Movie Night - Code Blue: Redefine the Practice of Medicine
Seven of the top 10 causes of death in America are chronic diseases, two of which, heart disease and cancer, account for nearly 50% of all deaths. US health care costs are approaching 3 trillion dollars per year with 86% of these dollars utilized to manage chronic illness. Peer reviewed medical studies illustrates that by amending lifestyle behaviors including diet, physical activity, cigarette smoking, and body weight, we could prevent nearly 80% of chronic diseases that gravely compromise our quality of life. How do we change this paradigm?Through the lens of filmmaker Marcia Machado, code blue reveals lapses in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, manage and reverse chronic diseases. The film presents the hurdles faced to the proposed shift: antiquated curricula in medical schools, confusion in the media, inadequate government policies, and the underlying influences of the pharmaceutical and food industries.With a dose of lighthearted humor, combining science and logical sense code blue follows a passionate physician, Dr. Saray Stancic, as she reflects upon her journey from a multiple sclerosis diagnosis to wellness through her own adoption of lifestyle medicine. Dr. Stancic introduces us to expert physicians and scientists who are paving the way to make meaningful and necessary change in our healthcare environment, in turn, empowering audiences to stand up and reclaim control of their health.It is time to call a code blue on the current state of medicine. Pull the paddles, clear...SHOCK the status quo into a healthier
To promote a healthy community, Lotus Health Foundation and the medical team at Rochester Clinic, would like to make this a practical learning opportunity in the community. Healthy food samples and simple cooking demonstration will be offered prior to the movie showing.
Dr. Jengyu Lai and Mei Liu are certified Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) facilitators to improve people’s quality of life. Some of the volunteers from this growing CHIP community also will be sharing their encouraging experiences in this transformation.