Behavioral Medicine During the Time of COVID-19
Healing and Self-Embodiment following a Pandemic
A graduate student considers movement as a response to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: Friday, June 19th, 2020 | Read more
SBM Members Create COVID-19 Pandemic Psychosocial Functioning Measure
SBM members have created a COVID-19 Pandemic Psychosocial Functioning Measure for widespread use with patients. The measure evaluates changes in social interaction, mental health, health behavior, and global functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | Read more
Waking Up to a New Consciousness of Why I Do What I Do
The author reflects on how her identity as an African American woman, wife, mother and faculty researcher has shaped her own conscious and unconscious biases on race and cultural identity.
Published: Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 | Read more
How to Get the Most out of Your Telehealth Appointment
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many clinicians have transitioned to telehealth appointments. Get the most out of your virtual visit with these tips and tricks.
Published: Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | Read more
Assertive Communication and Stress
Your communication style impacts your ability to manage stress. Learn methods to communicate assertively to help your stress management.
Published: Monday, November 9th, 2020 | Read more
How Meditation and Mind-Body Programs Reduce Worry and Help You Stay Present
It's difficult for many to quell worry and live in the present moment. Learn tips and tricks to help practice mindfulness and reduce worry.
Published: Monday, October 26th, 2020 | Read more
Mindfulness is more than a mental practice: It is the integration of information gained through greater awareness of both the mind and the body in relation to the environment. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily activities.
Published: Monday, October 12th, 2020 | Read more
Trying to Stay Healthy During a Global Pandemic?
It is especially important to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn tips and tricks to stay healthy during this challenging time.
Published: Monday, September 28th, 2020 | Read more
Walking Through Challenging Times
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are walking less. Learn tips and tricks to increase physical activity to manage chronic conditions like Osteoarthritis.
Published: Monday, September 14th, 2020 | Read more
Changing Cooking Habits: How to Cook Healthy Food for your Family
The increased demand for cooking during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many households feeling overwhelmed. Learn how to de-stress the cooking process with these tips and tricks.
Published: Monday, August 24th, 2020 | Read more
Women’s Health: Facts about Birth Control, STIs and Condoms
Get the facts on STIs, birth control and condoms, and how they affect women's health.
Published: Monday, August 10th, 2020 | Read more
Women’s Heart Health Part 3: Tips for Talking to your Doctor
Many women struggle to discuss heart health with their doctor. This is the third part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.
Women’s Heart Health Part 2: Keys to Preventing Heart Disease and Managing Heart Health for Women
Despite how common heart disease is for women, women can prevent heart disease and manage heart health by practicing healthy behaviors. Learn more about tips and tricks here. This is the second part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.
Women’s Heart Health Part 1: What to Know about Women and Heart Disease across the Lifespan
Women’s health issues can uniquely contribute to a woman’s risk for heart disease across the lifespan. This is the first part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.
Grandparents as Champions for Health Promotion
As grandparents' involvement in daily life shifts, they can work with parents to promote nutritious eating and good health.
Published: Monday, June 29th, 2020 | Read more
Prevention, Survival and Recovery from Cancer: The Case for Exercise
Research shows that exercise and physical activity can help prevent cancer, as well as increase odds for survival and improve recovery. Learn ways to improve functioning and quality of life after cancer with exercise.
Published: Monday, June 15th, 2020 | Read more
Six Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer
A cancer diagnosis can come as a shock-- especially when it happens to a friend. Here are six ways to support a loved one who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Published: Monday, May 18th, 2020 | Read more
Tips for Beating Burnout in Graduate School
It's no surprise that many graduate students face burnout. Learn tips to prevent, recognize, and address burnout.
Published: Monday, March 16th, 2020 | Read more
Feeling depressed and struggling with Motivation? Build Momentum!
Dealing with depression can be challenging, especially when feeling unmotivated. Learn some tips for building momentum for when depressed moods persist.
