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Would you change your habits to live a longer, healthier life?
code blue provides the prescription to do just that.

102 mins | USA | Documentary | Stereo | HD | NTSC

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 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.

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, and in turn, empowering audiences to stand up and reclaim control of their health.

 

the cast

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featuring the story of:
Saray Stancic, M.D.

featuring the expertise of:

also featuring: 

Dennis Bourdette, M.D. - Chairman of Neurology Department, Oregon Heath & Science University

Ralph Pellecchia, M.D.  – Director of Women’s Health Services, Metropolitan Family Health Network

Susan Levin, R.D.  – Registered Dietician, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Michelle McMacken, M.D.  – Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - New York University Langone Health

 Ana Negron, M.D. - Family Medicine,
The Clinic in Phoenixville

David Eisenberg, M.D. – Professor,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Irminne Van Dyken, M.D. - General Surgeon,
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Hanna Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D. – Director of Clinical Research,
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Marion Nestle, Ph.D. – Professor Emeritus, Nutrition, New York University

Pam Popper, Ph.D. – President,  Wellness Forum Health

 Ron Weiss, M.D. – Internal Medicine, Ethos Health

Jovita Oruwari, M.D. – Breast Surgeon, Mercy Hospital 

Giovanni Campanile, M.D. – Cardiologist, Chambers Center for Wellbeing

Shelley Berger, Ph.D. – Director of Epigenetics Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Edward Phillips, M.D. – Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Boston VA Healthcare System

David Sabgir, M.D. – Cardiologist, Founder Walk with a Doc

Steven Adelman, M.D. – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, USC School of Medicine Greenville

 Paul Catalana, M.D. – Assistant Dean, USC School of Medicine Greenville

Thomas Pace, M.D. – Professor, USC School of Medicine Greenville

 Baxter Montgomery, M.D. – Cardiologist, Founder Houston Cardiac Association

Graham Colditz, M.D. – Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health, Washington University

Robert Ostfeld, M.D. – Director, Preventive Cardiology,
Montefiore Medical Center

Vijayshree Yadav, M.D. – Associate Professor, Neurology,
Oregon Health & Science University

Rutgers NJ Medical School Students

Saul Bautista 

Uma Raman

Rich Wolferz Jr.

 

USC School of Medicine Greenville Students

Natalia Bikulege

 Hannah Van Patten

Bianca Stewart

Taylor Lucas 

Alison Lebane

Riley Chambers Student

 Katie Dumas - Student 


Patients

Orlando Ramirez

Alicia Ortiz

Kelly Broelmann

Glenn Rauco

Amy Kauffman, M.D.

Mark Coyle

 
And more...

Charlie Broelmann – son of Kelly Broelmann

Anthony Rauco – son of Glenn Rauco

Rip Esselstyn – Founder, Engine 2 for Life

 

additional resources

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links to support code blue

American College of Lifestyle Medicine   
https://www.lifestylemedicine.org

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  
https://www.pcrm.org 

Dr. Greger’s Nutrition Facts  
http://nutritionfacts.org

Plantrician Project
https://plantricianproject.org

Walk with a Doc   
https://walkwithadoc.org

Lifestyle Medicine Collaborative  
http://lifestylemedicineeducation.org

Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program 
https://www.ornish.com

Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart disease program 
http://www.dresselstyn.com/site/

Dr. Negron 
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/chester-county-mobile-market-prescriptions-food-hunger.html

US Department of Health and Human Services, Physical Activity Guidelines
https://health.gov/paguidelines/pdf/paguide.pdf

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 
https://www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Sleep Foundation  
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/sleep-hygiene

Smoking cessation
https://smokefree.gov
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/cessation/quitting/index.htm

Press Release from WHO 10/26/2015 noting processed meat recognized as a carcinogen.
https://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf

American Cancer Society 
https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/world-health-organization-says-processed-meat-causes-cancer.html

Oregon Health and Sciences University; Neurology Department, Portland, Oregon
https://www.ohsu.edu/people/vijayshreeyadav/1761fcbb970a498bafd1d63c58a63e52

 University of South Carolina, Greenville; School of Medicine https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/medicine_greenville/index.php

Physician Impairment, Dr. Steven Adelman
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/840110_1

Dairy Check off Program          
https://www.dairy.org/about-dmi

ENRICH ACT         
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1413