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EIM Month: Simple, easy ways to get involved
Now available: ACSM Annual Meeting Advance Program
SMB, industry news now available as an iPhone application
Download now: ACSM partner produces primary care obesity management report
Policy Corner: Breaking down the health reform bill
Reminder: Vote for ACSM officers and trustees
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

EIM Month: Simple, Easy Ways to Get Involved
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Exercise is Medicine™ Month is quickly approaching! In the third installment of this special recognition month for exercise counseling and the benefits of physical activity, it’s easy to get involved. Before and during the month of May, you can:
  • Secure a governor’s or mayor’s proclamation from your state governor or local mayor declaring May as Exercise is Medicine Month. After getting your elected official’s signature, send us a copy at eim@acsm.org so we can recognize your efforts. If you secure a proclamation, ask the mayor to hold a special press announcement or event signifying EIM Month. It’s an opportunity for them to showcase their commitment to the importance of physical activity.
  • Write an exercise prescription for your patients with this easy-to-use form, or give the form to health care providers in your area. Doing so can help forge a connection between health care and fitness.
  • Utilize the resources in the EIM Health Care Providers’ Action Guide and the EIM Health & Fitness Professionals’ Action Guide. In the guides, you’ll find information on the exercise prescription and referral process and much more.
  • Sign up for EIM updates and tools. You’ll receive more ideas and resources for integrating Exercise is Medicine into your professional life.
Look for more EIM Month updates and resources in future issues of SMB.

Now Available: ACSM Annual Meeting Advance Program
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Keynote lectures, educational sessions, award winners...it’s all in the 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine™ Advance Program. Five days of innovative programming and hands-on workshops awaits in Baltimore June 1-5.

Click here to view the program, plan your sessions, see an exhibitor list, and register.

SMB, Industry News Now Available as an iPhone Application
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Delivering timely, relevant news to members is one of ACSM’s key priorities. Our partnership with MultiBriefs, the delivery vendor for the weekly Sports Medicine Bulletin now provides another convenient news avenue for ACSM members. SMB is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store.

Simply click here to download the app free of charge. Once the MultiBriefs application is downloaded, you can add the ACSM feed from the “Healthcare and Medical” section. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. And just like SMB, you may share articles with your colleagues via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can even bookmark certain articles as favorites to revisit at a later date.

Columbus Instruments
The Columbus Instruments famous "Oxymax" offers the highest sensitivity for measuring VO2 / VCO2, RER, and Heat in humans and animals ranging in size from horses to mice. Rodent treadmills for exercise and gait analysis; Exer 3/6 and Exer Gait. Silent with wide range of speed and acceleration. MORE

Download Now: ACSM Partner Produces Primary Care Obesity Management Report
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Preventing and curing obesity is an ACSM priority, utilizing the research and science produced by our members – and the strength and reach of our strategic partners. The STOP Obesity Alliance – of which ACSM is a member, recently released a new manuscript: Improving Obesity Management in Adult Primary Care.

As part of the STOP Alliance, ACSM works with other health care organizations, such as the American Medical Association and American Heart Association, to produce effective and innovative obesity treatment practices. The new obesity management white paper summarizes these practices and central themes from a comprehensive literature review to improve the integration of obesity screening, counseling and treatment into primary care practice.

Policy Corner: Breaking Down the Health Reform Bill
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Aligning with ACSM's policy priorities, healthier communities are a focus of the Senate's health care reform bill passed by the House of Representatives late Sunday night. The core of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) has been passed by both chambers of Congress and is expected to be signed into law by the President on March 23. However, the House also passed a reconciliation bill on Sunday that amends certain components of the Senate bill that House Democrats found unpalatable. The Senate is set to take up the House-passed reconciliation bill this week. More

Reminder: Vote for ACSM Officers and Trustees
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Help select ACSM's future leaders! The 2010 ACSM Officer and Trustee Election will remain open until noon on March 31. Members who are eligible to vote received an e-mail and a postcard with information on how to vote as well as a unique username and password. Please contact Chris Sawyer at csawyer@acsm.org with any questions on this year’s election. Click here to read candidate bios and questionnaires.

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.

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.

Michelle Obama: Why I'm Fighting Childhood Obesity
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For years, we've known about the epidemic of childhood obesity in America. We've heard the statistics--how one third of all kids in this country are either overweight or obese. We've seen the effects on how our kids feel, and how they feel about themselves.
Note: ACSM will continue to work with the First Lady’s staff to ensure physical activity is a key components of the Let’s Move program.

Doctors and Patients, Not Talking About Weight
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Doctors recognize obesity as a health problem. So why is it so hard for them to talk to their patients about it?
Note: Exercise is Medicine provides resources for health care providers to speak with their patients about their health and physical activity levels. Visit www.exerciseismedicine.org for more information.

Running from the Recession
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There are no direct statistics linking the two, but as job losses have reached historic highs, so too has marathon participation. Running experts have found that during this recession, the number of new runners has surged, largely because it's cheaper than a gym membership. It costs only a pair of shoes and time. More

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

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
PortaMon: near infrared spectroscopy on the go!
The PortaMon is our wireless and portable NIRS system, smaller than a cell phone! The system measures on- or offline the tissue saturation of the muscle. Typical applications of the PortaMon are training evaluation, rehabilitation medicine, compartment syndrome, occupational health and many more. Watch the PortaMon on French television here.
Most clinically-proven consumer health & fitness management system
Take the guesswork out of fitness training and lifestyle management & reach goals faster by using the Body Media FIT system to track your activity and calories burned with over 90% accuracy. Studies prove that those who use Body Media technology lose twice as much weight!
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
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