Translational Behavioral Medicine: a pathway to better health
- Bonnie Spring PhD
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HEALTH DETERMINANTS/HEALTH PRACTICES
Isn’t it time to close the chasm between what we know about health determinants and what we put into practice to improve health ? Around the globe, 60% of all deaths are caused by chronic disease . All parts of the world are affected. Eighty percent of chronic disease deaths now occur in low- and middle-income countries . In the United States, nearly 50% of adults live with at least one chronic condition, and those conditions account for 75% of health care costs [3, 4].
The major causes of chronic disease — behavioral, psychosocial, and environmental influences on health — are the subject matter of behavioral medicine [1, 5]. Behavioral medicine is the interdisciplinary field concerned with integrating and applying psychosocial and biomedical knowledge to promote health, prevent disease, and manage illness. The mission of Translational Behavioral Medicine (TBM), a new journal of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, is to advance the field’s kn
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- 1. Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 680 N. Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1220, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA