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  • Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence

    03/24/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/19/2016 | Mark Brown
    Chicago Brown: Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence Mark Brown This is a good news story, but underlying it is a bleak reality. The volume of gunshot wounds and other trauma cases treated at Stroger Hospital is so high that the U.S. Navy has teamed up the past two years with the hospital’s prestigious trauma unit to keep its medical personnel better prepared for their next deployment. The Navy guys might see as much action in a typical night at Stroger as they would if they were in a combat setting. Let that sink in for a minute....
  • DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows

    04/03/2015 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4-2-2015 | University of Edinburgh
    Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on. Researchers found that naturally occurring changes to these proteins, which affect how they control genes, can be sustained from one generation to the next and so influence which traits are passed on. The finding demonstrates for the first time...
  • DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

    06/04/2015 5:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2015 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. Previously large studies have shown that devastating events such as famine can scar future generations, making them more prone to obesity and diabetes. However it is the first time that the biological mechanism for the effect has been seen. Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered...
  • Study says 9/11 led to 'terrorism-induced smoking'

    06/22/2013 5:15:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | June 21, 2013 | KRISTEN BUTLER
    The stress of the attacks on 9/11 caused an estimated one million former smokers to pick the habit up again, according to a Weill Cornell Medical College public health study. The research is the first to look at the net costs to society of terrorism-induced smoking in the United States after 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Though there is a general consensus that stress is a "very large motivator for individuals to use substances," the stress effects of large-scale events on substance use has not been widely studied. "This study provides the first unbiased estimate of the effect...
  • Tests in Mice Misled Researchers on 3 Diseases, Study Says

    02/11/2013 6:58:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2013 | GINA KOLATA
    For decades, mice have been the species of choice in the study of human diseases. But now, researchers report stunning evidence that the mouse model has been totally misleading for at least three major killers — sepsis, burns and trauma. As a result, years and billions of dollars have been wasted following false leads, they say. The study does not mean that mice are useless models for all human diseases. But, its authors said, it does raise troubling questions about diseases like the ones in the study that involve the immune system, including cancer and... --snip-- “That started us thinking,”...
  • I say Akin was right; and AIN'T I A WOMAN?**

    08/22/2012 3:20:19 PM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 378 replies
    the conservative circular firing squad | August 22, 2012 | me
    First, I'm a woman. (Seems to be an important qualification if one is to be allowed to have an opinion on "womens' bodies.")I'm used to being attacked by the harridans of the Left, who claim that if you're a pro-life, then you're NOT A WOMAN.But I'm not used to hearing conservatives knee-jerk to the idea that something is "idiotic" just because it's politically incorrect ... according to those same rabid harridans of the Left.I think, like Akin did, that a woman's endocrine system CAN sometimes "shut down" the process of conception, or implantation, as a result of traumatic stress suffered...
  • Doctor behind Todd Akin's rape theory was a Romney surrogate in 2007

    08/21/2012 7:39:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    A physician and former president of the National Right to Life Committee, Willke was an “important surrogate” for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid. Willke is the oft-cited source of the theory that rape-related pregnancies are “rare.” The theory is sometimes used by antiabortion advocates to argue that abortion laws should not contain exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest. Willke believes that trauma caused by violent rape causes a woman’s reproductive system to shut down. He presents this belief as fact in educational materials, including a book about abortion and a website called Willke’s views – and his...
  • Meet the court dogs providing calm for traumatised witnesses

    06/14/2011 4:07:12 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:24 PM on 14th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A 15-year-old girl had special help when she took the witness stand yesterday at the trial for the man accused of sexually assaulting her for four years. Rose, an 11-year-old golden retriever whose regular job is helping provide therapy in schools for troubled children, was there at her side, helping to calm a child who experts said is otherwise incapable of talking about her traumatic ordeal. It's an unprecedented arrangement in New York and now gaining acceptance elsewhere.
  • Losing freedom little by little

    03/04/2011 6:04:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 4, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    When the Transportation Security Agency began its intrusive new airport screening procedures last fall, I was sure Americans would rise up to the privacy violations and put an end to the program in short order. I predicted it would happen by Thanksgiving. Later I revised my prediction to Christmas. There was palpable anger expressed by Americans for two or three months. And then it subsided. One more nail in the coffin of American liberties. When was the last time you saw a news report about TSA abuses? It's yesterday's story. A new line in the sand has been drawn for...
  • For the losing side: How to handle the post-election hangover (PEST: Post Election Stress Trauma)

