Topic Name Description
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Files that you may need to download for the course. 

Lesson 1: Definition, Role, and Evidence Base for Lifestyle Medicine URL Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease

Watch the video.  If necessary, download a transcript of the video by clicking on the link titled ʺView Transcriptʺ.

URL Official Standards of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Click on "Standards document" to download the "Lifestyle Medicine Standards" document.  Read the section titled "Definition of Lifestyle Medicine" and the content of Table 1 (page 2).

URL Lifestyle Medicine - Evidence Review

Read pages 2-5 and from the section ʺIII. Current Status of Lifestyle Medicineʺ (page 8) to the sub-section ʺPhysician Responsibilityʺ (page 9).  Then, read from ʺA. Prevalence of Lifestyle-related Conditionsʺ (page 10) down to ʺD. Behavioral Science Methods to Change Risk Factorsʺ (page 13), as well as ʺEvidence Chartʺ (appendix, page 70).  For additional information, read pages 14-42 (optional reading).

URL 10 Facts on Noncommunicable Diseases

View the slideshow.

URL Noncommunicable diseases

Read the fact sheet.

URL Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Scroll down and click on the first link, "Full-fledged text", found within the box titled "NCD targets and indicators".  Read the text.

URL Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014

Scroll down through the list and click on links to access the fact sheets for United States of America, Australia, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Germany.  Read those fact sheets and the fact sheets of any other high-income country of your choice.  Learn about the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in high-income countries.

URL Lifestyle Medicine Competencies for Primary Care Physicians

Read the entire article.

URL Lifestyle choices and mental health: a representative population survey

Read the entire article.

URL TEDxMindStreamAcademy - Dr. David Katz - The Road to Health

Watch the video.

URL Core Competencies of Lifestyle Medicine

Read the web page.

Lesson 2: The Importance of Lifestyle Medicine in Treating the World's Lifestyle Disease Burden URL Lifestyle medicine potential for reversing a world of chronic disease epidemics: from cell to community

Read the entire article.

URL The Advent of Lifestyle Medicine

Read down to the beginning of the section titled "Lifestyle and Pima Indians".

URL Lifestyle Medicine

Read the entire web page.

URL Lifestyle medicine: The importance of considering all the causes of disease

Read the entire article.

Lesson 3: The Role of Physician Health and Physician Advocacy URL Lifestyle Medicine - Evidence Review

Read from the section titled "Physician Responsibility" (page 9) to the section titled "A. Prevalence of Lifestyle-related Conditions" (page 10).

URL Physicians' health practices strongly influence patient health practices

Read the entire article.

URL How to Exercise at Your Desk

Practice the recommended exercises at your desk, as outlined in the images at the bottom of the web page.

Lesson 4: Environmental Lifestyle Factors and Their Impact on Non-communicable Diseases URL Global Health Risk - Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks

Read "Summary" (page v), along with "2.6 Environmental risks" and "2.7 Occupational and other risks" (pages 23-27).

URL Environmental/lifestyle factors in the pathogenesis and prevention of type 2 diabetes

Read the entire article.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Behavior Change URL Why behavior change is hard - and why you should keep trying

Read the entire article.

Lesson 2: Tools for Health Behavior Change URL AFMC Primer on Population Health: A virtual textbook on Public Health concepts for clinicians - 8.7 Changing Behaviour

Read section 8.7, "Changing Behaviour".

URL The Stages of Change Model, and Treatment Planning

Read slides 8-29.

URL Does health coaching work? A rapid review of empirical evidence

Read pages 1-6.

URL Health Coaching for Patients With Chronic Illness

Read down to the section "Two models of health coaching".

URL Influencing Patient Adherence to Treatment Guidelines

Read the entire article.

URL Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 35

Scroll down and read the section "A Transtheoretical Model Of the Stages of Change" (pages 15-19). For more information, read Chapter 8, "Measuring Components of Client Motivation" (pages 135-145) (optional reading).