Published: Monday, March 9th, 2020 | Read more
Caring for an Older Adult? How to Detect Delirium in Your Loved One, and What You Can Do
The onset of delirium in older adults can be sudden. However, early detection and prevention of delirium is possible.
Published: Monday, February 17th, 2020 | Read more
Four Healthy Habits for Seniors to Reduce Cognitive Decline and Prevent Dementia
Cognitive decline and dementia can take a toll on anyone's quality of life. This decline can be prevented by improving certain lifestyle behaviors.
Published: Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | Read more
Physical Activity for Older Adults: It’s Never too Late to Improve Your Health
Despite common misconceptions, older adults can benefit from engagement in physical activity.
Published: Monday, January 27th, 2020 | Read more
What You Should Know About Eating Behaviors and Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you know that eating is often the most challenging aspect of diabetes management. Learn how to identify and overcome some common problematic eating habits.
Published: Monday, January 13th, 2020 | Read more
Stress & Eating Habits: How to Manage Stress & Eat Healthy During the Holidays
Sticking to a healthy eating plan to lose weight can be challenging, especially during the holidays when our stress levels can be at their highest. Learn how stress affects eating habits and some tips to help you stay healthy this holiday season.
Published: Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | Read more
Five Healthy Eating Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
It’s common for adults to gain about 1-2 pounds between mid-November and January, but health researchers have identified several holiday eating habits that can help you get ahead of your New Year’s resolution.
Published: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | Read more
Aging with HIV: Four Tips for Older Adults with HIV
Learning about a new medical condition or complication with treatment can be overwhelming. Here are 4 healthy aging tips for people with HIV.
Published: Monday, November 18th, 2019 | Read more
Physical Activity Programming: An Opportunity to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Military Veterans
Learn how physical activity programming in community organizations can help veterans make healthy transitions to life after military service.
Published: Monday, November 4th, 2019 | Read more
Myths About Chronic Pain
We all have misconceptions about pain. Here are some of the most common myths that persist about chronic pain and the facts to correct them.
Published: Monday, October 21st, 2019 | Read more
Insomnia in Older Adults: Tips to Master Sleep as We Age
How we sleep and how we can sleep better changes as we age. Check out these tips for older adults with poor sleep or insomnia.
Published: Monday, October 7th, 2019 | Read more
How Can Primary Care Teams Address Insomnia in the Context of Persistent Pain?
Insomnia can be caused be a number of medical conditions, including chronic pain. Learn how behavioral health professionals can help treat insomnia without sleep medication.
Published: Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | Read more
The Bridge to Saving Lives: Community Health Workers
What are community health workers? Learn how these public health professionals help promote disease prevention in culturally appropriate ways.
Published: Monday, September 9th, 2019 | Read more
7 Myths about the HPV Vaccine: HPV Vaccine Facts and the Science Behind Them
Learn the myths and know the facts about HPV Vaccines. The science behind the HPV Vaccinations.
Published: Monday, August 26th, 2019 | Read more
PrEP Facts & HIV Prevention
Learn the facts about PrEP, how effective it is at HIV Prevention and what you need to know if you are considering PrEP.
Published: Monday, August 12th, 2019 | Read more
What is Diabetes Distress?
What is Diabetes Distress? Learn the signs of diabetes distress and how you can help your loved one manage their diabetes.
Published: Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Read more
Understanding the Impact of Trauma: How Trauma Can Affect Your Body & Mind
Learn how violence and trauma affects millions of people worldwide and how trauma can impact your mind and body.
Published: Monday, July 8th, 2019 | Read more
Letting Go of Stress: Using Yoga and other Meditative Movement Activities to Relieve Stress
Healthy ways to feel less stress include exercise or walking, listening to music, praying, or participating in yoga or meditation. Recently the use of “Meditative Movement Activities” are becoming more popular as a healthy way to relieve stress.
