Tag Archives: Trauma

Provide Emotional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Physicians Facing Psychological Trauma From the COVID-19 Crisis

By SUZAN SONG MD, MPH, PhD The U.S. now has the highest number of COVID-related deaths in the world, with exhausted, frightened physicians managing the front lines. We need not only medical supplies but also emotional personal protective equipment (PPE) against the psychological burden of the pandemic. As a psychiatrist, my role in COVID-19 has… Read More »

@This Is Our Lane 1 Year Anniversary: Dr. Joseph Sakran, Johns Hopkins Trauma Surgeon, Weighs In

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 06: Director of Emergency General Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in … [+] Baltimore Joseph Sakran (C) testifies before the the House Judiciary Committee with Kids Off the Block Chicago founder Diane Latiker (L) and Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Unit Commander Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper in the Rayburn House Office… Read More »

MIND: Can We Really Inherit Trauma?

In mid-October, researchers in California published a study of Civil War prisoners that came to a remarkable conclusion. Male children of abused war prisoners were about 10 percent more likely to die than their peers were in any given year after middle age, the study reported. The findings, the authors concluded, supported an “epigenetic explanation.”… Read More »