Ride for awareness and help
The purpose for this event is to raise ongoing funding to bring awareness of Lifestyle Medicine to the community, as well as inform and educate our community of the signs, and treatments available for Lifestyle issues. Currently 40% of the patients we serve are receiving some type of lifestyle services. The funds will be applied towards public education, cost of services for uninsured, and clearing our waiting list for persons awaiting services but cannot afford the services if uninsured and annual deductible is insured.
WHAT IS LIFESTYLE MEDICINE
The Lifestyle Medicine program focus on prevention and integration of needed services. It is a planned annual calendar of services and activities needed to keep you healthy. We call it Lifestyle Healthcare Services to show inclusion of comprehensive services. Join us in sparking a movement that will result in lower costs, improved outcomes and enhanced well-being. WE ARE WORKING TO TREAT THE CAUSE!
We work at treating the underlying cause of disease and not just the disease markers and risk factors. Technology cannot solve our chronic disease problem. Pills alone do not restore health. What will maximize healing is the application of scientifically sound lifestyle principles to both individual and community practice—thereby preventing or reversing the worst of our chronic disease burden. ACLM President, George Guthrie, MD, MPH, CDE, FACLM, FAAFP
Lifestyle Medicine which is a branch of medicine dealing with research, prevention and treatment of disorders caused by lifestyle factors such as nutrition, physical inactivity, and chronic stress. The goal of a lifestyle medicine intervention is to replace unhealthy behaviors with behaviors that promote health. A wide variety of health promoting behaviors have been successfully used in the treatment of lifestyle diseases; but most lifestyle-related diseases benefit from lifestyle behavior changes. Lifestyle medicine is a scientific approach to decreasing disease risk and illness burden by utilizing lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, rest, smoking cessation, and avoidance of alcohol abuse.
WHAT IS LIFESTYLE HEALTHCARE
Lifestyle Healthcare is Lifestyle Medicine in action. It focus on the comprehensive planning and delivery of prevention and wellness services that are measurable and adjustable. We deliver the interventions for physical activity, stress reduction, rest, smoking cessation, avoidance of Alcohol abuse, Opiod use and abuse, and related medical conditions like Hepatitis, HIV, etc.
Lifestyle modification involves altering long-term habits, typically of eating or physical activity, and maintaining the new behaviour for months or years. Lifestyle modification can be used to treat a range of diseases, including obesity.
WHO IS AFFECTED
According to WHO, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle. Millions of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle. Hence, they encounter illness, disability and even death. Problems like metabolic diseases, joint and skeletal problems, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension, overweight, violence and so on, can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.
Hepatitis C Awareness
The results for this event is to bring awareness of Hepatitis C to the community, as well as inform and educate our community of the signs, and treatments available for Hepatitis C. Currently we have more than 200 Hepatitis C patients in our database that are not receiving treatment. The funds will be applied towards our uninsured and underinsured patients that need financial assistance for treatment and medication.
Hepatitis C is more common than most people know and the rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent "the tip of the iceberg" of the state's Hepatitis C epidemic, according to TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. "In addition to reported cases of acute Hepatitis C it is estimated that more than 100,000 Tennesseans may be living with chronic Hepatitis C and not know it," Dreyzehner said. "Many people have Hepatitis C for years, not realizing it, while the viral infection slowly destroys their livers."
We here at ProHealth are in need of your help to promote and fund our Hepatitis C program for our uninsured and underinsured patients. There are three levels of corporate levels of sponsorship packages.
Who is Affected?
• 3.5 Million Americans
• A growing population of young adults
• Baby Boomers
• Most Hep C patients are born between 1945 and 1965
How Hep C is spread
• The virus is transmitted through small amounts of blood
• Sharing of unsanitary needles, razors, and toothbrushes
• Unsterilized tools at tattoo parlors
• Blood transfusions or organ donations prior to 1992
There is a cure!
• Recent advances in medicine have lead to more effective medicines
• 95% cure rate after 12 weeks of treatment
• Average cost of Hep C treatment regimen: $94,500