Lesson 3: Techniques for Health Behavior Change URL 5 Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness

Read the entire article.

URL Health Goals

Read the entire document that outlines how to set S.M.A.R.T. health goals.

URL Encouraging Patients to Change Unhealthy Behaviors with Motivational Interviewing

Read the entire article.

URL CCNC Motivational Interviewing (MI) Resource Guide

Read pages 5-6, 21, 28-30, and 66.

URL Positive psychology in practice

Read down to the section "Resources".

URL Use of Appreciative Inquiry To Engage Parents as Codesigners of a Weight Management Intervention for Adolescents

Read from "Appreciative Inquiry" to the end of "Procedures" found in the "Materials and Methods" section. Ensure you examine Tables 1 and 2.

URL Wellness Wheel

Read the entire text.

URL The 10 Building Blocks of Primary Care - My Action Plan

Read the entire text.

URL 5 A’s Behavior Change Model Adapted for Self-Management Support Improvement

Read the entire document.

URL Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment of Adult Obesity (in International Journal of Medical Reviews)

Click on Volume 3, Issue 1; download the PDF version and read the entire article.

URL Motivational interviewing techniques: Facilitating behaviour change in the general practice setting

Read the entire article.

Lesson 4: Building Effective Relationships with Patients URL The Effective Physician: Motivational Interviewing Demonstration

Watch the entire video.

URL The Ineffective Physician: Non-Motivational Approach

Watch the entire video.

Lesson 5: Maintain Healthy Behaviors URL Making lifestyle changes that last

Read the web page.

URL Creating Health & Nutrition Fact Sheets - Tips for Making Healthy Behavior Changes Last

Read the entire document.

URL Supporting Self-management in Patients with Chronic Illness

Read down to the section "Motivational Interviewing".

Lesson 1: Introduction to Physical Activity URL Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

Read section 2.1, "Public Health Significance of Physical Activity" (page 10).

URL Your Prescription for Health - Exercise Is Medicine - Fact Sheet

Read the entire fact sheet.

URL Effect of physical inactivity on major non-communicable diseases worldwide: an analysis of burden of disease and life expectancy

Read the Summary. 

URL 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Watch the entire video.

Lesson 2: Recommendations on Physical Activity URL Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

Read the Executive Summary (pages 7-8).

URL How fast does the Grim Reaper walk? Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis in healthy men aged 70 and over

Read the Abstract.  For additional information, read the entire article (optional).  Note:  This article is based on scientific research.

Lesson 3: Components of Physical Activity URL Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise

Read the entire article.

URL Activity Bursts Everywhere for Fitness - Physical Activity Engineered to fit YOUR life!

Choose one exercise video to perform either at home, in the office, or in the waiting area.  Enjoy.

Lesson 4: Exercise Prescription URL Physical Education/Health Education; Grade 11 Active Healthy Lifestyles: Manitoba Physical Education/Health Education Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and A Foundation for Implementation

Scroll down and click on the link "List of Modules, Lessons and Resource Masters".  Then, click on the pdf link to "Module B Lesson 6: Planning for Physical Fitness".  Read from the section "The FITT Principle" (page 168) to the end of page 172.

URL Perceived Exertion (Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale)

Read the web page.

URL Your Prescription for Health - Exercise is Medicine

Read the text.

URL Your Rx for Health Series

Under the heading "Your Rx for Health Series", click on the links "Asthma" and "Type 2 Diabetes" and read the content, along with any other topics in the Health Series.

URL Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents

Read the text.

URL Committee Opinion: Physical Activity and Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Read the entire document.

Lesson 5: Patient Evaluation URL Exercise Prescription Doctor's Handbook

Click on the link "Pre-Participation Health Screening" to download Chapter 3, then read pages 16-21.

URL Updating ACSM’s Recommendations for Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening

Study Figure 2 (essential).  Then, read from the section ʺThe New Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening Process Algorithm" to the end of the article (essential).  The text preceding this section is optional reading.

