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  • 1. Spa and Integrative Medicine: The Future of Health and Wellness Brent A. Bauer MD Director, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine
  • 2. Learning Objectives
    • Understand the evolution of CAM and the emergence of Integrative Medicine.
    • Be able to communicate the evidence from Integrative Medicine and how that science validates Spa
    • Prepare strategically for the opportunities where Spa and IM meet
  • 3. Quotable quote
    • The greatest opportunity to touch the lives of the greatest number of people with a lifestyle that promotes wellness and health is where Spa and Integrative Medicine meet
    • Brent A. Bauer MD,
    • 2009 ISPA CONFERENCE
  • 4. Scope of the Issue
    • United States Adults
      • 2/3 are overweight or obese
      • 1/2 have a chronic disease
        • e.g. heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer
      • One in four have heart disease
      • One in three have high blood pressure
      • 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes
    Trust for Americas Health (www.healthyamericans.org)
  • 5. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 2007 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5 4 person) No Data