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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists is urging local patients with sprains and basic fractures to bypass hospital emergency rooms and go to its clinics for newly created express care. This is among temporary steps to reduce the strain on local health care systems and conserve protective gear at hospitals.
Empire Concussion and Trauma Recovery recently opened at two clinic sites in Spokane, said Maile Mohsenian, an occupational therapist who also operates Empire Pediatric Therapy. Mohsenian said the clinic has long treated concussion in children, but she saw a gap for such care among adults.
Washington state fell six spots in the 2019 America’s Health Rankings for Women and Children
Three years, seven months and five days: That’s how long Kaine was in the foster care system, having been removed from his birth parents’ home by Child Protective Services at age 5. Under the care and guidance of his new adoptive parents, he’s fine-tuning skills to help him address anger and anxiety, results of the trauma he’s experienced.
A tattered box with pencil punctures, holes cut with scissors and filled with miscellaneous paper – some crinkled and folded – sits atop a small desk in the vice principal’s office at McKinley Elementary School.
A country that refuses to lift a finger to curb gun violence needs a big cleanup crew to deal with it.
Too often these tragedies focus is on the railing, the window or some other distraction from the real issue, which is excessive alcohol use.
In a campus near the river, a program that focuses on helping women who have suffered trauma is seeing success a year and a half after its inception.
Oregon’s Marion County investigation into the deaths of a family of five has confirmed the father was solely responsible for all of them.
Juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating out of the Columbia River Basin in unusually high flows this year face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in the water can cause tissue-damaging gas bubble trauma.
In his first public appearance since suffering a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he was not ready to stop racing. Speaking at Watkins Glen International, where the Sprint Cup Series races on Sunday, NASCAR’s most popular driver said “I’m not ready to quit.” Earnhardt, who skipped the previous three Cup races while he recovers, has been keeping fans updated on his condition via weekly podcasts and said he planned to continue doing that.
Local police, firefighters and social workers got together this week to learn how trauma can affect their work, as well as the people they serve.
Up to 1 in 5 people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, a stark conclusion from government advisers who say where you live shouldn’t determine if you survive. The findings take on new urgency amid the increasing threat of mass casualties like the massacre in Orlando.
Very young children who endure neglect, abuse and dysfunctional home lives go on to struggle as kindergartners, leaving them at risk for more difficult years as adolescents and adults, a new study finds.
Signs and symptoms of CTE, caused by repeated concussion, include neurologic problems like depression, impulsive behaviors, aggressiveness, irritability, memory problems, confusion and at times suicidal behavior. Symptoms frequently do not become apparent until someone is in his 40s or 50s.
The Russo family chose a high school for their two daughters in the same way many families pick a college. They researched and interviewed prospective schools. They visited. They spoke to administrators, teachers and other parents.
It’s an awkward name for lousy events: Adverse Childhood Experiences. Abuse. Trauma. Divorce. Neglect. “Adverse Childhood Experiences” is academic and impersonal jargon that describes experiences that are anything but academic and impersonal. It is a relatively new lens through which researchers are looking at lifelong effects of the lousy things that happen to kids.
Yellow buses pull up and open their doors, and children push into the school in waves. Five teachers waiting in the foyer greet them as individuals. Each gets eye contact, a “good morning” or a side-hug or a question. The teachers aim to notice: Is anyone walking with their shoulders hunched? Crying? Paler than normal?
After a traumatic event such as the school shooting today in Connecticut, parents should limit their children's exposure to news coverage because some children believe the event is reoccurring every time they see the footage.
The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in Iraq and Afghanistan. They survived gunshots, explosions and grenade attacks that left some with brain injuries that slurred their speech and made it difficult to walk.