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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.
Toddler sleep habits could help explain the association between household poverty and BMI

Toddler sleep habits could help explain the association between household poverty and BMI

Study broadens the definition of self-injury mortality to encompass most drug overdose deaths

Study broadens the definition of self-injury mortality to encompass most drug overdose deaths

Mortality study combines drug overdose deaths with all suicide rates into a self-injury category

Mortality study combines drug overdose deaths with all suicide rates into a self-injury category

Scientists publish guidelines for conversing with children about overweight, obesity

Scientists publish guidelines for conversing with children about overweight, obesity

Expansion of telepsychiatry may outlast the COVID-19 pandemic

Expansion of telepsychiatry may outlast the COVID-19 pandemic

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

Researchers shed new light on stigma and conspiracy theories about coronavirus

Researchers shed new light on stigma and conspiracy theories about coronavirus

Researchers receive $1.35 million grant to reduce impact of substance abuse in Appalachia

Researchers receive $1.35 million grant to reduce impact of substance abuse in Appalachia

WVU receives $1.2 million to bring telehealth capabilities to rural emergency departments

WVU receives $1.2 million to bring telehealth capabilities to rural emergency departments

Smoking linked to frequent substance use and poor mental health in sexual minority population

Smoking linked to frequent substance use and poor mental health in sexual minority population

Diminished biological arousal before global pandemic may predict PTSD symptoms

Diminished biological arousal before global pandemic may predict PTSD symptoms

Online assessment tool helps patients make informed decisions

Online assessment tool helps patients make informed decisions

WVU-led study seeks to identify, treat mental health issues caused by COVID-19

WVU-led study seeks to identify, treat mental health issues caused by COVID-19

In-home portable air cleaners reduce particulate exposure for cardiac patients

In-home portable air cleaners reduce particulate exposure for cardiac patients

Effects of chronic stress associated with increased inflammatory signaling within brain circuits

Effects of chronic stress associated with increased inflammatory signaling within brain circuits

Teen vaping study identifies stomach issues and history of substance abuse

Teen vaping study identifies stomach issues and history of substance abuse

A satisfying romantic relationship predicts lower stress, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

A satisfying romantic relationship predicts lower stress, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Eating one meal high in saturated fat may hinder our ability to focus

Eating one meal high in saturated fat may hinder our ability to focus

New study to focus on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on older adults

New study to focus on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on older adults

Scientists link undiagnosed human disease with rare mutation in PHETA1 gene

Scientists link undiagnosed human disease with rare mutation in PHETA1 gene