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Dr Elk comments on procedure called stellate ganglion block

The Pentagon is funding studies in three Army hospitals.  The procedure is called a stellate ganglion block.  Doctors say it essentially blocks the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction that causes stress to the brain.  Psychologist Dr. Carrie Elk has treated several veterans who’ve had the procedure.  “Sometimes it doesn’t work and they don’t have an effect, but for those that do have an effect, they …

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Elk Institute featured in American Grit magazine

Keeping in line with the pure motives of Dr. Elk, she’s not beholden to any sort of government system. While there are tons of organizations (we all know who they are, no need to name them), that are willing to capitalize on veterans for the sake of money, that’s not the goal of The Elk Institute. The authenticity of her …

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Groups working together to treat PTSD in local veterans – Bryan TX

For the second year in a row, two organizations are working together to help treat PTSD in some of our local veterans. Brazos Valley Cares, a local non-profit group devoted to supporting individuals who have served in the United States military services, and their families, has teamed up with The Elk Institute and Dr. Carrie Elk to provide psychological health …

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WFLA & PTSD Awareness Day

Article and video clip originally featured on WFLA, video available below! June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. After a traumatic event, most people have painful memories. For many people, the effects of the event fade over time. But for others, the memories, thoughts and feelings don’t go away – even months or years after the event is over. That’s known …

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Boca Beacon: Veterans visit the island for therapeutic retreat

This article was originally featured on the Boca Beacon Not even a tropical storm could stop a group of veterans from tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass this week. Visiting the island from all over the country, a group of six men built new friendships while sharing experiences on the island together. Pine Island Charter Boat Captain Mark Lee is …

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CBS: ​A veteran suicide prevention network built by veterans

Article originally featured on CBS News SALT LAKE CITY — Six weeks ago Special Forces veteran Johnny Primo logged on to his Instagram account and says he was horrified to see a suicide note from a veteran who lived just a few miles away. The note read: “Very few people know the truth … I want this in everyone’s memory.” …