Monthly Archives: September 2013

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) concluded four-day event in Boston this past weekend

Hundreds of physicians, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals gathered at the Sheraton Boston Hotel September 18-21, 2013 for board certification exams, Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) modules, and the Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Symposium.

 The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) hosted over 500 healthcare practitioners this past weekend. In addition to the several lectures given by distinguished medical experts, conference attendees also got the opportunity to experience dozens of exhibition booths as well as a “mix and mingle” networking reception, sponsored by several of the exhibiting companies.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) hosted over 500 healthcare practitioners this past weekend. In addition to the several lectures given by distinguished medical experts, conference attendees also got the opportunity to experience dozens of exhibition booths as well as a “mix and mingle” networking reception, sponsored by several of the exhibiting companies.

Many medical professionals participated in the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) exams as well as The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP) written exam.

The FAARM modules included in this event were Modules IV, VII, XVI(C), and VII, as part of the Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapy.

Module IV: A Metabolic and Anti-Aging Approach to Amino-Acid Fatty Acid featured presentations by Jim LaValle, PhD, CCN, ND; Ron Rothenberg, MD; Robert Rountree, MD; FAARM director Pamela Smith, MD, MS, MPH; Sahar Z. Swidan, PharmD, BCPSD; and James Wilson, ND, DC, PhD.

Module VIII: A Metabolic, Anti-Aging, and Functional Approach to Psychiatry and Cancer Therapies, Nutrition and the Athlete was led by Jim LaValle, RPh; Todd LePine, MD; Mark Rosenberg, MD; Pamela Smith, MD, MS, MPH; and Catherine Willner, MD.

Speakers for Module XVI(C): Metabolic Cardiovascular Medicine included Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACS; Joel Kahn, MD, FACP, FSCAI; Joseph Lamb, MD; Deana Minich, PhD, FACN, CN; James Roberts, MD; and Pamela Smith, MD, MS, MPH.

Integrative Cancer Therapy Modules VII: Dietary Treatments of Cancer featured Fellowship director Mark Rosenberg, MD; Dwight McKee, MD; Barry Boyd, MD; Lise Alschuler, ND; Diana Noland, RD, MPH, CCN; and Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS.

The BHRT Symposium allowed expert speakers to present on various topics relating to hormone health in men and women. Speakers included Ron Rothenberg, MD; Pamela Smith, MD, MS, MPH; Jonathan Wright, MD; Thierry Hertoghe, MD; and Jennifer Landa, MD, OB/GYN. Topics ranged from Hypothyroidism and adult hormone deficiency to sexual dysfunction and adrenal fatigue, stress and cortisol.

For more information on future A4M BHRT Symposiums or Fellowship modules, please call 1.888.997.0112 or visit www.a4m.com.

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About the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

As a federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is the world’s largest non-profit scientific society of physicians and scientists dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process.

A4M offers exclusive membership to all medical professionals where they gain access to over two-decades of established medical expertise.  We are also dedicated to educating physician and scientists and are proud to be in our 21st year of providing first-class continuing education conferences on anti-aging issues, regenerative and functional medicine.

To further demonstrate our commitment to the future of medicine, the shared responsibility for patient outcomes and transforming health education through innovation, we offer Board Certifications and Fellowship Training Programs in various disciplines ranging from anti-aging, regenerative and functional medicine to such disciplines as aesthetic medicine, skin cancer and stem cell therapy, in order to lead the industry by establishing best practice standards in these areas.

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Are you recommending yoga to your patients?

For centuries and centuries, yoga has been a way for people to find relaxation, meditation, spirituality, and serenity. In modern times, yoga is used for exercise and health related reasons, in addition to the ancient practices of yoga. Many gyms all across the United States and across the world offer yoga classes to their members, making yoga apart of their everyday life and fitness routine. In an era obsessed with staying fit and healthy, yoga is an extremely popular way for people to get everything they need- stress relief, exercise, relaxation, spirituality, and the list goes on.

September is National Yoga Month, which means yoga studios and different organizations are expressing the importance of yoga and encouraging people to get involved and try it. YogaHealthFoundation.org explains that the month of September is a national observance designated by the Department of Health and Human Services with the intentions of educating the public about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.

Several benefits of yoga include stress reduction, mood improvement, low risk of injury, boost in confidence, weight loss, an increase in flexibility, muscle tone and strength improvement, improvement in posture and breathing, as well as reducing the risk of developing chronic health conditions and diseases.

One of the reasons why yoga is so popular these days is that it costs little to no money. You can do yoga at home in your living room, when you travel, or in a gym or studio with fellow yogis. It’s not competitive and allows people to lose weight, get a cardio workout, and work several different muscle groups while relaxing and getting rid of stress.

YogaHealthFoundation.org offers interested individuals opportunities to try yoga, more information, education, and the chance to make a necessary lifestyle change that will benefit their health and overall well-being.

 

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September Means Raising Awareness for Many Types of Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society’s website, September is an awareness month for the following: Prostate Cancer, Childhood Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma, and Thyroid Cancer. Different organizations have launched campaigns supporting each of these causes, including fundraising events for cancer research, a wig drive, medical examinations, disease tests, donation collections, victim and family support groups, and much more.

On August 30, 2013, President Barak Obama released three Presidential Proclamations regarding one similar subject; cancer awareness. The President declared September 2013 to be National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In each proclamation he explains statistics regarding survival and diagnosis rates, as well as the support of his administration to those affected by these three diseases.

Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation launched its “Kick It for Children’s Cancer” campaign and stated that over 13,000 kids under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year. Other statistics include one in five kids diagnosed with cancer will die, one in 300 boys will develop cancer before the age of 20, and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday. The foundation explains how important it is to raise awareness and to take action against pediatric cancer.

Over 22,000 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer each year and approximately 15,000 will die, according to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC). There is not a specific medical test that detects Ovarian Cancer, therefore most cases aren’t caught until the later stages, lowering the survival rate.

One in six men are affected by Prostate Cancer, making it the most common non-skin cancer in the US. The Prostate Cancer Foundation explains that this disease affects mostly older men. For example, one in 10,000 men under the age of 40 will be diagnosed with Prostate cancer but one in 38 men ages 40-59 will develop the disease and an astounding one in 14 over the age of 60 will be diagnosed.

The key to preventing not only cancer but most health issues in general, is to take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Eating healthy and exercising, getting enough sleep and most importantly, getting the proper medical exams, are all ways to ensure you’ll be at your healthiest.

So how can we make a difference? Volunteer at a children’s hospital, walk in a cancer fundraiser, take your kids and other family members for their annual check-up; for physicians, encourage your patients to do all of the above, donate what you can, join a support group, and help raise awareness.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) offers a Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT), directed by Mark Rosenberg, MD. The Fellowship allows any healthcare practitioner to enroll and learn improved cancer treatments and how to overall improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Topics included in the Fellowship are Cancer Prevention, The Biology of Cancer, Immunology of Cancer, Targeted Cancer Therapies, Case Histories, Integrative Cancer Therapies, Dietary Treatments of Cancer, Nutritional Integrative Cancer Therapies, Detoxification, and New Radiological Treatments and Stem Cell Therapies. For more information, visit http://www.a4m.com/fellowships.html

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