COVID-19

COVID-19 Long Haulers: Surviving May Not Mean Thriving
Specialists in rehabilitation medicine, pulmonology, neuroscience and cardiology share early observations about post-COVID challenges patients may face.
From Loss of Fingers to Shortness of Breath, COVID-19 Has Long-term Effects
Vanessa Cassidy lost her thumb. Lakeisha Hollingsworth, who worked out every day, suffers from fatigue and extreme shortness of breath. Together, they are moving forward, reclaiming their lives—with courage and determination.
How to Cultivate Gratitude Even
In Dark Times
Practicing gratitude can help us overcome the negativity bias, appreciate everyday moments of beauty and goodness, and help support us and build resilience.
COVID-19 and the Flu: Will there
be a ‘Twindemic?’
It is possible to get both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. Here’s how to protect yourself when two similar viruses collide.
Are Health Systems Prepared to Handle a COVID-19 and Flu Surge?
A global pandemic has raised public awareness about virus transmission and the importance of handwashing, mask-wearing and social distancing and avoiding crowds. Surge and scenario planning are key to health system readiness.
Back to School: Mask-Wearing Best Practices for Your Children
Here are the mask-wearing best practices you need to know, from best types of masks, to how often they need to be washed.
Health Tips for Going Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Masks and hand sanitizer have joined colored pencils and crayons on the school supply list, and there have been a few additions to the back-to-school routine.
The Challenges of Communicating With a Mask While Hearing-Impaired
For the almost 48 million Americans who suffer from mild to severe hearing loss, communicating with others wearing masks presents new challenges.
High Risk Father of Six Recovers From Severe COVID-19
Kevin Jackson’s life-changing battle with COVID-19 began at his dialysis appointment, from which he was rushed to the hospital after his temperature soared to 103 degrees.
Delivering Food to Patients to Stop Hunger—and Step Up Medical Care
Staff, students and volunteers connect with the community through a new initiative to combat food insecurity rates in Philadelphia.
COVID-19 Caused Philly Father to Go on Dialysis and Triggered Memory Loss
Dan Nardi was disoriented and weak when he arrived at Magee Rehabilitation in May, so much so the 50-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man couldn’t sit up in bed. He was in the fight of his life.