    11/05/2010 10:16:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/03/10 | Stephanie Chen
    For the losing side: How to handle the post-election hangoverBy Stephanie Chen, CNN November 3, 2010 4:57 p.m. EDT (CNN) -- For weeks -- even months -- you may have been caught up in the election frenzy. You've been jazzed about a candidate or a cause. Perhaps you've volunteered for a campaign or proudly planted a sign in your yard. The results are announced and the winners start celebrating their campaign victory, but for the losers, an election loss can easily turn personal. CNN spoke to Dr. Ivan Walks, a public health physician and psychiatrist who has studied stress for...
  • Overcoming post-election stress trauma (PEST)

    10/13/2010 3:32:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The POC ^ | 6/02/10 | Ma. Andrea S. Tirazona
    Overcoming post-election stress traumaWednesday, 02 June 2010 12:00 AM Ma. Andrea S. Tirazona When the early results of the recently concluded elections started trickling in, I felt a rush of excitement as I saw the numbers tipping in Noynoy’s direction. On the other hand, I was shocked at Binay’s early lead. Before anything else, let me point out that this is not an article as to whether or not Noynoy was the right choice for president, nor is this a debate as to whether or not the election was a clean and honest one. This is about seeing things from...
  • Family That Witnessed Trainer's Death Suing SeaWorld

    08/26/2010 2:40:01 PM PDT · by inflorida · 28 replies
    WESH ^ | August 26, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A family that witnessed the death of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau in February is now suing SeaWorld, a lawyer representing them said.Suzanne and Todd Connell were vacationing at SeaWorld with their 10-year-old son, Bobby, when they saw a 6-ton killer whale named Tilikum pull Brancheau into the water.The New Hampshire family said they were only 30 feet from Brancheau when the incident happened. The family shot home video just moments before the trainer’s death.The family has hired an attorney and is suing the park for negligence and damages from emotional trauma. Damages are not specified.The family...
  • Study: Homosexuality Linked with Childhood Trauma

    07/27/2010 11:25:06 AM PDT · by topher · 124 replies · 8+ views ^ | July 27, 2010 | By James Tillman
    Tuesday July 27, 2010 Study: Homosexuality Linked with Childhood Trauma By James Tillman DUNEDIN, New Zealand, July 26, 2010 ( -- A recent Otago University study has found that homosexual or bisexual individuals are more likely to have undergone a variety of of traumas in childhood, including sexual assault, rape, violence, and witnessing violence in the home. "People who either identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual, or have had a same-sex encounter or relationship, tend to come from more disturbed backgrounds," said Research Associate Professor Elisabeth Wells. The study analyzed results from a New Zealand Mental Health study that surveyed...
  • Cheap drug that stops bleeding can lower risk of dying 15%?

    06/15/2010 10:38:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 379+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | June 15, 2010 | Associated Press,
    LONDON — A cheap drug that can stop bleeding in recently injured accident patients could potentially save the lives of tens of thousands worldwide, a new study says. Researchers studied the effects of tranexamic acid, or TXA, in more than 10,000 adult trauma patients in 40 countries who received the drug within eight hours of being injured. They compared those patients’ outcomes to more than 10,000 accident victims who got a placebo treatment. The study was published online today in the medical journal Lancet. Doctors found that patients who got TXA had a 15 percent lower chance of dying from...
  • A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama?

    06/10/2010 11:09:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 411 replies · 7,706+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I've written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.   Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama's blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times' Maureen Dowd revamped Obama's "Yes We Can" motto into "Will We Ever?" The liberal women of the TV show "The View" have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama's living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe,  recently pronounced him disconnected.  Obama's odd mannerisms intrigue...
  • The Shock of Barack

    03/31/2010 3:19:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 739+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    I've been feeling funky since Black Sunday, the day of the health care debacle. As a therapist, I'm usually able to identity my feelings. But this one had left me stumped. I went through the usual laundry list of emotions: Am I depressed? (A little, but that's not it.) Worried, scared? (Yes, but who isn't?) Angry (Very, but that's still not what's bugging me.) It took a conversation with a conservative friend, Nancy, for me to pinpoint the feeling. Nancy told me that a Jewish co-worker, a staunch Obama supporter, was feeling "shell shocked" by Obama's vilifying Israel. Bingo. That's...
  • A Chance for Clues to Brain Injury in Combat Blasts

