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2013-11-30 23:19:55

With almost half of American mothers describing their births as traumatic, health care providers often wonder how to best prepare mothers for a subsequent birth. An upcoming webinar, co-sponsored by Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University, teaches strategies to help pregnant women who have had a previous traumatic birth. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 Almost half of American mothers describe their child’s birth as traumatic. An...

2013-11-29 13:22:57

Senior patients with traumatic injuries ranging from rib fractures to head injuries are more dependent on others for daily living activities a year later Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles. Patients in the study were...

2013-11-29 12:54:05

Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better. The research is published in the November 27, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "About 59 percent of all spinal injuries are incomplete, leaving pathways that could allow the spinal cord to change in a way that allows people to walk again. Unfortunately, usually a person affected by this type of spinal injury seldom recovers the...

2013-11-27 23:02:45

Sports Reaction Center, a Bellevue sports physical therapy center, uses NASA-produced technology to help athletes successfully return to their respective sports. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 With the National Football League (NFL) season in full swing, staying in prime physical condition is of the utmost importance for players—but unfortunately for those athletes, they are becoming increasingly vulnerable to a common injury: a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which is...

2013-11-27 23:01:52

The three-year UHMS accreditation demonstrates Florida Hospital Tampa’s commitment to patient care and facility safety for the clinical hyperbaric facilities. (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Florida Hospital Tampa announced today that its Wound Healing Institute received accreditation by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), a program that recognizes clinical hyperbaric facilities demonstrating commitment to patient care and facility safety. The Florida Hospital Tampa Wound...

2013-11-27 15:51:50

A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) study indicates that children are more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if their mother is already afflicted. In the study published in the Journal of Depression & Anxiety, while fewer than 10 percent (8.4 percent) of the mothers were suffering from PTSD, more than a fifth (21 percent) of their children presented PTSD symptoms. Children who developed PTSD symptoms also had more psychosomatic complaints such as...

2013-11-26 23:31:02

New research suggests that women with PTSD are at higher risk for obesity, which could be compounded during the holidays. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Alcohol and drug rehab for women provides treatment for more than addiction alone; behavioral health comes with many complications, including repercussions from trauma. Research published in the November 20th online issues of JAMA Psychiatry (http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1780021) indicates that...

2013-11-26 12:27:16

STUDIES DEMONSTRATE STRONG HEALING RESULTS OF EPIFIX® AND AMNIOFIX® MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today the summaries of a selection of the seven posters highlighting MiMedx allografts presented at the recent 10(th) Annual Desert Foot High Risk Diabetic Foot Conference in Phoenix,...

2013-11-25 16:26:59

DUBLIN, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tk86qz/global_wound) has announced the addition of the "Global Wound Dressing Market 2012-2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tk86qz/global_wound ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in the aging population. The Global...

2013-11-23 23:02:43

Zensah® has developed a new and improved thigh sleeve to help those dealing with quad and hamstring strains, as well improve muscle recovery. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Zensah®, a leading manufacturer of athletic compression apparel, has announced the release of their new thigh compression sleeve. The new thigh sleeve provides athletes with superior muscle support and recovery in the upper leg area. The Zensah® Thigh Compression Sleeve features pin-point...


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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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