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Do social workers suffer from post traumatic stress disorder too?

A recent article posted on Science titled "Social Workers may indirectly experience post-traumatic stress", discusses the impact that post traumatic stress disorder affected clients can have on their social worker. Research conducted at the University of Georgia; found that "repeatedly hearing the stories of trauma victims doubles the risk of social workers themselves experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder".

In the study, assistant professor Brian Bride, found that 15% of social workers whom participated in the study met the diagnostic criteria for...

My Health Insurance Experience

There are millions of Americans who are not covered for health insurance because they can't afford or their employer doesn't provide it (or some combination of the two). I count myself lucky because I can afford it, even while working for myself (although it...
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On Revolution’s Heels, Revamped WebMD Previews

With the launch of Revolution Health today, WebMD also decided to launch their latest version for preview. Whereas we find Revolution's navigation and layout a bit confusing for newcomers, we found the new WebMD way cluttered and just plain overwhelming. WebMD's new design screams, "This was designed by a committee."

There is a certain elegance to Revolution's decision to create a minimal look and layout for their pages which is in stark contrast to WebMD's pages. For instance, the Depression center homepage on WebMD...

Revolution Health Launches Tomorrow

With no surprise (given its widely-available but lackluster preview release available for weeks now), Revolution Health officially launches with a media tour and PR galore. And what else would we expect from a company funded by marketing-powerhouse AOL co-founder Steve Case? (Because if AOL...

Does Virtual Intimacy Exist?

That's what a recent study in the journal, CyberPsychology & Behavior set out to determine. The study examined the levels of intimacy reported by individuals in face-to-face and computer-mediated (or "virtual") romantic relationships in 546 participants.

The study discovered that while there was some degree...

Disgust and Social Tolerance

From the Edge 2007 Question of the Year, "What are you optimistic about?" Marc Hauser answered with the hopeful idea of eliminating "isms" and prejudice against social groups, armed with knowledge obtained from brain science. For instance, the neurodegenerative changes that occur in people with Huntington's disease cause an inability to feel disgust - which can be provoked by racism, sexism, ageism, etc. Perhaps we can benefit from neuroscience by studying this change in the brain and its relation to feelings...