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Behavioral medicine (BM) is a newly developing field of study which integrates behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical concepts and practices to prevent, diagnose, and treat patients with psychosomatic disorders. The practice of BM targets the relation between how both thought and behavior can affect mental and physical health.
Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, study finds

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, study finds

Supervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesity

Supervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesity

Leisure-time sitting but not sitting at work linked with greater risk of heart disease

Leisure-time sitting but not sitting at work linked with greater risk of heart disease

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

AI coach feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of teens in weight-loss program

AI coach feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of teens in weight-loss program

Computer game can train players to eat less sugar

Computer game can train players to eat less sugar

Universities join hands to confront opioid problem in the central Appalachian region

Universities join hands to confront opioid problem in the central Appalachian region

WVU researcher discovers higher suicide rate among Medicaid-insured youth

WVU researcher discovers higher suicide rate among Medicaid-insured youth

Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health

Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health

The high cost of sex: Insurers often don’t pay for drugs to treat problems

The high cost of sex: Insurers often don’t pay for drugs to treat problems

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Digital CBT can improve insomnia symptoms, daytime functioning and overall health

Digital CBT can improve insomnia symptoms, daytime functioning and overall health

WVU researcher works to improve treatment access for rural depressed patients

WVU researcher works to improve treatment access for rural depressed patients

Vivid image on cigarette-warning labels packs an emotional punch for smokers

Vivid image on cigarette-warning labels packs an emotional punch for smokers

Study explores how social networks affect smoking outcomes in people with serious mental illness

Study explores how social networks affect smoking outcomes in people with serious mental illness

Married people who fight nastily more likely to suffer from leaky guts, study suggests

Married people who fight nastily more likely to suffer from leaky guts, study suggests

Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

Research: Divorce is linked to poor health outcomes, greater risk for early death

Research: Divorce is linked to poor health outcomes, greater risk for early death

Fights with spouse may worsen symptoms for people with chronic conditions

Fights with spouse may worsen symptoms for people with chronic conditions