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The sights and sounds of the 4th of July holiday can be more stress-inducing than fun for ex-military members.
(BPT) - As an active member in the U.S. Air Force, Diana Kramer has been deployed five times – twice to Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, in the past year, she has traveled to Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Guam and Kuwait, just to name a few. And while she has been traveling the world, it doesn’t mean she can’t pursue a degree at the same time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Institute of Medicine says only about half of veterans diagnosed last year with PTSD after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan received the recommended therapy.
LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2014 Festival at the Awards Cocktail Reception. Actor Vincent Piazza of Jersey Boys was on hand to present the awards. The Awards Cocktail Reception was sponsored by Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television. The Los Angeles Film Festival ran from Wednesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 19 in downtown Los Angeles.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Now a new multi-sensory room on the Suncoast helps stroke patients and others via neuro-rehabilitation.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Florida is a popular destination for military veterans, so what is the state of the health care services for those here on the Suncoast?
DALLAS, Tex. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, affects nearly 30 percent of troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. After they come home, these men and women often experience intense and fearful memories that they just can’t forget. Now, new therapies are helping them reset their brains and cope with their emotions.
Researchers have discovered a promising avenue for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders. In a preclinical trial in mice, researchers found that drugs called histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) can enhance the brain’s ability to permanently replace old traumatic memories with new memories.
What used to be known as shell shock is now recognized medical condition.
SARASOTA, Fla. - 9/11 is a day of reflection across the United States and the world but, what are the long term effects for first responders and those in the towers that made it out?
NEW HAVEN, Conn (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- One in ten adults in the US suffers from depression. For many, the symptoms are debilitating and the current treatments just don’t work. Researchers say a drug that’s used in hospitals and abused on the streets, may dramatically change your state of mind.
The healing power of touch, sound and smell may help Suncoast veterans
LAKEWOOD RANCH - Sights, sounds and smells help veterans suffering PTSD emerse themselves in the exposure treatment as a way to heal. Its all part of a research program offered free to veterans and active duty personnel.
PTSD may develop when a person experiences a traumatic event in which actual or threatened death or injury is involved, and the response is intense fear or helplessness. Later, the event is often re-experienced through intrusive thoughts, dreams, or flashbacks. Avoidance of activities, places, or people that are reminders of the event is common. Feelings of isolation and detachment from others may also be present.
And as we pay tribute to those who lost their lives for this country, it’s important not to forget the struggles those who survived the battlefield now face. And one of those struggles is helping veterans get back to work.
Memorial day is a day to reflect and pay our respects to those who lost their lives, but, it may be most difficult for those still with us who served and remember .
Whether it's pop, hip-hop, country, or classical, we all have favorite songs that make us move or simply move us. But could music help as we battle different diseases and conditions?