Lifestyle Medicine

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James Rippe
Wiley, Nov 12, 1999 - Medical - 1363 pages
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There is no longer any serious doubt that daily lifestyle decisions and practices exert a profound impact on short and long-term health and quality of life. Scientific and medical advances over the last 20 years and particulary over the last 5 years have solidified the evidence that positive lifestyle measures are vitally important to good health. Whlie this body of literature has grown stronger and its breadth wider, keeping up with it, and assimilating it into clinical practice, has presented a unique and seemingly almost insurmountable challenge to the average health care practitioner.

As this literature has gown more complex, and the implications more important to the daily practice of medicine, a need has arisen to bring the key findings and disciplines together in a major textbook. This is the fundamental goal and challenge of Lifestyle Medicine.

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About the author (1999)

Dr. Rippe is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with post graduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently the Founder and Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute in Shrewsbury, MA and Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Tufts University School of Medicine.

In addition to serving as Editor of the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, Dr. Rippe also edits a major textbook teaching physicians about diverse aspects of cardiovascular medicine and the impact of lifestyle decisions on good health. This textbook, Lifestyle Medicine, (Blackwell Science, 1999) is the first textbook to guide physicians in the diverse aspects of how to incorporate lifestyle recommendations into the practice of modern medicine. His intensive care textbook, Irwin and Rippe s Intensive Care Medicine (5th edition, 2003; co-edited with Dr. Richard Irwin) is the world s leading textbook on intensive and coronary care.

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