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Behavioral medicine (BM) is a newly developing field of study which integrates behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical concepts and practices to prevent, diagnose, and treat patients with psychosomatic disorders. The practice of BM targets the relation between how both thought and behavior can affect mental and physical health.
New guidance from oncology experts recommends tailored exercise prescriptions

New guidance from oncology experts recommends tailored exercise prescriptions

Home visit treatment program may help tackle childhood obesity

Home visit treatment program may help tackle childhood obesity

Prescription for healthy food could be the answer to food insecurity

Prescription for healthy food could be the answer to food insecurity

Obesity stigma and yo-yo dieting, not BMI, are behind chronic health conditions, dietitian claims

Obesity stigma and yo-yo dieting, not BMI, are behind chronic health conditions, dietitian claims

SDSU professors study the sensory impact of food and evolution of healthy eating

SDSU professors study the sensory impact of food and evolution of healthy eating

New couples-based intervention shows potential to reduce caregiver distress

New couples-based intervention shows potential to reduce caregiver distress

Socioeconomic deprivation linked to suicide rates in rural areas

Socioeconomic deprivation linked to suicide rates in rural areas

JAMA review: Clinicians encouraged to consider social determinants screening and referrals

JAMA review: Clinicians encouraged to consider social determinants screening and referrals

Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, study finds

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, study finds

Supervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesity

Supervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesity

Leisure-time sitting but not sitting at work linked with greater risk of heart disease

Leisure-time sitting but not sitting at work linked with greater risk of heart disease

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

AI coach feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of teens in weight-loss program

AI coach feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of teens in weight-loss program

Computer game can train players to eat less sugar

Computer game can train players to eat less sugar

Universities join hands to confront opioid problem in the central Appalachian region

Universities join hands to confront opioid problem in the central Appalachian region

WVU researcher discovers higher suicide rate among Medicaid-insured youth

WVU researcher discovers higher suicide rate among Medicaid-insured youth

Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health

Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health

The high cost of sex: Insurers often don’t pay for drugs to treat problems

The high cost of sex: Insurers often don’t pay for drugs to treat problems

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression