Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Sadly, our nation again has experienced what can only be described as a horrific event. The mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Not only were 50 individuals killed, but more than 50 have apparently been brought to local hospitals for treatment. In … Continue reading Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Domestic violence often leads to traumatic brain injury

Rarely does the general public see such a horrific act of domestic violence like what we saw this week in the video of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée and rendering her unconscious. The media firestorm that followed has been focused on the management of Rice’s professional career, as well as how the NFL generally … Continue reading Domestic violence often leads to traumatic brain injury

The Hidden Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

At the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, we see injuries that occur for a variety of reasons, including motor vehicle collisions, falls and violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intimate partner violence is physical, sexual or psychological and can cause harm from either a current … Continue reading The Hidden Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

The Third-Leading Cause of Death for 15 to 24-Year-Olds

This week was National Suicide Prevention Week, and the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas had a special focus on suicide prevention to reduce injury. On average, one person dies by suicide every 16 minutes, and suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-old Americans. A study published … Continue reading The Third-Leading Cause of Death for 15 to 24-Year-Olds