Behavior is a major factor in health and quality of life. Exercise, smoking, diet, ways of handling stress, are all behaviors, and all have huge impacts on health; to promote or damage health. Behavioral medicine uses training, biofeedback, and self-management to treat diseases and to develop healthy behaviors. An emphasis of behavioral medicine is putting the individual in control, by showing how to get control of your own behavior. An additional area of research and treatment: the connection between individual attitude and the immune system. You can actually improve your immune system by improving how you deal with and feel about your life.

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Genesis Behavioral Health Care Services, Inc.
Information on post traumatic stress disorder, particularly for law enforcement, as well as compulsive behaviour and addiction. Includes details on workshops and community programs.
Marc Schoen Ph.D.
UCLA Professor and researcher of Mind-Body Medicine discusses the Let Down Effect and why we become sick after the stress is over- such as on vacations, after exams, after the completion of stressful projects, or following the resolution of conflict.
Rochester Review: The Mind-Body Connection
Feature article on neurobiology researcher David Felton. Also explores the nervous system to immune system connection. (March 26, 1997)
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