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Psychology Today | Oct 18, 2021

Officers who deal with human trauma might not recognize its toll till too late.

The Wall Street Journal | Oct 18, 2021

Nearly half of all traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by falls. The recommended movements can be performed at home and incorporated into your daily routine.

The Washington Post | Oct 18, 2021

An unexpected therapy shows results -- eight one-hour sessions of a new treatment called “pain reprocessing therapy” (PRT). Developed by Alan Gordon, director of the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles, the technique teaches patients to reinterpret pain as a neutral sensation coming from the brain rather than as evidence of a dangerous physical condition.

The New York Times | Oct 15, 2021

The soldiers were driving back to the South Korean air force base after dinner and drinks on March 2. In the back seat, Master Sgt. Lee Ye-ram could be heard repeatedly begging her male colleague​, Master Sgt. Chang Dong-hoon, to stop sexually assaulting her.

News Medical Life Sciences | Oct 15, 2021

Veterans who experienced sexual harassment and assault during military service, known as military sexual trauma, are at higher risk for high blood pressure, according to preliminary research presented today at the American Heart Association's Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2021. The meeting is the premier scientific exchange focused on recent advances in basic and clinical research on high blood pressure and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity and genetics, and is being held virtually Sept. 27-29, 2021.

Psychology Today | Oct 15, 2021

As the stigma surrounding mental illness gradually fades, there is growing recognition of the role of trauma across the lifespan.

NavyTimes | Oct 15, 2021

The Navy is reevaluating discharge upgrade applications of sailors and Marines who were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and other mental health or behavioral conditions.

UAB News | Oct 15, 2021

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will investigate the usefulness of a new non-invasive method to measure the expansion of hematomas in the brain. Expanding hematomas — ruptured blood vessels in the brain often caused by traumatic brain injury are associated with markedly worse outcomes for these patients.  

Stanford Medicine | Oct 15, 2021

Five years ago, Odette Harris, MD, professor of neurosurgery and a brain trauma expert, began to weave an age-old question into her research: What are the differences between men and women? Harris had not intended to bring sex differences into her work, but while analyzing brain trauma data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, she realized there’s a big gender difference in the aftermath of traumatic brain injuries, and no one was talking about it.

The Washington Post | Oct 14, 2021

The Army is investigating the deaths of three soldiers who had served at a military base in New York state in suspected “self-harm incidents,” a spokesman said, as warnings continue about the rising number of current and former service members ending their lives.

Military.com | Oct 14, 2021

Army leaders are pleading with the rank and file to be more attuned to signs, or so-called "red flags," of impending mental health breakdowns among fellow soldiers that could lead to suicide attempts.

ScienceNews | Oct 14, 2021

Elevated blood levels of a specific protein may help scientists predict who has a better chance of bouncing back from a traumatic brain injury. The protein, called neurofilament light or NfL for short, lends structural support to axons, the tendrils that send messages between brain cells

Baltimore Sun | Oct 14, 2021

A traumatic brain injury contributed to the death of Baltimore high school football player Elijah Gorham, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Tuesday. The 17-year-old wide receiver for Mervo High School died from cardiac arrest, multisystem organ failure, a traumatic brain injury and accidental trauma, said Bruce Goldfarb, spokesman for the Maryland medical examiner’s office.

Vox | Oct 13, 2021

“In two sessions, I am profoundly closer to my work on my PTSD,” says Chase Chewning, a veteran who has had several recreational experiences with MDMA and psilocybin and hoped the drug could help him with his PTSD. “And [the treatment] left me with a lot of responsibility on some new work, but very, very exciting things, because I know I’m moving in the right direction, towards better mental health.”

Oklahoma's News 4 | Oct 13, 2021

Doug Vanderlip faced danger, grief, and achieved great success helping build the communications infrastructure in the war-torn region of Afghanistan. This Veteran was devastated by America’s chaotic exit dismantling the hard work over 20 years of presence in Afghanistan.

Yahoo!News | Oct 13, 2021

Retired Gen. Raymond Odierno, who once served as the Army chief of staff and commanded U.S. forces in Iraq, died on Friday, according to the Association of the United States Army. Odierno, during his nearly four-decade military career, spent more than four years in Iraq over three tours. He helped lead the effort to capture former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. He also served as the top U.S. commander in the country until the war wound down in 2011.

University of Rochester Medical Center | Oct 12, 2021

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are part of a new collaborative project, led by the University of California, Los Angeles, to study concussions in children and teens. The project, which was awarded $10 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will test ways to predict which kids will develop persistent symptoms after a concussion, so researchers can study how to help them recover faster.

Arizona State University | Oct 12, 2021

Rebecca K. Blais, a new associate professor of psychology at Arizona State University, studies how to support service members who experienced sexual violence during military service. 

VAntage Point, An official website of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Oct 12, 2021

Marine Corps Veteran Vince Bryant has seen war and lived through some very dark times. Now as a peer support specialist, he is reaching out to his fellow Veterans. In this unique role at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Bryant shares his personal recovery story with Veterans while providing encouragement, offering hope and helping others achieve specific, life-related goals for recovery.

KSBH-41, Kansas City, Scripps Media, Inc | Oct 12, 2021

According to ART International, mental health affects one in five adults each year, and about nine million Americans live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder each year. Accelerated Resolution Therapy uses traditional counseling and bilateral eye movements to help the brain remove negative emotions and physical sensations that are tied to a specific trauma or phobia.

Business Insider | Oct 8, 2021

When the interviewer asks why Fauci is so affected by the memory, he replies: "Post-traumatic stress syndrome - that's what it is."

CNN | Oct 8, 2021

The first punch: the actual event -- an oil spill, a hurricane, a winter storm, the lethal heat that scorched parts of the US as recently as a couple weeks ago. The second punch: the trauma that can persist long after the event is no more.

The New York Times | Oct 8, 2021

Connor Fields’s gruesome crash on the Olympic BMX track left him with serious brain trauma, a fractured memory and a lot of questions about the future.

WBTS / NBC | Oct 7, 2021

Two Boston doctors share their thoughts on neurological symptoms and what has been referred to as "long COVID," or so-called COVID-19 “long-haulers," who experience side effects long after contracting the virus.

MPR News | Oct 7, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder claims by Minneapolis police are putting pressure on the city’s self-insurance fund and driving workers’ compensation claims to the highest number in at least a decade.