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Surviving Stroke

Gayle Alexander started noticing the symptoms of a stroke in the first week of January, 2020. “I was at work and my back was sore, and I was having trouble reaching for my SHIFT key while typing. A couple days later I was losing fine motor control. I held my arm out and I asked my husband to push down on my arm and it went right down.&rdqu[...]

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ECH steps up to provide COVID rehab care

When it comes to the hospitalization of patients with COVID-19, we hear a lot about intensive care units, but not so much about what happens after the ICU and that’s a significant part of their recovery. Coming back from COVID is a long road, and patients need a tremendous amount of care and support after they are discharged from i[...]

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Recovering from COVID

Rehabilitation Patient Gains Strength and Returns Home

On May 13, employees of the University of Vermont Health Network- Elizabethtown Community Hospital lined the hallway to send off a very special patient. Albert Laduke, the hospital’s first rehabilitation patient recovering from COVID, was strong enough to go home. The tearful farewell came four weeks after Mr. Laduke’s arri[...]

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Family Sees Stroke Survivor's First Unassisted Steps Thanks to Telehealth Technology

There was not a dry eye in the hospital hallway -- or on the computer -- as Tom Delaronde took his first unassisted steps after surviving a stroke. Though unconventional, the virtual visit allowed Mr. Delaronde to share the recovery milestone with loved ones staying home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Just weeks[...]

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