A new hands-on film project is helping American soldiers overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD - a mental health condition caused by the violence of war. With the Veterans Day holiday approaching on November 11, VOA's Bernard Shusman reports from New York on how the project helps soldiers heal by sharing their experience with friends, family and fellow soldiers.
Fear of Ebola has spread around the world. Some countries have closed their borders to citizens of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In the United States, returning health workers have been verbally attacked and, in at least one case, confined to an unheated outdoor tent in chilly autumn temperatures. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at what quarantines actually achieve. Faith Lapidus narrates.
Alzheimer’s is a frightening disease not only for those who suffer from the progressive memory loss, but also their loved ones. But the University of California Los Angeles says a new way of treating Alzheimer’s is showing promise for reversing some of that memory loss. The treatment combines western medicine with eastern philosophy. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles on the new program.