Health Blogs and Articles

Personalizing, Delivering and Monitoring Behavioral Health Interventions: An Annotated Bibliography of the Best Available Apps by Kanesha Simmons, MS, E’leyna Garcia, MS, Mary Katherine Howell, MS, and Sharlene Leong, MA

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Chronic Pain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep & Parasomnias, Stress, Substance Abuse, The Wire |

Apps for mental health are advantageous in that they require minimal resources, are free or low cost, are highly portable, can be utilized with or without a therapist, and can provide instant intervention during a crisis. Additionally, mobile applications have the potential to reduce health disparities in terms of providing easy access, since a majority of patients with mental illness own mobile devices. 

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Behavioral Medicine and Psychology by Dr. Fabiana Franco

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Integrated Care, The Wire |

The medical advances of the 20th century were based on understanding human beings as biological machines. When we turn to the medical conditions that face us today, the machine is too complicated to approach in this way. In particular, modern medicine struggles with the profound connections between mental and physical health, between body and mind.

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Understanding and Coping with the Loss of a Pet by Dr. Sarah Shelton

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Grief, The Wire | 0 comments

“My children have four paws. My grandchildren have fur. My dog is smarter than your honor student.” Whether boasted on a bumper sticker or proclaimed aloud, these phrases capture the importance people place on their relationships with their pets. Indeed, the relationship between human and animal is special.

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Suicide Prevention: The Role of Family and Friends by Dr. Rudy Nydegger

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Suicide, The Wire | 0 comments

In some cases a suicide might seem rational (like someone dying of a terrible disease who wants to end their life), and perhaps it is, but if the suicide is the result of a treatable condition like depression, then perhaps that condition should be treated so that the patient can make a more “rational” decision about living or dying.

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