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Metabolic Health: Discussing Body Weight With Your Patient

5 minute read Heart disease and cancer continue to be the biggest leaders for US deaths in 2020.1 Heart disease led the way at 650,000 while cancer was just shy of 600,000. One common risk factor is obesity which is also correlated with the development of other diseases such as type II diabetes and hypertension. […]

The Metabolic Syndrome Epidemic in America

3 minute read In 2012, only one third of all United States adults met the criteria for metabolic syndrome.1 In recent years this number has increased drastically. Today, it is estimated that only about 12% of Americans are metabolically healthy. Certain factors may put an individual at a higher risk of being diagnosed with metabolic […]

Goober’s Logic: Lessons from my Cat

2 minute read It is no surprise that pandemic-related isolation has, for many, had pathological consequences. Hardly a day passes without some mention in the media of anxiety and depression. What has received less attention is how COVID-19 affected our furry friends. For my cat, Goober, it has been the greatest thing to ever happen […]

Tech Survey Results: This Is How Healthcare Professionals Engage Social Networking Tools

Neftali Serrano

Five Minute Read We were curious about how our members utilize social media and connectivity tools, so we asked and they answered. The results are fascinating and will help us plan future efforts to support networking amongst the members of our association, the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA). Why should you care? Well, read on […]

Food for Thought: How the Brain Feeds Itself

3 minute read The human brain constitutes about two percent of body mass yet consumes approximately 20% of available blood sugar (Mergenthaler et al., 2013). Unlike other major energy consumers such as muscle and liver cells, neurons store very little glucose, certainly not enough to avoid a shortage (Dienel & Rothman, 2019). In addition, while […]

Video, Phone, In-Person: A Morning As A BHC During COVID

Neftali Serrano

Five Minute Read Operating as a behavioral health consultant (BHC) in primary care has always demanded flexibility but never more so than during the pandemic. Things have changed significantly and it’s worthwhile for us to reflect on those changes, not with resistance, but simply with acknowledgment and mindfulness about what those changes mean. So, this […]

Peer-Reviewed Research from Families, Systems, & Health

The field of integrated care is exploding and this is the place to keep pace. Our journal, Family, Systems & Health, gives you the latest innovations in the science behind the work.

Binge-Worthy TV (if you are an integrated care nerd)

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This channel is dedicated to promoting behavioral health integration into primary care in hopes of fortifying and strengthening the system as a whole. Through interviews, role-plays, intervention metaphors, and videos alike, primary care team members of all disciplines can learn the ins and outs of working efficiently and effectively within the primary care system. Additionally, the channel highlights contextual-based behavioral interventions (e.g., focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [fACT]) commonly used in primary care. Dr. Bauman produces these videos in collaboration with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.

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