| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:05 PM
For military personnel sent to war zones, seeing killing, maiming or dead bodies dramatically increases the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. But researchers studying service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq have...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Michael Hastings, the high-profile journalist who died in a fiery crash June 18 in Los Angeles, considered himself to be “invincible” and believed he could “jump from a balcony and would be OK,” according to a coroner’s...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles in June, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of his work as a war journalist, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
“A Soldier’s Wife” in Sunday’s Times, the story of an Iraq war veteran’s struggles, moved readers with its stark narrative by Christopher Goffard and photography by Rick Loomis.
The story, which Goffard and Loomis spent a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:28 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday awarded Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military citation, making him the fifth living veteran of the Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts to be awarded the medal for acts of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Experts expect that 400,000 or more U.S. veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will suffer from PTSD at some point. A new study suggests that they'll have more to worry about than a debilitating psychiatric condition — they could also be at...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is not just a problem for military veterans, sexual assault survivors and other crime victims — it also plagues many stroke victims, according to new research.
The study, published online Wednesday...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:24 AM
The practice is ancient, the wounds are modern.
Yoga is now being practiced at Naval Medical Center San Diego and other military and VA hospitals to help Marines, soldiers, sailors and others wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The goal is to...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Recognizing the high cost of treating homeless patients, Los Angeles County plans to open a health clinic inside a skid row apartment building....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:42 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay about $30 million to settle 58 legal claims involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children, plaintiffs’ lawyers said Tuesday. These are the first...