URL PAR-Q Forms

Scroll through the questionnaire "PAR-Q & YOU". Be familiar with other questionnaires on this site.

Lesson 6: Improving Exercise Adoption and Maintenance URL Exercise Prescription Doctor's Handbook

Click on the link "General Principles of Exercise Prescription" to download Chapter 4, then read the section "Improving Exercise Adoption and Maintenance" (pages 33-37).

URL Healthcare Providers' Action Guide

Read pages 2-3, 8-11, and 17-19.

URL Exercise Prescription Doctor's Handbook

Scroll through the site and read chapters and sections of interest to you.  Note: Some parts of this resource should already have been read.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Nutrition URL Overview of Nutrition

Read down to the section "Micronutrients".

URL EFSA sets European dietary reference values for nutrient intakes

Read the web page.

URL Energy intake and expenditure

Read slides 1-6.

URL Micronutrients for Health

Read the document.

URL Vitamin Supplements: Hype or Help for Healthy Eating

Read the web page.

URL Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition

Scroll down and click on "Chapter 44. Prevention of Chronic Disease by Means of Diet and Lifestyle Changes".  Then, under the heading "Chronic Disease Prevention", read the subsection "Eat a Healthy Diet" and the section "Potential of Dietary and Lifestyle Factors to Prevent Chronic Diseases".

URL Vitamins and Minerals

Scroll through the site.

Lesson 2: The Role of Nutrition in Preventing and Treating Chronic Diseases URL Healthy diet 

Read the fact sheet.

URL Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

Read the section titled "The Heavy Toll of Diet-Related Chronic Diseases" (page 3).

URL The Association Between Dietary Patterns at Midlife and Health in Aging:  An Observational Study

Read from the section titled "Background" down to the end of the section titled "Conclusion".

URL Nutritional Recommendations for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Read the entire article.

URL Diets for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: What Is the Evidence?

Read the entire article.

URL The prevention and control the type-2 diabetes by changing lifestyle and dietary pattern

Read the entire article.

URL Diet reverses Type 2 Diabetes

Read the web page.

URL Effects of Different Dietary Interventions on Blood Pressure

Read the entire article.

URL Diabetes Management Guidelines - American Diabetes Association (ADA) Nutrition Guidelines for Adults With Diabetes

Read the web page.

URL 11 foods that lower cholesterol

Read the entire web page.

URL Heal Well: A Cancer Nutrition Guide

Read chapters 1 and 2 (pages 3-14) as well as chapters 5 and 6 (pages 21-24).

URL Diet components can suppress inflammation and reduce cancer risk

Read the entire article.

URL Overview of Inflammation

Read the entire article.

URL Foods that fight inflammation

Read the web page.

URL The Mediterranean diet

Watch the entire video.

URL Nutrition Pilot Curriculum (Archived)

Watch the entire video.

URL Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: Finding the Perfect Recipe for Cardiovascular Health

Read the entire article.

URL Mediterranean Diet and Diabetes: Prevention and Treatment

Read the entire article.

URL Nutrition Prescription to Achieve Positive Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review

Read the entire article.

URL Macronutrient intake induces oxidative and inflammatory stress: potential relevance to atherosclerosis and insulin resistance

Read the entire article.

URL Diet and Inflammation

Read the section titled "Abstract".

Lesson 3: Dietary Guidelines and Nutrition Prescriptions URL Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 (Eighth Edition) - For Professionals:  Recommendations At-A-Glance

Read the entire guideline.

URL MyPlate

Scroll through the site.

URL Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 (Eighth Edition) - For Professionals:  Talk to Your Patients & Clients About Healthy Eating Patterns

Read the entire guideline.

URL Healthy cooking tips

Read the entire web page.

URL Nutrition prescriptions

Read the entire web page.

URL What's On The Nutrition Facts Label

Read the entire Fact Sheet.

URL Culinary Medicine – Resources for Patients and Clinicians

Watch two recipes videos as well as the "Cooking at Home Instructional Videos" found at the bottom of the web page.

