Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the research: Analyzing and understanding the long Covid problem

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the research: Analyzing and understanding the long Covid problem

By PHOEBE PINDER and JEANNE PINDER Some research has been done on people in whom Covid symptoms persist over the course of months, but there is still a lack of thorough medical investigations of this phenomenon. In fact, it’s still not absolutely clear what this phenomenon should be called. Some call it “long Covid,” while […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) long-haulers and the healthcare system: Her doctors didn’t believe she was still sick

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) long-haulers and the healthcare system: Her doctors didn’t believe she was still sick

After suffering for days with chest pain and difficulty breathing due to Covid-19, Candace Taylor finally fell asleep in a recliner one night in late March. She didn’t know at the time, but she would have to sleep in that recliner for the next three months. Taylor, 38, is one of a growing number of […]

Coronavirus (covid-19) and reproductive health: Heavy periods, sex drive changes, hormonal switches

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Coronavirus (covid-19) and reproductive health: Heavy periods, sex drive changes, hormonal switches

As the list of symptoms associated with Covid and post-Covid syndrome continues to expand, a growing number of men and women are reporting reproductive system changes they believe are associated with the virus. These changes have been primarily reported by women, but some men have noted changes as well. As with other Covid-related symptoms, these […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: How to do it, with a disability specialist who has gone through it herself

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability:  How to do it, with a  disability specialist who has gone through it herself

Meet Alison Sbrana, a 27-year-old moderator for the support group Body Politic and former care coordinator living in Colorado. Sbrana has myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, a chronic, disabling condition that often afflicts people after an acute viral infection. Last week, we talked to her via video conference about navigating Covid-19 and applying for disability. Our […]