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PBS NewsHour | Dec 7, 2021

President Joe Biden has vowed to improve veterans’ access to health care, prevent their suicide, and specifically provide benefits to those exposed to toxic air through burn pits while serving in the military.

WMAQ / NBC | Dec 2, 2021

From brain fog to migraines to even stroke-like symptoms, neurologists say they are seeing a number of longer-lasting neurological symptoms in patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

NBC News | Dec 2, 2021

The Physicians for Human Rights study concluded that the treatment of 31 children and parents rose to the level of torture as defined by a U.N. convention.

NPR | Dec 2, 2021

A growing body of research into PTSD and service animals paved the way for President Joe Biden to sign into law the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act.

U.S. News & World Report | Dec 2, 2021

Blows to the head are common among America's kids, with close to 7% showing signs of a brain injury at some time in childhood, U.S. health officials report. Sports, falls and abuse are likely causes, experts say.

CBC | Dec 1, 2021

"They always seem to find a way through ... they do find a way to navigate and to shift." Jenna Butler's book, Revery: A Year of Bees, is based on her experience as a trauma-survivor tending to bees. 

Inverse | Dec 1, 2021

Here's How To Fight Back. Stress affects up to 90 percent of people, and we know it harms our mental and physical well-being.

Nebraska Public Media / PBS / NPR | Dec 1, 2021

According to the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, most concussions can be resolved within a month if they are immediately managed properly.

U.S. News & World Report | Dec 1, 2021

Older blood thinners, especially when taken in combination with daily low-dose aspirin, are associated with a higher risk of brain bleeds and death after hospital discharge in patients treated for head injury, new research shows.

NPR | Dec 1, 2021

CTE — chronic traumatic encephalopathy — is a degenerative brain disease found in many former professional football and hockey players, for whom blows to the head have long been part of the job. As awareness of CTE has grown, so has a thriving market of dubious remedies marketed to everyday people who believe they are suffering from CTE — a disease that can't even be diagnosed until after death, through an autopsy of the brain.

CNN | Nov 30, 2021

Wouldn't you like to stop your stressful, anxious thinking in its tracks? Turns out you can, and while you're at it, you can make yourself feel and act better too.  --  To learn more about CBT visit The Treatment Hub.

U.S. News & World Report | Nov 30, 2021

A new study funded by the National Football League finds the odds of having a stroke are much higher for former players with 10 or more concussions.

Insider | Nov 30, 2021

The FDA could have MDMA approved to treat post-traumatic stress disorder as early as 2023.

Time | Nov 30, 2021

Is suffering good for us? Does it make us better people, kinder and more resilient; does it give meaning to our lives? It would be nice if it did, particularly since so many of us have been suffering these days.

WCPO / ABC | Nov 30, 2021

"I think they’re waiting for me to die." Maurice Thomas served in the U.S. Marine Corps, watching people die around him. He filed a compensation claim for PTSD in 2010, and he's still going through the appeals process.

Neuroscience News | Nov 24, 2021

Older adults who continue to perform household chores have better cognition, attention span, and physical strength compared to those who no longer do their own home keeping chores. Housework in older adults was also linked to a decreased risk of falls.

The Hill | Nov 24, 2021

Participants in a study experienced both safe and dangerous virtual reality environments.

NPR | Nov 24, 2021

As awareness of CTE — chronic traumatic encephalopathy — has grown, so has a thriving market of dubious remedies marketed to everyday people who believe they are suffering from CTE — a disease that can't even be diagnosed until after death, through an autopsy of the brain.

We Are The Mighty | Nov 24, 2021

After dedicating several years to a structured military life, it can be difficult to come home and adjust to a civilian one.

The New York Times | Nov 24, 2021

Ian Fishback revealed abuse of detainees during the Iraq war, but struggled after leaving the service. He died awaiting a bed at the V.A.

The Guardian | Nov 23, 2021

Former soccer player Paul Wheatley is serving a prison sentence – the culmination of a chain of events that could be traced back to numerous on-field head knocks

NPR | Nov 23, 2021

The degenerative brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy gained infamy due to cases in high-profile professional football players. But CTE goes far beyond the NFL.

ABC News | Nov 22, 2021

To better reach teens and marginalized communities, text message providers will be required to support text messaging to 988 starting July 2022.

WJLA / ABC | Nov 22, 2021

According to research and psychologists, working with your hands does wonders for you and your brain. And nonprofit Black Horse Forge helps active-duty military, veterans and other first responders from all over the U.S. through the ancient art of blacksmithing (and blade making).

Healthline | Nov 22, 2021

Experts say that psychedelic drugs, along with psychotherapy, can help treat PTSD as well as depression.