    06/23/2009 2:07:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 669+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | ALAN SCHWARZ
    No direct impact caused Paul McQuigg’s brain injury in Iraq three years ago. And no wound from the incident visibly explains why Mr. McQuigg, now an office manager at a California Marine base, can get lost in his own neighborhood or arrive at the grocery store having forgotten why he left home. But his blast injury — concussive brain trauma caused by an explosion’s invisible force waves — is no less real to him than a missing limb is to other veterans. Just how real could become clearer after he dies, when doctors slice up his brain to examine any...
  • Border Town to Get New Trauma Center

    05/02/2009 9:24:26 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 483+ views
    This computer rendering shows the planned $2.6 million state-of-the-art Zakho Emergency Hospital and Trauma Center. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project, with completion scheduled for August 2009. Rendering courtesy of USACE. ZAKHO — Car accidents and trauma injuries account for a large percentage of the medical care administered in this Kurdish border town.  Although the town has adequate medical facilities, the treatment of trauma patients has placed a heavy burden on hospital medical staff.To ease the strain, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division is overseeing the construction of a $2.6 million state-of-the-art medical...
  • Iraqi Army medics complete advanced emergency medical trauma training (Kirkuk)

    11/02/2008 9:40:06 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 185+ views
    KIRKUK, Iraq – Medics from the Iraqi Army completed advanced training in emergency medical treatment of battlefield injuries here on Oct. 22. A group of twelve Iraqi medics graduated from the Iraqi Emergency Medical Trauma Lane, the second time the course has been hosted and the first time it was run completely by Iraqis. The IMETL is an advanced combat medic course modeled after the U.S. Army Expert Field Medical Badge course, stressing the types of injuries and conditions soldiers are likely to encounter on the battlefield, such as uncontrolled hemorrhaging and tension pneumothorax, or lung collapse, the two leading...
  • First responders rush onto ice (NHL Trauma Training)

    09/22/2008 8:56:48 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 20 replies · 313+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 22, 2008 | Suzanne Hoholik
    First responders rush onto ice Medical staff for Blue Jackets gets training to handle in-game emergencies in wake of nearly fatal NHL injury Monday, September 22, 2008 3:13 AM By Suzanne Hoholik THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Mike Vogt, head athletic trainer of the Columbus Blue Jackets, demonstrates chest compressions in a training session for the medical personnel who staff the hockey team's games. Rich Phillips, who drives the Zamboni machine that smoothes the Nationwide Arena ice, portrays a stricken player. When the fastest game in sports comes to a halt because a hockey player is down on the ice or heads...
  • Denial Healthy? Not Necessarily

    08/28/2008 10:28:29 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 287+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 28, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Denial Healthy? Not Necessarily by: Bethany Stotts, August 28, 2008 Five academics have challenged the conventional wisdom that silence in the face of emotional trauma is an unhealthy reaction. “Contrary to common assumption, this study demonstrates that individuals who choose not to express their thoughts and feelings in the immediate aftermath of collective trauma are capable of coping successfully and in fact are more likely to do so than individuals who do express,” write five professors who hail from the University of California at Irvine, the University of Buffalo, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Their research tracked...
  • Melancholy Serenades

    06/11/2008 1:34:59 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 118+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 11, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Melancholy Serenades by: Malcolm A. Kline, June 11, 2008 Education professionals think that they have come up with a way to get middle school students to share their life experiences in a way that is both therapeutic and instructive but the exercises they have concocted may prove to be intrusive at best. “In their writer’s notebook, students draw a horizontal line across the page,” Karen D. Wood writes in the May 2008 issue of Middle School Journal. “Above the line, they note the highlights of their lives; moments that are fond memories.” “Below the line, they note the lowlights of...
  • PTSD Prevalence Justifies Screening Of Injured Patients: At one year, 1 in 5 patients meet criteria.

