With more and more Americans battling maladies such as allergies, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and weight management issues, it’s clear that everything we do – from what we eat to how much exercise and sleep we get – directly impacts our health. The need for the latest research and information in these fields is apparent.
As a result of this dynamic and growing field, SAGE is launching its newest publication, the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (AJLM). The bi-monthly journal, which launches its first issue in January, will feature peer-reviewed papers exploring lifestyle medicine’s many disciplines, and is geared at helping primary care providers guide their patients to lead healthier lives.
“While there are many factors that contribute to health problems, one common denominator is that they are all associated with a person’s daily habits and actions,” commented James M. Rippe, MD, Editor-In-Chief of AJLM. “With more research in this field than ever before, healthcare providers are not only educating their patients about disease management, but should also be advising them on how to maintain their health through proper lifestyle choices. That’s what AJLM is all about.”
“I expect the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine to become an authoritative voice in the field for caregivers because it’s a unique publication,” said Ron Epstein, SAGE Director, Controlled Circulation Publications. “It’s not only edited by the leader in the lifestyle medicine field, renowned cardiologist Dr. Rippe; it also boasts an outstanding editorial board with extensive expertise in the disciplines covered by the Journal. The AJLM is the latest in SAGE’s growing number of journals in the fields of science, technology, medicine and social sciences.”
To find out more about the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, visit the journal’s website at http://ajlm.sagepub.com.
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. A privately owned corporation, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
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