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The Washington Post | Mar 3, 2023

In their upcoming book, authors Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross promote the new science of neuroaesthetics — how creative pursuits can promote physical and mental health

Medical Xpress | Feb 22, 2023
Most people with suspected posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) do not receive care, according to a study published in the February issue of Medical Care.
The New York Times Magazine | Feb 21, 2023

He was a decorated soldier, a whistle-blower against torture. Then he was undone by his own mind — and a health care system that utterly failed him.


The New Yorker | Feb 13, 2023

Stephen Casper, a medical historian, argues that the danger of C.T.E. used to be widely acknowledged. How did we unlearn what we once knew?

NPR | Feb 8, 2023

Caregiving is harder when the medical condition is new and poorly understood.

CBS News | Feb 8, 2023

Millions of Americans are struggling with long COVID. Symptoms like fatigue and brain fog that don't go away. This new research says a healthy lifestyle might be the solution. -- Read more on the neurological symptoms and treatment of Long COVID

USA Today | Feb 8, 2023

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive brain disease that, as of now, can only be diagnosed after a person has died. 

The Washington Post | Feb 8, 2023

Pressured by Congress, the league and its union promised reforms years ago. But a Washington Post investigation shows a system still stacked against players left broken by football.

CNN | Feb 7, 2023

Females may be more susceptible to concussion, and they also have worse and prolonged symptoms after their injury than men, according to a review of 25 studies of sport-related concussion published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

Insider | Feb 3, 2023

Repeated head injuries, even if mild, can add up to long-term problems with attention, memory, and problem-solving, new research suggests. -- Read the study here 

Psychology Today | Feb 3, 2023

How key dietary changes can improve brain functioning. -- Read more on the neurological symptoms of long Covid

The Washington Post | Feb 2, 2023

A recent study found that an early return to school — which researchers defined as missing less than three days — benefited children ages 8 to 18, who had less severe symptoms two weeks after their concussion compared with kids who stayed home longer. -- Read the study here.

Medical Xpress | Jan 31, 2023

The study of more than 15,000 Brits people found the risk was cumulative – meaning the more times a person injures their brain, the worse their brain function could be as they age. -- Read the study here.

Science Alert | Jan 24, 2023

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Rochester have identified a layer of tissue that helps protect our gray and white matter, one that hasn't been distinguished before. -- Read the study here.

Texas Public Radio | Jan 20, 2023

A short but intensive treatment can help combat veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder in as little as three weeks, according to a new study out of UT Health San Antonio.

NBC News | Jan 13, 2023

Unlike for most other medical benefits, veterans do not have to be enrolled in the VA system to be eligible for the free emergency mental health care.

U.S. News & World Report | Jan 11, 2023

Military service members who conceal their suicidal thoughts are also more likely to store their guns unsafely, a new study reveals.

The New York Times | Jan 9, 2023

While the risks do not end on the field, the medical care often does. 

The Hill | Jan 4, 2023

Military members, their families, and retirees often have greater mental health care needs than civilians.

WTKR / CBS | Jan 4, 2023

From the moment we are born, breathing is automatic, but scientists say just because it happens subconsciously, doesn't mean it's balanced.

Time | Jan 4, 2023

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was once an obscure entry in medical textbooks. Now, it’s the neurological disease associated with repeated blows to the head, known for afflicting more than 300 former NFL players, and perhaps hundreds more (the condition can only be definitively diagnosed post-mortem).

Brain & Life | Dec 23, 2022

Many people who had COVID-19 continue to have symptoms well after the initial infection. Here's the latest on possible causes and treatments.

Brain & Life | Dec 23, 2022

With no consensus on a clinical definition of long COVID, it can be difficult to tell if you have it. Symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, chronic coughing, chest pain, joint pain, and heart palpitations, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Common neurologic signs are cognitive and memory problems known as “brain fog,” headaches, difficulty sleeping, a loss of smell or taste, and depression or anxiety.

CBC | Dec 20, 2022

COVID-19 pandemic has brought new energy to scientific efforts to restore people’s sense of smell -- Read more on anosmia after brain injury.

Al Jazeera Media Network | Dec 20, 2022

Fault Lines investigates how the NFL didn’t compensate players who suffered head trauma playing the most popular US sport.