    06/04/2008 8:20:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 137+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 15 May 2008 | BRUCE JANCIN
    BRUCE JANCIN (Denver Bureau) Article Outline • Copyright NEW YORK — Posttraumatic stress disorder and depression are extremely common a full year after hospitalization for injury and are associated with up to a nearly sixfold increased likelihood of failure to return to work, according to the largest-ever U.S. study evaluating the multiple impacts of trauma. The implications of these new findings from the National Study of Costs and Outcomes of Trauma (NSCOT) are profound. With an estimated 2.5 million hospital admissions for injury per year in the United States, the data would suggest 500,000 of these patients will have debilitating...
  • Brain's Gray Cells Appear To Be Changed By Trauma Of Major Events Like 9/11 Attack, Study Suggests

    06/04/2008 7:44:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 113+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jun. 4, 2008 | Sheri Hall
    enlarge Magnetic resonance imaging of the brains of healthy adults more than three years after Sept. 11, 2001, shows areas that have less gray matter volume in those who were near ground zero on 9/11, compared with those who were much farther away. This is three views of the brain areas that have lower gray matter volume in the 9/11-exposed group. Notably, all of these areas (which show up brighter in this image) are associated with the processing of emotion. (Credit: Image courtesy of Cornell University) ScienceDaily (Jun. 4, 2008) — Healthy adults who were close to the World Trade...
  • Trauma, Turmoil, Chaos, Refiner's Fires, The Redemptive Order of GOD ALONE [Open]

    06/02/2008 10:30:31 AM PDT · by Quix · 191 replies · 2,282+ views
    2 JUN 2008 | Quix
    Trauma, Turmoil, Chaos, Refiner's Fires, The Redemptive Order of GOD ALONE [Open] Lack of secure ATTACHMENT the first 6 years of life—especially, imho, to a healthy loving DADDY, results in almost or truly terminal insecurities. Said insecurities trigger a lifelong [until arrested and overcome, flushed]—trigger a lifelong pattern, habit, obsession of BEING IN CONTROL of every detail of one’s life and especially one’s relationships [which, of course, causes no end of problems and never results in the security longed for—satan wins again]. And, most often, such obsessive compulsions and needs for CONTROL find a nurturing home in INSTITUTIONALIZED structure,...
  • It's Okay to Keep Those Feelings Inside, New Study Suggests

    06/01/2008 8:53:16 AM PDT · by Dysart · 31 replies · 60+ views
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Contrary to popular notions about what is normal or healthy, new research has found that it is okay not to express one's thoughts and feelings after experiencing a collective trauma, such as a school shooting or terrorist attack. In fact, people who choose not to express their feelings after such an event may be better off than those who do talk about their feelings, according to University at Buffalo psychologist Mark Seery, Ph.D., lead author of a study to appear in the June issue of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. The study investigated the mental and...
  • Afghanistan Graduates First Police Trauma Assistance Personnel

    04/03/2008 5:00:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 119+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Luis P. Valdespino, USMC
    KABUL, Afghanistan, April 3, 2008 – The Afghan National Police Central Training Center graduated 24 police officers today from the first course for trauma-assistance personnel taught by U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen. Students with the Afghan National Police Trauma Assistance Personnel course treat a fellow policeman’s simulated wounds during the inaugural course at the ANP Central Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Three Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan Navy corpsmen from the ANP Medical Embedded Training Team here taught the eight-week course, which gives the ANP its first personnel...
  • Balad trauma doctors gather to hone skills

    03/31/2008 5:21:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 138+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes, USAF
    3/31/2008 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Approximately 20 deployed military doctors, U.S. civilian doctors and Iraqi doctors gathered at the Air Force Theater Hospital to share information about operations at their respective hospital facilities and discuss and how they could work to be more interoperable here March 24 and 25. The Joint Theater Trauma System conference addressed how medical staff members could improve the delivery of care, and ultimately continue to decrease morbidity and mortality in Iraq among servicemembers and civilians, said Lt. Col. (Dr.) George Costanzo, a Joint Theater Trauma System Surgeon deployed from Moody Air Force...
  • Top court refuses to hear appeal of Jackson woman fighting Wal-Mart seizure of trust fund

    03/30/2008 7:32:40 AM PDT · by em2vn · 86 replies · 1,610+ views
    Southeast Missourian ^ | 03-19-08 | Rudi Keller
    The Wal-Mart company health insurance plan won't seek to take other assets from a family that has lost its last court battle to keep a severely injured woman's trust fund from being seized, a company representative said. Former Wal-Mart employee Debbie Shank of Jackson racked up $469,000 in medical costs after a 2000 traffic collision. In a subsequent lawsuit, GEM Transportation Inc. agreed to pay $1 million as a settlement of her claims. Debbie Shank received $417,477 from her share after legal fees; her then-husband, Jim Shank, received $200,000, and about $119,000 remained after legal bills.
  • Construction Begins on $92 Million Trauma Research Facility

