Imagine the impact of diet and lifestyle on the human condition if knowledge were power; now consider the toll associated with failing to use that power. This keynote address will look closely at the body of evidence relating dietary pattern to human health and make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species. Endless debate about the details of optimal diets, and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets, distract us from the well-known fundamentals of healthful eating and forestall the stunning advances in public health that would ensue were we to turn what we know into what we do. Dr. David Katz will make the case that lifestyle is the best, readily available medicine and culture could be the spoon that helps it go down. In the service of adding years to lives and life to years, learn what can be done to leverage lifestyle in both clinical and cultural settings.
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of sleep. Adequate sleep is required for normal immune and hormonal function as well as for the clearance of Alzheimer-related proteins from the brain. But sleep plays its most critical role in supporting offline memory processing. Sleep contributes to the stabilization and strengthening of memories. It also supports the selective retention of emotional memories, the extraction of the gist of a learning session, and the discovery of the rules governing a complex probabilistic game. Dreams can reflect this ongoing memory processing, and dream content can predict subsequent memory improvement. Dreaming, as a conscious experience, may also play an important role in discovering connections among our manifold memories. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Join this talk for an enlightening look at health system waste and failures. Dr. Nash will provide an essential road map connecting high-value care to population health. With this model, participants will be equipped to evaluate and improve the future of patient engagement.
Caring for Me, Caring for You: Strategies to Pursue Personal Health and Create a Culture of Wellness (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
The session will overview the challenge and impact of burnout, explore factors that threaten individual and organizational wellness, and discuss evidence-based strategies for leading change at the personal and the systems level. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on personal health priorities while strengthening their commitment to a culture of wellness. They will discuss the process of change and critically analyze and choose areas for personal improvement beginning with a needs assessment and ending with an actionable health improvement plan. Participants will receive time, tools and strategies to succeed personally and to partner with colleagues to create greater impact.
Primary care health providers play an important role in getting patients to adopt healthy behaviors and make positive lifestyle changes. Learn to apply patient-centric communication strategies such as open-ended questioning, affirmations and reflective listening to get patients to initiate changes.
This lecture will discuss the underappreciated health benefits of exercise on a range of medical problems. It provides clinicians with the information they need to make the decision to emphasize exercise as an important part of preventive health in the office and a practical, effective approach to advising patients in the office. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Effective Tool or Diet Fad? Can Intermittent Fasting Decrease Weight and Improve Cardiovascular Markers? - Frankly Speaking EP 165
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
Obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension are significant challenges to public health and impact a growing number of Americans. Weight loss and dietary changes are effective in preventing CVD and DMII and reducing cardiometabolic complications, but can be difficult for many people. Growing evidence supports the use of timed fasting to promote weight loss and reduce these complications. Join us as we discuss a recent study that shows promising data regarding a 10-hour feeding window and improved CV markers.
Lifestyle management has proven effective for addressing modifiable health risks, but can be challenging for patients to implement and maintain. This session will focus on wellness coaching as an important component of healthy living, both for patients and providers. Participants will learn about the benefits of engaging patients in health and wellness coaching, and will discuss strategies for incorporating this practice into their own patient care setting(s).
Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
While it is well established that selected lifestyle factors are individually associated with lower risk of chronic diseases, it has been unclear which combinations of these factors are associated with disease-free life-years. This session presents the result of a recent meta-analysis that provides insights into this important subject.
This podcast will provide an update on the medical literature and practice guidelines pertaining to exercise. Participants will deepen their understanding of the physical and mental health benefits of exercise and will examine the evidence for a variety of common approaches to exercise (cardiovascular, strength training, high intensity interval training). Barriers to participation in exercise regimens – both for patients and providers – will be explored.
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Review the latest research on the impact of Non-Nutritive Sweeteners (NNS) on mortality, disease, and intermediate outcomes like microbiome and gut hormones.
Expert faculty will discuss the most recent and talked about articles published in the past year.