Heroin Deaths in Connecticut Increase 87 Percent

New data on heroin overdose deaths in Connecticut released by the chief medical examiner show an increase of nearly 87 percent from 2012 to 2014. This finding underlines the importance of developing strategies to tackle heroin abuse and implementing potential solutions to reducing overdose deaths, including increased use of the heroin overdose “antidote” Narcan, which…

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VA Sued Over Handling of Sexual Trauma Claims

Two veterans’ advocacy groups are suing the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), claiming the organization discriminates against former service personnel with medical problems related to sexual assault or harassment. According to representatives from the Service Women’s Action Network and the Vietnam Veterans of America, when veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by sexual trauma…

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Post-Concussion Syndrome May Really Be PTSD

A multinational team of researchers has determined that people who have sustained concussions are more likely to be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) several months after injury. Concussions are a form of relatively minor traumatic brain injury that occur when a person’s head hits an object or when an…

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