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In This Issue
W elcome New Members
in alphabetical order 
by month:

JUNE 2015
Mark Buchanan, MD, Director of Worklife Initiatives, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Canton, CT
Melinda Cavicchia, MD, MPH, OTSG, Preventive Medicine Physician, US Army
Washington, DC
Jan Paolo Dipasupil, MD, Physician
Quezon City, Philipppines
Katherine Edwards, RN, MSN, FNP Student, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Columbus, OH
Mary Lou Fusi, MSN FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Matrix Medical
Madison, CT
Christle Guevarra, MS, BS, Osteopathic Medical Student, Western University of Health Sciences
Chino, CA
Bob Hobbs, MSN, MBA, RN, BS, CEO, Louisville Lifestyle Medicine
Louisville, KY
Ramesh Kumar, MD, Physician, Private Practice
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Deborah Lee, PhD, RN, President, Better Choices Wellness
Franklin, TN
Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA, Physician, Grand River Hospital   
Parachute, CO
Hilary Metcalf, MB, BCh, BaO, Physician, Bell Medical Family Medicine
Ishpeming, MI
Andrea Morgan-Bedasse, Hospitalist & Medical Director, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
Roanoke, VA
Erica O'Neal, MD, Physician, TMPG, Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA
Naomi Parrella, MD, Clerkship Director for Family Medicine/Primary Care, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, IL
Avinash Patwardhan, MD, MS, CEO, AVIYOGA
Vienna, VA
Sabrina Perrino, MD, Resident Physician, Loma Linda University
San Diego, CA
Beverly Pittman MSS, MBA, PhD, Professor, Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA
William Remling, DC, Doctor of Chiropractic   
Surprise, AZ
Joan Ryan, MD, MPH, Physician, Consultant
Old Lyme, CT
V Bea Snowdon, MS, ACN, CHC, Nutritionist-Coach-Educator, Private Practice
Princeton, NJ
Blecenda Varona, RD, Board of Directors; Lecturer, NeedHealth
Pasay City, Philippines

JULY 2015
Gerard Abidor, DO, Physician, Southwest Community Health Center
Trumbull, CT
Barbara Brown, MD, Physician, Princeton Lifestyle Medicine
Princeton, NJ
Mona Cuthbert, MD, Physician, Kalispell Regional Hospital
Kalispell, MT
Kim Eskridge, AA, AS, BS, Kinesiotherapist, Veteran's Health Administration
Bellmead, TX
Elizabeth Giles, MD, Fellow, Jamaica Medical Center - Palliative Medicine
Forest Hills, NY
Adrian Hitt, MScN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN
David Jones, PhD, Counselor, David B. Jones, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Ridgeland, MS
Lynne Kossow, MD, Physician, Princeton Lifestyle Medicine
Princeton, NJ
Meghan Markson, OT-MA, Occupational Therapist, Regions Hospital
Saint Paul, MN
Lydia Miller, MSN, ARNP, Advanced Women's Health
Olympia, WA
Regina Offodile, MD, MMHC, MHPE, Resident, Meharry Medical College
Nolensville, TN
Upcoming Events 

This 2-day symposium, with special key modules in nutrition  and weight management , was developed from a complete lifestyle medicine curriculum. 
August 23-24, 2015
Baltimore, MD
ACLM's annual conference, featuring 30+ industry leaders and luminaries, along with 35 exhibitors, and 700 healthcare professionals from around the world. 
Nov. 1-4, 2015
Nashville, TN
Physician at Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center

Interested and qualified should apply by emailing TrueNorth Fasting Center with the subject line: Physician Application.
Medical Director at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Hiring for Medical Director to treat patients at the new primary care medical clinic based in Washington DC and to oversee the clinic's administration. 

If you're a physician with a passion for plant-based nutrition and at least 7 years of practice experience, send your cover letter and résumé to
Lifestyle Medicine in Action
    August  2015
The President's Report  
David L. Katz, MD, MPH
The Lifestyle Medicine Wave

Those of you who attended our annual conference last year in San Diego don't need me to tell you how special it was.  You felt it, as did I.  I have long lost track of the number of medical conferences I've attended over the years, but no inventory is required to tally those that were more redolent with enthusiasm, hope, passion, and promise.  Exactly none. 
The palpable energy of our meeting was in a class of its own in my experience, and with good reason.  Nothing else in all of medicine can advance the human condition as lifestyle medicine can.  Where people live the longest, get sick the least, and most often manage to go peacefully and gently into that good night in the fullness of time- they have neither pharmacotherapy nor advanced medical tech to thank for it.  They have lifestyle, carried along in the salutary currents of Blue Zone culture.
The timing of this column is ideal to highlight our upcoming Lifestyle Medicine 2015 conference in Nashville.  If you plan to attend, I look forward to seeing you there.  If you don't, permit me to suggest you reconsider.  The energy you felt (or missed) in San Diego was merely the early coalescence of this mighty, global wave.  Over the intervening year, it has swelled impressively.

