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Paul Thomas, MD, on Addiction & Stress in Young Adults

In an interview with IFM Director of Medical Education Dan Lukaczer, ND, Dr. Paul Thomas talks about his personal struggles with addiction, the medical-assisted therapies like buprenorphine he offers in his clinic, and the intrinsic link between stress and addiction.

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Addiction Treatment, Personal to Professional: Stephen Loyd, MD

Stephen Loyd, MD, shares his personal and professional journey with addiction and how it informed his approach to long-term, successful addiction treatment. Integrated approaches to addiction treatment may accelerate beneficial changes in the brain by supporting multiple healthy pathways.

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Pioneers in Telemedicine: Susie Larson, MD

One-third of respondents in an NIH-funded survey said they preferred the telehealth experience to an in-office doctor visit, and other data suggests that 60% of millennials support the use of telehealth to replace in-office visits. Have you considered using telemedicine? Read more about the benefits telemedicine could bring to your Functional Medicine practice.

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Defying All Odds: Documentary on Terry Wahls, MD

“And what a story it is: plagued by an incurable disease, this incredible woman, herself a medical doctor, found a way to effectively treat her illness and recover from a disease no one thought one could recover from.” – Caroleen Moise, producer/director of Defying All Odds, a documentary about Dr. Terry Wahls’ journey with multiple sclerosis.

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IFM Call for Posters: Chronic Pain, Stress, & Addiction

IFM is calling for digital poster submissions on the topics of chronic pain, stress, and addiction that focus on research and innovation, as well as techniques and tips for treating these patients in a Functional Medicine framework. What are your experiences with pain, stress, and addiction in the patient population? Have you compiled research in these areas or incorporated innovative treatments in your practice? How have you used the tenets of Functional Medicine to bring your patients back to a place of homeostasis?

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Expanded Certification Program Provides More Opportunity for Medical Professionals to Practice Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) today announced an expansion to its certification program; allowing a broader range of medical professionals to have the opportunity to integrate Functional Medicine into their practice. READ MORE
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A Focus on Strategic Partnerships Ushers in Exciting Leadership Changes for IFM

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) announced the appointment of Andie Crosby as director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovations and the promotion of Katy Scheck to director of the Partner Experience and Engagement Team (PEET). In their new roles, Crosby and Scheck will spearhead initiatives designed to continue the organization’s overall mission—the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine. READ MORE
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Learn How to Reverse Cognitive Decline and Help "Giving Voice"

IFM is pleased to announce the launch of a campaign to support Giving Voice, a nonprofit organization that inspires and equips organizations to help people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners live better lives through signing together. Read More
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IFM Names Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

IFM is proud to announce Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award. Dr. Wahls received this award for her work as a physician, researcher, teacher, and patient advocate. Read More
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The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy's Role in IFM's Mission

The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) has trained over 1,000 health coaches and developed several other exciting ways to help Functional Medicine practitioners integrate health coaching into their practices. Read More
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New AFMCP Offering Follows Years of Research and Practitioner Feedback

Would you like to learn how to design effective, personalized treatment plans for your patients, with a particular focus on advanced history-taking, nutritional best practices, and sustainable lifestyle change? AFMCP Online does all this and more. This on-demand, interactive course is filled with high-quality, research-based education from top Functional Medicine clinicians. Read More
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IFM Announces the Launch of AFMCP Online

Would you like to learn how to design effective, personalized treatment plans for your patients, with a particular focus on advanced history-taking, nutritional best practices, and sustainable lifestyle change? AFMCP Online does all this and more. This on-demand, interactive course is filled with high-quality, research-based education from top Functional Medicine clinicians. Read More