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