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November 7, 2013

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Are Oreo Cookies Really Addictive? Update on 'the Good, Bad, and We're Not Too Sure!'

A new study in rats purports to show that the cream in Oreo cookies is as addictive as cocaine. "Is it the combination of high fat, high sugar cream, or maybe some other component, which is producing this effect?" asks IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie in his blog this week, which examines this and other food news. READ DR. DURIE'S BLOG | Next week: Dr. Durie reviews the key 2013 ASH abstracts



IMF Inspires Patient Advocates in South Korea

Arin Assero, IMF Vice President of Global Advocacy, traveled to South Korea last week to attend the annual myeloma seminar hosted by the Korean Blood Cancer Association (KBCA) and the Korean Multiple Myeloma Working Party. She spoke to the meeting's 250 attendees about how they could be advocates, and forged bonds with a patient organization affiliated with KBCA to collaborate on organized advocacy efforts. Read Arin's blog to learn more about her time in South Korea. READ MORE



Once Again, IMF Score Highest Rating from Charity Navigator!

Once again, IMF has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most trusted independent evaluator of charities. The rating, according to Charity Navigator CEO Ken Berger, indicates that the IMF operates in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner. Only 6% of the charities rated by CN have received four consecutive 4-star ratings. "This is a reflection of the amazing professionalism of our talented team, which works so hard to ensure excellence in all of the IMF's programs," said IMF President Susie Novis. For more on the IMF's rating, CLICK HERE



Use the IMF Portal for Holiday Shopping at Amazon to Support Myeloma Research, Education
Amazon will donate up to six percent of your purchase to the IMF when you use the special IMF Amazon link. You'll have the same selection and price as usual, and support the International Myeloma Foundation at the same time! Bookmark the link to ensure that when you shop at Amazon your purchases are properly credited – it's an easy way to improve the lives of those with myeloma around the world. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE



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