Welcome New Members
|in alphabetical order:|
Ruth Baillie, MA
Rashmi Bismark, MD
PGY-2 Preventive Medicine Resident at the University at Buffalo
Kara Cockfield, MD
Obstetrics and Gynelcology, BayView Ob/Gyn
David Drozek, D.O.
General Surgery and Endoscopy
University Medical Associates
Sally Fisher, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Registered Nurse Student
Rajesh Patel, MD
Educator/Counselor, Health and Medicine Writer
Greg Salgueiro, RD
Lifestyle Medicine Program Manager, Women's Medicine Collaborative
Yeng Yang, MD
Primary Care Practitioner, Fairview Health Services
Maple Grove, MN
|Call for Proposals:|
An Invitation to ACLM Members
The Call for Proposals is now open for the 23nd Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference.
March 18-22, 2013
For more information visit the conference website
Lifestyle Medicine in Action
|President's Desk Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
Mobile health tools to support LM
This year I have become immersed in the mobile health community. I believe we can enhance lifestyle medicine practices by judiciously encouraging our patients to implement mobile applications between visits.
I use the word judiciously because we are now experiencing a glut of mobile applications -- an estimated range of 20,000 to 35,000 health apps by the end of 2012. Users find it time consuming to sort out which ones would best suit their needs, and as practitioners we need to assure that the apps follow evidence-based guidelines. In the future, rating systems or standards will need to be developed to help providers and patients choose appropriate apps.
Another reason I refer to using mobile tools judiciously is because smartphones and their mobile apps have become addictive for many. Personal interactions that positively enhance relationships are curtailed in favor of online communications. Additional hours are spent being sedentary while using these devices. The long term consequences have not yet been studied.
Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
We Welcome Dr. Carmona As Our Newest Advisor
As Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona focused on prevention, preparedness, health disparities, health literacy, and global health to include health diplomacy. He also issued many landmark Surgeon General communications during his tenure, including the definitive Surgeon General's Report about the dangers of second-hand smoke.
- 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006)
- Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch
- CEO, Canyon Ranch Health Division
- President, Canyon Ranch Institute
- Distinguished Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
A strong supporter of community service, he has served on community and national boards and provided leadership to many diverse organizations. Dr. Carmona currently serves as chairperson of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Health and Wellness chairperson of the George Washington University Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, and the Vascular Disease Foundation, among others. In 2006, Dr. Carmona successfully completed the statutory four-year term of the U.S. Surgeon General and was named to the position of vice chairman for Canyon Ranch, the country's leading health and wellness company for over 30 years. He also serves as chief executive officer of the company's Health division and oversees health strategy and policy for all Canyon Ranch businesses. He is president of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute.continue reading on our website- click here
June Registration BONUS!
A $300 value.
Receive 7 hours of BONUS online Category 1 CME when you register in June for the Clinical or Full Lifestyle Medicine 2012 Conference
Bonus CME is valued at $300 and was recorded at the 2011 ACLM Practice Management Workshop.
ACLM's Annual Conference
September 30 - October 2, 2012
Practice Management Workshop
October 3, 2012
Inverness Hotel & Conference Center in Englewood, CO
Seeking: Nurse Practitioner or Physician versed in Integrative/Functional Medicine to join our growing practice.
Want to place an Employment Opportunity?
|Employment listings are free for ACLM members, and are also posted on our website. Others may post opportunities for a modest fee.|
|Resource opportunity: Videos for "Tweens"|
from our President-Elect, David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
"The latest program through my non-profit, Turn the Tide, is- Unjunk Yourself. It's a program of music videos, linked to on-line tools and resources, intended to engage, provoke, and empower tweens/teens to do just that (we have programming for most age groups, but this has been a gap we wanted to fill). The junk in question is, of course, largely food- but also deceptive marketing, inactivity, and even neglectful attitudes about health."
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