The Transformative Power of Lifestyle Medicine
In this course, findings from over thirty years of research in lifestyle medicine are evaluated to identify the most medically and cost effective changes, along with policy implications.
Dean Ornish, MD
Board Review Series
AIHM 2016 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
1 hour 15 minutes
What you will learn
We tend to think of advances in medicine as a new drug, laser, or surgical procedure, something high‐tech and expensive. This presentation will discuss the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, reviewing more than 30 years of research using high‐ tech, state‐of‐the‐art measures to prove the power of low‐tech, low‐cost, and often ancient interventions. We will describe many of the health policy implications of comprehensive lifestyle changes as both medically effective and cost effective.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify successful strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes.
- Describe the evidence from randomized controlled trials showing that chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes.
- Describe evidence showing that comprehensive lifestyle changes may affect gene expression.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Dean Ornish, MD
Dr. Dean Ornish is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ornish has received numerous awards and honors, including recognition by Forbes magazine as "one of the world's seven most powerful teachers." He is the author of six bestselling books. Dr. Ornish was appointed by both President Clinton and by President Obama to two White House Advisory Commissions on health.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.