For Those With PTSD, Help Is Available

OpEd: Traumatic incidents or continued stressful situations like military, law enforcement or even many of the other first responder experience in the line of duty can create a potentially lethal cocktail of sights, sounds and images that haunt.

Long Islander Helps Fellow Veterans With Therapeutic Cuddling

Jason Ambesi, a military veteran and professional cuddler, hopes his touch therapy can heal those suffering from post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

Mission 22: Long Islanders Raise Awareness About Veteran Suicide, One Pushup...

Long Islanders unite to help Mission 22, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about and ending veteran suicide, through pushups and social media.

Increased Awareness About Concussions Amplifies Search For Solutions

An estimated 1.8 to 3.6 million traumatic brain injuries occur annually in the United States, reports the CDC, and TBIs account for 30 percent of all injury deaths each year. Diagnoses for concussions have increased 43 percent in the United States within the past five years, with a 71-percent spike among patients 10 to 19 years old, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is just one of the many treatments presently being considered by researchers as a viable option for concussed patients, with hundreds of millions of dollars being spent to determine better ways to accelerate recovery treatments in both acute and chronic patients.

L.I. Doctor’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Could Revolutionize Brain Injury Treatment

"Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to dramatically improve the symptoms of patients suffering from combined TBI and PTSD."

New and Old Techs Enlisted to Treat Returning Vets

Among those to begin using the VR software is the Phobia and Trauma Clinic at Hofstra University’s Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.