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In This Issue
Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
Lifestyle Medicine 2012
Employment Opportunities
Research Summaries
Opinion Articles & Resources
Important ACPM Headlines

Welcome New Members
in alphabetical order:

Ruth Baillie, MA
Certified Professional
Cancer Coach
Sonoma, CA

Rashmi Bismark, MD
PGY-2 Preventive Medicine Resident at the University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Kara Cockfield, MD
Obstetrics and Gynelcology, BayView Ob/Gyn
Petoskey, MI

David Drozek, D.O.
General Surgery and Endoscopy
University Medical Associates
Athens, OH

Sally Fisher, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Mary Naughton
Registered Nurse Student
Placentia, CA

Rajesh Patel, MD
Educator/Counselor, Health and Medicine Writer
Dallas, TX

Greg Salgueiro, RD
Lifestyle Medicine Program Manager, Women's Medicine Collaborative
Providence, RI

Yeng Yang, MD
Primary Care Practitioner, Fairview Health Services
Maple Grove, MN

Event Calendar

Tools for Promoting  Healthy Change   

15 June  

Boston, Massachusets


IANA 2012   

12-13 July  

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition
21 September

Portland, Oregon


Lifestyle Medicine 2012

30 September - 2 October  

Practice Management  

3 October

Denver, Colorado 

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
 June 2012 
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.


Advisor Spotlight:  

Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS


We Welcome Dr. Carmona As Our Newest Advisor

  • 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    
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.

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.

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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. 
Doctor w carrotsACLM's Annual Conference
September 30 - October 2, 2012

Practice Management Workshop
October 3, 2012

Inverness Hotel & Conference 
Center in Englewood, CO

Employment Opportunities

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." 

Learn More here:

Research Summaries

The following presented by WebMD

1 Sugary Drink a Day May Raise Heart Risk   

Waist-to-Height Ratio May Predict Health Risks More Accurately Than BMI


Physical Fitness Lowers Risk of High Blood Pressure in People With Family History

Yoga May Improve Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis


The following presented by MedlinePlus

Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis

Attitude May Be Key to Overweight Girls' Risk of Depression

Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids

Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Energy and Sports Drinks Eat Away at Teeth

Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids

Mothers' Stress Could Cause Iron Deficiency in Newborns

Eating More Foods Rich in Omega-3s May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

For Healthier Eating, Keep Fruits, Veggies Within Reach

Having a 'Purpose in Life' May Help Shield You From Dementia

Lots of TV May Harm Kids' Diet

Why You Overeat Even When You're Full

Exercise May Boost Survival in Breast, Colon Cancer Patients

Anti-obesity program doesn't help teen girls

A Little More Education, a Little Longer Life?

Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function

Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful

Study Ties Secondhand Smoke to Bladder Irritation in Kids

Antibiotics prevent UTIs better than probiotics

Melanoma a Big Threat to Older Men

Fish oil shows little effect on Tourette's tics

California teens eat fewer calories in school

'Bad' Fat May Hurt Brain Function Over Time

Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer

Vigorous Exercise Might Keep Psoriasis at Bay

Teens' Love of Loud Music Tied to Drinking, Drug Abuse

Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer

Saw palmetto no better than placebo in men with BPH

Soy supplement shows no blood pressure benefit

Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life

Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living


The following presented by Medpage Today (May require log-in)