    01/15/2008 3:53:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 40+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 15, 2008 – Construction of a $92 million center for all Defense Department combat casualty care and trauma research missions began with a groundbreaking ceremony here Jan. 11. Dr. Basil Pruitt (center) laughs at a comment made by guest speaker, Maj. Gen. George Weightman, commander of U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, at the Jan. 11, 2008, groundbreaking ceremony for the Joint Center of Excellence for Battlefield Health and Trauma Research, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Photo by Elaine Wilson   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The 150,000-square-foot Joint Center of Excellence...
  • Army’s Aggressive Surgeon Is Too Aggressive for Some

    11/06/2007 8:32:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 84+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 6, 2007 | ALEX BERENSON
    Scientist at Work | John Holcomb SAN ANTONIO — Since the war in Iraq began, Col. John Holcomb has been working to change the way the military takes care of its wounded. Along the way he has suffered a few dings himself. A tall medical doctor with a Southern lilt and close-cropped gray hair, Colonel Holcomb, 48, has spent his entire 27-year career in the Army, earning a reputation as one of the military’s top trauma surgeons. Since 2001, he has headed the Army’s Institute of Surgical Research, based on the campus of the Brooke Army Medical Center here. Under...
  • Army medics train at Miami trauma center

    10/26/2007 7:46:47 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 65+ views
    Yahoo - A/P ^ | 10/25/2007 | JENNIFER KAY,
    MIAMI - The trauma center's radio crackles an alert: A 34-year-old woman injured in an auto wreck is being brought in by helicopter. Parts of her scalp have been torn back, exposing her skull. Broken bones may be sticking out through the skin of her left leg. Her injuries may help save the lives of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. For two weeks, 28 Army medics, nurses, doctors and nurse anesthetists have been learning trauma medicine and teamwork under pressure at the Ryder Trauma Center at downtown Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, a place that sees such carnage it often resembles a...
  • Improvements Keep Coming at Iraq’s Busiest Trauma Center

    06/04/2007 5:52:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 369+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Norris Jones
    Improvements Keep Coming at Iraq’s Busiest Trauma Center Corps of Engineers oversee $21 million in repairs, improvements at Ibn Sina Hospital By Norris JonesGulf Region Central DistrictU.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAGHDAD, June 4, 2007 — It’s the U.S. military’s busiest trauma center in the world. Ibn Sina Hospital, built in 1964 and located in Baghdad’s International Zone, has been operated by the U.S. Army since October 2003. It has handled more than 13,000 emergency room visits, air evacuated more than 10,000 patients, taken more than 60,000 X-rays, accomplished 14,500 surgical hours, and given more than 33,000 units of...
  • Rockier road for blood product - Northfield's Polyheme faces tighter scrutiny

    12/22/2006 8:57:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 516+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 19, 2006 | Bruce Japsen
    Just when Northfield Laboratories Inc. is on the verge of finding out whether its experimental blood substitute works well enough to submit to the Food and Drug Administration for possible approval, the regulatory climate appears to have become much tougher. Last week Northfield's primary rival in the race to get a blood substitute to market was rebuffed by advisers to the FDA, who decided against endorsing a controversial clinical trial of Biopure Corp.'s Hemopure blood substitute. The two companies are racing to develop a potentially lucrative product that can save lives in trauma situations by carrying oxygen through the body--an...
  • Seriously Wounded Soldier Recalls Trauma, Looks Toward Future (Awe and Tears and more AWE)

    08/20/2006 1:38:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,261+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2006 – Army Spec. Crystal Davis proved her steely grit the night the up-armored wrecker she was driving in Iraq hit an improvised explosive devise. Trapped in the destroyed vehicle with her right foot nearly severed, she told her cohorts she’d hoist herself out rather than risk having them come in. “I think about it every day,” Davis told country music singer-songwriter Rockie Lynne Aug. 18, at a dinner for wounded servicemembers and their families. “Every moment that goes by a part will flash back. I tell it differently every time because I remember different things as...
  • Trauma may make the brain grow old; Stress seems to trigger memory problems later in life

    07/25/2006 5:19:19 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 5 replies · 323+ views ^ | 24 July 2006 | Jennifer Wild
    A bout of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may do damage to the brain that kick-starts memory problems, scientists have discovered. Even patients who had recovered from a period of stress started to get age-related memory difficulties about a decade earlier than non-traumatized people, they report. Post-traumatic stress, a condition that can cause patients to feel physical pain on remembering a traumatic event, is known to have a number of effects on the mind and body. One of the side effects is that patients tend to be forgetful, unable to remember a story or a list of words after they've heard...
  • Helping Your Children Cope If Israel Is Attacked

