We’re all familiar with stress and the potential effects it may have on our minds and bodies. Stress can be caused by numerous factors including fatigue, depression, and fear. The effects vary in levels of intensity but often involve unusual weight changes, headaches, and irritability. Many stress-reducing techniques, such as exercise, meditation, and yoga are available to … Read More

Here’s a frightening statistic: every day, 22 American heroes commit suicide because of the stress they experienced on the battlefield in the past. Furthermore, many avoid treatment for their Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and find their lives spiraling out of control. But what is PTSD, and how does it impact these veterans in such a devastating … Read More

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that is caused by undergoing a traumatic experience. Symptoms of the disorder can develop within three months of the traumatic event, but it is possible that symptoms do not manifest themselves until years later. PTSD causes symptoms that are grouped into four categories: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking … Read More

Could post-traumatic stress disorder cause people to age faster? That’s what new research from the University of California, San Diego suggests. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. In the United States, 7-8% of the population will have PTSD at some point in … Read More

If one could measure the speed of pedestrians pattering on the sidewalk, one would probably notice the footsteps slowing down or speeding up near certain hotspots. Not near intersections, but where the newspaper-blanketed homeless huddle behind their signs. With their mouths dried out from asking each passerby, these homeless etch their pleas on cardboard. “Hungry … Read More

Many may have heard horror stories about the V.A. (Veterans’ Affairs). They have ridiculously long wait lines; accusations involving these long wait lines and other bureaucratic issues resulted in a scandal that led the V.A. chief to resign. What might be striking, however, is that these problems are easily preventable. V.A. healthcare is not a … Read More

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