Trauma News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/4/2008
Cooling May Not Help Injured Brains in Children

Experts say it's too soon to judge this therapy for traumatic brain injury

5/8/2008
TV Coverage of Tragedies Often Lacks Prevention Messages

When police, fire officials interviewed, viewers twice as likely to hear advice

5/2/2008
9/11 Counselors at Risk for Secondary Trauma

Social workers hearing repeated stories can suffer post-traumatic stress of their own

5/1/2008
Delusions Common in Pediatric ICU

Hallucinations during use of sedatives increase risk of post-traumatic stress, study finds

3/20/2008
Trauma Patients Suffer Even 12 Months After Injury

Those with joint and extremity damage had chronic pain lasting years

3/4/2008
Substance Abusers With PTSD Face Poorer Outcomes

Finding shows half with drug dependence also have post-traumatic stress disorder

2/13/2008
PTSD a Risk Factor for Long-Term Disease

Study finds trauma disorder as good a marker for health status as common chronic ills

2/12/2008
Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict

Experts differ on what answers the research offers

2/7/2008
Domestic Violence Harms Long-Term Health of Victims

Both women, men suffer more chronic illnesses, practice more risky behaviors

2/1/2008
9/11 Attacks Changed Way Americans Dream

Small study suggests images more intense, but oddly lacking planes flying into towers

1/30/2008
Concussion Raises PTSD Risk for Iraq Vets

Study found loss of consciousness increased chances of trauma the most

1/17/2008
Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered

Could led to treatments for neurological damage from injuries, disease

1/15/2008
ER Wait Times Getting Longer

Even those needing most urgent care are waiting more, study finds

12/27/2007
ICU Patients Not Getting Enough Sleep

Clinical-care protocols often deprive them of rest needed for healing, study says

12/7/2007
Mourning Death of Loved One Raises Your Risk of Dying

First month after loss is most vulnerable time, review shows

11/26/2007
ATV Injuries on the Rise

Fractures, brain traumas, spinal damage most common reasons for ER visits, study finds

11/15/2007
Vietnam Vets Study Links Asthma and PTSD

Research in twins found those with most stress symptoms 2.3 times more likely to have respiratory condition

11/13/2007
Follow-Up Exams Uncover More Iraq Vets With Emotional Woes

It may take months for conditions like depression, PTSD to emerge, study says

10/30/2007
Younger Veterans at Greater Suicide Risk

Study also found that post-traumatic stress disorder had a 'protective' effect

10/18/2007
Value of Most Post-Traumatic Stress Treatments 'Uncertain'

VA-sponsored study could influence care of returning U.S. veterans

9/11/2007
6 Years Later, 9/11 Health Questions Linger

Confusion, lack of data has rescue workers, medical experts frustrated

9/5/2007
Controversial Anemia Drug Doesn't Cut Need for Transfusions

But it may reduce mortality rates among trauma patients, study finds

8/23/2007
Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience

Using virtual reality, volunteers mimicked the near-death phenomenon

8/17/2007
Vision Restoration Therapy Might Improve Sight for Trauma, Stroke Victims

In-home computer device shows promise in stimulating affected brain areas, study shows

7/17/2007
Diabetics Face More Complications After Trauma

They're also less likely to be discharged to home, study finds

7/12/2007
Brain May Be Able to Suppress Memories

Experiment suggests humans can will themselves to forget

5/1/2007
Vets From First Gulf War Show Brain Differences

But findings don't prove toxic wartime exposures are to blame, experts say

4/20/2007
9/11 Dreams Study Suggests TV Coverage Boosted Stress

Findings would apply to people coping with Virginia Tech tragedy, expert says

2/27/2007
'Prolonged Exposure' Therapy Best for Female Vets With PTSD

Study found it was more effective than commonly used treatment

12/20/2006
Iraq Vets Falling Through Health-Care Cracks

Despite lifesaving care, many with severe head injuries not getting follow-up they need, report suggests

12/18/2006
9/11 Study Offers Insight Into How Memories Are Formed

The brain's fear center created stronger memories for those nearest Ground Zero

11/20/2006
PTSD Diagnosed More in Women

Different responses to trauma might explain disparity, study suggests

11/7/2006
Childhood Trauma Ups Risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2 studies found early stressors increased chances of debilitating disease

9/12/2006
No Clear Pattern of Illness Among Vets of First Gulf War

But they may be at higher risk for ALS, brain cancer, report notes

8/17/2006
Vietnam's Psychological Toll on Troops Revised Downward

Close analysis shows 40 percent fewer cases of post-traumatic stress disorder

8/1/2006
Iraq War Vets Having Some Mental Difficulties

Study finds effects on attention, verbal learning, memory

2/28/2006
Third of Iraq Vets Seek Mental Health Services

Study found most did so within two years of return

2/7/2006
Civil War Vets Suffered Long After Battles Ended

Youngest soldiers in deadliest units had more illnesses, earlier deaths

12/23/2005
Soap Operas Paint Rosy Picture of Comas

Researcher says viewers could gain unrealistic expectations of condition

12/12/2005
Katrina Leaves Widespread Depression in Her Wake

Aftermath includes host of mental-health problems, including anxiety, insomnia -- even suicide

10/18/2005
Abused Boys Become Abusive Men

They're more likely to commit domestic violence as adults, study finds

9/23/2005
In Iraq, Skilled Hands Are Saving Soldiers' Lives

A head-and-neck surgeon recounts caring for the wounded

9/8/2005
Emotional Blows May Haunt Katrina Survivors

Experts say multiple traumas could be tough to get over

9/2/2005
Inflammation Clues Might Help Treat Trauma

Serious injury sparks changes in thousands of genes, study shows

8/10/2005
Aging Holocaust Survivors at Risk of Suicide

Israeli study contradicts common myth

8/2/2005
Mentally Ill Often Victims of Violent Crime

Study found the rate was 12 times that of general population

6/6/2005
Violent Deaths Plague Juvenile Offenders

Risk grows eight-fold among girls, study of Chicago children found

5/31/2005
Complicated Grief Complicated to Treat

New therapy that combines depression and PTSD techniques works, study finds

5/26/2005
Witnessing Violence Can Trigger Violent Behavior

Teens exposed to gun violence more likely to commit violence

4/24/2005
Virtual Reality May Help Troubled Vets

Simulations being tested as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder