Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine is another part of the NCMS Healthy NC wheel of programs. Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of medicine that addresses research, prevention, treatment, and reversal of diseases caused by lifestyle factors. According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, this specialty “uses evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic interventions—including a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connection—as a primary modality, delivered by clinicians trained and certified in this specialty, to prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease.”

Upcoming Events

Please join us for this virtual event where we will provide an introduction into Healthy NC and build knowledge and awareness around Lifestyle Medicine as a branch of medicine that addresses research, prevention, treatment and reversal of diseases that are caused by lifestyle factors.

This event is being held at no charge and participants may choose to attend one or both days when registering.

For more details, download an agenda (PDF) or review the agenda page.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of the Southern Regional AHEC and the NCMS. The Southern Regional AHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Statement

The Southern Regional AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit

Other health professionals will receive Southern Regional AHEC CEU and/or contact hours and a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1 ™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. License requirements are subject to change. Southern Regional AHEC recommends that participants contact their licensing board with specific questions. Southern Regional AHEC will provide 1.0 Continuing Education Units (9.75 contact hours) to participants upon completion of this activity.

Disclosure Statement

The Southern Regional AHEC adheres to ACCME Essential Areas and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosures of faculty/planning committee members and commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose a discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.


More about Lifestyle Medicine

The Summer 2021 edition of the NCMS Bulletin takes a closer look at Lifestyle Medicine and improving health behaviors in North Carolina. Learn more about Lifestyle Medicine from two physicians in North Carolina who currently practice this specialty: Andrew Nance, MD, DipABLM, and Bonnie S. Coyle, MD, DipABLM.

Read the online Bulletin magazine now for more information.

Lifestyle Medicine was also the focus of two KIPL Power Hours.

May 11, 2021 – Lifestyle Medicine and Nutrition

November 9, 2020 – Lifestyle Medicine

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