‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: Trauma & Head Injuries

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It’s common to have a head injury and ignore it. We’ve witnessed the deaths of actress Natasha Richardson and Oxyclean spokesman, Billy Mays, due to unattended injuries related to head injuries. With this show we’re seeking to highlight what happens during a head trauma and what survivors need to know in order to regain optimal health.

Tonight, on ‘Your Life After Trauma’ Dr. David Petruska, board certified neurosurgeon at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons will be talking about ‘Trauma & Head Injuries’ from a medical perspective. The show will also feature Donna Raga, a survivor who will share her own journey from head injury to recovery. Tonight, our guests will share their unique professional perspective based on her experience and expertise.

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Read this interesting article on Resiliency from the Heal My PTSD archives. The writer gives tips and suggestions for survivors of head injuries and other traumas.

My guests this week:

St. Mary's Hospital Neurosurgeon

Dr. David Petruska
is a board certified neurosurgeon at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Petruska has practiced elective neurosurgery for 17 years. His specialties include surgical treatment of neurologic diseases of the spine, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, trauma, and cerebrovascular disease of the brain. Throughout his career, his highly respected private practice has included being an educator for a spine fellowship program and a neurosurgeon for America’s veterans. Dr. Petruska has also lectured and been published extensively.

Originally from S. California, Dr. Petruska earned his BS and medical degrees at the University of Southern California, with honors. His neurosurgical training was completed in 1992 at the highly regarded University of Louisville. Dr. Petruska and his wife Terri reside in Palm Beach Gardens.


Donna Raga survived four injuries to her brain in a span of just a few short years. As a result, it has affected her ability to teach and shaken her identity as a teacher. Donna is now on the path to redefining herself and finding a new path through life.


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