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Dr. Karren has taught and published in the Health Sciences for over three decades. He earned his PhD in Health Sciences at Oregon State University in 1975. He currently teaches at BYU in the Department of Health Sciences. His areas of expertise include Prehospital Emergency Care, Health Behavior Change, and Psychoneuroimmunology. He has served as an author or a co-author on Mind/Body Health, First Aid for Colleges and Universities, and First Responder, A Skills Approach.
N. Lee Smith, MD, is Director of Stress Medicine at Lifetree Clinical Research and Pain Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Following his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah Medical Center and board certification in Internal Medicine, he developed a subspecialty in Behavioral Medicine. He previously practiced primary care medicine in Washington, DC, and in Korea.
Dr. Smith’s areas of interest include pain problems (headache, fibromyalgia, myofascial, back, joint, and pelvic pain); fatigue; sleep problems; irritable bowel syndrome and similar gastrointestinal disorders; preventive cardiology; depression and anxiety; unexplained physical problems (chest pain, trouble breathing, palpitations, dizziness); and nonpharmacological and medical approaches to these problems. He has chaired national education programs and curriculum committees on the effects of depression and stress on medical illness.
Kathryn J. Frandsen has thirty-four years of professional experience in corporate and internal communications, public relations, marketing communications, media relations, and publications management. She currently serves as managing editor and a member of the board of directors of Covenant Communications, Inc., a Utah-based publishing company. Prior to her current position, she was press secretary for a U.S. Congressman; vice-president of a Salt Lake City publishing company; manager of internal communications for software manufacturer Novell, Inc.; director of public relations for a private college in Salt Lake City; and held communications management positions at a variety of national and international corporations.
Table of Contents
|The Mind/Body Connection|
|Psychoneuroimmunology - The Mind/Body Connection|
|Coping With Stress|
|Personality Styles and Health|
|The Disease - Prone Personality|
|Anger, Hostility, and Health|
|Worry, Fear, and Health|
|Depression, Despair, Anxiety, and Health|
|Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation. Health Effects and Treatment|
|The Disease - Resistant Personality|
|Social Support and Health|
|Social support, Relationships, and Health|
|Loneliness and Health|
|Marriage and Health|
|Families and Health|
|Grief, Bereavement, and Health|
|Spirituality and Health|
|The Healing Power of Spirituality, Faith and Religion|
|Forgiveness and Health|
|Altruism and Health|
|The Healing Power of Hope and Optimism|
|Perception and Health|
|Explanatory Style and Health|
|Locus of Control, Self Esteem and Health|
|The Healing Power of Humor and Laughter|
|Nutrition and Mind/Body Health|
|Treatment Interventions and Health Outcomes|
|Behavioral Medicine Treatment: Effects on Medical and Health Outcomes and Costs|
|Methods of Intervention Epilogue|
|The Elements of Human Fulfillment|
|The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People|
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