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IFM Announces First Endowed Chair in Functional Medicine

The first endowed chair in Functional Medicine at a major academic medicine center has been established at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Mark Hyman, MD, IFM Board President of Clinical Affairs, will hold the endowed chair position. Read More
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Robert Rountree, MD, Named 2015 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

Robert Rountree, MD, has been honored by receiving the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award at the Institute for Functional Medicine’s 2015 Annual International Conference in Austin, Texas.

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IFM Multiplies Practitioner Efficiency Through New Collaboration with LivingMatrix

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) announced today its collaboration with the Richmond, VA-based health information technology firm, LivingMatrix, to create a web application that will automate the formerly paper-based process of new patient intake and the creation of the Functional Medicine Timeline and Matrix. Read More
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IFM Announces Collaboration with Functional Forum

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Functional Forum, bringing viewers of this monthly interactive web show three episodes, including content from the 2015 IFM Annual International Conference (AIC) and interviews with IFM faculty and expert speakers. Read More
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Lifestyle Interventions That Help Treat Metabolic Syndrome

Dietary interventions have been shown to be effective in helping to prevent or control metabolic syndrome. What other lifestyle modifications might help patients who struggle with this increasingly common condition?

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Improve Your Success Rate in Treating IBS

“There need to be studies done to help people get their lives back. You should be able to go out and have lunch with family and friends instead of worrying when this will hit you because there is no ‘if,’ it’s ‘when,’” said a patient from the 2016 Canadian Gastrointestinal Society Survey. What can Functional Medicine practitioners do to improve the quality of life and clinical outcomes for patients with IBS?

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IFMCP 2015 Graduates

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is proud to announce the graduation of 113 IFM Certified Practitioners (IFMCP) in 2015.

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University of Western States Launches Master’s Degree Program in Nutrition and Functional Medicine

The University of Western States (UWS) is proud to announce a new graduate degree program starting in April 2012—the Master of Science in Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

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Why Stress Matters for Hormone Concerns

Patients with sleep and weight issues who report high stress are suffering from hormone dysregulation. Ordering the right tests can inform stress treatment.

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Randy Jirtle, PhD, Receives Linus Pauling Award

At the Institute for Functional Medicine's 2014 Annual International Conference in San Francisco, Calif., Randy L. Jirtle, PhD, was honored by receiving the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award. Read More
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Cleveland Clinic Opening Center for Functional Medicine

Cleveland Clinic will open a new Center for Functional Medicine September 23, 2014. Read More
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University of Western States and IFM Sign Global Agreement

University of Western States (UWS) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) are pleased to announce a joint collaboration to incorporate Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition coursework in the Master of Science in human nutrition and Functional Medicine (MSHNFM) program at UWS.

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