URL Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 (Eighth Edition) - An In-Depth Look at the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

Read through the slide presentation.

URL Stanford Introduction to Food and Health

Go to "Enroll Now", register, and do the course.

Lesson 4: Obesity URL Obesity as a Disease

Read the entire web page.

URL Obesity and overweight

Read the Fact Sheet.

URL Adult Obesity Causes & Consequences

Read the web page and then click on the link titled "Obesity and Genomics".  Then, read the content of the web page titled "Behavior, environment, and genetic factors all have a role in causing people to be overweight and obese".

URL Measuring Obesity

Read down to the beginning of the section titled "Bioelectric Impedance (BIA)".

URL U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults: Recommendation Statement

Read down to the section titled ʺClinical Considerationsʺ.  Be sure to read Table 1.

URL Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity

Read the entire article.

URL Treatment for Overweight & Obesity

Read the entire web page. Then, under the heading "Healthy eating plan and regular physical activity", click on the link titled "healthy eating plan" and read the web page titled "Eating & Physical Activity to Lose or Maintain Weight".

URL Obesity: a chronic relapsing progressive disease process. A position statement of the World Obesity Federation

Read the entire article.

URL Obesity prevalence worldwide - Adults

Explore the interactive map and read the country statistics listed below the map.

URL Overweight & Obesity

Scroll through the site.

URL Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery

Read the entire article.

URL What's the Best Diet? Healthy Eating 101

Watch the entire video.

URL Healthy Weight Checklist

Read the entire web page.

Lesson 1: The Role of Sleep in Health URL Sleep and Chronic Disease

Read the entire web page.

URL Sleep and Disease Risk

Read the information on the web page (essential).  Listen to the two videos (optional).

URL Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

Read from the beginning of chapter 2 titled "Sleep Physiology" down to the section titled "Sleep-Wake Regulation" (essential).  The rest of the chapter is optional reading.

URL Recommended Amount of Sleep for a Healthy Adult:  A Joint Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society

Read the entire article.

URL Recommended Amount of Sleep for Pediatric Populations: A Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Read the entire article.

URL Session 4: Understanding Sleep's Role in Health Promotion & Chronic Disease  (Archived Webinar)

Watch and listen to the webinar.

URL Association of Sleep Duration with Chronic Diseases in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study

Read the entire article.

URL Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

Read whichever section(s) that is of interest to you (for those interested in depth).

Lesson 2: Sleep Disorder Evaluation and Management URL Management of Common Sleep Disorders

Read the entire article.

URL STOP Questionnaire:  A Tool to Screen Patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Read down to the section titled "Materials and Methods".  Then, scroll down and read "Appendix 1:  STOP Questionnaire".

URL Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Download the "Sample Sleep Diary" by clicking on the image found on the right side of the web page.  Then, read the text.

URL Strategies for Getting Enough Sleep

Read the web page.

URL Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep

Read the web page.

URL Sleep problems - Insomnia Management Kit

Explore the site and read in detail the content of the link titled "Sleep: Facts and Hygiene".

URL Fiber and Saturated Fat Are Associated with Sleep Arousals and Slow Wave Sleep

Read the entire article.

URL Blue light has a dark side

Read the entire health letter.

URL Relationship between Food Intake and Sleep Pattern in Healthy Individuals

Read the entire article.

URL Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

Look through the booklet.

URL Impact of lifestyle and technology developments on sleep

Read the entire article.

Lesson 1: Epidemiology of Tobacco-Related Diseases URL The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress:  A Report of the Surgeon General - Executive Summary

Read the section titled "Overview" including Figures 1A and 1B (pages 1-3).  Then, read "Section 2:  The Health Consequences of Active and Passive Smoking:  The Evidence in 2014" (page 5) down to the section titled "Chapter 5: Nicotine" (page 7).

URL Tobacco

Read down to the section titled "Picture warnings work".

