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Severe COVID May Age Survivors' Brains 20 Years (via U.S. News)

Patients were often very forgetful, struggling with the sort of "brain fog" that would often make it difficult to find the words to express themselves. Dr. Colin Franz, a physician-scientist with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, said the findings dovetail with his own experience with COVID-19 survivors.


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For COVID Long Haulers, Hope in Rehab (via Bloomberg)

Rehab facilities across the country have started to take in long Covid patients during the pandemic. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, one of the country’s top rehab centers, went so far as to open a wing dedicated to Covid patients.


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A Look Inside the P&O Lab

April was Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month and we’re giving a behind-the-scenes look at our Prosthetics & Orthotics program.



Limb Loss Awareness Month: Meet Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics Team

During Limb Loss Awareness Month this April, meet our Prosthetic & Orthotic (P&O) team members from throughout our sites of care!


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WSJ: How to Recognize the Symptoms of Aphasia and When to Seek Treatment

More than two million Americans suffer From Aphasia, the communication disorder that Bruce Willis was diagnosed with affects speaking and writing. Here are signs and symptoms.


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Meeting Milestones After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Ryan sustained a life-threatening traumatic brain injury following a motor bike accident. Watch as he progresses from inpatient rehabilitation to our DayRehab Program

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What Is Aphasia? Rare Brain Condition Ends Bruce Willis’ Career (via Daily Beast)

While some people with mild aphasia may bounce back without treatment, it’s not the case for many, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab clinician shares insights with Daily Beast.


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Happy Anniversary, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab!

As we approach the anniversary of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's move date, it’s exciting to reflect on our progress!