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Prolonged inflammation after SARS-CoV-2 infection caused permanent organ damage, affected the brain and correlated with behavioral changes.
Older adults typically have a harder time bouncing back from serious illness, including COVID.
The higher rate of post-COVID symptoms in older adults is likely due to a higher incidence of chronic disease and physical vulnerability.
Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition.
Though such cases may not always amount to debilitating long COVID, it is common to take weeks to fully recover.
Novel therapies, improved technologies and a better understanding of the immune system could yield broad dividends.
Health care professionals must act swiftly to ensure frustrated patients don’t fall victim to misinformation.
Many people with long COVID are suffering from syndromes that few doctors understand or treat.
Experts don’t yet know what causes long COVID or why some people have persistent symptoms while others recover in weeks or even days.
As people with long COVID pursue the disability application process, they are discovering a particular set of challenges.
Pediatric hospitals are creating clinics to provide a one-stop shop for care and to catch any anomalies that could otherwise go unnoticed.
Across the country, post-COVID centers are treating patients recovering from severe illness and long stays in intensive care.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months.
Effects of the body’s response to the coronavirus on the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle can be particularly devastating.
“Mister Rogers-type nice isn’t working in many parts of the country...It’s time for some sharp, focused, terrifying realism.”
Sudden cognitive dysfunction is a common concern for seniors who’ve survived a serious bout of COVID-19.
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