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Strong relationships with neighbors had a protective effect on risk for PTSD among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy, a destructive hurricane that affected the northeast United States in 2012.

Rachel Pruchno, PhD, of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and colleagues evaluated the mental health impact of Hurricane Sandy on adults aged 50 to 74 years and presented study findings at the 2015 Hurricane Sandy Conference in New York.

More than 5,620 students applied to attend the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine's four-year medical program beginning in August, but only 162 of those hopeful doctors made the class.


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