Lifestyle Medicine: Managing diseases of lifestyle in the 21st Century

Paperback | November 17, 2010

byGarry Egger, Andrew Binns, Stephan Rossner

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Highly Commended in the British Medical Association book awards 2011!!

Lifestyle Medicine 2nd Edition is the essential book for contemporary times. It concentrates largely on the contribution that can be made directly by the clinician at the personal level.

The rise in obesity worldwide has focused attention on lifestyle as a prominent cause of disease. However, obesity is just one manifestation, albeit an obvious one, of lifestyle-related problems. Others include a range of health problems that have resulted from the environment and behaviours associated with our modern way of living. Inactivity, poor and over-nutrition, smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, inappropriate medication, stress, unsafe sexual behaviour, inadequate sleep, risk-taking and environmental exposure (for example, sun, chemicals and the built environment) are significant modern causes of disease.

New and adaptive approaches to health management are needed to deal with these complex factors. Lifestyle Medicine 2e provides these tools to enable clinicians to successfully manage patients in our current environment.

Key features of the second edition:

- Four new chapters

- New, two colour internal design

- Up to date current research

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Highly Commended in the British Medical Association book awards 2011!!Lifestyle Medicine 2nd Edition is the essential book for contemporary times. It concentrates largely on the contribution that can be made directly by the clinician at the personal level.The rise in obesity worldwide has focused attention on lifestyle as a prominent ...

Garry Egger is the Director of the Centre for Health Promotion and Research in Sydney and Adjunct Professor in Lifestyle Medicine at the Lismore campus of the Southern Cross University. Andrew Binns is a general practitioner in rural NSW and Adjunct Professor with the Division of Health and Applied Sciences at the Lismore campus of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.7 × 2.76 × 0.29 inPublished:November 17, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0070998124

ISBN - 13:9780070998124

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

2. The Epidemiology of Chronic Disease

3. Metaflamation and the vascular endothelium: where the rubber meets the road in Lifestyle Medicine

4. Everything You Wanted to Know About Motivation

5. Self-management in Lifestyle Medicine

6. Overweight and Obesity: The Epidemic's Underbelly

7. The Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

8. Physical Activity: Generic Prescription for Health

9. Physical Activity: Specific Prescription for Disease Management and Rehabilitation

10. Nutrition for the Non-dietitian

11. Fluids, Fitness and Fatness

12. Behavioural Aspects of Nutrition

13. Stress: Its role in the S-AD phenomenon

14. Dealing with Worry and Anxiety

15. Depression

16. Happiness and Mental Health: The Flip Side of S-AD

17. Understanding Addictions: Tackling Smoking and Hazardous Drinking

18. To Sleep, Perchance To. Get Everything Else Right

19. Saving Your Patient's Skin: Environmental Influences on Skin Care

20. Rethinking pain in a Lifestyle Medicine context

21. Sex and Lifestyle

22. Lifestyle and Oral Health: Wild Animals Don't Floss

23. Preventing and Managing Injury at the Clinical Level

24. Medicines: The Good, the Not so Good, and the Over-Used

25. The Big Issue for Society: Tackling Distal Causes

26. Indigenous Health

Appendix A Making Lifestyle Medicine Work and Pay in General Practice