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Exercise for Diabetes Management

Monday, May 02, 2022

By Katelyn Donohue, PT, DPT Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Physical Therapy Picture this: you (or someone you love) recently received a diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus. Disbelief and shock are likely among the first reactions you experience. Perhaps this moves into denial, anger, fear, and/or relief. You likely have lots of questions and you may feel overwhelmed about where to start. This is not an uncommon picture. In fact, approximately 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes. At some point, the 37-million Americans living with diabetes today received this same diagnosis and experienced much of the same reactions. Once the shock, fear, anger, etc., is behind you, it’s time to take action. While diabetes management is not always simple, it is made simpler by understanding how to manage it effectively. One important way to do...
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Nutrition for Diabetes Management

Monday, Apr 25, 2022

By Tina M. Marchand, SDFNS, Sr. Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare If you’ve recently received a diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus, or if you’ve entered the stage of pre-diabetes, or even if you have increased risk factors for developing diabetes, you may be considering how to best control diabetes without medication. A healthy diet can help! We already know that managing blood sugar is the key to living well with diabetes. So, how do we manage blood sugar? The American Heart Association agrees that eating healthy is among one of the most important components to keep blood sugar within a healthy range (in addition to exercise, weight management, stress management, and stopping smoking). Nutrition for Diabetes Management Unfortunately, eating well is not a one-size-fits-all...
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‘I struggle following a recipe’: Berlin mom asks legislators for more support for Covid long-haulers

Monday, Apr 25, 2022

News Channel 8

KENSINGTON – “November 2020 is when I tested positive,” says Kathy Spencer, a mother of three

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The Truth About Concussion – After the Concussion (Part #3 of 3)

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

By Kaila Morin, PT, DPT Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Physical Therapy A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can affect how your brain works. We hear a lot about sports-related concussions. It’s not uncommon to learn of a professional athlete sustaining a head injury during a football or hockey game. In some cases, we may follow the team or the athlete, and learn of the process they’re taking for return to play [link to “The Truth About Concussion – Return to Play”]. Eventually, the athlete returns to their sport and, hopefully, their recovery is effective and there are no further symptoms presented as a result of their concussion. The truth is concussion management isn’t that simple, and sports-related injuries aren’t the only way a patient can sustain a concussion....
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The Truth About Concussion – Return to Play ( Part #2 of 3)

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

By Kaila Morin, PT, DPT Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Physical Therapy A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can affect how your brain works. Each year in the US, there are 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation-related reported concussions. That’s a lot of brain injuries. It’s not hard to believe that football contributes to more than 60% of these concussions and that sports-related injuries continue to be the leading cause of concussion injury in the US. However, it’s not the only way concussions happen and, regardless of how the injury was sustained, every patient with a concussion diagnosis [link to “The Truth About Concussion – Diagnosis] should follow the CDC return to play guidelines to ensure safe and effective concussion management. Why? Because this is the brain...
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Quadriplegic painter follows creative passions

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

News 8,
By Sarah Cody
April 11, 2022

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – We’re continuing to share the story of a quadriplegic painter in Meriden as new challenges fuel his passion.

The quadriplegic man paints with his mouth after a devastating diving accident left him paralyzed. When we first met Ryan Rosario in August of 2020, he had just created a piece for Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, honoring heroes in the pandemic.

It was not long after his injury that Rosario fought through dark days that inspired his art and life. Rosario’s 36-year-old wife was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer. 

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4th Q. 2022 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Monday, Apr 11, 2022

The 2022 4th Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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The Truth About Concussion – Diagnosis (Part #1 of 3)

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022

By Kaila Morin, PT, DPT Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Physical Therapy A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can affect how your brain works. It could be the result of a fall, a direct blow to the head, a sports-related injury, a motor vehicle accident, or an assault. And, while they are common – there are 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions in the US each year – all concussions should be considered severe and require prompt care by a healthcare professional. After all, this is the brain we’re talking about. You see, while the term ‘concussion’ is used as a general diagnosis, there are three grades of a concussion that a patient may experience: Grade 1 – mild Symptoms resolve in less than 15-minutes with no loss of consciousness Grade 2...
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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Receives $1.2 Million in Community Project Funding

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022

Funds will be used towards facility renovations, equipment expenses necessary
to train and educate physiatry residents at Gaylord Hospital


WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, April 1, 2022 – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit, rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, announced in a joint press conference with Senator Richard Blumenthal that it has received $1.2 million (click to LEARN MORE) in community project funding that will be used for facility renovation and equipment expenses necessary to accommodate faculty and residents as part of Connecticut’s first and only residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation (also known as physiatry). 

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My Dad had Aphasia, Let Me Explain It for You

Thursday, Mar 31, 2022

i95 The Home of Rockn' Roll
By Large Dave
March 30, 2022

Dave shares the story of his father's aphasia and treatment at Gaylord in light of Bruce Willis' recent diagnosis with aphasia. 

I just read the horrible news that one of my favorite actors Bruce Willis is retiring from his professional career due to his suffering from the effects of aphasia. It's breaking my heart. I've had a lot of experience with this horrible medical condition, and I want to share my story so you may better understand what Willis is going through.


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