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Tips for Building a Pre-Sleep Routine

September 29, 2022
Building a pre-sleep routine may help you regulate and improve your overall sleep quality. Follow these simple steps from Dr. Aric Prather of the UCSF AME Center to start your new pre-sleep routine. For more tips, check out this instruction video below led by Dr. Prather himself!   

Pre-Bed Beverage for Better Sleep

September 29, 2022
Before bed, opt for a soothing chamomile drink, a tea shown to improve sleep quality, mixed with warm steamed milk and honey.  Or, try a lavender milk beverage with ingredients to boost your mood and help you sleep!  

Featured AME Researcher: Agus Surachman, PhD

September 15, 2022
Agus Surachman, PhD. is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Dr.

Featured AME Researcher: David Newman, PhD

September 14, 2022
David Newman, PhD. is a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF. Dr. David Newman received his PhD.

Featured AME Researcher: Elissa Hamlat, PhD

April 26, 2022
Dr. Elissa Hamlat received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. After completing her clinical internship at the University of Illinois, Chicago, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr.

COVID Cravings Drive Us To The Fridge In Search Of Comfort Food

November 30, 2020
The stress from uncertainty and major life changes due to COVID-19 have driven many to find relief through indulging in comfort foods. In a recent CBSN Bay Area interview with Juliette Goodrich, Drs. Elissa Epel and Rachel Radin from the UCSF AME Center provide insight into the science of stress...

Featured AME Researcher: Candice A. Price, PhD

October 28, 2020
Candice Price, PhD is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the University of California, DavisDr.

Seasonal Self Care: Try a Matcha Latte

October 27, 2020
Drink of the Month: Matcha Latte, hot and cold!   We decided to highlight MATCHA LATTES, either hot or cold. Given the wacky climate changes, here in the Bay Area, we have experienced three fall heat waves, sometimes followed by cold days.  So now we may want hot or cold, depending on the day (...

AME Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences built a website focused on how to manage stress during difficult times.

October 26, 2020
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the UCSF AME Center has launched a unique site featuring emotional well-being resources.

Want to Learn Mindfulness Meditation?

March 19, 2020
Do you want to learn mindfulness meditation?  A study by The Aging, Metabolism and Emotion Lab at UCSF and EHPL lab tested the effects of 20 days of meditation on stress resilience.  Here are the 7 free meditations to use at home in the event you or a loved one is feeling

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