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Recent Posts in March, 2019

  • Understanding MS: Kristen Hollinger, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

    Understanding MS: Kristen Hollinger, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a disease which attacks the body’s central nervous system. It affects over one million people in the United States, alone. And while there is no known cure, there has ...
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  • Nutrition and Recovery from Brain Injury

    Nutrition and Recovery from Brain Injury
    It’s easy to make the case that the brain is one of our most important organs, perhaps the most important. When the brain gets damaged, it can affect how we speak, behave, move, and eat. As a ...
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  • Isabel G.

    Isabel G.
    No one expects a trip to the casino will end in the hospital. But that's what happened to Isabel Garcia when she suffered a fall at a local casino. Isabel describes the ground level fall as a "freak ...
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  • Fabian P.

    Fabian P.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    Fabian Pena's life was full of friends, family, and activity. He worked full-time in construction with his uncle. After work, he would spend time with his 4-year-old daughter, Ximena. They would barbeque, go to the park, and play with Barbies. On Sundays, Fabian played soccer with his friends. "I would commute from Blythe to Lake Havasu for games and tournaments," Fabian said. After games, they would go to lunch and visit before his long drive home. In between it all, Fabian spent lots of ... Fabian Pena's life was full of friends, family, and activity. He worked full-time in construction with his uncle. After work, he would spend time with ... Read More
  • Luis C.

    Luis C.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    On August 3, 2019, tragedy struck El Paso when a mass shooter opened fire at a Walmart . The shooting left 22 dead, including Jorge Calvillo Garcia. His 33-year-old son, Luis, was injured but survived. Luis suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen, back, and left thigh. Emergency personnel transported Luis to University Medical Center of El Paso. A long list of complications made Luis's stay at UMC a challenging one for his doctors. Those complications included: Acute deep vein thrombosis ... On August 3, 2019, tragedy struck El Paso when a mass shooter opened fire at a Walmart . The shooting left 22 dead, including Jorge Calvillo Garcia. ... Read More
  • Cynthia S.

    Cynthia S.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    Cynthia Sitting Dog arrived at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas facing a long road to recovery. An infection in her right leg required a fasciotomy to avoid amputation. The procedure left her with wounds that required specialized care. From her first day at Vibra, Cynthia was pleasant and cooperative. Though there were times she was uncomfortable, Cynthia always had a smile on her face. She loved to joke with the staff and appreciated everyone's help. That positive, cheerful attitude ... Cynthia Sitting Dog arrived at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas facing a long road to recovery. An infection in her right leg required a ... Read More
  • Rusty

    Rusty

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Every flu season, millions are diagnosed with influenza. Unfortunately, in some cases, the patient develops pneumonia. For Rusty, that's exactly how things transpired. Listed in critical condition in the acute care hospital, Rusty required prolonged hospitalization. He transferred to a long-term acute care hospital to treat his pneumonia. But, after several weeks of hospitalization, Rusty had lost his strength. To regain his function and independence, Rusty chose Gateway Rehabilitation ... Every flu season, millions are diagnosed with influenza. Unfortunately, in some cases, the patient develops pneumonia. For Rusty, that's exactly how ... Read More
  • Tom M.

    Tom M.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Tom Miskey knew he faced an uphill battle, having been through several health issues. As a result of acute respiratory failure, Tom required a ventilator to breathe. He recently had surgery to address a thoracoabdominal aneurysm and suffered an embolic stroke. An embolic stroke occurs when a blood clot travels to the brain after forming elsewhere in the body. This brought Tom to Vibra Hospital of Northern California. When he arrived at Vibra, Tom was dependent for all mobility and care. ... Tom Miskey knew he faced an uphill battle, having been through several health issues. As a result of acute respiratory failure, Tom required a ... Read More
  • Vicky S.

    Vicky S.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo

    Vicky Stewart went to bed on January 14th as an active grandmother, living life to the fullest. She enjoyed gardening and picked up her grandson from school each day. The next morning, Vicky woke up on the floor unsure how she got there. Unable to walk, Vicky crawled to the phone. She called her son for help, who got her to BSA Hospital. The doctors at BSA treated Vicky for a traumatic brain injury. The time came for Vicky to discharge from BSA Hospital, but it wasn't yet safe for her to ... Vicky Stewart went to bed on January 14th as an active grandmother, living life to the fullest. She enjoyed gardening and picked up her grandson from ... Read More
  • Linda E.

    Linda E.

    Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

    Each day, Linda Evans delivers the mail to the people of Michigan City, IN. Linda, 41, takes pride in her job as a mail carrier. After completing her deliveries, Linda returns home to her loving family. A passionate animal lover and rescuer, her family includes three dogs: Pepper, Murphy, and Puck. While on her mail route one day, Linda was involved in a serious car accident. The trauma Linda suffered in the accident left Linda with multiple life-altering injuries. Longing to return to ... Each day, Linda Evans delivers the mail to the people of Michigan City, IN. Linda, 41, takes pride in her job as a mail carrier. After completing her ... Read More
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