Behavioral Medicine During the Time of COVID-19

Blindsided by a Shelter-in-Place Order

The author reflects on how his initial misconceptions of productivity during a shelter-in-place order led him to feel blindsided when this was not the case, and gives advice on how to implement behavior changes in this turbulent time.

Published: Friday, May 22nd, 2020 | Read more

"Are You Sure You're Fine in New York?"

A PhD student considers life in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic after her advisor inquires if she is coping.

Published: Monday, May 18th, 2020 | Read more

Pursuing My PhD From Home: A Graduate Student’s Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic

A graduate student pursuing a PhD reflects on how abruptly their program has changed during the pandemic.

Published: Friday, May 15th, 2020 | Read more

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Healthy Living

SBM: Six Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer

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

SBM: Tips for Beating Burnout in Graduate School

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

SBM: Feeling depressed and struggling with Motivation? Build Momentum!

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

SBM: Caring for an Older Adult? How to Detect Delirium in Your Loved One, and What You Can Do

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

SBM: Four Healthy Habits for Seniors to Reduce Cognitive Decline and Prevent Dementia

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

SBM: Physical Activity for Older Adults: It’s Never too Late to Improve Your Health

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

SBM: What You Should Know About Eating Behaviors and Diabetes

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

SBM: Stress & Eating Habits: How to Manage Stress & Eat Healthy During the Holidays

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

SBM: Five Healthy Eating Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

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

SBM: Aging with HIV: Four Tips for Older Adults with HIV

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

SBM: Physical Activity Programming: An Opportunity to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Military Veterans

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

SBM: Myths About Chronic Pain

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

SBM: Insomnia in Older Adults: Tips to Master Sleep as We Age

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

SBM: How Can Primary Care Teams Address Insomnia in the Context of Persistent Pain?

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

SBM: The Bridge to Saving Lives: Community Health Workers

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

SBM: 7 Myths about the HPV Vaccine: HPV Vaccine Facts and the Science Behind Them

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

SBM: PrEP Facts & HIV Prevention

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

SBM: What is Diabetes Distress?

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

SBM: Understanding the Impact of Trauma: How Trauma Can Affect Your Body & Mind

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

SBM: Letting Go of Stress: Using Yoga and other Meditative Movement Activities to Relieve Stress

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

SBM: 8 Tips for Choosing a Health App

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

SBM: Sun Safety: How to Protect your Skin from the Sun this Summer and All Year Round

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

SBM: Infant Nutrition: Breastfeeding & Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby

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

SBM: How to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

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

SBM: Grad School Mental Health Crisis: How Students can Impact Mental Health through School Policy

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

SBM: How to Manage Stress Naturally During Pregnancy

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

SBM: Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

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

SBM: Tips for Staying Healthy in Graduate School

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

SBM: 5 Easy Ways to Get More Active

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

SBM: 5 Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

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

SBM: The Secret Behind Successful Behavior Change Using the ACT2 Method

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

SBM: Three Steps to Maintain Health Habits

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

SBM: 3 Common Weight Loss Pitfalls

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

SBM: Dangers of Sitting

Dangers of Sitting

Understand the dangers of sitting and how you can decrease the time spent sitting.

Published: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Weight Loss: Meet Your Goals with a Support Network

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

SBM: How to Get the Most out of Your Fitness Tracker

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

SBM: What You Need to Know Before You Try At-Home Genetic Testing & DNA Tests

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

SBM: The 7 Components of a Successful Weight Loss Plan

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

SBM: Finding Trustworthy Answers to Health Questions

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

SBM: 10 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Doctor Visit

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