    07/14/2006 8:56:35 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 32 replies · 943+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 14, 2006 | Dr. Batya Ludman
    Helping Your Children Cope If Israel Is Attacked By Dr. Batya L. Ludman Israel News Agency Haifa----July 14...... Being in a sealed room or bomb shelter in Israel is not easy for an adult at the best of times, but should we have to go into our shelters today or tomorrow, how can we make this an easier experience for our children? Most children in Israel will cope very well with being in a shelter as they will be with their parents and will therefore feel secure. Assuming that parents remain calm and are in control, children will feel safe....
  • Doctor brings trauma experience to Naval Hospital, helps to heal Marines again (sniff! sniff!)

    03/10/2006 5:13:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 402+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Brian A. Tuthill
    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (March 10, 2006) -- Growing up in a small Pennsylvania town nestled in the Pocono Mountains and dreaming of becoming a doctor, Joe Strauss would have never predicted he would be the lead resident physician at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., during one of the Marine Corps’ bloodiest battles in Iraq. Now a Navy lieutenant commander and an orthopedic surgeon, dealing with musculoskeletal injuries at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, Strauss said his past experience helping wounded Marines allows him to better serve Marines and Sailors aboard...
  • Study confirms long-term mental trauma of abortion

    12/26/2005 7:21:55 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 1,276+ views
    Catholic Times ^ | December 26, 2005
    Pro-Life groups are calling for a change to Government guidelines on abortion, after a new study into the mental effects of abortion has revealed that women who terminate pregnancies can still suffer from distress up to five years after the event. Research published by the University of Oslo indicates that women who have abortions suffer more long-term mental distress than those who have miscarriages during pregnancy. According to the study, after five years just 2.6 per cent of women in the miscarriage group were still suffering distress compared with 20 per cent in the abortion group. “This provides further evidence...
  • Post-abortion trauma seen as worse than miscarriages

    12/13/2005 5:55:07 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 790+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2005 | Jennifer Harper
    The lingering distress, sadness and guilt brought on by an induced abortion is worse than that of a miscarriage and decreases much more slowly as time goes on, according to a five-year study of Norwegian women published yesterday. In the aftermath of abortion, women "experienced more mental distress long after the event -- two and five years afterwards -- than women who had a miscarriage," the researchers reported. Along with "high levels" of anxiety and feelings of guilt and shame, the women who had voluntarily ended their pregnancy also "had to make efforts to avoid thoughts about the event," the...
  • Lifesaving trauma team provides care within one hour of injuries

    10/14/2005 6:01:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 338+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Senior Airman Cassandra Locke
    10/14/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Should deployed troops need on the spot surgery, there is a five-person mobile forward surgical team on standby, ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to help them. The team -- an MFST -- can deploy in 24 to 48 hours. It is the smallest forward-deployable surgical team that can do field surgery. The team, part of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, has been deployed here for a month. It has performed 38 operations and seen 107 clinic patients. Once on location, the team can set up to operate within 15 minutes of arrival....
  • Taqaddum Trauma Platoon fights for life

    10/13/2005 4:56:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 13, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Oct. 13, 2005) -- Nestled amongst the abundance of tents here is a place where nothing short of miracles are performed at the hands of skillful individuals. This rag tag platoon is an assortment of doctors, nurses and hospital corpsman from all over the country. The members of the Surgical/Shock Trauma Platoon, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward), are an elite group of Marines and sailors designed to take the most serious of emergency medical patients from all over the area of operation. The platoon’s battle is not on the kinetic battle field,...
  • Comfort, Local NOLA Doctors Establish Trauma Treatment Unit

    10/04/2005 4:05:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 268+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 4, 20055 | unattributed
    NEW ORLEANS (NNS) -- Medical staff on board USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and local New Orleans physicians began treating trauma patients aboard the hospital ship Oct. 3 in a landmark partnership between the Navy and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Defense and the supervisory health government organization within the state of Louisiana is a resource-sharing partnership to conduct humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations. The agreement is designed to help smooth the transition going from shipboard health care to civilian health care in local hospitals throughout the city of New Orleans....
  • The Mental Health Crisis That Wasn’t (9/11)

