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Lifestyle Medicine

ACLM to Honor Dr. Liana Lianov with Trailblazer Award 

“It’s a wonderful honor to receive this award from the ACLM and serve with this group of leaders who carry true passion and dedication for transforming health care,” Dr. Lianov said. Lifestyle medicine was still a little-known medical specialty and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine a fledging medical professional organization when the July 2010 issue of the Journal of the American...

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A doctor discovered she was genetically predisposed to cancer. Now she inspires others to believe genes don’t equal destiny.

“The everyday things that we all do in our lives – the way we eat, the way we move, the way we think – have so much of a bigger impact on our health and wellbeing than we are often led to believe,” Dr. Simran Malhotra says. Simran Malhotra was 26, close to finishing her medical residency training and preparing to marry the man of her dreams, a fellow doctor. Life was good, but one worry...

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ACLM Makes $22 Million Commitment to Train Health Professionals as part of White House Conference

ACLM Commits $22 Million to Health Professional Education "The continuing medical education courses ACLM is making available to 100,000 physicians and other medical professionals is a major step in helping those providers develop the strong foundation they need to integrate lifestyle medicine into their practices and to partner with their patients to assist them in achieving their health...

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Intelligence Brief: LM Addressing Health Equity

This brief will 1) evaluate the promise of, and need for, health equity; 2) explain what lifestyle medicine is and why it is high- value care; 3) share how provider organizations can deliver lifestyle medicine both through their own processes and through community partnerships; and 4) present some of the challenges to widespread adoption of lifestyle medicine and how those challenges can be addressed.

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Lifestyle medicine helped save this physician from burnout.

I was 32, seeing about 30 patients a shift for Yale New Haven Health. I liked my job — the adrenaline rush from saving a life is medicine’s ultimate reward. But 80 to 85 percent of the diagnoses I made were straightforward, not immediate life-threatening events or complicated medical dilemmas to solve.

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How a Mayo Clinic doctor who survived stage 4 cancer and a heart transplant inspires patients.

“Dr. Mussallem, a breast cancer and lifestyle medicine specialist, comes to appointments prepared with scientific evidence backing up why healthy lifestyle choices matter when it comes to breast cancer prevention and management care.

Her patients are experiencing a range of emotions that accompany a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Fear. Confusion. Determination.

‘But patients welcome the opportunity to seize a sense of control over their disease and embrace the six pillars of lifestyle medicine'”

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Communities besieged by chronic diseases need lifestyle medicine. Meet a doctor determined to deliver it there.

“Margarita Schneider-Munoz was in her early 20s when a nurse practitioner reviewing her family medical history shook her head and said something Schneider-Munoz never forgot.

‘I am so sorry,’ the nurse practitioner told her.

She was referring to a family history reflecting that Schneider-Munoz’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer in her mid-40s, and that Schneider-Munoz’s father suffered his first heart attack while also in his 40s. The nurse practitioner meant well but her message was clear: Schneider-Munoz was destined to a life of sickness.”

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Lifestyle medicine works. So why can’t physicians get paid to practice it?

“As a passionate advocate for lifestyle medicine, Padmaja Patel, MD, DipABLM, knows many clinicians committed to practicing the fast-growing field and dedicated to restoring their patients’ health through proven, evidence-based treatments.

But they struggle with financial unsustainability in a system geared more toward “sick care.”

The predominant U.S. fee-for-service health care reimbursement model rewards clinicians for how many procedures and services they perform, not for making their patients healthy again.”

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We invite you to explore our ever-growing educational offerings, and the key events and conferences which keep our members at the cutting edge of lifestyle medicine and its clinical applications.

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Remission of Type 2 Diabetes & Reversal of Insulin Resistance

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This course pairs a unique perspective on personal and organization wellness with a practical approach and useful supporting materials, that can build a well-being mindset and improve work life balance for yourself and others around you.

 

Articles as CME/CE/MOC - Free for members!

ACLM and AJLM are pleased to offer CME/CE and ABLM MOC for one (1) journal article in each of the six (6) bi-monthly AJLM issues. All 6 peer-reviewed articles with quizes are available for free to members and for $40 for non-members.

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