Virtual Reality Helps Treat Ptsd In Soldiers | Fox News

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Exposure-based therapies have been shown to be a promising form of treatment , said Skip Rizzo, a psychologist at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies in Los Angeles, who is leading the work. “The [virtual reality] format may appeal to a generation of service members who have grown up with the digital world, and feel comfortable with it,” Rizzo said. In addition, the virtual-reality program is wireless, making it convenient for veterans to use, he added. The first versions of the virtual-reality program , called “Virtual Iraq” and “Virtual Afghanistan,” were adapted from the first-person video game “Full Spectrum Warrior,” which was released for Xbox in 2004. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/08/11/virtual-reality-tech-helps-treat-ptsd-in-soldiers/

DIY: Repair, Don’t Replace, Rotten Wood – Blogs – The Daily Guide – Waynesville, MO

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DIY: Repair, Dont Replace, Rotten Wood About this blog By Anu Jameson Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient … X Home Improvement Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient ideas (because we also don’t have time to sew our own drapes), real stories about great, imperfect homes and gardens, and funny writers who don’t take themselves too seriously. Recent Posts http://www.waynesvilledailyguide.com/article/20140809/BLOGS/308099995/-1/News

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Virtual-reality Tech Helps Treat Ptsd In Soldiers – Yahoo News

The researchers also developed a virtual patient project in which clinicians can practice working with a simulated trauma victim before they work with a real person. Now, the group is looking into using the virtual-reality system as a preventative therapy before soldiers are deployed, by putting them in a provocative environment to prepare them for the stresses they will face. The group has also launched a military sexual trauma project for service members who have experienced sexual assault. “We’re not creating digital rapes,” Rizzo said. http://news.yahoo.com/virtual-reality-tech-helps-treat-ptsd-soldiers-141547554.html

NFL roundup: Manziel probable Browns starter vs. Redskins – Yahoo Sports

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Bakers Use Power Drills, Paint Scrapers To Build Cookies In State Fair Contest | Dallas Morning News

I dont use a power drill in my kitchen, but it was so powerful, Dallas resident Donna Thomas said. It was challenging to only use one beater on the drill, but alls well that ends well. Thomas has been competing in cooking events at the fair since 1992, earning more than 300 ribbons. The cookie competition served as the first chance to test the newly-renovated kitchen in the fairs Creative Arts building before the other competitions begin Sept. 23. Home Depot donated stainless steel appliances, cabinets and storage closests to revitalize the competition kitchen, which hadnt been updated since 1983, said Kathy Bennett, director of creative arts and special events for the State Fair. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140807-bakers-use-power-drills-paint-scrapers-to-build-cookies-in-state-fair-contest.ece

Firefighters gain ground on Oregon blaze

Recent LOS ANGELES (AP) Smile, “Candid Camera” is making a comeback. Recent Auctions The Latest Purchase a complete set of dive gear from North Iowa Scuba, and get FREE open water dive training! (A $150 value)! http://globegazette.com/news/national/firefighters-gain-ground-on-oregon-blaze/article_3eb67904-2987-59da-b542-a785916e40c9.html

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Local Residents Invited To Associa Hawaii And Hawaii First’s Home Improvement Fair | Business Wire

Instant Home Loan Pre-Approval Now Available on Zillow Mortgages and Zillow Real Estate Apps on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – Yahoo Finance

Donations will benefit the community through the Hawaii Food Basket. Associa Hawaii and Hawaii First support local businesses and hope this fair will bring awareness to homeowners about the services available and to support our local industries. For more information, please contact Kathy Cooley Kathy@associahawaii.com at 443-5966 or Laura Kniffin ljkniffin@hawaiifirst.com at 443-5976. As part of the Associa family of companies that serve more than 8,500 communities across North America, Associa Hawaii and Hawaii First together account for over 575 communities in Hawaii alone. We believe in helping our clients stay ahead of the curve through education, new technology, state-of-the-art products and smart, forward-thinking management. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140806005001/en/Local-Residents-Invited-Associa-Hawaii-Hawaii-First%E2%80%99s