URL 21st-Century Hazards of Smoking and Benefits of Cessation in the United States

Read the section titled "Abstract".

URL Final Recommendation Statement: Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions

Read the recommendation statement.

URL Final Recommendation Statement: Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions

Read the recommendation statement.

URL Smoking Cessation Interventions for Youth: A Review of the Literature

Read the report.

Lesson 2: The Physiological, Psychological, and Behavioral Components of Tobacco Use URL Nicotine Addiction

Read down to the section titled "Vulnerability to Addiction".

URL DrugFacts: Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Scroll down and read the section titled "How Does Tobacco Affect the Brain?".

URL Pharmacology of Nicotine: Addiction, Smoking-Induced Disease, and Therapeutics

Read the section titled "Mechanisms of Action". 

URL The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General.

Scroll down and read the section titled ʺPathophysiology of Nicotine Addictionʺ.

Lesson 3: Treatment of Tobacco Use URL Physician advice for smoking cessation

Read the section titled "Abstract".

URL Toolkit for delivering the 5A’s and 5R’s brief tobacco interventions in primary care

Read the section titled "II. The unique role of the healthcare provider in tobacco control" (page 6).  Then, read from the sub-section titled "iii. Three Challenges of Quitting" (page 10) down to the end of the section titled "V.  The 5R's model to increase motivation to quit" (page 14).

URL Instrument:  Fagerstrom Test For Nicotine Dependence (FTND)

Read the web page.  Then, open the attachment titled "Fagerstrom Test_2014March24.pdf" and read the questionnaire.

URL The New Zealand Guidelines for Helping People to Stop Smoking

Read from the section titled "Part 1 - Managers of health care services" down to the end of the document.

URL The Brief Tobacco Intervention

Read the section titled "The 2As & R" (page 1).

URL Promoting Smoking Cessation

Read the entire article.

URL The transtheoretical model use for smoking cessation

Read the entire article.

URL Quitting is a Journey

Scroll through the site.

URL Very Brief Advice on Smoking - 30 Seconds to save a life

Watch the video titled "30 Seconds to save a life".

URL For Smokers Who Want to Quit - One Step at a Time

Read the entire booklet.

URL Resource library

Scroll through the site.

Lesson 1: Epidemiology of Alcohol-Related Diseases URL Global status report on alcohol and health 2014

Read the section titled "Executive summary" (pages xiii-xiv).  Then, read from the section titled "1.6.1 Health Consequences for Drinkers" (pages 11-13).  Ensure you examine boxes 3 and 4.

URL Problem Drinking and Alcoholism: Diagnosis and Treatment

Read the entire article.

Lesson 2: Screening for Harmful Alcohol Use URL Alcohol Screening and Counseling

Read the web page (essential).  If you require additional information, click on the link titled "Screening and Brief Intervention for Excessive Drinking in Clinical Settings" and read the content (optional).

URL CAGE

Read the entire document.

URL Alcohol Misuse: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care

Read the content of the box titled "Recommendation Summary".  Then, scroll through the box titled "Related Information for Health Professionals" and click on the links to the "AUDIT" and "CAGE" questionnaires.  Read the content of those links.

Lesson 3: Intervention and Prevention URL Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use

Read the section titled "II. Adapting Alcohol SBI to Your Practice" (pages 11-17).  The rest of the guide is optional reading.

URL Relapse Prevention Video: Early Warning Signs and Important Coping Skills

Watch the video and read the text found below it.

URL Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 35

Read the section titled "Motivational Intervention And the Stages of Change" (pages 29-30) and examine Figure 2.2 (pages 31-32).  Read chapters 4-7 to learn more about modifying treatments in relation to the patient's stage of change (optional reading).

Lesson 1: Relationship Between Stress and Health URL Stress

Read down to the sub-section titled "Childhood Factors".  Then, read from the section titled "Complications" down to the section titled "Conditions with Similar Symptoms".

URL 6 ways to improve your emotional wellness

Read the entire web page.

URL The Nature of Stress

Read the entire article.

