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Journal EntrySmartphone apps to help with stress and relaxation
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology offers expanded mobile apps to help users control stress and monitor PTSD symptoms from their smartphones.
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Journal EntryAcupuncture in military medicine is a growing phenomenon
The December 2011 issue of Medical Acupuncture features a number of free, peer-reviewed articles detailing the use of acupuncture in the military.
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Journal Entry“Infographic” on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from Military Pathways
This colorful sheet engages readers in learning about key statistics and tips on getting help for PTSD.
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Journal EntryLeveraging mindfulness as a performance-optimization tool
Practicing mindfulness can improve performance by reducing stress and increasing well-being.
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Journal Entry chemical/x-mdl-sdfileScience article asks: Are we winning the war against PTSD?
A review on how the military is preventing and addressing PTSD in troops suggests that programs are helping keep rates low.
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Journal Entry application/x-troff-msNamaste: Using yoga to manage PTSD and TBI symptoms
Wounded warriors are using yoga as a way to manage stress and other symptoms involved with PTSD and TBI.
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Journal Entry chemical/x-mdl-sdfileGet moving to help manage PTSD
Research has found that those with PTSD are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; for some, exercise might be a great addition to other types of treatment.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programChaplain group tackles Warfighter performance issues
Military chaplains have a working group that discusses emerging spiritual and behavioral issues Warfighters deal with on the front lines and post-deployment.
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Journal Entry chemical/x-pdbVirtual reality: game or treatment?
Virtual reality isn’t just for entertainment anymore—its applications include use by the military to treat symptoms of PTSD and other combat-related injuries.
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Journal Entry D source codeFinding the “new normal”
After a major trauma, illness, or life-changing event, it is often necessary to adapt your lifestyle and create a new version of what feels “normal.”
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