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Reframing for Forgiveness Reframing for Forgiveness

Father Miles O’Brien Riley, PhD, in his audiobook, Forgiveness…Is the... 

The Journey to Forgivenss The Journey to Forgivenss

Healing after trauma includes many steps and stages. One of the most important... 

New Resources Available for Professionals Working with Victims of Intimate Partner Violence New Resources Available for Professionals Working with Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Three new resources are available for professionals working with victims of Intimate... 

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Lose Weight

Use Your Personal Writing For Weight Loss And Creativity Use Your Personal Writing For Weight Loss And Creativity

Instead of eating, you discover what’s eating you. –Julia Cameron Julia... 

Which Diets Work Best? Which Diets Work Best?

The question of which diet works best can generate some heated opinions. At the same... 

New Category: Lose Weight New Category: Lose Weight

Obesity and hypertension go hand and hand in the land of chronic disease which now... 

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Manual Strangulation

A New Resource for Evaluating Strangulation Injuries? A New Resource for Evaluating Strangulation Injuries?

Prosecution of strangulation as a domestic violence assault challenges prosecutors. Half the time, strangulation survivors have no neck markings. In the remaining 1/2 of survivors, approximately 2/3rds of them have only minimal findings. This means that only about 1/3rd of survivors with neck markings have neck markings that can be photographed to show... [Read more of this review]

Excellent New Resource Collection on Strangulation Excellent New Resource Collection on Strangulation

American College of Emergency Physicians Today I got an email from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section on Forensic Medicine with this comment  and request: “We are encountering more violent strangulation victims in our DV population. I have been unsuccessful finding clinical guidelines for imaging/admit protocols for victims... [Read more of this review]

Manual Strangulation As A Cause of Death Manual Strangulation As A Cause of Death

Approximately half of survivors of manual strangulation have neck findings to indicate that strangulation has taken place. Survivors differ from fatal strangulation victims in that the hyoid bone is often not fractured by the attack. Not all victims of fatal strangulation have external neck findings but many do, especially on TV shows where forensic... [Read more of this review]

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