Leadership in Lifestyle Medicine: Bringing Vision to Life!

Ingrid Edshteyn, DO        
Secretary, ACLM
Chair, Nominating Committee

It has been a privilege to serve in a leadership capacity for ACLM these past few years. We now have the opportunity for others who share the passion for Lifestyle Medicine to become part of this organization-driving transformation in our healthcare system. We've recently opened our call to ACLM members for nominations for the upcoming fall Board and Officer elections.
How was my passion for Lifestyle Medicine first sparked?
It was a serendipitous day several years back when I first, quite fortunately, quite randomly, discovered the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Could it be possible? Could there truly be a group of dedicated physicians who practice the principles of wellness in their personal and professional lives? What struck me the most was the sense of inclusiveness, the sense of community, and of genuine people making a substantial difference in their clinical practices and personal lives. It resonated to the core of who I was, and who I saw myself becoming as a physician. From the moment I was introduced to this group, it felt like finding medicine's best kept secret. It was everything I had been hoping to find-an evidence based foundation for the science of living well-and applicable from primary to tertiary prevention.

Save 20-30% on registration, now through 8/31 with our special Summer Savings Discount! 

With over 30 industry luminaries, and 25+ like-minded companies and organizations shaping out our exhibitor pavilion, this year is sure to be a must-attend event!

Award Nominations: Coming Soon!

American College of Lifestyle Medicine is pleased to announce the establishment of annual awards, to be presented at our conference. These awards have been created to recognize individuals and organizations that are making contributions to the field in various ways. As part of our inaugural year, two awards will be given in conjunction with the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation (LMF) at Lifestyle Medicine 2015: The Lifetime Achievement Award and the Trail-Blazer Award

We will be putting out a call for nominations to the lifestyle medicine professional community, including the ACLM membership and LMF supporters in the next couple of weeks. We will soon have a dedicated webpage for awards with additional details including a nomination form. Please stay tuned, and in the meantime start thinking of individuals you consider worthy to be recognized by the college and the foundation.

Medical Fitness Workshop at LM2015

Presented by:

Come join what will be an informative, fun, and interactive experience that will benefit both Fitness Professionals and Physicians. Only 30 spots are available, so sign up today.

6 Continuing Education Credit hours available

Healthways & ACLM Present: 
Masticating the Truth and Refusing to Swallow 

Date: Thursday, September 10th
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
Presenter: David L. Katz, MD, MPH

Dr. David Katz will help participants take a closer look at the body of evidence that connects dietary pattern to human health. He'll also make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species, despite endless debate about the details of optimal diets and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets.

European Society of Lifestyle Medicine 
Obesity Prevention Webinar

ESLM's latest webinar in collaboration with Elsevier 'Lifestyle Medicine Strategies for Obesity Prevention' is available for free streaming! Learn more and check it out now

ACPM & ACLM Present: 
Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Live Symposium

Date: August 23-24, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency Baltimore

You are invited to participate in a newly created curriculum highlighting lifestyle medicine competencies, the recommended foundational approach to preventing and treating the majority of chronic diseases affecting Americans. 

This 2-day symposium, with special key modules in nutrition and weight management, was developed from a complete lifestyle medicine curriculum recently created by the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

FOOD DAY - Mark Your Calendars for October 24th

We invite you and your organization to join the Food Day Green Meal initiative! Up to the challenge? Mark your calendar now for Food Day on October 24, and join millions of Americans across the country in celebration of real food. 

Fill out this form to sign up and participate  in the Green Meal initiative or learn more on the Food Day website.

Research Summaries

The following presented by MedlinePlus
Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble
Exercise and Dementia
High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are in
FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs
Chemo May Worsen Quality of Life for End-Stage Cancer Patients 
Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's
Standing Up at Work
Cell Damage Occurs When People Have CT Scans
High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even without Obesity 
Type 1 Diabetes and Dementia Risk
Blacks At Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Than Whites
Women Descend into Alzheimer's At Twice the Speed of Men: Study
Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later
Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study
Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem 
Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies
Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk
Americans' Risk of Dying from Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
Many Doctors Work While Sick
Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Links to Opinion Articles, Practice Advice and Patient Handouts

Lifestyle Medicine in Action  

Editor-in-Chief: Grace Stillar
Contributing Writers: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Ingrid Edshteyn, DO
Contributing Editors: Susan Benigas, Lisa Gregory, Lauren Krohn 

American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Phone: 971-983-5383


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