Behavioral Medicine

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Change for the Health of It: Breaking Up is Hard to do

“Change is such hard work.”  Billy Crystal There is an old saying, “If you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to get what you have always gotten.” This is especially true in regard to our level of health and wellness. If we continue to do what we have always done … Continue reading

Stress – The Epidemic of the 21st Century

Disease is a dynamic process that takes place within the human experience. Our bodies are in constant struggle to maintain optimal functioning so as to minimize our experiences with disease. The last century has seen more progress in dealing with some of history’s most deadly afflictions, epidemics, and conditions than in any previous period in … Continue reading

What Does Stress Management Have To With Quitting Smoking? – EVERYTHING!

Dr. Gary Flegal “Call me today for help to quit smoking.” Of the smoking cessation clients with whom I have worked, stress is the number one reason people report for why they smoke. Clients have said, “Smoking . . . . . . helps me relax.” . . . makes me feel better.” . . … Continue reading

Ready To Quit? Ready To Reduce Your Stress!

I am so very excited!!! Please click on this link to check out my new video!!! Of the smoking cessation clients with whom I have worked, reducing stress is the number one reason people report for why they smoke. Smoking is, of course, our number one self-inflicted stressor. Tobacco use remains the number one preventable … Continue reading

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Stress can cause severe health problems if not managed properly. In extreme cases stress can lead to physical symptoms which can even cause death. While stress management techniques have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing stress, the information on this website is for guidance only. Readers should seek the advice of suitably qualified health professionals if they have any concerns over stress-related illnesses or if stress is causing significant or persistent unhappiness. Health professionals should also be consulted before any major change in diet or levels of exercise.