PTSD

Fireworks in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2020 - 2:16 pm
More fireworks than usual have been heard all across the country in recent weeks — all ahead of the Fourth of July weekend — so there’s a growing concern for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more here.
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Nurse under stress
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Lynne Adkins
April 06, 2020 - 3:43 pm
Medical professionals battling to save the lives of others during the coronavirus pandemic now need help themselves — and they may need even more when this is over. Read more here.
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George Zimmerman
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CBS News
December 04, 2019 - 4:17 pm
George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted in the 2012 death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, is suing Martin's family, prosecutors and others involved in the case for $100 million. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, he claimed that the case relied on false evidence and cites "malicious prosecution...
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Kristen Johanson
November 29, 2019 - 11:01 am
Police departments have the highest number of suicide deaths out of any profession nationwide, and this year the number is at an all-time high nationwide. Read more here.
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Keenan Jones
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 22, 2019 - 11:00 am
A 31-year-old Philadelphia man who shot five people inside a crowded Walmart in Cheltenham last summer has been found guilty of all charges, including attempted murder and multiple counts of aggravated assault.
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Keenan Jones
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 17, 2019 - 12:47 pm
The latest in the trial of 31-year-old Philadelphia man Keenan Jones, accused of shooting up a Cheltenham Walmart in August 2018, included first-hand accounts on Thursday from people who were shot, including a store manager who nearly died from a severed artery in her ankle.
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Leroy, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig
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AP News
September 13, 2019 - 1:38 pm
For the fourth time, Leroy — a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig — wandered over to Brennan Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, leading officials to slap Mcgregor Wallace with citations for owning a pig within city limits and having a fugitive pet. Wallace says Leroy is his emotional support...
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GILROY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 29: Flowers and a candle sit outside the site of the Gilroy Garlic Festival after a mass shooting there yesterday on July 29, 2019 in Gilroy, California. Three victims were killed and at least a dozen were wounded before police o
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Antionette Lee
August 04, 2019 - 11:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As America deals with the aftermath of two tragedies in 13 hours, an expert says the effects of a mass shooting can last long after the actual event. Dr. Petros Levounis, a psychiatrist in New Jersey and chair at Rutgers Medical School, says people who survive mass...
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July 22, 2019 - 2:59 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Survivors of the battlefield aren't the only ones at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. If you suffer from a major health event, you could...
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Justin Udo
July 03, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Fourth of July is a time meant to celebrate America's freedom, but part of the day's celebration can have a negative effect on the people who have fought for the country. For military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the bright fireworks of the...
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