Integrative Preventive Medicine

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Richard H. Carmona, Mark Liponis
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Medical - 584 pages
As the preventable disease and economic burden continues to mount for the United States and the world, it is becoming apparent that embracing prevention strategies is essential. Simply continuing on the same course and infrastructure will not suffice. The future we will leave our children is
unsustainable without change.

Amidst all the partisan political chaos, Integrative Preventive Medicine (IPM) practices are strongly entering the public consciousness since many are dissatisfied with their traditional health (sick) care delivery systems and the scientific validity of IPM is increasing rapidly. This IPM textbook,
the first of its kind, authored by nationally recognized thought leaders and edited by the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and the Canyon Ranch Medical Director will serve to bring together the science of IPM so that health practitioners have a ready reference containing practices that can
prevent disease, decrease cost of care and improve the quality of life. Our IPM textbook is divided into three sections, Public Health and Evolving Science in IPM, Multidisciplinary Nature of IPM and The IPM Approach of Selected Clinical Problems, providing a continuum of IPM from basic science to
clinical science to practical application. This depth and breadth of scientific information and comprehensive approach is a first for a single textbook in IPM. A must read for all health providers and students in order to incorporate these essential concepts into practice.


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About the author (2017)

In a lifetime of service, Dr. Richard Carmona has held almost every job in health care in the civilian sector and military, to include, being a distinguished university professor and United States surgeon general.

Dr. Liponis is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, and is Chief Medical Officer of Canyon Ranch, where he has worked for the past 23 years. He is a featured expert speaker on health topics, and author of three books (UltraPrevention, Ultralongevity, and The Hunter-Farmer Diet
Solution). He has also published original research on the use of natural medicines in treating stomach infections. Dr. Liponis is a clinician, and sees patients on a daily basis at Canyon Ranch.

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