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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.
Greater psychological distress linked with higher SARS-CoV-2 infection risk

Greater psychological distress linked with higher SARS-CoV-2 infection risk

Meth use and intimate partner violence drive exhaustion of immune cells in HIV patients

Meth use and intimate partner violence drive exhaustion of immune cells in HIV patients

Statin treatment shown to be cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults

Statin treatment shown to be cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults

Study examines how conflicting messages about health issues impact patient responses

Study examines how conflicting messages about health issues impact patient responses

Study looks at effectiveness and ethics of financial incentives for low-risk clinical trials

Study looks at effectiveness and ethics of financial incentives for low-risk clinical trials

Researchers use control systems engineering tools to personalize fitness tracker messages

Researchers use control systems engineering tools to personalize fitness tracker messages

Study explores the effects of consecutive sleep loss on daily well-being

Study explores the effects of consecutive sleep loss on daily well-being

Psychological stress can cause hair to turn gray

Psychological stress can cause hair to turn gray

Study: Multiple combinations of activities reduced risk of early death by 30%

Study: Multiple combinations of activities reduced risk of early death by 30%

Lockdown has encouraged older people to embrace technology, reconnect and build new relationships

Lockdown has encouraged older people to embrace technology, reconnect and build new relationships

Study explores link between text anxiety and poor sleep

Study explores link between text anxiety and poor sleep

Mental health disorders increased sharply among Americans during first 9 months of COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health disorders increased sharply among Americans during first 9 months of COVID-19 pandemic

Study finds dramatic increases in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among US military members

Study finds dramatic increases in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among US military members

New Columbia University center provides specialized care for Lyme and tick-borne diseases

New Columbia University center provides specialized care for Lyme and tick-borne diseases

Scientists explore the negative effects of prenatal stress on offspring mental health

Scientists explore the negative effects of prenatal stress on offspring mental health

Toddler sleep habits could help explain the association between household poverty and BMI

Toddler sleep habits could help explain the association between household poverty and BMI

Study broadens the definition of self-injury mortality to encompass most drug overdose deaths

Study broadens the definition of self-injury mortality to encompass most drug overdose deaths

Mortality study combines drug overdose deaths with all suicide rates into a self-injury category

Mortality study combines drug overdose deaths with all suicide rates into a self-injury category

Scientists publish guidelines for conversing with children about overweight, obesity

Scientists publish guidelines for conversing with children about overweight, obesity

Expansion of telepsychiatry may outlast the COVID-19 pandemic

Expansion of telepsychiatry may outlast the COVID-19 pandemic