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  • 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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  • Dakota W.

    Dakota W.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Things hadn't been easy for Dakota Wallen -- and then the car accident happened. The serious crash left Dakota in poor health. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures, and respiratory failure. Dakota faced a long road to recovery. That brought Dakota to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus. Dakota arrived at Vibra requiring a ventilator to breathe and a feeding tube for nutrition. With so much going on, it was difficult for Dakota to participate much in ... Things hadn't been easy for Dakota Wallen -- and then the car accident happened. The serious crash left Dakota in poor health. He suffered a traumatic ... Read More
  • Bobbie G.

    Bobbie G.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    If you're told you need therapy, trust that it will help you...your goals can be reached! Roberta "Bobbie" Gamel knows the truth in this statement. Visiting her sister one day, Bobbie fell down several stairs. The fall left Bobbie unconscious and with several injuries, including spinal fractures and a traumatic brain injury. Treated at a level one trauma center, Bobbie underwent a craniotomy. After a prolonged hospital stay, Bobbie admitted to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. Upon ... If you're told you need therapy, trust that it will help you...your goals can be reached! Roberta "Bobbie" Gamel knows the truth in this statement. ... Read More
  • Carol N.

    Carol N.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    Carol admitted to Vibra Hospital of Fargo after a few weeks in the acute care hospital. Carol had recently undergone abdominal surgery, but experienced complications. Carol was in need of wound care, TPN, and antibiotic therapy due to sepsis. She also needed physical therapy, as she had become debilitated due to her extended stay. During about a month at Vibra, Carol made great progress. She discharged having transitioned to a regular diet, her wounds healed, and having regained strength ... Carol admitted to Vibra Hospital of Fargo after a few weeks in the acute care hospital. Carol had recently undergone abdominal surgery, but ... Read More
  • Amelia M.

    Amelia M.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    In 2010, Amelia was involved in a car accident in which her vehicle rolled over. This life-threatening accident left Amelia with multiple injuries, including a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord injury left Amelia paralyzed from the waist down. Due to the severity of her injuries, Amelia endured numerous spinal cord surgeries. With each surgical procedure, her doctor recommended outpatient therapy to increase her strength and learn the proper mechanics of transfers and daily activities. ... In 2010, Amelia was involved in a car accident in which her vehicle rolled over. This life-threatening accident left Amelia with multiple injuries, ... Read More
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    William “Jonathan” Phillips arrived at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas with a poor prognosis. Several gunshot wounds left Jonathan with a partial spinal cord injury, shattered elbow requiring a pin to be surgically placed, along with multiple other injuries. With the injuries Jonathan suffered he still amazed the staff daily with his determination. The road to recovery would be a long one for Jonathan. His injuries, pain, and anxiety caused challenges with his recovery. Jonathan had ... William “Jonathan” Phillips arrived at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas with a poor prognosis. Several gunshot wounds left Jonathan with a ... Read More
  • Gilberto G.

    Gilberto G.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gilberto Garcia is a delightful, 59-year-old gentleman. Gilberto suffered an injury to his left foot, but the injury wasn't healing properly. Two weeks after sustaining the injury, the wound was increasing in size. Gilberto reported diminished sensation as the foot swelled. He also noticed a foul smell coming from the wound. He went to the emergency department at University Medical Center to get it checked out. They diagnosed Gilberto with necrotizing fasciitis. Gilberto required a ... Gilberto Garcia is a delightful, 59-year-old gentleman. Gilberto suffered an injury to his left foot, but the injury wasn't healing properly. Two ... Read More
  • Larry D.

    Larry D.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Larry Dale was an independent individual. Never married, Larry lived alone and was used to caring for himself. But when Larry's health took a turn for the worse, his independence was in jeopardy. Suffering from respiratory failure, Larry required the support of a ventilator to breathe. Additionally, he needed a feeding tube for nutrition. To liberate from the ventilator and regain his independence, Larry admitted to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus. When Larry ... Larry Dale was an independent individual. Never married, Larry lived alone and was used to caring for himself. But when Larry's health took a turn for ... Read More
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