When physical activity extends beyond PE class

West Virginia University researchers Nancy O’Hara Tompkins and Lesley Cottrell have launched a project to help teachers increase physical activity in West Virginia's public school classrooms.

Expanded CHIP services aim to help low income mothers, babies

The West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program recently added coverage for maternity services — a move that can greatly improve the health of the state’s low-income mothers and their babies, according to a West Virginia University pediatrician.

WVU, Monongalia County Health Department establish Academic Health Department to enhance public health training, research and service

Top-tier training, research and service opportunities will remain at the forefront for students in the School of Public Health as West Virginia University and the Monongalia County Health Department establish an Academic Health Department, reinforcing the School’s commitment to give students learning experiences based in real-world public health practice.

Too much light may darken mood of hospital patients, say WVU researchers

This time of year can cause trouble for people with seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that the waning daylight of autumn evokes. But new research by West Virginia University researchers Randy Nelson and Courtney DeVries suggests that getting too much light—instead of too little—may trigger depression, too.