Dr. Susan Blum, MD, MPH

Bio

A pioneer in Functional Medicine, Dr. Susan Blum has been treating, healing and preventing chronic diseases for decades. Her passion and dedication for identifying and addressing the root causes of illness through the groundbreaking whole body approach known as Functional Medicine, is helping to transform our healthcare system.

Dr. Blum completed her Internal Medicine training at St-Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital and is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine. She received her masters in Public Health at Columbia University, her Certification in Functional Medicine from the Institute for Functional Medicine and is Senior Teaching Faculty with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She founded Blum Center for Health, a revolutionary Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle Education Center in 2011 and is author of "The Immune System Recovery Plan" (2013).

Specialties:

  • Preventive Medicine

Affiliation:

  • Founder of The Blum Center for Health

Location:

  • Rye Brook, NY

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

    The study included 192 lung cancer survivors in the United States who were followed for an average of more than ei...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals.

    When used as recommended, sunscreen has been shown to reduce risk for all types of skin cancer and prevent or delay ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Current and former smokers have more complications from major surgery for some urology-related cancers, according to new research.

    But even though former smokers have a higher risk of complications than non-smokers, the study also found that quitt...Full Article

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    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel's conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds.

    What's more, primary care doctors appear to have broad...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests.

    "Roughly 18 percent of Americans smoke regularly -- a percentage that hasn't changed in more than a decade de...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' levels of triglycerides -- a type of fat in the blood -- have dropped significantly in the past decade, according to a new federal study.

    Factors that may lower triglyceride levels include quitting smoking, weight loss, use of choleste...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian teens are trying electronic cigarettes as often as they are experimenting with tobacco cigarettes, a new study shows.

    Researchers found that about 20 percent of Canadian teens have tried e-cigarettes, the same rate as those who experiment...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

    The researchers from Northern Ireland als...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms.

    The drugs, known as PCSK9 inhibitors, are not ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens' use of electronic cigarettes is growing, especially among those who also smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

    Researchers surveyed more than 10,000 teens across the nation from 2012 to 201...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Naturopathic Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeopathic treatments could receive greater scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the near future, as their growing popularity has led some critics to call for tighter regulation.

    The FDA on Tuesday wrapped up two days of publi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health Nursing:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.

    "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy," lead author Cynthia Batt...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga is increasingly popular among U.S. adults and children, two new government surveys reveal.

    One survey found a little less than 6 percent of adult Americans said they had tried yoga, tai chi or qi gong back in 2002, but that figure jumped to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don't talk to their patients about these products, new research found.

    Fewer than h...Full Article