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Lifestyle Medicine
Rochester Highland Hospital


990 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

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Highland Hospital’s Lifestyle Medicine program encourages and helps our patients to make simple changes in their everyday lives to improve their health.

Lifestyle Medicine is a primary therapy for the treatment and reversal of chronic disease by using:

  • A whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle. Learn how to provide your body with the building blocks for health through the decisions you make about what to eat.

  • Physical activity. Regular exercise decreases the risk of many chronic diseases, makes it easier to do daily activities, makes you stronger, and improves your mood.

  • Restorative sleep. A good night’s sleep promotes health and resilience.

  • Stress management. Learn how to cope with stresses to enable you to live a happier, healthier life.

  • Avoidance of risky substances. When you stop smoking, you will improve your breathing, and reduce your risk of heart disease, many cancers, and other serious chronic conditions. We will also talk with you about the impact that alcohol has on your chronic diseases.

  • Positive social connection. Maintaining strong connections can help address feeling down or anxious and can benefit your health and well-being.

For more information on Lifestyle Medicine, please visit the Highland Hospital website.

Lifestyle Medicine


In addition to Lifestyle Medicine consultations, we offer referrals to programs at the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute. These programs help to support you and to build needed skills on your journey to a healthier you.

5-Day Jumpstart Program

Focused on nutrition and based on a whole-food, plant-predominant diet, this online program helps you make simple changes over two weeks that will improve your health. This dietary lifestyle has helped patients lose weight, sleep better, improve blood sugar, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and even reverse heart disease. There is a fee for this class, and a discount is available with a referral from Highland Lifestyle Medicine.

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The Lift Project

The Lift Project helps you focus on –and improve– your mood and overall wellbeing. The Lift Project delivers 10 weekly lessons through online meetings that incorporate entertaining videos and live discussions. Each lesson introduces a method to lift your mood using insights from Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, and Lifestyle Medicine. There is a fee for this class and a discount is available with a referral from Highland Lifestyle Medicine.

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Pivio Complete Health Improvement Program

Pivio is a proven way to prevent, halt, or reverse chronic disease. Attending 18 classes over 12 weeks, will help you to reduce risk factors for many common chronic illnesses, feel better and think more clearly, and be more productive. There is a fee for this program. There is a fee for this program.

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