Latest Trauma News

'We were trapped': Trauma of Jan. 6 lingers for lawmakers

Jan. 05, 2022 08:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long after most other lawmakers had been rushed to safety, they were on the hard marble floor, ducking for cover. Trapped in the gallery of the House, occupying balcony seats off-limits to the public because of COVID-19, roughly three dozen House Democrats were...

As COVID fueled the drug crisis, Native Americans hit worst

Dec. 23, 2021 11:51 AM EST

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — The medicine man told her she should soon give her son back to the earth. Rachel Taylor kissed her fingertips and pressed them to the crow sewn onto a leather bag nestled on the couch in the living room. “Oh, my baby,” she whispered, and hugged the...

Police: No 'obvious trauma' in deaths of 7 Minnesota people

Dec. 20, 2021 19:17 PM EST

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Wreaths for each of the seven people whose bodies were discovered inside a Minnesota home over the weekend were left outside the residence Monday, where friends and relatives wept in below-freezing weather and wondered what happened to their loved ones. ...

Program assists substance-exposed infants, their caregivers

Dec. 18, 2021 10:37 AM EST

Phoenix (AP) — Pregnant with her second child, Clarissa Collins was at her methadone clinic when a woman walked in with a box of doughnuts and a baby doll. The woman, Tara Sundem, was partway through a five-year effort to open Hushabye Nursery and launch a novel family-focused...

Maine to be down to 2 neurological trauma centers soon

Dec. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The closure of a neurosurgical trauma program in central Maine will leave the state with just two. Officials with Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston said on Monday that the program would end in two months. Central Maine Medical Group President Dr. Jason...

New soccer league helps Gaza amputees cope with war trauma

Dec. 08, 2021 14:42 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The players race across the pitch on crutches, jostling for the soccer ball and passing it back and forth, their prosthetic legs lined up along the sidelines at a stadium in the Gaza Strip. They are the first Palestinian national soccer team made up...

Suit settled over treatment of students with disabilities

Nov. 25, 2021 08:34 AM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest school district has reached a settlement with parents and advocacy groups over the treatment of students with disabilities. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the settlement effectively ends more than two years of...

Lawsuit claims hazing injured high school football player

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit claims a player on a highly ranked Southern California high school football team suffered traumatic brain injury, gashes and a broken nose in a locker room hazing ritual in which players punch each other until one gives up. The Orange...