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Can virtual reality help cure PTSD?

US Marine Chris Merkle avoided all discussions of his three Iraqi and four Afghanistani tours of duty with his therapist. His anger and PTSD were affecting his life. After trying virtual reality-based exposure therapy, he is doing much better and studying psychology to help other veterans. While there are concerns about the long-term safety of virtual […]

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Stony Brook’s WTC wellness program gets $60M federal grant

The federal government will give Stony Brook University’s World Trade Center Wellness Program $60 million over five years. The program treats survivors and rescue and recovery workers with health problems caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, reports David Olson in NY Newsday. The university plans to use the funds to pay for operations and infrastructure costs. […]

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‘Ruck for the Brave’ runners trek across Manhattan for veterans, victims of 9/11

A band of runners ran to firehouses across the city wearing weighted backpacks to raise awareness about PTSD among veterans and survivors of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In an event dubbed Ruck for the Brave, they ran 22 kilometers, to mark the number of veterans who kill themselves each day, reported Ross Keith in […]

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