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Newswise: Beyond the Bushfires, What Can Teachers Do to Help Their Kids?

Beyond the Bushfires, What Can Teachers Do to Help Their Kids?

University of South Australia

In a little over two weeks, more than three million Australian students will return to school, ready to start a new year. But, amid the packed lunches and book bags, many may also be returning with a sense of anxiety and confusion in the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Climate Science, Education, Environmental Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sleep, Trauma, Wildfires, Australian News, Staff Picks,

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10-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST
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'Are We Waiting Long Enough?' Study Raises Questions on Timing of Intracranial Pressure Measurements

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Careful monitoring of pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure, or ICP) is crucial for some neurocritical care patients. But current procedures for measuring ICP via an external ventricular drain (EVD) may not leave enough time for accurate ICP readings, reports a study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN), official journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: Healthcare, Neuro, Nursing, Trauma, All Journal News,

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7-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
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Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website

University of Chicago Medical Center

Research from the University of Chicago shows some data used by Nursing Home Compare, the go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, may be highly inaccurate.

Channels: Aging, Healthcare, Nursing, Patient Safety, Seniors, Trauma, All Journal News,

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6-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
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New Blood Test Could Help Elderly Concussion Patients With Internal Head Bleeding to Get Diagnosed, Treated Faster

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Novel research shows that a blood test can differentiate elderly concussion patients with brain tissue damage from those without it. This finding, published in the special brain health collection of AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, could help ensure that elderly patients with severe concussions receive crucial treatment for their injuries.

Channels: Aging, Blood, Neuro, Seniors, Trauma, 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, All Journal News,

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6-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?

Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study that sought to find out whether serotonin reuptake inhibitors or trauma-focused psychotherapy is more effective in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) concluded there is insufficient evidence at present to make that determination.

Channels: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Psychology and Psychiatry, Trauma, All Journal News,

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19-Dec-2019 3:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Traffic Safety Challenge Awards Recognize High Schools Promoting Seatbelt Usage and Safe Driving Behaviors

Hackensack University Medical Center Traffic Safety Challenge Awards Recognize High Schools Promoting Seatbelt Usage and Safe Driving Behaviors

Hackensack Meridian Health

The fall challenge was designed to help teens become safer drivers and passengers by encouraging the use of seat belts in both the front and back seats as well as avoiding risky driving behaviors, such as texting or talking on a handheld phone while driving, speeding and drinking and driving. The program was developed by the Drive Smart Foundation and is funded with a grant from State Farm insurance company.

Channels: All Journal News, Automotive, Back to School, In the Workplace, Trauma, Travel and Transportation,

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18-Dec-2019 4:45 PM EST
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Case Western Reserve social sciences researchers develop new tool to assess exposure to childhood violence, trauma

Case Western Reserve University

One in five children in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, are either exposed to, or are victims of, violence and trauma, according to a new study from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

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18-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST
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Long-Term Diabetes Control Affects Trauma Outcomes, Reports Study in SHOCK®

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

In trauma patients with diabetes, poorer long-term control of blood glucose levels is linked to a higher risk of death and trauma-related complications, reports a study in SHOCK®: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches, Official Journal of the Shock Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: All Journal News, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Public Health, Trauma,

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18-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST
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