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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.
Study highlights need for weight-appropriate dosing of healthy fat supplements

Study highlights need for weight-appropriate dosing of healthy fat supplements

Study finds Mediterranean foods as key to reduce pain linked to obesity

Study finds Mediterranean foods as key to reduce pain linked to obesity

Baby’s sex linked to pregnant women's immune responses, study shows

Baby’s sex linked to pregnant women's immune responses, study shows

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

Prenatal exposure to mother's stress causes microbial changes that persist into adulthood

Prenatal exposure to mother's stress causes microbial changes that persist into adulthood

New research uncovers role of spleen in long-term anxiety following psychological stress

New research uncovers role of spleen in long-term anxiety following psychological stress

Seattle Children’s Hospital opens new clinic to provide gender care for children, teens and young adults

Seattle Children’s Hospital opens new clinic to provide gender care for children, teens and young adults

Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

Psychological support may be crucial for physical recovery of breast cancer patients

Stressful event appears to erase benefits linked to healthy fat choices

Stressful event appears to erase benefits linked to healthy fat choices

Study examines effectiveness of spiritual meditation plus medication intervention for migraines

Study examines effectiveness of spiritual meditation plus medication intervention for migraines

New article examines why some individuals exhibit stress-resilient characteristics

New article examines why some individuals exhibit stress-resilient characteristics

Young adult women support stricter regulations, but against total ban of indoor tanning

Young adult women support stricter regulations, but against total ban of indoor tanning

New research examines link between alcohol use and unprotected sex among young women

New research examines link between alcohol use and unprotected sex among young women

New report offers PCPs implementable strategies to encourage patients' physical activity

New report offers PCPs implementable strategies to encourage patients' physical activity

Study highlights significant burden of migraine on family activities

Study highlights significant burden of migraine on family activities

Study links duration, timing of sleep to cardiovascular health

Study links duration, timing of sleep to cardiovascular health

Ohio State study shows sustained stress erodes memory

Ohio State study shows sustained stress erodes memory

Small behavioral changes can improve heart health

Small behavioral changes can improve heart health

People who exhibit dispositional mindfulness less likely to develop obesity, belly fat

People who exhibit dispositional mindfulness less likely to develop obesity, belly fat

Postmenopausal women who are not aware of VVA consequences continue to experience pain during sex

Postmenopausal women who are not aware of VVA consequences continue to experience pain during sex