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2009-11-11 09:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental Health America today announced it is partnering with Prescription Audio, a Philadelphia-area based firm (Voorhees, N.J.), to make the company's scientifically based sound therapy available without charge as a download to veterans, active duty servicemen and women, their family members and health care providers. "We applaud Prescription Audio for making this therapy available for free and are proud to partner with them," said David Shern,...

2009-11-10 08:17:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last month in Washington, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki made a staggering announcement: more veterans have committed suicide since 2001 than have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Coming within weeks of the release of the US Army's suicide prevention guidebook, the VA Secretary's statement underscores the commitment to teaching service members and veterans the methods for overcoming combat stress. While for many...

2009-11-06 14:12:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- "Our hearts go out to the families of the soldiers and civilians who were killed or wounded by the senseless violence that took place at Fort Hood today," said National Veterans Foundation President and Founder Shad Meshad. Shad Meshad has 38 years of experience treating sufferers of PTSD. In his practice, he has seen counselors who treat people with traumatic stress develop Compassion Fatigue, or Secondary Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and with it...

2009-10-27 03:30:00

Soldiers' Angels Conducts 4th Annual Online Valour-IT Fundraising Competition PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Divided among four "virtual teams," a wide variety of bloggers and other New Media mavens are competing on the Internet to see who can inspire the most donations to help wounded troops. Part of the Soldiers' Angels fifth annual online Valour-IT Veterans Day fundraising competition that runs through Veterans Day (November 11), the effort helps ensure America's...

2009-10-15 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Post-traumatic stress is a common concern among American service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To combat the stigma that keeps some members of the military, veterans and their families from seeking needed psychological health care, the Real Warriors Campaign, sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), makes reaching out easier by providing access to psychological health...

2009-09-29 10:04:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, has awarded Abt Associates a 4-year, $5 million contract to study the effects of the war zone deployment of U.S. military service members on the mental health and related outcomes of their spouses and family members. In recent decades, mental health and related outcomes for U.S. military service members following war zone deployment have been documented for many...

2009-09-15 16:34:45

The Veterans' Administration should expect up to 35 percent of those serving in Iraq to seek post-traumatic stress disorder treatment, U.S. researchers say. Michael P. Atkinson of the Naval Postgraduate School and Adam Guetz and Lawrence M. Wein, both of Stanford University, says the tempo of deployment cycles in the Iraq War is higher than for any war since World War II. The study authors combined a dynamic mathematical operations research model with deployment data and PTSD data from the...

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2009-09-14 07:15:00

Basic training for U.S. Army soldiers is being changed to include a much greater emphasis on mental health and resiliency under combat stress, officials say. The goal is to reduce instances of post-traumatic stress disorder among combat veterans, the military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported Monday. Stars and Stripes said that beginning in October, the first week of basic training for soldiers will feature anti-stress programs designed to building coping skills, which will be integrated...

2009-09-09 07:25:00

PARKER, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 5.2 million Americans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, every year. This disorder is a severe mental disease that can cause witnesses and victims of war, violent crimes and other traumatic events to believe that they are constantly in danger or send them into a deep state of depression. Robert Carson Krause is a veteran of the Vietnam War and the Cambodian...

2009-09-06 23:47:05

Israeli researchers say brain profiling may help detect soldiers at risk for suicide. The Tel Aviv University study of 50 Israeli soldiers, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to forecast which soldiers might be vulnerable to stress symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and therefore at more risk for suicide. Looking at the part of the brain called the amygdala, we were able to predict how many stress...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.