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.14 percent – seattlepi.com

mortgage rates for this week on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Photo: Chris O’Meara, AP FILE – This May 14, 2014 file photo shows a new home for sale in… Font Page 1 of 1 WASHINGTON (AP) Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year. http://www.seattlepi.com/business/personal-finance/article/Average-US-30-year-mortgage-rate-at-4-14-percent-5674344.php

Welcoming 83 million unique users in July 2014, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgages, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs, Postlets, Diverse Solutions, Agentfolio, Mortech, HotPads, StreetEasy and Retsly. The company is headquartered in Seattle. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/instant-home-loan-pre-approval-180000423.html

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Grantham University Commencement Features Inspirational Keynote – Yahoo Finance

US gov’t had role in Ebola drug given aid workers – Yahoo News

Matthews oversees the DETC’s Accrediting Commission, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). DETC was founded in 1926 to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices in distance learning. With its 88 years of history service to distance learning students, the DETC Accrediting Commission accredits 110 distance education institutions offering associate through professional doctoral degrees to more than 2.5 million students. Grantham University’s dedication to serving military students and veterans is reflected in its 2014 graduating class. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/grantham-university-commencement-features-inspirational-160731597.html

She’s now walking with assistance and has regained her appetite, said Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based group that she works for in Africa. Writebol has received two doses of the experimental drug so far, but Johnson was hesitant to credit the treatment for her improvement. “Ebola is a tricky virus and one day you can be up and the next day down. One day is not indicative of the outcome,” he said. But “we’re grateful this medicine was available.” Brantly, 33, who works for the international relief group Samaritan’s Purse, also was said to be improving. http://news.yahoo.com/us-govt-had-role-ebola-223222755.html

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Pirates-diamondbacks Preview – Yahoo Sports

AP Exclusive: Family of wounded Sikh priest is sustained by his lifetime of preaching optimism | Star Tribune

Francisco Liriano takes the hill Sunday as he looks to continue his solid stretch. Liriano (3-7, 3.97 ERA) brought his ERA under 4.00 for the first time since April 26 after allowing one run and four hits in seven innings for the second straight start, both victories. He struck out a season-high 11 in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over San Francisco and has a 0.95 ERA over his last three outings. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/pirates-diamondbacks-preview-055721500–mlb.html

New and expanded Habitat for Humanity ReStore will offer new and used home improvement materials for the home at discounted rates – Your Houston News: Living

Because of their optimism, there is no anger at the shooter, no frustration over the turmoil they’ve endured, no agonizing over why such a bad thing happened to a good person. “My father never teaches me anger to anyone. He teaches me always be in chardhi kala,” Raghuvinder Singh said. http://www.startribune.com/local/269735591.html

On Saturday August 2nd there will be an electronics recycling drive sponsored by CompuCycle. The general public is invited to bring their old computers, televisions (27 or less only), and other electronics. Participants who bring their electronics to the drive will receive a 25 percent discount on a single item at ReStore. There will also be live coverage for the event provided by KLove Radio station. Everyone is welcome! http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cypresscreek/living/new-and-expanded-habitat-for-humanity-restore-will-offer-new/article_6afa97e4-19ab-11e4-8ded-001a4bcf887a.html

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Ebola Outbreak Cripples West Africa, Threatens Beyond – Cnn.com

Those Americans haven’t shown signs of Ebola but are being isolated just in case, with the spokeswoman saying they can’t return home until they get medical clearance to do so. One American, 40-year-old Patrick Sawyer, died in a Nigerian hospital earlier this month — having come from Liberia, where he was a top Ministry of Finance official, and before he could go back home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters’ birthdays. But the vast majority of those afflicted are Africans. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/30/health/ebola-american-aid-workers/index.html

Florence County home to fewest substandard bridges in state – SCNow: News

Bridges are just part of South Carolinas problem that the Legislature failed to take any action on this year, despite infrastructure being named a priority for economic development. The state would need $1.9 billion to bring all substandard bridges to federal standards. Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Vincent Sheheen announced his plan in late July to borrow $1 billion to start road projects, taking 5 percent of the state general fund for roads, possibly putting tolls on I-95 and reorganizing the SCDOT. Gov. http://www.scnow.com/news/article_2e8106d4-1a93-11e4-a1b6-0017a43b2370.html

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