Art Ulene, MD
Since 1975, Dr. Art Ulene has spearheaded the use of media and technology to promote public health. He appeared regularly on NBC's "TODAY Show" for 23 years, and led several nationwide health campaigns in collaboration with the American Medical Association. In 2010, Ulene founded BUCKAPOUND.com, a unique web-based weight loss program for the worksite, and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Ulene takes healthy aging to new heights, inspired by his own 75th birthday celebration at the 19,340 foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. His direct style inspires and challenges audiences to action. He currently serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and the Advisory Board for the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University.
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Since 1975, Dr. Art Ulene has spearheaded the use of media and technology to promote public health. He appeared regularly on NBC's Today program for 23 years, and his nationally-syndicated reports were seen on more than 100 local television stations around the country.
Dr. Ulene developed and led several national health campaigns in collaboration with the American Medical Association and other leading health groups, dealing with issues such as obesity, high blood cholesterol, allergies, immunizations, and smoking. National sponsors of these campaigns included The Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Fleischmann's, Kotex, Ross Laboratories, Merck & Co. and Schering Corporation.
In 2010, Ulene founded BUCKAPOUND.com, a unique web-based weight loss and fitness program for the worksite. In his role as Chief Creative Officer, he is developing web-based programs to support healthy aging and to help individuals manage specific medical problems.
A board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Ulene has served on the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Medicine and on many health-related boards, including those of the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital and the AARP Foundation. He is the author of more than 50 books and home video/audio programs about health.
Art Ulene lives in Los Angeles, California, and Park City, Utah, with his wife of 51 years, Priscilla. At last report, they were headed to Peru to climb their first 6,000 meter mountain. They share three children, six grandchildren and a love of skiing and adventure travel.
Super-Healthy Aging: Getting High at 75: A New Approach to Aging
In July, 2011, Dr. Art Ulene celebrated his 75th birthday by getting high - 19,340 feet high, on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Inspired by that event, Ulene challenges everyone over and under the age of 50 to raise their expectations of aging and of themselves. "Your expectations become a self-fulfilling prophecy," Ulene warns, citing research which shows that people with high hopes for aging enjoy better health and longer lives, 7.5 years longer than those with low expectations. "Raise the bar on your expectations and you change your life." Ulene inspires audiences to "raise the bar" and sends them home with a specific plan for doing it. Different versions of this presentation are available for healthcare professionals, business executives and laypersons.
The Obesity Cure
In 2010, after 12 years of "retirement", Art Ulene took on the greatest challenge of his life: stopping a national obesity epidemic which, Ulene says, "threatens the very security and survival of our society". His upcoming book, The Obesity Cure: Choose To Lose, challenges readers to take more responsibility for their weight and its consequences. Is this "blaming the victim"? Ulene's answer: "There is no cure for the obesity epidemic until we give up victimhood". To achieve scale, Ulene supports the greater use of technology. He is the Founder of BUCKAPOUND.com, a web-based worksite weight loss program currently in successful test mode in North Carolina. Different versions of this presentation are available for healthcare professionals, business executives and laypersons.
Medicine and the Media: A Healthy Combo or Dangerous Interaction?
It's almost impossible to scan your TV dial or search the internet without putting the face of a "TV doc" on your screen. But is it good for your health? Dr. Art Ulene, widely regarded as "the father" of television doctors, has some pointed answers to that question and some strong opinions about the doctors whose faces are on your screen now . Ulene's career in television started accidentally in Los Angeles in 1974, but an overwhelming response by viewersï¿½and higher ratings for TV stationsï¿½quickly propelled him onto NBC's TODAY Show, where he informed and inspired viewers for 23 years. Ulene uses humor and facts to inspire respect for today's TV doctors and a healthy skepticism about the messages they are delivering.