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Article ID: 711519

Media exposure to mass violence can fuel cycle of distress, 3-year longitudinal study shows

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 17, 2019 — Repeated exposure to media coverage of collective traumas, such as mass shootings or natural disasters, can fuel a cycle of distress, according to a University of California, Irvine study. Researchers found that individuals can become more emotionally responsive to news reports of subsequent incidents, resulting in heightened anxiety and worry about future occurrences.

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17-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 711473

Taking Care of People with TBI: New Tool Could Speed Caregiver Research

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant. But the effects can last a lifetime – and can leave the survivor dependent on daily care from their loved ones for decades. Now, a new tool seeks to give a voice to those caregivers, who spend countless hours tending to the daily needs of family members whose moods, thinking and abilities seemed to change overnight.

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17-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711035

Simple Test Can Indicate Prolonged Symptoms Following Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion

Journal of Neurosurgery

Researchers have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion.

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9-Apr-2019 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711083

$9.1 million gift supports resilience collaborative for children and families on South Side who suffer trauma

University of Chicago Medical Center

A unique approach that provides an ecosystem of trauma-informed care for children and their families who are critically injured or exposed to violence on the South Side of Chicago is getting a big boost, thanks to a $9.1 million gift to the University of Chicago Medicine by the Ellen & Ronald Block Family Foundation and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.

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11-Apr-2019 8:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711079

Creighton hosts 19th annual Trauma Symposium, June 14

Creighton University

Creighton's annual Trauma Symposium features some of the nation’s top trauma surgeons this June, including keynote J. Wayne Meredith, MD, for a look at how trauma surgical care in both military and civilian arenas of welfare continues to evolve.

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10-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711070

The long reach of trauma: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in middle age

International League Against Epilepsy

It’s just after Valentine’s Day, 2016. Audrey Bart, age 41, is rushed to an emergency room in Cape Town, South Africa, for unexplained paralysis. Over the next week, she begins having seizures. A logical conclusion might be that Audrey has epilepsy. But that's not what's going on.

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10-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711020

Teens face health and safety risks exploring sex online

Michigan State University

A researcher from Michigan State University found that online sexual experiences can predict whether teens become victims of sexual assault.

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9-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 710725

Psychedelic Drug MDMA May Reawaken ‘Critical Period’ in Brain to Help Treat PTSD

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have found that the psychedelic drug MDMA reopens a kind of window, called a “critical period,” when the brain is sensitive to learning the reward value of social behaviors. The findings, reported April 3 in Nature, may explain why MDMA may be helpful in treating people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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4-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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