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COVID-19

Lafayette’s story: Recovering from COVID-19 after almost losing his life

After four weeks in the hospital, doctors were certain Lafayette Johnson, 57, wasn’t going to make it. He was admitted July 8 with difficulty breathing. Doctors told him a combination of pneumonia and COVID -19 was the culprit. His condition only worsened from there. By the second week, Johnson’s lungs collapsed and his kidneys were... Learn More about Lafayette’s story: Recovering from COVID-19 after almost losing his life
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How the pandemic is changing the way we grieve

For decades, the conventional wisdom surrounding grief has centered on Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s theory that mourners typically navigate through five distinct stages of grief following a significant loss: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance. Now amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding that these stages don’t do enough to capture the experiences felt by millions as they... Learn More about How the pandemic is changing the way we grieve
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Holiday gathering risk factors

While many of us are yearning to celebrate the holiday season, it’s important to understand the potential risk of spreading the coronavirus during holiday gatherings. Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household poses a low risk for spread, while in-person gatherings pose varying levels of risk. These are several factors that contribute to... Learn More about Holiday gathering risk factors
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How Encompass Health Toms River provided therapy for COVID-19 survivors

By definition, therapy requires close contact. In the midst of a pandemic, that need for hands-on patient care doesn’t change. If anything, the need is increased since patients recovering from COVID-19  need rehabilitative care to regain their strength and independence after weeks lying immobile, sometimes on a ventilator. In the spring, the number of COVID-19... Learn More about How Encompass Health Toms River provided therapy for COVID-19 survivors