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Emotional Health · Health

PTSD: Another Name for the Old Invisible Wound of War

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is the modern manifestation of what we have long recognized as the effect that war can have on a soldier’s mental health. (It was called “war neurosis” during the French Revolution, “soldier’s heart” in the Civil War, and “shell shock” in World War I.)

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Memorial Day: Remembering the Women

By Women's Voices For Change
"It is not of the dead alone that we think on this day. There are those still living whose sex forbade them to offer their lives, but who gave instead their happiness. Which of us has not been lifted above himself by the sight of one of those lovely, lonely women, around whom the wand of sorrow has traced its excluding circle?"—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1884
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Money & Careers

Finally Honoring “One Woman’s War”

By Luis Carlos Montalvan
By Luis Carlos Montalvan

Nearly fifty years ago, Sgt. Myrtle Vacirca-Quinn was an intelligence officer, often working behind enemy lines. Watch her, this week, as she finally receives a “Freedom Salute – Certificate of Appreciation” from the Army she served long ago.

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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Memories of Summer’s Beginning

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Nothing has changed in my consultation room since I began the practice of solo obstetrics and gynecology there in July, 1983. I was in my second year of private practice, I had a 4 day old son, and I was working away. The room is my favorite color, yellow (always with some red somewhere). Right now the drapes are heavy…
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