March 2016 Archives

PTSD: watch for symptoms now and later

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in people that have experienced or seen a dangerous or shocking event. We often hear of war veterans that develop PTSD from witnessing and experiencing life-threatening combat. Indeed, between 11 and 20 percent of Iraq War veterans developed PTSD in a given year, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Traumatic Brain Injury: More than a bump on the head

Recent findings regarding the prevalence of concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the NFL has brought greater awareness to these serious conditions. Football players put themselves at risk of a head injury with every game played. The rest of us risk a concussion or TBI during a fall, a car collision, and other accidents.

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