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Lifestyle Medicine

A Manual for Clinical Practice

Editors: Mechanick, Jeffrey I., Kushner, Robert F. (Eds.)

  • First of its kind title covering a burgeoning field and offering a portfolio of paradigms, tools, models, and programs for the clinical practice of lifestyle medicine
  • Provides clear and succinct guidance on nearly all aspects of lifestyle medicine  
  • Explanatory and pragmatic, providing case studies and bulleted translation of academic information into clinical practice recommendations
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About this book

Lifestyle – the manner in which people live – is fundamental to health, wellness, and prevention of disease. It follows that attention to lifestyle is critically important to effective and successful health care. But here’s the challenge: health care professionals receive very little, if any, formal training about lifestyle counseling and therefore are ill equipped to incorporate lifestyle issues into clinical practice. In response, “Lifestyle Medicine” is evolving as a means to fill this knowledge gap. Lifestyle medicine approaches health and wellness by harnessing the power of lifestyle-related behaviors and influencing the environment we live in. It is a formal approach that promises to enhance and strengthen a re-invigorated health care system that is still outpaced by the epidemic proportions and complexity of chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, depression, hypertension, and cancer, among others. Lifestyle Medicine: A Manual for Clinical Practice presents this formal approach in a pragmatic context. This unique and practical manual provides clear and succinct guidance on nearly all aspects of lifestyle medicine. The approach is both explanatory and pragmatic, providing case studies and bulleted translation of academic information into clinical practice recommendations. There is an emphasis on scientific evidence wherever possible as well as opinions by the expert chapter authors who practice lifestyle medicine. There is a “how-to” rationality to the book, consistent with a premise that any and all health care professionals should, and perhaps must, incorporate lifestyle medicine. A valuable checklist is included at the close of the book that summarizes key points and provides a practical tool for routine patient encounters.

About the authors

Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D.
Clinical Professor of MedicineDirector, Metabolic SupportDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone DiseaseIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York NY


Robert F. Kushner, MDProfessor of MedicineNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern Comprehensive Center on ObesityChicago, IL, USA 



Reviews

“In 32 chapters the authors review the influence of lifestyle on medical conditions, but more important is how changes in lifestyle may improve these diseases. An interesting approach which has led to formation of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. For clinical practitioners.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 14 (2), December, 2016)

“Each chapter is a standalone monograph with an introduction, very short vignettes of a case history, followed by the psychological aspects, physical impact, some evidence-based management thoughts, resources, and references. … This book takes a comprehensive approach, covering many of areas that the single-issue monographs on this topic do not. As such this is a valuable overview that has tremendous value to primary care or specialist clinicians, and for supporting medical professionals such as nutritionists, physical therapists, and pharmacists.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2016)


Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Why Lifestyle Medicine?

    Mechanick, Jeffrey I., MD (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Importance of Healthy Living and Defining Lifestyle Medicine

    Kushner, Robert F., MD (et al.)

    Pages 9-15

  • Communication and Behavioral Change Tools: A Primer for Lifestyle Medicine Counseling

    Kushner, Robert F., MD (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Paradigms of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness

    Scales, Robert, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • Composite Risk Scores

    Brown, Ruth E., MSc (et al.)

    Pages 41-54

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24687-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24685-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79659-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lifestyle Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Manual for Clinical Practice
Editors
  • Jeffrey I. Mechanick
  • Robert F. Kushner
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24687-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24687-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24685-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79659-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 363
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
Topics