URL Positive Emotions and Your Health: Developing a Brighter Outlook

Read the entire article.

Lesson 2: Screening and Screening Tools URL Stress

Scroll down and read from the section titled "Treatment" down to the end of the document.

URL Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS)

Click on the link titled "Overview of DASS" and read the content.  Then, return to the home page and click on the link titled "Download DASS".  Choose which version you want to download and then download the "DASS response form".  Read the questionnaire.

URL Lifestyle Medicine Standards

Read from the section titled "Stress Management/Guidelines" (page 9) down to the section titled "Tobacco Use Cessation Guidelines" (page 10).

Lesson 3: Lifestyle-related Intervention Strategies URL Learn to manage stress

Read the entire web page.

URL Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders

Read the entire article.

URL A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression (the ‘SMILES’ trial)

Read the entire article.

URL Relaxation techniques for stress

Read the entire web page.

URL 3 Tips to Manage Stress

Read the web page.

URL Standardised Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Healthcare: An Overview of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of RCTs

Read the sections titled "Introduction", "Discussion", and "Conclusions".

Lesson 4: Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Comorbidities URL Addressing comorbidity between mental disorders and major noncommunicable diseases

Read down to the beginning of the section titled ʺ1.2 Political commitment to addressing the burden of mental disorders and major noncommunicable diseasesʺ.  Then, read the sections titled ʺKey factsʺ (bullet points) and ʺConclusionsʺ for each noncommunicable disease found in sections 2.1 to 2.4.  Then, read the chapter titled ʺ4. Conclusionsʺ (page 25-26).

Lesson 5: Stress and Burnout Among Physicians URL The BASICS - Strategies for coping with stress and building personal resilience for physicians

Read the chapter titled "B is for Body" (pages 4-11).

URL Burnout among physicians

Read the entire article.

Lesson 1: Relationship Between Sexuality and Health URL Defining sexual health

Read the web page.

URL Public Education Pamphlets: What is a Healthy Sex Life?

Read the web page.

URL What You Should Know about Men’s Sexual Health

Read the entire article.

URL Sexual Dysfunction

Read the content under the tabs titled "Erectile Dysfunction" and "Low Testosterone", including the content of the links titled "Causes of Erectile Dysfunction" and "Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction at UC San Diego Health".

URL Sexual Health Fundamentals - The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Female Sexuality

Read the entire fact sheet.

URL How Chronic Illness Can Affect Sexual Function

Read the entire web page.

URL Drug-induced sexual dysfunction in men and women

Read the entire web page.

URL Sexuality in Later Life

Read the web page.

URL Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Explore the web site.

Lesson 2: Counseling Patients with Sexuality Issues URL Talking With Patients About Sexuality and Sexual Health

Read the web page.

URL Sex Therapy for Non-Sex Therapists

Read down to the begining of the section titled "Sex Therapy Interventions".

URL Health and lifestyle factors associated with sexual difficulties in men – results from a study of Australian men aged 18 to 55 years

Read the section titled "Abstract".

URL Association of Lifestyle and Relationship Factors with Sexual Functioning of Women During Midlife

Read the section titled "Abstract".

URL Female Sexual Health Consensus Clinical Guidelines

Read the section titled "SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline" (pages S1-S4).  The rest of the document is optional reading.

Lesson 1: Health Promotion in Clinics and Practices URL 4 Strategies for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Your Practice

Read the entire document.

URL Physician wellness: preventing resident and fellow burnout

Read the entire module.

URL Ten principles of good interdisciplinary team work

Read the entire article.

URL Leveraging Time With Lifestyle-Based Group Visits

Read the entire abstract.

URL Employer Resources for Success

Browse the web page and click on any links of interest to you.

URL Healthy Team Healthy U: A Prospective Validation of an Evidence-Based Worksite Health Promotion and Wellness Platform

Read the entire article.

URL Ten Lessons in Collaboration

Read the entire article.

