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Improving Lung Capacity Pre- and Post-COVID-19
Two Cedars-Sinai Respiratory Therapists Offer Insight Into the Toll of COVID-19 on the Lungs and How Non-Patients Can Improve Their Respiratory Health
Once a patient recovers from COVID-19, their journey back to lung health begins.
For many patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, surviving the virus is only half of the battle. Once deemed virus-free and ready to be sent home, the often-long road to recovery – including rebuilding lung capacity and overall respiratory health – begins.
Two Cedars-Sinai respiratory therapists explain what roadblocks these hospital-admitted patients face when it comes to lung health and offer tips for non-patients looking to improve their overall respiratory health.
"Patients with COVID-19 tend to be sicker for much longer than other patients with respiratory-related illnesses and, on average, stay on a ventilator for a longer duration," sai
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Disability-Focused Entrepreneurs Achieve Amazon Kindle Best Seller Status In Eight Categories
Mai Ling Chan, speech-language pathologist, and 13 successful disability-related entrepreneurs achieved Amazon Kindle Best Seller status on the first day of availability in eight major categories including Women in Business, Startups, NonProfit Management and Leadership, and Parenting Children with Disabilities. The digital version of this long-awaited collaborative publication co-authored by former guests of Mai Ling’s Xceptional Leaders podcast launched August 5, 2020, four months later than expected due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Becoming an Exceptional Leader is a resource for the disability entrepreneur. This is an intimate first-person account of each author’s personal journey through envisioning, creating, and growing a disability centered offering. Whether they are challenged by having a disability themselves or are motivated by a loved one with a disability, every author share
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Patients With Privacy Concerns Three Times As Likely To Withhold Details From Their Doctors
Have you ever kept information from a doctor or other health care provider because you were concerned about the privacy or security of your medical record? If so, new research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine finds you’re not alone, and that could have negative implications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers with CATALYST – the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics, and Systems Thinking in Health Services and Implementation Science Research – found that patients who were concerned their personal health information could be compromised if their medical records were shared electronically between health care providers were three times more likely to withhold information than those who didn’t share that concern.
That’s important because the U.S. Office for Civil Rights has relaxed some protections included in the Health Insurance Portability and Accou
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After 30 Years of the ADA, People Who Use Wheelchairs Are Still Excluded
Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, but the needs of people with mobility disabilities continue to be overlooked and unheard, according to the new BraunAbility Drive for Inclusion Report Card. In fact, only 15% of the mobility disability community surveyed are satisfied with the current effectiveness of ADA laws. And, nearly half still feel excluded from full societal participation most of the time because of their mobility impairment.
As the leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and lifts, BraunAbility set out to shed light on the state of inclusion for the mobility disability community with the intent of furthering diversity and inclusion. BraunAbility surveyed both the general population and The Driving Force, the company's online community of people with mobility impairments and their caregivers.
The 2020 Drive for Inclu