    08/29/2005 10:11:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 680+ views
    Reason ^ | August/September 2005 | Sally Satel and Christina Hoff Sommers
    How the trauma industry exploited 9/11 On September 14, 2001, three days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a group of psychologists sent an open letter to the American Psychological Association. The 19 signatories, all established experts in trauma research and treatment, were concerned that thousands of people in New York City and elsewhere would receive dubious, even damaging, counseling. “In times like these,” the letter said, “it is imperative that we refrain from the urge to intervene in ways that—however well-intentioned—have the potential to make matters worse.…Unfortunately, this has not prevented certain therapists...
  • Unit Trains for Routine, Ready for Unexpected

    08/03/2005 4:25:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Defend America ^ | Aug 3, 2005 | Army Spc. Matthew Wester
    The clinic serves as a battalion aid station and also provides lab, dental, x-ray and trauma services. TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2005 — "You never know what is going to roll up to the door," said U.S. Army Capt. Jacqueline L. Graul, brigade nurse for 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Graul is part of the staff at "Cobra" Clinic, run by C Company, 125th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, which provides for the medical needs of soldiers at Camp Taji. "You don't get a second chance with a real casualty. All your training is on the line."...
  • When Do We Get to See Judge Roberts' Forged “Secret Memos?” - (CBS working to get them out?)

    07/24/2005 9:48:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 593+ views
    America is suffering from a bunch of P.E.S.T.’s. Victims of Post Election Selection Trauma, or more commonly know as crazy liberals who have decided to hate democracy because George Bush beat them twice. Shortly after the November election, the American Health Association identified this affliction in Boca Raton, Florida, with some of its symptoms being: “feelings of withdrawal, feelings of isolation, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, nightmares, and pervasive moodiness, including endless sulking.” How Rob Gordon, Executive Director of the AHA, was able to differentiate these symptoms from the normal behavior of most liberals I have no clue, but none the...
  • Army To Partner in Trauma Blood Substitute Study

    07/19/2005 5:50:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 420+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | July 19, 2005 | Nelia Schrum
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, July 19, 2005 – A blood substitute that might save lives on the battlefield will be tested in San Antonio through a research protocol already underway in 22 communities across the nation. Brooke Army Medical Center and University Hospital are participating in a groundbreaking national clinical trial to evaluate the safety and usefulness of PolyHeme, an oxygen-carrying blood substitute, in increasing survival of critically injured and bleeding patients. Under the study protocol, treatment would begin before arrival at the hospital, either at the scene of the injury or in the air ambulance, and continue during a...
  • Runaway Hoax-(Jennifer Wilbanks "psychoanalyzed;" it's a matter of character, after all, isn't it?)

    05/01/2005 2:51:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 105 replies · 4,267+ views
    Those who subscribe to the retro and misguided theories of 20th century psychology believe there is no age at which a person is accountable for his or her actions. No matter how egregious, premeditated, arch or criminal, there is always a mitigating "reason" – which in the "non-judgmental" world of psychobabbling therapists can never be deemed wrong or evil or stupid or a matter of bad character. That reason, the thinking goes, can be traced back to one's childhood and especially one's parents. And no matter how many years or decades have elapsed, no matter what the influence of peers,...
  • Jewish Actress Helps Expand Trauma Unit For Jerusalem Hospital (Natalie Portman)

    03/30/2005 12:40:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 197 replies · 18,398+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 28, '05 | staff
    Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital received a $50 million donation last week from one of the people born there – famed Jewish actress Natalie Portman. Portman’s donation is earmarked for an improved and expanded emergency trauma center being funded by the Hadassah Women's Zionist movement. The expansion will enable three times as many victims to be treated at once. At a ceremony Thursday evening at the Jerusalem Theater, Dr. Kobi Assaf, Hadassah Hospitals’ director of surgery and shock trauma said the expansion of the trauma center will save many lives. "One of the most crucial things we can do for trauma patients...
  • ER forced to divert patients - (Canada)

    03/15/2005 2:28:21 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 979+ views
    Running out of places to care for patients, London's busiest hospital emergency room shut its doors to all but the most severe injuries from outside the city for the first time in its history last week. Two trauma patients had to be diverted during the shutdown, with one patient sent to a hospital in Toronto and the other to Hamilton. The situation hit amid recent reports some London patients have had to wait as long as three days for a hospital bed to become available. "We were in a crisis situation," said Dr. Gary Joubert, chief of emergency medicine for...