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Cleveland Clinic Opening Center for Functional Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine staff: (back l-r) Patrick Hanaway, MD; Dirk Parvus, MD; Mark Hyman, MD (front l-r) Laura Vuicich, RN; Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN; Trisha Howell, MSH, RD


September 15, 2014

In keeping with its focus on wellness, disease prevention, patient-centered care and personalized healthcare, Cleveland Clinic will open a new Center for Functional Medicine Sept. 23, 2014. Mark Hyman, MD—founder of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Mass., chairman of The Institute for Functional Medicine, and best-selling author—will join Cleveland Clinic as the Center for Functional Medicine’s director.

Functional Medicine is based on the evidence that lifestyle factors—such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress levels, relationships and genetics—are major contributors to disease. Staff at Center for Functional Medicine will work together with Cleveland Clinic specialists to study the impact Functional Medicine has on certain chronic diseases, beginning with four clinical trials in the treatment of asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, type 2 diabetes, and migraines.

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