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Helping Firefighters Extinguish Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted on · A new report released last week by the International Association of Fire Fighters says firefighters and paramedics experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates comparable to combat veterans. To learn why PTSD is so prevalent in the firefighting community, we talk with Houston Fire Department staff psychologist Dr. Jana Tran. She worked at the Houston VA for five […]

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Pit Bull Rescue Launches Therapy Program to Save Dogs and Heal Veterans

Posted on · Houston’s pit bull rescue is launching a new program to train rescued pit bulls as service dogs for military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Organizers say Operation Pits Healing Heroes is designed to save the lives of pit bulls while helping veterans cope with PTSD. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin reports.