As the nation’s leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation, stroke is a common condition we treat at our hospitals. Because of this, Encompass Health joined forces with the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association four years ago to sponsor it's Together to End Stroke initiative. Dr. Lisa Charbonneau, Encompass Health's chief medical officer, describes how, during this time, we have jointly produced a variety of resources for those recovering from a stroke, as well as those charged with caring for them — be it their loved ones or healthcare professionals.
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Dr. Lisa Charbonneau, our chief medical officer, has been nominated for Modern Healthcare's 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives program. Cast your vote for Dr. Charbonneau here before voting closes on April 4: https://ehc.news/3yDjam0
Carmen Rice was given only six months to live when she was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Eighteen years later and Carmen is alive, using her story to inspire hope in others struggling in similar circumstances. In her book, "They Call Me the Miracle," Carmen details her journey, from diagnosis and grueling chemotherapy to re-learning how to walk at Encompass Health. We are honored to be part of her incredible story of survival.
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TBIs, or traumatic brain injuries, are complex. Learn about causes, symptoms and treatment options. Learn more here: https://ehc.news/3KMoNWt
Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin and naproxen are over-the-counter pain relievers used to alleviate everything from chronic pain and swelling to fever and menstrual cramps, but they are not the same. Here are key differences among the most common medicines in your medicine cabinet.
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Your home, and all the things in it, might not be as well-suited for you as you get older. With safety and convenience top of mind, consider these home modifications: https://ehc.news/3KhtEyu
As women's bodies change with age, so do their nutritional needs. Here are five tips for healthier eating into your 50s and beyond. Learn more here: https://ehc.news/3Ylntgy
Thirteen years ago, Declan Fulton was a college soccer player with his sights set on going pro when he slipped and fell off a cliff during a hike. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, shattered pelvis and broken back, leaving him unable to walk and care for himself. He made an incredible recovery at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson and discovered a new purpose: a career in physical therapy: https://ehc.news/3ja5rPA
Did you know that certain racial and ethnic minorities experience more severe flu outcomes and have lower rates of vaccination? Kevisha Sanders, a hospital educator and infection preventionist at The Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois, has made it her mission to improve the hospital's minority vaccination rate. Learn how she's made progress in moving the needle: https://ehc.news/3ZJaxD1
Our Encompass Health family would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year.
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Encompass Health is looking toward the future. Laterrica Shelton, our national director of DEI, recently shared what she loves about our DEI program and what’s on the horizon for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Encompass Health: https://ehc.news/3Bz9ZVJ
It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful when it comes to gift giving. While the little ones in your life might provide you an extensive list, older adults often don't offer us any hints on what they want or need this holiday season. Don't worry. We've got you covered. Our annual holiday gift guide for older adults includes both useful and meaningful gifts for the seniors in your life: https://ehc.news/3uzDuml
For many patients who suffer a severe injury like a fall, it's the little things they miss the most. For Eleanor, that was her "adventures" to Trader Joe's and doing her hair and makeup each morning. After a devastating fall left her unable to walk, Eleanor entered inpatient rehabilitation at Encompass Health Toms River. Eleanor, who enjoys journaling, kept notes about her progress and the therapy and nursing care she received.
Now that she's back home she is sharing her story: https://ehc.news/3gS0xFK