URL Effects of a Multi-Disciplinary Lifestyle Intervention on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Young Women with Abdominal Obesity: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Read the entire article.

URL Patient Experiences of a Theory-Based Lifestyle-Focused Group Treatment in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes

Read the entire article.

URL Effectiveness of Prediabetes Nutrition Shared Medical Appointments: Prevention of Diabetes

Read the entire article.

Lesson 2: Key Clinical Processes in Lifestyle Medicine URL The role of primary health care in preventing the onset of chronic disease, with a particular focus on the lifestyle risk factors for obesity, tobacco and alcohol

Read pages 1-8, excluding the section titled "Role of practice nurse".

URL USPSTF A and B Recommendations

Read the content of the table that is relevant to lifestyle medicine.

URL Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults: Recommendation Statement

Read the entire article.

URL Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation Statement

Read the entire article.

URL Adult Health Questionnaire

Examine the questionnaire.

URL Physical Examination for High Blood Pressure

Read the web page.

URL 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8)

Download the pdf version of the article by clicking on the link found at the top left side of the web page.  Then, read all 9 recommendations listed in the box found on page 511 and examine the algorithm to manage hypertension outlined in Figure 1 (page 516).  The rest of the guideline is optional reading.

URL Screening for and Diagnosing Diabetes

Read the web page and explore the interactive screening tool. For more information, click on the link titled “Full Guidelines” found under the heading titled ʺGuidelinesʺ located on the top left side of the web page. Then, click on the link to chapter 3 titled ʺDefinition, Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes, Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndromeʺ found under the heading titled ʺ2013 Guidelinesʺ, and read the text (optional reading).

URL Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Read the content of all links found under the heading titled "Table of Contents".

URL Lifestyle Management of Adult Obesity

Read the content of all links found under the heading titled "Table of Contents".

URL 2006 Canadian clinical practice guidelines on the management and prevention of obesity in adults and children [summary]

Scroll down to the section titled "Using the guidelines: an illustrative case scenario".  Be sure to examine Figure 1, which outlines the approach a healthcare team should use to assess and manage an overweight or an obese patient.

URL 2006 Canadian clinical practice guidelines on the management and prevention of obesity in adults and children

Scroll down and read the chapter titled "9. Role of the health care team in the evaluation and management of obesity" (pages 51-54 in the Adobe toolbar).

URL Adding Health Education Specialists to Your Practice

Read the entire article.

URL Lifestyle Issues in Cardiac Health

Read the introduction to the case study.  Then, click on the links titled ʺPatient Presentsʺ, ʺPatient Historyʺ, and ʺPhysical Examʺ found on the left side of the web page.  Read the content of each link.  The rest of the case study deals with the diagnosis and management of the condition.

URL Nutrition Guideline Referral to Registered Dietitian

Read the entire guideline.

Lesson 3: Strategies for Effective Office Systems to Plan Screenings, Follow Up on Test Results and Clinical Follow-Ups URL Committee Opinion: Tracking and Reminder Systems

Read the entire article.

URL Automated Clinician Prompts and Referrals Facilitate Access to Counseling Services, Leading to Positive Behavior Changes Among Patients

Read the entire article.

URL Physician-Linked Correspondence: A proven way to get more of your patients screened for cancer

Read the section titled "Physician-Linked Correspondence".  Then, under the section titled "Physician-Linked Correspondence (PLC):  Questions and Answers", read the responses to questions 1, 2, and 10.

URL Comparative Effectiveness of Mailed Reminder Letters on Mammography Screening Compliance

Read the entire article.

Lesson 4: Strategies to Obtain Information about Local Community Resources URL Community Tool Box: Table of Contents

Scroll down and click on the link titled "Chapter 3. Assessing Community Needs and Resources".  Then, click on the link titled "Section 8. Identifying Community Assets and Resources" and read the entire web page.

URL Primary Health Care - Resource Centre

Explore the web page.

URL Health together: how community resources can enhance clinical practice

Read the entire article.