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April 15, 2021
Making It to the Top Of the Rocky Steps After Paralysis
After slipping in a bathroom, leaving him paralyzed from the shoulders down, Chase Friedman set his sights on the iconic "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia and vowed to walk again.
January 25, 2021
Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Bell’s Palsy? Experts Say No.
Facial paralysis and sensitivity are alarming symptoms of Bell's palsy, but full recovery is possible, especially when treated at the right time.
December 14, 2020
How to Keep Strong While Recovering from COVID-19 at Home
COVID patients can lose muscle mass quickly while staying in bed. Experts demonstrate safe and effective ways to keep muscles and joints flexible and strong throughout recovery.
September 22, 2020
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.
September 22, 2020
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.
August 7, 2020
What It’s Like to be Hospitalized During the Pandemic—Without COVID-19
In January 2020, none of us knew what this year would bring, especially not Eli Robbins.
July 7, 2020
Art is the Recipe for Recovery
for Philly Chef Brad Spence
Brad Spence was just 43 years old, and on the cusp of opening a new restaurant, when life abruptly hit the pause button.
January 2, 2020
What Happened When a Rare Neuro Disorder Cut My Vacation Short
What was supposed to be a dream vacation turned into a nightmare for 27-year-old Morgan Smith.
December 13, 2019
An Ironman Athlete Gets a Second Chance at Life After Bike Accident
An Ironman athlete was sure he could face anything until one fateful summer day when he crashed his bike into a downed tree and couldn't feel anything beneath his neck.
November 6, 2019
How to Start a Heart-Friendly Fall Fitness Routine
A cardiac rehabilitation specialist offers the tips she gives her heart patients to start a fall fitness routine.
August 8, 2019
Getting Back on Her Feet – and Behind the Wheel – Again!
One night in January, Zellis was talking with a friend outside her apartment. Two cars crashed at an intersection, and one slammed into Zellis as she stood on the sidewalk. In that second her life was never the same.