Cardiologists Urged to Lead in Smoking Cessation

Online Activity Helps Senior Minds Stay Spry

Moms Often Blind to Toddler's Weight

Long Commutes May Be Harmful to Your Health

Exercise Slows Muscle Loss in CHF Patients

Oral Zinc May Cut Cold's Length

Probiotics May Prevent Antibiotic Diarrhea

Shedding Pounds May Hike Success of Fertility Tx

Program May Hold Promise for Teen Weight Control

Big Midsection May Up Risk of Dying Suddenly

Co-Sleeping May Protect Children from Weight Gain

Impact Sports Score Solid Bones

Social Network Helps Kids Fight Fat Stigma-Free

Coffee Linked to Lower Death Risk

Smoking Tied to Back Pain, Arthritis

Junk Food Not Cheaper Than Healthy Food

Teens Today at More Risk for Heart Disease

Treating Apnea May Help BP

Herbal, Dietary Supplements Take Toll on Liver

Sleep Apnea Hurts Kids' Brain Function

Mom's Weight May Affect Baby's Birthweight

'Nordic Walking' Ramps Up Fitness in Heart Failure

Obese Kids Show Signs of Heart Trouble

Vitamin D May Help in Heart Failure

Calcium Pills May Raise Risk of Heart Attack

Fatty Liver Disease on Rise in Teens

Sleep Apnea Tied to Hikes in Cancer, Death

Social Ties Move Kids to Exercise

Hot Dogs, Bacon May Worsen COPD

Exercise Pumps Up Prediabetic Blood Vessels

Vitamin D May Help Elderly Stay on Their Feet

Bone May Play Role in Diabetes

Eat More Veggies? There's an App for That

Diabetics on 'Biggest Loser' Shed Meds, Too

Dark Chocolate: Sweet Prevention for Cardiovascular Events

Bloomberg Wants Super-Sized Soda Ban in NYC

Exercise: Good -- and Bad -- for the Heart?


The following presented by American Medical News

Only 7% of seniors get key preventive services


The following presented by Harvard Medical School     

The benefits of napping

Adding cholesterol-lowering foods to your diet

Light smoking: Dangerous in any dose


The following presented by the American Heart Association

Exercise slows muscle wasting from age and heart failure

Physical fitness may reduce hypertension risk in people with family history

Hunter-gatherers and horticulturalist lifestyle linked to lower blood pressure increases, atherosclerosis risks


Links to Opinion Articles, Practice Advice and Patient Handouts


The following presented by WebMD

Improving Your Balance - Get started

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Ideal Weight or Happy Weight?

What Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Can and Can't Do

Women, Hormones, and Sleep Problems

Secrets to Making Yummy (Healthy) Sweets and Desserts

21 Ways to Boost Energy

27 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

Expert advice on how to stretch and stretching mistakes to avoid


Sunscreen Ingredients Decoded


Can You Recognize a Healthy Portion?

Guide to Cooking 20 Vegetables

Why Praising Kids With Food Doesn't Work

The Healthy Pantry


The following presented by KevinMD

Shift the cultural obsession away from skinny

What if stress management was actually ridiculously easy?

Take on the problem of obesity with dignity and respect


The following presented by American Medical News

Indoor smoking ban upheld by state high court

 The following presented by Medline Plus

Make TV Time Exercise Time

Preventing Alzheimer disease with exercise?



The following presented by Harvard Medical School     

Core conditioning - It's not just about abs

Simple strength training tips


The following presented by National Institutes of Health

Staying Healthy at the Pool and Beach

Tai chi helps Parkinson's patients with balance and fall prevention


The following presented by Berkeley Wellness Alerts

Handwashing: Handy Advice

The Rundown on Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs

Diet Supplements: Slim Pickings

Buffalo: Home on Your Range?

Metabolic Syndrome: A Cluster of Questions

The following presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Stop the Cravings!

Feeding Vegetarian and Vegan Infants and Toddlers


The following presented by Nutrition

Latest Nutrition DVD now available
(For a free copy, email your mailing address to - courtesy of
ACLM member Michael Greger, MD)


ACPM Headlines
Here are some of the stories found in the recent issue of ACPM's newsletter:


Last week, the National Consumers League issued a press release stating it has filed a complaint with the FDA calling for the banishment of the NuVal nutrition rating system from supermarket shelves. NuVal provides information on the overall nutritional quality of food items in the grocery store in a single, consumer-friendly number-1 to 100, with 1 being the least healthy and 100 being the most healthy. The rating system behind the NuVal brand is a comprehensive, scientifically-based analytical engine created by a panel of 15 national experts, led by ACPM Fellow David Katz, and endorsed by ACPM in 2010 as having met ACPM's criteria for effective nutritional rating guidance. (continue reading)  






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Lifestyle Medicine in Action  

Editor-in-Chief: Marc Braman, MD, MPH
Contributing Writers: Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, Marc Braman, MD, MPH
Contributing Editors: Lindsey Christensen, Kathy Cater

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