Title

Lifestyle Medicine in the COVID-19 Era

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine

Publication Date

2020-07-14

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Behavioral Medicine | Infectious Disease | Preventive Medicine | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Health | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Despite the devastation caused by the COVID-19 virus, I believe there is a silver lining in its lessons for lifestyle medicine physicians. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to stop and think about how precious life is and take proactive measures to preserve it. Therein lies an important lesson for lifestyle medicine physicians and other health care workers. While the COVID-19 pandemic has rightly caused all of us to focus on acute measures to preserve life, there are other pandemics in the United States and around the world, which may seem less visible but are at least as deadly or more than the COVID-19 virus.

Keywords

lifestyle medicine, COVID-19, preventable lifestyle-related diseases

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/1559827620934754

Source

Rippe, J. M. (2020). Lifestyle Medicine in the COVID-19 Era. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 14(4), 340–341. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827620934754

Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

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