Furthering Precision Medicine Genomics With Healthy Living Medicine

The Precision Medicine Initiative seeks to develop new approaches for disease treatment and prevention that considers the individual variation in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. To date, the focus has been on genetic drivers of disease risk and development but has now begun to incorporate lifestyle induced changes in phenotype to enhance treatments. Healthy Living Medicine is an emerging paradigm that focuses on moving more and sitting less, consuming a healthy diet, maintaining body weight and not smoking..

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Will this Refined Approach to Nutrition Change Clinical Care?

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all patient care. A personalized approach—one specifically tailored to a person’s needs—is the new focus of clinical practice. This is precision medicine, and it has gained traction thanks to better access to genome sequencing and a constant stream of studies demonstrating that gene variants affect disease risk and treatment. Precision nutrition (PN) takes a similar approach, but rather than simply treat disease, aims to prevent it…

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Local Physician Among the Second-Ever U.S. Cohort Earning Board Certification in the Field of Lifestyle Medicine

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) has announced that Hillel Z. Harris, MD is among the 219 physicians and 93 PhD/Masters-level health clinicians and bachelor-level registered nurses who have become the second cohort of medical professionals in the U.S. and the 5 th cohort globally to be certified as Diplomates of the ABLM/American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine…

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