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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.
Age-related increases in brain inflammation may link Alzheimer's disease risk with sleep disturbance

Age-related increases in brain inflammation may link Alzheimer's disease risk with sleep disturbance

Global study yields new insights into the effectiveness of social distancing messaging

Global study yields new insights into the effectiveness of social distancing messaging

Understanding how wisdom, resiliency and mastery work together to improve a person’s well-being later in life

Understanding how wisdom, resiliency and mastery work together to improve a person’s well-being later in life

Free, online program spotlights new medical devices, technologies to advance health care innovations

Free, online program spotlights new medical devices, technologies to advance health care innovations

New approach to quantify cognitive decline in dogs could aid in the treatment of humans with Alzheimer’s

New approach to quantify cognitive decline in dogs could aid in the treatment of humans with Alzheimer’s

Complimentary tests to quantify cognitive changes in dogs could aid humans with Alzheimer's disease

Complimentary tests to quantify cognitive changes in dogs could aid humans with Alzheimer's disease

Moderate fitness levels produce significantly larger immune response in breast cancer survivors

Moderate fitness levels produce significantly larger immune response in breast cancer survivors

Children’s National performs first-ever HIFU surgery on a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis

Children’s National performs first-ever HIFU surgery on a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis

Northwestern and partners are part of mega NIH program to investigate precision nutrition

Northwestern and partners are part of mega NIH program to investigate precision nutrition

Can meal times affect your risk of glucose intolerance?

Can meal times affect your risk of glucose intolerance?

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