Experts agree that a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and good nutrition, can improve your general well-being and lower your risk of serious illness and disability. Striving to be your healthiest self is also essential when you are recovering from stroke, an injury, infection or medical procedure. Three leading Weill Cornell Medicine experts will guide you through the steps to returning to good health in the comfort of your own home. Featuring: Dr. Jaspal "Ricky" Singh and Janet Lau, RDN, CDN, CLT Moderator: Dr. Joel Stein
Tears flow as Agustin Tlathuetl sees his children for the first time in months and thanks his caregivers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for giving him a second chance at life. After two months in the ICU, Tlathuetl's condition slowly but steadily improved, and he was eventually weaned off the ventilator and moved to the COVID Recovery Unit, under the direction of Dr. Leroy Lindsay and Dr. Laura Kolbe.
We now know that being COVID free does not mean recovery. Patients are known to suffer varying after-effects inclduing weakness, P.T.S.D., cognitive decline, among other issues. The New Yorker interviewed Dr. Alfred Gellhorn, one of our Rehabilitation Medicine physicians redeployed on the frontlines, on what health after COVID looks like. Dr. Gellhorn spoke about the importance of rehabilitation to build back strength and cognitive function, in addition to the importance of addressing the mental issues that patients may be suffering.
Our rehabilitation team has created a rehabilitation program as well as guide to recovery post COVID-19. For more information on both our program and the guide, check out Weill Cornell's COVID-19 Recovery Clinic page.
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