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Shooting Trauma Affects Kids, Adults Differently

Shooting Trauma Affects Kids, Adults Differently

Douglas Healey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Traumatic events such as the deadly  shooting at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, can affect children and adults in different ways. Adults often gorge on media images — trying to glean facts…

Newtown, Conn. Shooting: Young Kids, Survivors Cope with Horror

Newtown, Conn. Shooting: Young Kids, Survivors Cope with Horror

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Witnesses at Sandy Hook Elementary School reported horrific scenes as a shooter took 27 lives today — the shattering sounds of gunshots, children locked in the bathrooms and parents crying outside in the …

Connecticut School Shooting: 4 Tips to Help Kids Cope

Connecticut School Shooting: 4 Tips to Help Kids Cope

Douglas Healey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Every parent trying to come to grips with the scope of the tragedy in Connecticut is wondering how to talk to their kids about it.Alan Kazdin, a professor of child psychology at Yale University, offers four tips…

Vitamin D and Calcium Taken Together Offer No Help for Dementia

Vitamin D and Calcium Taken Together Offer No Help for Dementia

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — The latest research into one possible treatment for dementia in women proved to be somewhat disappointing, but experts think it still might hold some promise. Past research has suggested that vitamin D mig…

How Farmville, Angry Birds and More Are Using Psychologists to Engage You

How Farmville, Angry Birds and More Are Using Psychologists to Engage You

Facebook/Zynga(NEW YORK) — If you’ve ever played Angry Birds, or Words with Friends, or Farmville, you might have some sympathy for DiAnn Edwards of Red Lion, Pa.She plays Farmville on her laptop up to eight hours a day. The 51-year-old spends up to $…

Degenerative Brain Disease Found in 34 Pro Football Players

Degenerative Brain Disease Found in 34 Pro Football Players

Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — On the heels of the latest NFL suicide, researchers announced Monday that 34 NFL players whose brain were studied suffered from CTE, a degenerative brain disease brought on by repeated hits to…

Program Helps Flight Attendants Handle Stress of Job

Program Helps Flight Attendants Handle Stress of Job

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The flight attendant’s job has changed drastically in the past 10 years, with the stress level skyrocketing, as demonstrated by some of their own caught-on-tape, airborne freak-outs.This past June, American Eagle …

Program Helps Flight Attendants Handle Stress of Job

Program Helps Flight Attendants Handle Stress of Job

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The flight attendant’s job has changed drastically in the past 10 years, with the stress level skyrocketing, as demonstrated by some of their own caught-on-tape, airborne freak-outs.This past June, American Eagle …

Charlie Beljan Soldiers on to PGA Tour Win Despite Panic Attack

Charlie Beljan Soldiers on to PGA Tour Win Despite Panic Attack

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — Charlie Beljan came out on top at this weekend’s PGA Tour event, but on Friday, during the second round, he suffered a panic attack so severe, he thought he wouldn’t be able to finish.&l…

Women Face Their Fears by Skydiving in Their Underwear

Women Face Their Fears by Skydiving in Their Underwear

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Imagine throwing all your inhibitions to the wind, literally.
That’s exactly what Jennifer Hoffman and Marisa Gallegos, founders of Esme & Eve Photography in Los Angeles, are doing. They’re going skydiving in …

Displacement Takes Its Toll on Still Homeless New Yorkers

Displacement Takes Its Toll on Still Homeless New Yorkers

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — At the height of superstorm Sandy, Leigh Devine and her 8-year-old daughter waded through a flooded lobby in a total blackout to leave their apartment in lower Manhattan, and they have not returned. In fact, since t…

Romney Supporters Lament the ‘Mourning’ After the Election

Romney Supporters Lament the ‘Mourning’ After the Election

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thanks to the barrage of political ads and candidate robo-calls, a lot of Americans woke up Wednesday with a nasty case of campaign fatigue.And, of course, about 48 percent of the country, whether t…

Nor’easter Stress Is Normal for Sandy Survivors

Nor’easter Stress Is Normal for Sandy Survivors

EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — At the height of superstorm Sandy, Jane Frank clung to her husband and three boys as the water rose. It flooded their basement and rose as high as the first floor of their Belle Harbor home in the Rockaway sect…

National Coming Out Day and the Fight for Equal Rights

National Coming Out Day and the Fight for Equal Rights

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Twenty-five years ago on this date, half a million people participated in a historic march on Washington, D.C., for gay rights.Fired up from the march, organizers found a way to keep the march alive. The first Nation…

Nicole Scherzinger Reveals 8-Year Bulimia Battle

Nicole Scherzinger Reveals 8-Year Bulimia Battle

SAV/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — As a member of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger appeared to be at the height of her fame, winning MTV awards, selling albums and appearing all over the world.Behind the scenes, however, the singer was in the midst of…

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Set for Oct.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Set for Oct.

Comstock/Jupiterimages(NEW YORK) — This October marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM).National public service organizations, government agencies and professional medical associations are united in promoting breas…

New Drug Offers Hope for Autism Patients

New Drug Offers Hope for Autism Patients

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Researchers have found a drug that can help patients with Fragile X syndrome stay calm in social situations by treating their anxiety. Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis and her team found that a drug called Arbaclofen reduce…

Mother’s Depression Linked to Child’s Shorter Height

Mother’s Depression Linked to Child’s Shorter Height

iStockphoto/Thinsktock(BALTIMORE) — Mothers who report having symptoms of depression in the first year after giving birth may be likely to have shorter children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers from Johns H…

Mother’s Depression Linked to Child’s Shorter Height

Mother’s Depression Linked to Child’s Shorter Height

iStockphoto/Thinsktock(BALTIMORE) — Mothers who report having symptoms of depression in the first year after giving birth may be likely to have shorter children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers from Johns H…

Study Shows Veterans May Be at Risk for Aging at Accelerated Rate

Study Shows Veterans May Be at Risk for Aging at Accelerated Rate

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Men and women who serve their country come home every day only to suffer from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.  And now there is increasing evidence that there are even more negati…

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