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The Long Haul: Stamford Hospital Unit Serves Patients Still Suffering Weeks, Even Months, After Contracting COVID

Friday 4 December 2020


From US newspaper the Stamford Advocate:


Erika England
Dr. Joe Feuerstein poses in an examination room in
Stamford Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine
& Wellness, in Stamford, Conn. Nov. 20, 2020.
(Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media)

The long haul: Stamford Hospital unit serves patients still suffering weeks, even months, after contracting COVID

November 28, 2020
© 2020 Hearst.


Dr. Marc Brodsky, along with [Dr. Joseph] Feuerstein, cares for patients at the [Stamford Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine] center’s Wellness Post-COVID-19 myalgic encephalomyelitis program. Myalgic ecephalomyelitis is more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS.

Outside of the post-coronavirus program, Brodsky specializes in treating chronic pain without the use of prescription medication. This approach translated easily into hospital’s COVID-19 treatment program, which attempts to address the virus from a holistic perspective.

“Therapies include non-opioid pain management with trigger-point injections for myofascial pain and acupuncture, nutrition approaches such as anti-inflammatory diet, mind-body stress reduction techniques, and lifestyle treatments such as exercise and sleep recommendations,” said Brodsky.

Stamford Health announced the coronavirus care program in late August, after Brodsky read the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control. In it, the public health organization “described how COVID-19 can result in prolonged illness even among adults without underlying chronic medical illness,” something that moved the doctor to action.


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