Covid Survivors More Likely to Have Kidney Problems, Study Finds

In a study of veterans, Covid survivors were 35 percent more likely than other patients to have long-term kidney damage or declines in kidney function.

#chronic-condition-health, #clinical-journal-of-the-american-society-of-nephrology, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kidneys, #transplants, #united-states, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #your-feed-science

For Some College Students, Remote Learning Is a Game Changer

Last year, online classes helped many students with disabilities pursue their education. They want the option to continue.

#arizona-state-university, #chronic-condition-health, #college-of-william-and-mary, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disabilities, #e-learning, #university-of-missouri

Can the Vaccinated Develop Long Covid After a Breakthrough Infection?

While the vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and death, the risk of developing post-Covid health problems after a breakthrough infection isn’t known.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘This Is Really Scary’: Kids Struggle With Long Covid

Lingering physical, mental and neurological symptoms are affecting children as well as adults, including many who had mild reactions to the initial coronavirus infection.

#brain, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Is the Future Just a Spike Protein Stamping on a Human Face, Forever?

The Covid endgame continues to elude us.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #influenza, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Many Post-Covid Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems, Study Finds

An analysis of health insurance records of almost 2 million coronavirus patients found new issues in nearly a quarter — including those whose Covid infection was mild or asymptomatic.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fair-health-inc, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #research, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Study Finds Many Post-Covid Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems

An analysis of health insurance records of almost 2 million coronavirus patients found new issues in nearly a quarter — including those whose Covid infection was mild or asymptomatic.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fair-health-inc, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #research, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

We Could All Use a Health Coach

Health coaches can give patients the tools they need to improve their own care and well-being, but they aren’t widely available.

#chronic-condition-health, #coaches-and-managers, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #iora-health-llc

‘On That Edge of Fear’: One Woman’s Struggle With Sickle Cell Pain

Cures for a disease that mostly afflicts Black people seem near, but may come too late for Lisa Craig, who lives with an agony like knives stabbing her bones.

#addiction-psychology, #black-people, #blood, #chronic-condition-health, #doctors, #opioids-and-opiates, #pain, #pain-relieving-drugs, #race-and-ethnicity, #sickle-cell-anemia, #vanderbilt-university-medical-center

Pandemic Status: Almost ‘Normal,’ but Not OK

The  invisible scars of critical illness will be with us for some time. 

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

The Long Tail of Covid-19

Many are ready for the country to reach a pre-Covid-19 normal, but others may never reach that point. 

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too?

The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.

#bariatric-surgery, #chronic-condition-health, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #novo-nordisk-a-s, #obesity, #obesity-journal, #research, #weight

After Covid, Your Health May Depend on Living With Germs

The health of our bodies and microbiomes may depend on society’s return to lifestyles that expose us to bacteria, despite the risks.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #immune-system, #microbiology

Long Covid Patients Face Lingering, Worrisome Risks, Study Finds

Patients who were not sick enough to be hospitalized still had a significantly greater risk of dying within six months than people who were not infected.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #nature-journal, #research, #veterans, #veterans-administration, #your-feed-healthcare

Can Covid Research Help Solve the Mysteries of Other Viruses?

The coronavirus may help scientists understand why some people with common viral infections develop severe complications, like heart damage or blood clots.

#blood-clots, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #influenza, #lungs, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #smell-olfaction, #viruses

Where Does Covid End, and Long Covid Begin?

“Long Covid” is just the latest example of a pathogen causing surprising persistent effects.

#autoimmune-diseases, #bacteria, #chronic-condition-health, #chronic-fatigue-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #helicobacter-pylori-bacterium

‘It Takes Time’: I.C.U. Workers Help Their Former Covid Patients Mend

They survived serious cases of Covid-19, sometimes spending weeks on a ventilator, but not without complications. Now, a special clinic at an L.A. hospital is helping them get back to their lives.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #king-martin-luther-jr-community-hospital-los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #south-los-angeles-los-angeles-calif, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical

They Had Mild Covid. Then Their Serious Symptoms Kicked In.

A new study illuminates the complex array of neurological issues experienced by people months after their coronavirus infections.

