PTSD

PTSD

PTSD linked to low levels of fat hormone

May 11, 2016
 

Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relive past traumas again and again, bound in a virtual prison of their memories. Researchers in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center now report a biological mechanism that might explain why these individuals are less able to extinguish the fear of past dangers.

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WOAI Radio: UT Health Science Center Seeing Promise from New PTSD

May 9, 2016
 

Cases of post-traumatic stress disorder have skyrocketed, thanks to the war on terror, leaving veterans taking handfuls of pills, but now there’s hope of a possible cure. Read the full story at WOAI Radio

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National Science Foundation: PTSD linked to low levels of fat hormone

May 9, 2016
 

Researchers in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio report a biological mechanism that might explain why individuals coping with post-traumatic stress disorder are less able to extinguish the fear of past dangers. Read the full story at the National Science Foundation

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Express-News: Grim toll of military suicides reaches a new milestone

April 11, 2016
 

The mounting toll of military suicides since 2003 — an intractable problem highlighted again Friday with a murder-suicide at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland — has surpassed the number of troops killed in Iraq.

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Military Health External Advisory Committee

Advisory committee formed for Military Health Institute

March 2, 2016
 

An External Advisory Committee for the Health Science Center’s Military Health Institute, comprised of military health experts from across the country, has been formed. The committee held its inaugural meeting Feb. 26 in San Antonio.

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PTSD

San Antonio Magazine: Outrunning PTSD

March 1, 2016
 

It’s fair to say that Stacey Young-McCaughan is obsessed with exercise. And it’s not just because the retired U.S. Army colonel played sports growing up and has long been a dedicated runner. Early in her career as an oncology nurse and researcher, Young-McCaughan wondered about the benefits exercise could provide to people fighting cancer. Read the […]

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