Monthly Archives: November 2013

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) features Suzanne Somers as special guest speaker for 21st Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Aesthetic Medicine

Boca Raton, FL (November 15, 2013)- This past month, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine announced the conference program and special guests for this year’s largest event in the fields of Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine. Among those special guest speakers is well-known TV personality, bestselling author, and healthy living advocate, Suzanne Somers. Somers has been a featured guest speaker at past A4M events, returning this December to Las Vegas for her fourth appearance.

Somers has increased awareness regarding the benefits of BHRT, Anti-Aging Medicine, stem cell therapies, chemo-free cancer cures, and the often overlooked causes of obesity and how to restore our bodies. She will address attendees from varying specialties and backgrounds during the general session on Friday, December 13th. Her lecture is titled “Our Time Has Come.”

The conference will be held at the Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, will host over 3,000 International and domestic medical practitioners and over 250 exhibitors.  The educational program is an AMA PRA Category 1 accredited educational activity worth a maximum of 28 CME credits.

For more information on this innovative medical educational event, please visit www.a4m.com or call 561-997-0112.

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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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November is American Diabetes Month

Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have Diabetes; 79 million have a pre-Diabetes status and are at risk for developing type 2 Diabetes, which is the most common form of Diabetes. With type 2 Diabetes, your body doesn’t use insulin properly.

November is American Diabetes Month and the primary objective is to raise awareness and understanding of Diabetes, its consequences, management and prevention of type 2 Diabetes, according to www.Diabetes.org. In 2012, the theme of the nationally recognized month of awareness was A Day in the Life of Diabetes, giving a first-hand look at how Diabetes affects patients and their families on a day-to-day basis. 2013’s National Diabetes Month continues that same theme, reinforcing the topic’s importance due to statistics such as:
-Two out of three people with Diabetes die from heart disease or stroke
-Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure
-Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness cases in adults

On October 31st, President Barak Obama officially proclaimed November 2013 to be National Diabetes Month where he discussed the severity, side effects and consequences of living with Diabetes. He stated “During National Diabetes Month, we renew our dedication to combating this chronic, life-threatening illness by standing with those living with Diabetes, honoring the professionals and advocates engaged in fighting Diabetes and working to raise awareness about prevention and treatment.”

Many people are aware of Diabetes but don’t have the slightest idea of how severe and dangerous this chronic illness can be. A4M’s Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine offers physicians the education they need to prevent chronic diseases such as Diabetes.

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A new study has recently been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that discusses the association of testosterone therapy with the risks of death, heart attack and stroke in men with low testosterone levels.

A4M member, Fellow and the Director of Sexual Health Treatment Certification, Jennifer Landa, MD, OB/GYN, FAARFM recently responded to this study with a blog on HuffPost on November 11, 2013.

Dr. Landa indicated there were multiple problems with the study as well as the fact that the study misses so many important facets of general testosterone replacement therapy that the results are practically meaningless. She stated that multiple prior studies have shown the opposite of the JAMA study’s results and that testosterone therapy may protect against heart disease and decrease mortality risks. She clarifies that based on these prior studies, men with lower testosterone levels are at a higher risk of mortality, while men with higher levels are protected against cardiovascular disease and mortality. She goes on to say that while there are several risk factors of testosterone replacement therapy, those factors tend to not be addressed by doctors who prescribe testosterone hormone therapy in general.

Dr. Landa continues to explain that there are other levels that must be followed when one is placed on testosterone therapy and this relates back to doctors not addressing risk factors initially with patients. “A study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2009 showed that testosterone treated men readily convert testosterone to estrogen in a dose dependent manner which means the higher the dose of testosterone, the higher the level of estrogen. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association also in 2009 showed that men with heart disease with both low levels of estrogen and high levels of estrogen had increased mortality. Since estrogen levels were not assessed in the men in the current JAMA study, it is impossible to know whether subjects had high or low estrogen levels. The prior research states that estrogen levels must be kept in a middle range for optimal survival.”

Testosterone Therapy is a substantial part of Anti-Aging Medicine and Dr. Landa sums up that without proper knowledge from research studies and medical professionals, testosterone therapy gets a bad reputation before anyone knows the benefits such as increased protection against serious diseases and a decreased risk of mortality.

This December at the 21st Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Aesthetic Medicine hosted by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Dr. Abraham Morgentaler will present a specialty workshop on Testosterone Deficiency and Therapy in Men. Some topics covered include how to diagnose, treatments, how to monitor, among others.

For more information or to register for this event please call 888.997.0112 or visit www.a4m.com.

 

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