In recent years, the medical profession has developed techniques to help save more gunshot victims, such as evacuating patients rapidly. But some trauma surgeons say that even those improvements can save only a fraction of patients when military-style rifles inflict the injury.
The effect of assault weapons is much greater in children, as the surface area of their organs and arteries are smaller, said Dr. Joseph Sakran, a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Health experts told NPR that long-term exposure to trauma and stress — like that of the war in Ukraine — can impact a person's sleep, memory, mood and physical appearance.
Conflicts in Ethiopia, Ukraine and other countries cause psychological trauma that can last far beyond any ceasefire. An Ethiopian-born mental health epidemiologist shares her insights.
Two psychologists in Ukraine tell what they are hearing from traumatized children — and how to give support to these youngsters. Although in the chaos of war, that can be a daunting task.
It's difficult to treat Gazans, said psychologist Ismael Ahel. "We can't just deal with the first trauma or the second trauma. It's a complexity of trauma." And children are deeply affected.
Parents on both sides had to find ways to protect their children. "Yes, the cease-fire has been enforced. But how are we going to deal with children traumatized by this?" asks a mother in Gaza.
A personal trainer and trauma specialist explores how a mindful approach to strength training can help people heal emotional trauma.
From car accidents to gunshot wounds to bicycle crashes, some major Georgia hospitals are reporting an increase in trauma cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey swore she'd never return to Atlanta after her mother was murdered there. 35 years later, she faces those demons in her searing new memoir, Memorial Drive.
In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University,...
When people get hurt or are victims of violence, they often get not only medical attention, but counseling, too. That is to help with mental trauma....