Can you describe the symptoms of PTSD?

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June 27 is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day. And yes, it is part of PTSD awareness month. But as Dr. Matthew Friedman... Read more

What are 'adverse childhood experiences'? Ask Philadelphia residents

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We’ve written a lot about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and the health risks that arise when children experience toxic... Read more

Philadelphia: brotherly love and trauma-informed practice

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First in a series of posts about what is being done to address trauma and toxic stress in the city. Four years ago, on a train from Philadelphia... Read more

Physicians, the First Amendment, and the NRA

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Gun control in the United States is among the most polarizing issues we face. Strong feelings prevail, with few areas of agreement on either... Read more

What common trauma injury isn't treated at trauma centers? PTSD

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It’s not just military veterans who develop post-traumatic stress disorder. As described in a previous post, what’s known today... Read more

The cost of war: Polio rises again in Syria

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The outbreak of polio in the Syrian Arab Republic announced by the World Health Organization a few weeks ago is a troubling reminder that global... Read more

‘Railway spine’? ‘Soldier’s heart’? Try ‘PTSD.’

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June is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness month. Sure, there are months for almost every medical condition imaginable. But this... Read more

Best public health blogs

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What interests you: Disease sleuthing? Global bioethics? Protecting the food supply? Protecting yourself when you travel? A new ranking... Read more