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COVID Long-haul and Disability, Breastfeeding Reality, Mid-Summer Stories

AtlantiCare Roundup of Story IdeasJuly 29, 2020


Media Contact: 

Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org


COVID-Long-haul and disability
Imagine not being able to remember your passwords, having trouble concentrating, or being unable to do manual work you so routinely did in the past. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice issued new guidance this week that addresses "long COVID" as a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Experts from AtlantiCare’s Long-haul COVID-19 Clinic can give examples of how even those who had mild or no symptoms when they had COVID are suffering from long-lasting effects that impact their ability to work. They can discuss

  • Stories individuals have shared about not being able to keep their jobs.
  • Signs you, a loved one or an employee might have long-haul COVID.
  • The toll health issues, including post-traumatic stress syndrome, insomnia, and heart, lung, kidney, and brain damage/problems are taking on individuals of all ages.
  • The fact that long-haul COVID can impact individuals regardless of how severe their initial reaction to being infected was.
  • Why helping those with long-haul COVID to navigate their care is so essential to their wellness.

That’s not how it happens
You are watching your favorite show. A woman has a baby and immediately starts to breastfeed her new child. The portrayals of childbirth, breastfeeding and other healthcare experiences by media are often not realistic. August 1 – 7 is World Breastfeeding Week. AtlantiCare’s certified lactation consultants can discuss:

  • Breastfeeding is a natural experience, but it doesn’t always come naturally.
  • Common myths and questions individuals have about breastfeeding and/or use of donor milk.
  • Benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, babies, and families.
  • Tips and support for breastfeeding.

Why does dialing 911 for stroke matter?

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Center certifications at City and Mainland campuses respectivelyAtlantiCare’s Neurosciences team can explain what these certifications mean and why dialing 911 for stroke symptoms is so critically important to saving brains and lives.

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