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Combined PTSD, substance use disorder lead to worse social well-being

Combined PTSD, substance use disorder lead to worse social well-being

Cognitive and motor performance linked in stroke recovery

Transportation an important barrier to colorectal cancer care

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Study participant Raina Groover goes over some exercises with physical therapist Susan Conroy during a clinic visit.

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Media Reports

'Light Therapy' Could Help Brain-Injured Veterans Struggling With PTSD (04/28/2021)

'Light Therapy' Could Help Brain-Injured Veterans Struggling With PTSD A popular treatment for the seasonal depression that strikes during dark winter months may also benefit veterans with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, a small pilot study suggests.... Read more

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease mainly affecting the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is spread through contact with infected blood or contaminated IV needles, razors, tattoo tools, or other items. .. Learn more

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