#brain, #chicago-ill, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill

How My Chronic Illness Shaped the Pandemic for My Kids

With the family under extra isolation, my children yearned for freedom.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #parenting, #quarantines, #tantrums-in-children

The Cruel Reality of Long Covid-19

Some people who contract the coronavirus experience lingering, debilitating health issues. We look at how the disease could have long-term effects on the brain.

#belluck-pam, #brain, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #smell-olfaction

Some Long Covid-19 Patients Feel Better After Vaccine Doses

It is too soon to tell whether the shots have a broad beneficial effect on patients with continuing issues, but scientists are intrigued and beginning to study the phenomenon.

#autoimmune-diseases, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Long Covid is a Looming Health Crisis

Lingering symptoms from the coronavirus may turn out to be one of the largest mass disabling events in modern history.

#chronic-condition-health, #chronic-fatigue-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disabilities, #disability-insurance, #national-institutes-of-health, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

Many ‘Long Covid’ Patients Had No Symptoms From Their Initial Infection

An analysis of electronic medical records in California found that 32 percent started with asymptomatic infections but reported troubling aftereffects weeks and months later.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #your-feed-science

Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to Breathe Again

A six-week program developed by the English National Opera and a London hospital offers customized vocal lessons to aid coronavirus recovery.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #english-national-opera, #national-health-service, #opera, #voice-and-speech

Long-Haul Covid and the Chronic Illness Debate

What persistent Covid cases might have in common with chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease, and why it matters.

#chronic-condition-health, #chronic-fatigue-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #lyme-disease, #united-states

My ‘Long Covid’ Nightmare: Still Sick After 6 Months

A Times reporter caught the coronavirus during the New York City outbreak last April. But the acute phase of the illness was just the beginning.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city

What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?

Some patients could be living with the aftereffects for years to come. Recent research into another persistent, mysterious disease might help us understand how to treat them.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #mount-sinai-medical-center

Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed

It’s a struggle between you and the Big Food marketers who sell you junk. You’re set up to lose.

#advertising-and-marketing, #chronic-condition-health, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #new-year, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #weight

6 Months Later, Covid Survivors Plagued by Health Problems

A large study of patients from a Wuhan, China hospital showed that a half-year later, three-quarters were struggling with problems like fatigue, depression and diminished lung function.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lancet-the-journal, #lungs, #research, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #your-feed-healthcare

Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #dalton-pamela-psychologist, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states, #your-feed-science

What It Takes to Heal From Covid-19

Survivors can get better, but they need help.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care

He Was Hospitalized for Covid-19. Then Hospitalized Again. And Again.

Significant numbers of coronavirus patients experience long-term symptoms that send them back to the hospital, taxing an already overburdened health system.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #hospitals, #lungs, #michigan, #united-states, #university-of-michigan, #your-feed-healthcare

Covid Guide: How to Get Through the Pandemic

Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dexamethasone-drug, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #marr-linsey, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #pulse-oximetry, #telemedicine, #tests-medical, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #winter-season

In Massachusetts, Inmates Will Be Among First to Get Vaccines

As prison outbreaks rise, the state has moved inmates forward in the line to receive inoculations.

#black-people, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #elderly, #health-affairs-journal, #massachusetts, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prison-policy-initiative, #prisons-and-prisoners, #probation-and-parole, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Covid Stole My Sense of Smell. The City’s Not the Same.

I never thought I’d miss the fetid odor of garbage and fish wafting through the window of my sixth-floor Chinatown walk-up.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #smell-olfaction

Covid ‘Long-Haulers’ Need Medical Attention, Experts Urge

In a two-day meeting sponsored by the N.I.H., officials acknowledged an insufficient understanding of the issues and warned of a growing public health problem.

#brain, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #piot-peter, #your-feed-healthcare

Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus

New research found ‘autoantibodies’ similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.

#antibodies, #autoimmune-diseases, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #immune-system, #lupus-erythematosus, #research, #rheumatoid-arthritis, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Respecting Children’s Pain

A new study challenges those who care for children to end what researchers say is the common undertreatment of pain in children, starting at birth.

#brain, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #lancet-the-journal, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #pain, #parenting

At 12, She’s a Covid ‘Long Hauler’

Although most young people recover quickly, doctors are seeing more children and teens with lingering fatigue and other chronic problems.

#children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #joints-body-part, #migraine-headaches, #parenting, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims