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Trauma

Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma

As victims and families begin to piece their lives back together after a tragedy, a new, lesser-known struggle may emerge. Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and Jeff Quan, a counselor at Eastfield College, recently sat down for a segment of the …

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Severe injury didn’t stop Joshua from pursuing his dreams

In May 2014, Joshua Farmer was having lunch with his friends at a fast food restaurant when, without warning, a car came crashing through the wall, pinning Joshua to a table. In shock, he was rushed by ambulance to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas where the trauma team was awaiting his arrival. Trauma surgeons …

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Trauma survivors reunite with caretakers who saved their lives

“We cannot plan for the unexpected. We cannot control the outcome. Everything we tell ourselves matters. With hard work, perseverance, patience and over time, the little things and baby steps add up to be big strides. This impacts every aspect of our lives: recovery, relationships and overall growth. So much of our outcome depends on …

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How donating blood and plasma saves lives

Our blood is an incredibly complex mixture of cells and fluid, responsible for transporting important nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide and waste products to and away from cells. Many characteristics of blood and its composition can be broken down into red blood cells, platelets and the liquid portion called plasma. “Blood is composed of both cells …

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