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Understanding the connection between our mind, body and health can help manage chronic disease

Categories: Innovation | Author: Matt Stewart | Posted: 9/09/2015 | Views: 1138

Shannon Harvey gave a moving presentation at the recent HRT Primary Care Roundtable, showing how the scientific fields of psychiatry, neuroscience, immunology, endocrinology and genetics are increasingly coming together to consider how the mind, brain and biological systems work together to affect health. It’s a field of research often referred to as Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which looks at the interaction between different processes in the body that have traditionally been studied separately.

This has the potential to significantly reduce the costs of chronic disease management to the entire healthcare system and you can find out more here.

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