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Connections: Why Rochester is a budding hotbed for lifestyle medicine

Rochester is a budding hotbed for lifestyle medicine. The founder of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine says the concentration of lifestyle medicine board-certified physicians in the Greater Rochester area is far higher than anywhere else in the world. And now, doctors and patients from across the country are invited to the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute to participate in a plant-based nutrition course.

This hour, our guests discuss how chronic diseases can be treated and prevented through nutrition, lifestyle choices, and other “low-tech” solutions, versus drugs and procedures. We also discuss local success stories. In studio:

  • Dr. Ted Barnett, M.D., founder and medical director for Rochester Lifestyle Medicine, founder and board chair of the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute, and co-coordinator of the Rochester Area Vegan Society
  • Dr. Michael Klaper, M.D., physician, consultant, and educator
  • Dr. Rebeca Monk, M.D., nephrologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Robert Franki, communication director for the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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