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    Jeff Temple, PhD Receives Rose Grundfest Schneider, PhD Award

    July 2, 2019, 14:35 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Jeff Temple, PhD Receives Rose Grundfest Schneider, PhD Award at University of Texas Medical Branch in February 2019
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    text SUPPORT to 37420

    July 2, 2019, 14:28 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    If you or anyone you know is looking for mental health resources or guidance after the recent Santa Fe High School shooting, text SUPPORT to the short phone number 37420 for coping skills and local resources.
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    Open Faculty Position at BHAR

    July 2, 2019, 14:24 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    The Behavioral Health and Research Division of the Department of Ob/Gyn seeks to hire one licensed mental health clinician.
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    Join BHAR at 2017 Health of Migrants Conference

    July 2, 2019, 14:17 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Register now for the 2017 Health of Migrants Conference at UTMB in Galveston on October 10-11.
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    It's not just hot flashes. Menopause can disrupt your sleep.

    July 2, 2019, 14:12 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    "There are several things that people can do, and menopausal women can do, on their own to try to improve sleep," says Sara Nowakowski, PhD, a board-certified clinical psychologist ...
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    Resilience, Suffering and silver linings after a disaster

    July 2, 2019, 14:10 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Jeff Temple, PhD and Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston talked to CNN...
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    Improving Sleep for Self-Care After Hurricane Harvey

    July 2, 2019, 14:09 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    The past couple of weeks have been extremely traumatic for many people. As Harvey has devastated so many people, it may have also have wreaked havoc on their sleep. As millions of Texans take steps on the road to recovery, it’s important to not forget about the importance of good sleep.
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    Teen Suicide: Is it Being Glamorized?

    July 2, 2019, 14:05 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    The hit Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has sparked a nationwide conversation on teen suicide.
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    Bullied to the Brink

    July 2, 2019, 14:01 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Jeff Temple discusses bullying and Fourth R as a prevention program in the first article of a Galveston County Daily News series on bullying.
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    BHAR Launches Facebook Page

    July 2, 2019, 13:33 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Behavioral Health & Research has launched it's first Facebook page...
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    Galveston ISD students making healthy relationships videos for Fourth R Program

    July 2, 2019, 13:31 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    "This is entirely student-run," said Jeff Temple, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UTMB. "We're working with the theater kids to act out different scenes and then the media arts kids are doing the editing of the videos." Last year Temple received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the Fourth R program.
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    PODCAST: Substance Use, Sexual Behaviors, Bullying, Deviant Behaviors, Health & Cyber Dating Abuse Perpretration

    July 2, 2019, 13:24 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Joris Van Ouytsel talks in the JOSN podcast with Dr. Julia Muennich Cowell, Executive Editor of the Journal of School Nursing, about a new study published in the April issue of the journal entitled “The Associations Between Substance Use, Sexual Behaviors, Bullying, Deviant Behaviors, Health, and Cyber Dating Abuse Perpetration”.
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    Depressed Teens More Likely to Use Synthetic Marijuana

    July 2, 2019, 13:22 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Adolescents struggling with depressive symptoms or experimenting with marijuana or alcohol may be at the greatest risk for synthetic cannabinoid (SC) use in the future, new research suggests. The study was published online March 13 in Pediatrics.
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    Emerging adults may be mixing drug, alcohol, firearms, study finds

    July 2, 2019, 13:20 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Emerging adults who carried a firearm in the past year were more likely to misuse substances such as hallucinogens, prescription medications or cocaine, and to drink heavily, according to a new study from. The results of the study, which come from surveying a group of over 600 emerging adults aged 18 to 22, are published in the journal Injury Prevention Jeff Temple, lead author of the study and an associate professor in UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said the connections between risky behaviors such as drug use or alcohol abuse and firearms are not well documented.
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    Some Austin People avoiding social media to avoid inauguration vitriol

    July 2, 2019, 13:07 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    UTMB's Jeff Temple offers advice on dealing with social media and a stressful inauguration day. "The polarization and ongoing stress is concerning to our mental health - as individuals and as a nation," Temple told the Statesman.
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    BHAR is proud to partner with the Texas Council on Family Violence

    July 2, 2019, 13:05 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    TCFV is one of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the country. They promote safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from family violence. TCFV is a membership organization and includes survivors, family violence service providers, business professionals, communities of faith and concerned individuals.
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    Fourth R Youth Health Curriculum Research Initiative

    July 2, 2019, 13:02 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    Jeff Temple of the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston talked to Guidry News recently about efforts to bring the Fourth R program to area middle schools. Temple said the effort began after he studied the teen “sexting” phenomenon.
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    "How much smartphone is just plain dumb?"

    July 2, 2019, 12:59 PM by Mary Jo Singleton
    How do you know if your smartphone habits are outside normal behavior? The most common indicator is that your partner, your family or your friends start complaining about how often you use your phone, Jeff Temple, a psychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, said.
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    Relieving Election Stress

    July 2, 2019, 11:30 AM by Mary Jo Singleton
    UTMB’s Jeff Temple gives a list of things you can do to relieve election related stress. “The best thing we can do is accepting the results and figuring out a way to channel that energy into something positive — local politics, volunteering,” Temple said. “Accept that there is going to be some post-election misery.”
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The Curse of Insomnia

September 13, 2016 by Rick Cousins, Galveston Daily News

Insomnia can be costly to people’s health and to the economy. UTMB’s Sara Nowakowski spoke with The Daily News about the need for adults to get the proper amount of sleep. “Sleeping less may be looked upon as a virtue in order to accomplish more in the 24-hour day,” Nowakowski told the newspaper. “However, short sleep duration (less than 6 hours nightly) has been linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”

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Digital forms of dating violence on the rise
August 15, 2016 by Dr. Jeff Temple and Joris Van Ouytsel

GALVESTON, Texas – Many teens experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships and now dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing, stalking or controlling a romantic partner via technology and social media.

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The Hashtag Show
August 25, 2016 by Michelle Drouin, The #Hashtag Show


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Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Pregnancy Loss

June 15, 2016 by Bruce Jancin, Frontline Medical News

DENVER – Women who experience difficulty staying asleep are at increased risk of having one or more pregnancies that don’t result in a live birth, a large epidemiologic study suggests.

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My Struggle with Postpartum Anxiety
June 4, 2016 by Holly West and Jeff Temple, Babies After 35

The panic was overwhelming. The majority of my waking moments were consumed with fear and worry. Yet, there was a beautiful infant in my arms and I desperately wanted to be the “typical” mother who was embracing the ability to be “super.” The feelings of anxiety and worry I was experiencing were not necessarily new to me since I have had Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) for years.

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Talking to Your Kids About Sexting
June 15, 2016 by Jeff Temple, PhD, The New

Is sexting a modern-day version of flirting? Does it lead to sexual behavior in real life (IRL as the kids would say)? We’re joined on the show today by Dr. Jeff Temple of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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