April 2014 - This issue begins a series on clinical approaches to personalized lifestyle medicine. Dr. Bland interviews James Fries, MD, professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine.
In 1980, Dr. Fries authored a landmark paper in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Aging, Natural Death, and the Compression of Morbidity." Over the course of his career, Dr. Fries has been instrumental in shifting the conceptual paradigm of gerontology from a focus on disability in later life to a focus on postponing illness indefinitely and extending health well into advanced age. Learn more about Dr. Fries here.
Coming Up in FMU
It's going to be a great year for FMU! Coming up in the second quarter will be a focus on: Personalized Lifestyle Medicine: Clinical Approaches
May - Lee Hood, MD, PhD Institute for Systems Biology
June - Kenneth Pelletier, MD University of Arizona
What's Dr. Bland Reading?
"Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity: The New Frontier of Gluten Related Disorders" Read the abstract.
"Statins, Risk Assessment, and the New American Prevention Guidelines" Read the abstract.
"This is Your Brain on Sugar" Watch the video.
"Medicine Gets Up Close and Personal" Read the abstract.