New research study aims to uncover the emotional impact of COVID-19

It’s difficult to put into words the changes that our world has seen in just a few short weeks. Not only are we confronted by the ever-present risk of illness by this invisible enemy, COVID-19, but there are so many creature comforts and “norms” that are no longer accessible in times of need. As we … Continue reading New research study aims to uncover the emotional impact of COVID-19

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