Tag Archives: PTSD

The Hidden Toll For Some of Gainesville’s 911 Operators

By on June 9th, 2015 | Last updated: June 10, 2015 at 8:41 am

911 dispatchers deal with long hours, low wages and urgent calls every day. The traumatic calls, especially, may lead to high levels of stress on and off the job.

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Dog Supports Owner With Chronic Illness

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Justice, a young Great Dane, not only functions as a service dog but has the ability to detect illness and distress in the people around him. The dog was rescued by Fallin Turner, 17, who lives with scleroderma and Systematic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and relies on Justice for both emotional and physical support.

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HOPE Comes On Four Legs For Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Horses act as therapy animals for people with disabilities, special needs children and veterans with PTSD in a local program called HOPE. With recent expansions, HOPE now has funding to create an employment model to help veterans in their program to find a job.

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In The News: Fishing Therapy Documentary Airs In Florida, Waldo County Owes Alachua, New Orlando Soccer Stadium Fuels Economy, Update On Bill Cosby

By on December 4th, 2014 | Last updated: December 4, 2014 at 10:26 am

PTSD Florida fishing therapy documentary comes to Seminole film fest – A new documentary on PTSD and fish therapy will air on Thursday at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival in Seminole. It includes the story of Neal, a veteran, and […]

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A Bark Sweeter Than The Bite: Man’s Best Friend Aids Veterans

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

The Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs organization held its third annual Passing of the Leash event, where disabled owners are officially paired with a service dog to help them with their specific needs.

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Apps, Pets Serve As Therapy For Mental Illness

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Emotional service animals and mobile applications are being offered as therapy tools for those who suffer from mental illness.

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New MIT Research Could Help PTSD Sufferers

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:02 am

A study published Wednesday in the Neuron journal states that the Tet1 gene could help post-traumatic stress disorder patients and addicts in their recovery.

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UF colleges receive funding for research on eye disease, brain injuries

By on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

The University of Florida’s College of Medicine and College of Nursing both received grants to further research in their fields and help to make more advances in health. The college of nursing received a donation from a graduate and Research to Prevent Blindness benefitted the college of medicines’s ophthalmology department.

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PTSD brings memories of survival

By and on April 4th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Yesterday we heard from Kayla Mead, a University of Florida student that lives with the experiences of PTSD through the eyes of her father, an American Soldier. Today, we continue the series with the voice of Vietnam veteran from Gainesville, Scott Camil.  As […]

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