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AMA to Help Physicians Promote Healthy Families

For immediate release:
Nov. 1, 2011

ChicagoToday, the American Medical Association (AMA) released continuing medical education (CME) activities to help physicians promote healthy lifestyles to their patients and families.

“By using these tools, physicians will gain a better understanding of why patients make unhealthy decisions and will learn how to initiate conversations about healthy eating and physical activity,” said AMA President Peter W. Carmel, M.D. “These easy-to-use tools will give physicians the information they need to effectively promote healthy choices to their patients so that families can successfully adopt healthy lifestyles together.”

The continuing medical education activities include two videos and a more detailed monograph. The videos feature physicians talking with their adult patients about adopting healthy lifestyles and how the choices they make impact the behaviors of their children. The tools are designed to help physicians successfully talk about healthy behaviors with their adult patients in a way that may spark – and help sustain – positive changes for the whole family.

These activities have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. To learn more about how the AMA is helping physicians help their patients achieve healthy lifestyles, visit www.ama-assn.org/go/obesity.

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Contact:

Shannon O'Brien
AMA Media Relations
(312) 464-4443
Shannon.Obrien@ama-assn.org

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