RLMI News

Dr. Friedman to speak at PPMNY’s Healthy Aging Webinar (virtually)

Dr. Friedman will be a featured speaker at Plant Powered Metro New York’s Webinar on Healthy Aging on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 12-1:30 pm ET. As a Geriatrician, Dr. Friedman will share key evidence to break down myths and norms of aging, addressing what we know about cognitive impairment, diabetes, hypertension, frailty, and overweight. The most important steps for adults to take to prevent “functional decline.” Dr. Friedman will join speakers, Aisha Parillon of JASA and Cliff Arcenaux, MMS, PA-C. Community members will share testimonials and their stories of health transformation, even at an advanced age.This event is free and open to the public with registration. To register, click here.

Lisa Smith, Executive Director Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group, to speak on People of Color and Veganism

As part of the Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture Series, Lisa Smith, MBA, serial entrepreneur, community leader, health and wellness subject matter expert, nutritionist and professional speaker, will explore the disproportionate impact of chronic disease on people of color and ways in which we can begin to turn the tables for these more marginalized and vulnerable communities with a plant-based diet and other lifestyle interventions. This live Webinar through Zoom will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm EDT. Free. Suggested Donation. Click here to register.

Dr. Milton Mills to speak on The Impact of Racial Bias on the Health Profiles of Communities of Color

As part of the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Lecture Series, Dr. Milton Mills, an esteemed physician who has worked with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to redress racial inequities in dietary recommendations, will speak on The Impact of Historical Racial Bias on the Health Profiles of Communities of Color, on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Click here to register.

RLMI Board of Directors publish paper in AJLM October 2020

“Lifestyle Medicine in the Midst of a Pandemic,” authored by RLMI Board of Directors, Susan M. Friedman, MD, MPH, Carol Hee Barnett, PhD, JD, and Ted D. Barnett, MD, was published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Here is an excerpt from the paper’s abstract:

“Patients with chronic conditions are at higher risk of complications and mortality if they get COVID-19. Approximately half of American adults have at least 1 condition that increases their risk of complications if they become infected. The medical and public health communities need to send a clear message about the impact of lifestyle on health, particularly in the time of this pandemic. We need to communicate with patients and the public, to let them know how rapidly major lifestyle changes can improve health. This communication is urgent; the timeline for self-care and lifestyle medicine interventions has been telescoped, so that chronic diseases are now acute risk factors.”

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is Committed to Fighting Systemic Racism

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine is dedicated to addressing the root causes of disease. Structural inequities and racism increase the risk of chronic illness, and social determinants of health have contributed to poor outcomes in communities of color. As medical providers and as human beings, we want to eradicate racism and the damage it causes. Our goal is to make lifestyle medicine and sustainable healthcare options available to all.

Dr. Michael Greger, creator of Nutritionfacts.org, to speak on weight loss at RLMI (virtually)

As part of the Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture Series, Dr. Michael Greger a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues will be RLMI’s guest speaker on Thursday, September 24, starting at 5:30 PM, on the Groundbreaking Science on Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss. Dr. Greger will conduct a live Q&A from 7:00 – 7:30 PM, all via Zoom. Click to register.

Dr. Neal Barnard to speak at RLMI (virtually)

As part of the Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture Series, Dr. Neal Barnard, renowned expert on health and nutrition, author of 90 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Barnard Medical Center, will be speaking on “The Body in Balance: The New Science on Food, Hormones and Health” on Thursday September 17 at 7:00 PM, via Zoom. Click to register.