Complex, heterogenous, and often debilitating, depression is a multifaceted condition that affects millions of people worldwide. According to current statistics, one in five Americans will experience major depressive disorder (MDD) in their lifetime, and many will not find relief from current therapeutic approaches. While there is an ever-growing list of potential causes of MDD, recent research suggests that inflammation in the body may be a contributing factor to the development and severity of depression. And the latest clinical trial data suggest that targeting and treating inflammation as the root cause may help clinicians provide more precise, personalized care to patients struggling with depression and help them achieve lasting mental and physical wellness.
Each January sparks a flurry of New Year’s resolutions: drink less alcohol, eat better, quit smoking, spend less, exercise more, and so on. Many may try Dry January, 30-day diets or exercise challenges, or deleting social media apps – and the January Gym Rush speaks for itself. These goals can often be boiled down to two ambitions: to improve physical health and health outcomes and to promote mental wellness.
Generational Divides In Aspirations
According to data gathered by Statista, exercising more, eating healthier, and losing weight are the three most common New Year’s resolutions in the U.S. for 2023. But the statistics change based on age, with the primary goal of young adults aged between 18 to 25 years being: to improve mental health.
Forbes Health’s survey results reveal each generation’s priorities for the coming year. The top four resolutions for individuals between 26 and 41 years of age were to improve mental health, lose weight, improve fitness, and improve finances. Meanwhile, respondents between 42 and 57 years of age emphasized weight loss over mental health, followed by dietary changes.
Interestingly, the lowest percentage of survey respondents cited improving work performance as one of their goals for the year, preceded by resolutions to drink less alcohol and meditate regularly.
The 2022 Medical Education Convergence (MEC) Weekend is a three-day educational experience designed to connect leading minds and influential voices in healthcare. Gathering experts from a range of medical specialties – from psychoneuroimmunology to pediatric nutrition – and game-changing educational programs, this event provides unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.
Taking place at the stunning Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, between September 8-10, 2022, MEC Weekend offers more than just professional development. Hosted on a luxurious property offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, 102 acres of lush grounds, and a suite of amenities, the event venue is a reason to attend in itself.
California is the perfect place to kick off a new academic season with sun-filled days and outdoor activities abound, immersed in the nature of the coast. The event brings together the best of both worlds, a relaxing end-of-summer getaway with cutting-edge educational programming. Featuring the inaugural Pediatric Brain and Resilience Summit, Navigate Aging: Telomere Biology and Longevity Summit, Peptide Therapy Masterclass, and the bestselling Module XVI-A: Advanced Cardiovascular Health – the MEC weekend will be a monumental event.
Read on to discover some innovative programs and topics we are most excited about.