Virtual Mentor

Virtual Mentor. April 2013, Volume 15, Number 4: 281-397.

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April 2013 Contents

Effects of Lifestyle on Health Status

Ethics Poll

Which of the following best describes how you feel about the proposed New York City ban on sales of large containers of soda?
I support it.
I do not support it. It is poorly designed and implemented, but I support the idea in general.
I do not support it. I should not be deprived of Big Gulps just because some people overindulge in them.
I do not support it. It places too much restraint on businesses.
It will not work. People will just buy two sodas or extra McNuggets.
I don't know.

Should hospital cafeterias serve only nutritious, health-promoting food?
Yes. It's their job to promote health.
No. It's not their job to prevent people from eating whatever they want to eat.
No. The cafeterias have to make money, and people will go elsewhere to get the food they like to eat if the cafeteria doesn't have it.
I don't know.

Have you ever counseled patients or been counseled by a physician about lifestyle choices during a doctor visit?
Yes.
No.

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From the Editor

Medicine’s Response to Lifestyle-Related Preventable Illness
Jennifer L. Weinberg
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:283-285.

Educating for Professionalism

Ethics Cases

Lifestyle is Medicine
Commentary by David L. Katz
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:286-292.

Meeting Patients Where They Are
Commentary by Mark T. Hughes
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:293-298.

The Ethics of Hospital Cafeteria Food
Commentary by Lenard I. Lesser and Sean C. Lucan
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:299-305.

Medical Education

Lifestyle Medicine Competencies for Primary Care Physicians
Wayne S. Dysinger
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:306-310.

State of the Art and Science

Health Span Extension through Green Chemoprevention
Jed W. Fahey and Thomas W. Kensler
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:311-318.

Health Coaching
Amireh Ghorob, Rachel Willard-Grace, and Thomas Bodenheimer
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:319-326.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Oreos, Big Gulps, and Nicotine: Legal Challenges to Government Lifestyle Interventions
Valarie Blake
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:327-331.

Policy Forum

Cigarette Marketing and Packaging
Andrew A. Strasser and Lynn T. Kozlowski
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:332-338.

Unintended Consequences of Obesity-Targeted Health Policy
Andrew W. Brown and David B. Allison
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:339-346.

Medicine and Society

Uncle Sam in Your Kitchen: Using Population Approaches to Improve Diet
Kristina H. Lewis
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:347-352.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

Behavior Change in America: Public Health, Medicine, and Individual Counseling
Anthony L. Schlaff
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:353-361.

Development of the Biopsychosocial Model of Medicine
Micah R. Sadigh
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:362-366.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

The Physician’s Role in Nutrition-Related Disorders: From Bystander to Leader
Neal D. Barnard
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:367-372.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:373-393.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:394-397.