Published: Monday, June 24th, 2019 | Read more
8 Tips for Choosing a Health App
There are so many health-related mobile apps these days, it can be overwhelming to find the apps that really work for you. Here are some tips from behavior change experts on choosing apps to help you manage your health
Published: Monday, June 10th, 2019 | Read more
Sun Safety: How to Protect your Skin from the Sun this Summer and All Year Round
Get tips on protecting your skin from the sun this summer. Know your sunburn risk and keep your skin protected from skin damage.
Published: Friday, May 24th, 2019 | Read more
Infant Nutrition: Breastfeeding & Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby
What is the best nutrition for infants? We have all heard that breastfeeding is the best, but there are many concerns new mothers have with breastfeeding. The following outlines the benefits of breastfeeding your infant, concerns you may have and how to go about introducing solid foods to your infant.
Published: Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Read more
How to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables
So many people have trouble imagining how to reach the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Here are some ideas to get you to the recommended daily vegetable and fruit servings each day.
Published: Monday, May 6th, 2019 | Read more
Grad School Mental Health Crisis: How Students can Impact Mental Health through School Policy
Half of all PhD students experience psychological distress and a third are at risk of a common psychiatric disorder. Learn how you can get involved at your institution to promote mental health for grad students.
Published: Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Read more
How to Manage Stress Naturally During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be a stressful time, but understanding how to manage stress during pregnancy can help you feel more positive, help reduce health complications during your pregnancy, and help you enjoy this special time in your and your baby’s lives.
Published: Monday, April 15th, 2019 | Read more
Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Prenatal care goes beyond visits to your doctor. Staying active and eating healthy during the months of pregnancy provide huge value for you and your growing baby.
Published: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | Read more
Tips for Staying Healthy in Graduate School
Tips to help improve your mental and physical health in Graduate School. Staying healthy is hard as a Graduate Student, get the tips you need to say healthy during school.
Published: Monday, March 25th, 2019 | Read more
5 Easy Ways to Get More Active
You can meet your exercise goals with these easy tips for getting more active and sticking with your routine. Learn more about getting active today.
Published: Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | Read more
5 Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping
These tips will help you stay focused, improve your grocery shopping, and leave the foods you want to avoid at the store so you don’t have to resist them at home.
Published: Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Read more
The Secret Behind Successful Behavior Change Using the ACT2 Method
Learn about a method for using small changes in your day-to-day routine to achieve long-term health goals.
Published: Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Read more
Three Steps to Maintain Health Habits
Sticking with a healthy habit can be difficult, but these three steps can help you understand and avoid common obstacles to maintaining healthy behaviors long-term.
Published: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | Read more
3 Common Weight Loss Pitfalls
Having trouble losing or maintaining your weight? Learn the common weight loss pitfalls and tips on how to keep your weight management plan on track.
Published: Friday, February 1st, 2019 | Read more
Dangers of Sitting
Understand the dangers of sitting and how you can decrease the time spent sitting.
Published: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | Read more
Weight Loss: Meet Your Goals with a Support Network
Find out how to reach your weight loss goals this year through a support network. Get the support you need for long term weight loss and healthy living.
Published: Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | Read more
How to Get the Most out of Your Fitness Tracker
Learn how to get the most out of your fitness tracker. Get advice on how to choose the right fitness device, how to get started, how to set goals and more.
Published: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | Read more
What You Need to Know Before You Try At-Home Genetic Testing & DNA Tests
Learn what you should consider before taking an at-home genetic test. DNA testing can offer ancestry & health information, but there are things to consider before you take a genetic test.
Published: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | Read more
The 7 Components of a Successful Weight Loss Plan
Learn what to look for in a weight loss plan in order to find the one that will help you meet your weight loss goals.
Published: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 | Read more
Finding Trustworthy Answers to Health Questions
Learn how to find trustworthy health advice and answers to your health questions on the internet, from people you know and from medical professionals.
Published: Monday, December 31st, 2018 | Read more
10 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Doctor Visit
Get the most out of your doctor visit with these 10 tips. Learn how to prepare for your doctor visit, what to do during the visit and after your visit.
Published: Sunday, December 30th, 2018 | Read more