmitted in real time to a PC or stored in device memory. Click here for more information.

Guidelines Editors Seek Member Feedback
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The editorial team of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription has begun planning for the ninth edition and would like your feedback on the current edition. Please provide us with your thoughts and comments in this short survey. Your input is valued and appreciated.

Policy Corner: House Passes FIT Kids Act
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The FIT Kids Act (HR 1585), which ensures that parents know about the quality and quantity of physical education in their children’s schools, passed the House of Representatives by voice vote on April 23. The bill would require local and state education agencies to annually report to parents and families information on school health and physical education programs, including the amount of time students spend in required physical education. More

ACCUSPLIT Certified Accurate Pedometers

The commitment to accuracy that produces professional stopwatches, since 1972, now produces reliable and accurate pedometers for your research and wellness programs. Go to ACCUSPLIT Pedometers or AE120XL or call 800-935-1996, x205.

Upcoming Career Webinar Free to Student and Student Alliance Members
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Considering a career in personal training or strength and conditioning? ACSM expert Neal Pire, M.A., CSCS, FACSM, will give insight into this career path and take your questions in an upcoming Webinar. The event is free to all ACSM student and student alliance members. Click here for more information and to register.

Human Metabolic-rate Systems
Sable Systems' human metabolic-rate systems are more precise, stable and user friendly than any metabolic cart. Portable or bench-top systems automate acquisition of VO2, VCO2 and RER. Analysis is GLP compliant. For research with animal models, Sable meets and surpasses all international standards for energy expenditure and food monitoring. MORE

Exercise and Science Headlines

Headlines include recent stories in the media on sports medicine and exercise science topics and do not reflect ACSM statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.


Creating a Culture of Fitness and Health in the Workplace
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Representatives of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion – an affiliate society of the American College of Sports Medicine – say building a fit-friendly culture is key to improved on-the-job health. More

Sister Act: Athlete and Nun Team Up for Charity
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Endurance runner Lisa Smith Batchen likes going to extremes. She has run through Death Valley nine times and raced 150 miles (241 kilometres) across the Sahara Desert. Now on the verge of her 50th birthday, she's adding altruism to athletics, along with a dash of spiritual uplift from her longtime friend, Sister Mary Beth Lloyd. Accompanying Smith Batchen as she seeks to become the first athlete to run 50 miles in each of the 50 states, will be Lloyd, a 61-year-old nun with the Religious Teachers Filippini Order in New Jersey who will run-walk in full habit and sneakers. More
Actical wireless monitor
You can use the noninvasive and waterproof Actical wireless monitor for logging activities such as swimming to gain a picture of activity intensity. The rugged, 24/7, device provides reliable and quality data on physical activity and caloric expenditure. Learn more about Actical.
Velotron Electronic Bicycle Ergometer
High performance bicycle ergometer with 2300W Wingate test. Repeatability, +/- 0.25%. Absolute accuracy, +/- 1.5%. Permanent calibration with quick self check. Functions both as conventional ergometer starting at 5W and as precision road bike simulator with adjustable bike dimensions, mechanical components, electronic shifting. Full suite of performance recording and interactive computer graphics and video software. Below $10,000. More info
SonoSite's M-Turbo®
SonoSite's advanced technology enables Sports Medicine physicians to diagnose and monitor acute soft tissue injuries at the point of care and to guide injections, such as PRP, to achieve greater accuracy. The M-Turbo ultrasound system is portable and durable, and it includes an industry-leading 5-year warranty.  More Info
Alleviate plantar fasciitis pain with the Stretch-EZ
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Quark CPET with mixing chamber!!
The new CPET lab from COSMED comes optionally with a 7 liters volume physical mixing chamber, which allows accurate measurements of pulmonary gas exchange data analysis (VO2, VCO2) both for low and high ventilation ranges. Quark CPET, with fast-response sensor technology and with fully integrated 12-lead stress testing ECG, suits to any possible applications in sport science!! More info
Introducing the actiGo by ActiGraph!
Perfect for individual fitness monitoring or as part of a clinical exercise or corporate wellness program, the new actiGo pocket activity monitoring system is your real life solution for better health!
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