Baby Steps – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition where an individual, who has suffered a traumatic experience, continues to suffer from anxiety and fear as a result of the trauma they endured. The first step in recovery from PTSD is recognize it and be willing to do the work it takes to recover from it. Recovery is the ability to recall the events without any other cognitive, emotional or behavioral effects. A lot of patients have a dual diagnosis of post trauma stress disorder and substance … [Read more...]

Natural Disasters and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Hurricane Isaac’s impact on the Gulf Coast last week, ongoing forest fires in several Western states, and today’s earthquake in Costa Rica are all reminders of the importance of disaster preparedness, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS. In recognition of September’s observance of National Preparedness Month, we’re re-posting this blog entry from May 2011. Read more about National Preparedness Month from the Department of Homeland Security and the CDC. As if the tornadoes that recently … [Read more...]

REUTERS & USA Today share on the tornado-hit USA

TORNADOS inside the USA From USA Today, comes an excellent description of the formation of tornadoes, by Josh Hatch, Bob Laird, Dave Merrill, Jerry Mosemak and Doyle Rice, USA TODAY. “More than 1,000 tornadoes affect the USA each year, with many more going unreported. Find out how these monster winds form — many from supercell thunderstorms — as well as how to protect yourself from their fury.” Obama ramps up recovery help for tornado-hit South (Reuters) - The … [Read more...]

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