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Archive for the 'Trauma' Category

Light therapy improves sleep in soldiers with post-traumatic stress syndrome

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Researchers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia report; “bright light therapy produced a significantly greater improvement than placebo in sleep disturbances specific to post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).”

The study (see abstract 0706) will be presented during the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. (more…)

Importance of placement on performance of hip protectors

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Hip protectorHip protectors are a promising strategy to reduce the risk for hip fracture from a sideways fall. However, small changes in pad positioning may influence their protective benefit, according to this study by researchers at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia. (more…)

Vitamin D reduces the risk of falls in older adults

Friday, October 9th, 2009

elderly fallResearchers from the University Hospital Zurich, in Switzerland reviewed the evidence. (more…)

The effect of prayer on posttraumatic growth

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Most discussions about the aftermath of trauma focus on the negative. However, some psychologists believe that although damaging, the experience of trauma can also inspire some people to change in positive ways — experience posttraumatic growth. (more…)

Support for CBT following trauma in young people

Friday, September 19th, 2008

 Many treatment options were reviewed.

The strongest evidence was for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to reduce psychological harm in children and adolescents following trauma. (more…)

Treating minor injuries with Traumeel

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Traumeel is a homeopathic anti-inflammatory and analgesic preparation containing 12 botanicals and 2 minerals.

Doctors in Germany compared it to conventional treatment for sprains, strains, and bruises. (more…)