14 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $130.00
Developed by Michael Brickey, Ph.D., ABPP
Course includes the work of preeminent researcher in hormone therapies, J. Wright, M.D.
This course includes materials consisting of:
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General Course Description
Traditional medicine and healthcare have focused on diagnosing and treating diseases. Anti-aging medicine focuses on using scientific, evidenced-based methods to prevent, treat, and even reverse diseases and aging. The goal is to live long and be in good physical and mental health at every age. The field is exploding with exciting findings in gene therapy, tissue engineering, stem cell therapies, hormone therapies, brain research, pharmaceuticals, and nanotechnology. The field also has considerable hype and even charlatanism.
This course examines anti-aging research and practices with an emphasis on what is evidence-based and what isn't. It looks at promising developments in the pipeline. It presents the best research and, when applicable, discusses controversies, concerns, and risks - and lets you draw the conclusions on what makes sense for you and your clients.
This course is composed of several short articles and 11 audio (MP3) interviews with top experts in the field of Anti-aging:
In the first section Michael Brickey, Ph.D. gives an overview of the field of anti-aging medicine and gerontology.
The second section, Longitudinal Research, includes an interview with Leslie Martin, Ph.D., who emphasizes aging and longevity issues in the latest findings from the ongoing Terman study begun in 1921.
The third section, Brains and Anti-aging Research, includes interviews with Judith Horstman, science journalist with Scientific American, on the latest research on human brains, and an interview with Barbara Strauch, New York Times Health and Science Editor, who focuses on surprising research about the uniqueness of "middle aged brains."
The fourth section, titled Nutrition and Anti-aging, includes an interview with Susan Yager, health journalist, who gives a perspective on the last 100+ years of nutrition and dieting and then focuses on anti-aging nutritional issues.
The fifth section covers the important topic of Hormone Therapies. This section includes an interview with Jonathan Wright, MD, the world's preeminent expert on bioidentical hormone replacement, who focuses on his research and clinical experience with bio-identical hormone replacement; an interview with Jonathan Morgentaler, MD, the world's preeminent expert on male hormone replacement, who examines hormone replacement for men; and an interview with Sergey Dzugan, MD, Ph.D. and George Rozakis, MD, who examine holistic approaches to rebalancing hormones (restorative medicine).
The sixth section covers the often neglected but extremely important topic of Over-Diagnosis and Over-Treatment. It includes an interview with H Gilbert Welch, MD, a prominent expert on evidence-based medicine, who examines how the over-diagnosis and over-treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis often do more harm than good. It also includes an interview with Michael Ozner, MD, preventive cardiologist, who examines the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of cardiovascular disease.
The seventh section is focused on The Future of Anti-aging and includes a couple of short articles on the Artificial Retina Project and two MP3 interviews. One is with Terry Grossman, MD, which examines best practices in holistic medicine and what is in the future for anti-aging medicine, and the other is with Michael Fossel, MD, telomere researcher, which discusses the role of telomeres in aging.
Finally, the last section provides Online Resources and Annotated Resources for further reading.
This course will teach psychotherapists to:
1. Develop perspective on the history of anti-aging research, pertinent organizations, types of practitioners, and reliable sources of information.
2. Evaluate what factors contribute significantly to increased longevity.
3. Identify current major findings from the longitudinal Terman study started in 1912.
4. Evaluate advances in brain research and efforts to enhance brain functioning.
5. Identify ways teenage, adult, and senior brains function differently.
6. Evaluate anti-aging nutritional theories, research, and controversies.
7. Evaluate the risks and benefits of conventional and bioidentical hormone therapies for women.
8. Evaluate the risks and benefits and modalities for testosterone replacement therapies for men.
9. Evaluate holistic approaches to rebalancing hormones (restorative medicine).
10. Evaluate research on how over-diagnosis and over-treatment of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis can do more harm than good.
11. Explain advances and futurist projections of likely advances in gene therapy, tissue engineering, stem cell therapies, and nanotechnology.
12. Assess the role of vitamins and supplements in anti-aging medicine.
13. Identify research on the role of telomeres in aging and how lengthening telomeres may extend lifespans.
14. Summarize anti-aging ethical and political controversies.
What is Anti-aging?
Brains and Anti-aging
Over-Diagnosis and Over-Treatment
The Future of Anti-aging Medicine