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In the News

AAPM&R members have been featured in the news for their expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation and their care of patients with Long COVID. View more members in the news on a variety of PM&R topics

Members in the News

Do you know what long COVID symptoms to look for in your child?
KSAT/ABC San Antonio, October 2022, featuring Amanda Morrow, MD, FAAPMR

Physiatrist Group Issues First Guidelines for Long COVID in Children
Medscape, September 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR, Alba Azola, MD and Amanda Morrow, MD, FAAPMR

New Guidance Focuses on Long COVID in Kids
MedPage Today, September 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR and Amanda Morrow, MD, FAAPMR

New guidance released on diagnosing, treating long COVID symptoms
ABC News, September 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR, Alba Azola, MD and Amanda Morrow, MD, FAAPMR

A doctor discusses what to know about long COVID
Public Health Connection, September 2022, featuring Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

Long COVID is Not Anxiety," but that Was an Early Hypothesis
Patient Care, September 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

The Brunt of the Long COVID Patient Burden May Fall on Primary Care, says Rehabilitation Medicine Expert
Patient Care, September 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

Long COVID Presents Many More Questions than Answers, says AAPM&R President-elect Flanagan
Patient Care, September 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

The "Ugly Face" of Long COVID: A Conversation with Steven Flanagan, MD, President-elect, AAPM&R
Patient Care, September 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

People of Color Bearing Brunt of Long COVID, Doctors Say
WebMD, September 2022, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR, Alba Azola, MD and Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

'No man's land': Long COVID knocks young workers out of the job market
ABC News, September 2022, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR and Alba Azola, MD

How to Navigate Long COVID
Consumer Reports, September 2022, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR, Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR and Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

Doctors are taking it on themselves to figure out Long Covid
POLITICO, September 2022, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR and Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Your Long Covid questions, answered
Apple Podcasts, September 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Think You Have Long COVID? See Your Primary Care Doc First
WebMD, September 2022, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR, Alba Azola, MD, Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR and Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

The Problem of Long COVID Pain
Next Avenue, August 2022, featuring Joseph Herrera, DO, FAAPMR

Long-haul COVID deserves more attention, UTSW expert says
UT Southwestern Medical Center, August 2022, featuring Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR

Long COVID, Your Heart, and Cardiovascular Complications
Next Avenue, August 2022, featuring Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

Physical therapists have a lot to learn about post-viral fatigue in the wake of a “tsunami” of long COVID patients
Scienceline, August 2022, featuring Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

How to Clear Up Brain Fog
Consumer Reports, August 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

How millions of Americans with long COVID can find support
PBS NewsHour, July 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Biden’s infection raises questions about danger of ‘long COVID’
The Lima News, July 2022, featuring Alba Azola, MD, Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR and Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

Experts detail the toll of long COVID in congressional testimony: ‘The patients keep coming’
TODAY, July 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Long COVID Patients Need Equal Access to Care and Sick Leave, Advocates Urge
MedPage Today, July 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

When It Comes to COVID, What is America’s “Long” Game?
InsideSources, July 2022, featuring Alba Azola, MD, Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR and Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

1 million Americans have left the labor market because of long COVID. A House subcommittee will hear expert testimony today
Fortune, July 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Desperate for Relief, Long COVID Patients Seek Apheresis, Other Untested Therapies
TCTMD, July 2022, featuring Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

Long COVID Treatments and Recovery
U.S. News & World Report, June 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Research Underway on Long COVID in Kids, but Patience Is Urged
MedPage Today, June 2022, featuring Amanda Morrow, MD, FAAPMR

What to know about long COVID, from doctors who’ve treated it
CapRadio, June 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Multidisciplinary Collaboration Tackles CV-Related Long COVID
TCTMD, June 2022, featuring Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

‘A wake up call’: experts release new guidance on cardiovascular symptoms of long COVID
KSAT/ABC San Antonio, June 2022, featuring Alba Azola, MD, Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR and Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

New guidance on long COVID sheds light on symptoms and treatment options
Texas Public Radio, June 2022, featuring Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR and Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

Treating long COVID cardiac complications
Axios, June 2022, featuring Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

Physician Group Releases Guidance on Cardiovascular Issues in Long COVID
MedPage Today, June 2022, featuring Alba Azola, MD and Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

Doctors Share Wake-Up Call for Increased Cardiovascular Risk Post-COVID
NBC New York, June 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR and Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

How long covid could change the way we think about disability
The Washington Post, June 2022, featuring Alba Azola, MD

‘You want your life back’: 20% of people who get sick have ‘long COVID’ and it can be debilitating
KIRO 7 News, May 2022, featuring Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

National ‘Long COVID’ study recruiting participants
Boston 25 News, May 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

We Spoke to Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez about Long COVID —This is What She Had to Say
Be Latina, May 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Root cause of long COVID found, study says
KENS 5, May 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Think You Have Long Covid Symptoms? Here’s How to Get Help
The Wall Street Journal, May 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

For Covid Long Haulers, Hope in Rehab
Bloomberg, May 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

The business of treating long COVID
Axios, May 2022, featuring Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

Local doctor answers COVID-19 long haul questions
FOX 29 Philadelphia, April 2022, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR

Long COVID Is America’s Forgotten Pandemic Problem
The New Republic, April 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

Most Long COVID Patients Are Seeking Help From Their Primary Care Doctor
Morning Consult, April 2022, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR and Alba Azola, MD

Long COVID grips some Washingtonians and perplexes scientists; new research underway
The Seattle Times, April 2022, featuring Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

San Antonio clinics for patients with long COVID have months-long waitlists
KSAT-TV, April 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Memory Issues Plague Long COVID Patients
U.S. News & World Report, March 2022, featuring Colin Franz, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

Covid long-haulers face grueling fights for disability benefits
The Washington Post, March 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Groups hardest hit by COVID-19 appear least likely to get care for its lingering effects
The Boston Globe, March 2022, featuring Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, Julie Silver, MD, FAAPMR and Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Seattle woman grapples with long COVID as 20M in US also cope with chronic illness
KOMO News, February 2022, featuring Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

Bridging Health Equity Gaps for People with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions
Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, February 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Long COVID is Contributing to America's Labor Shortage
Axios, February 2022, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Rehabilitation and Care for People with Long COVID Podcast
Public Health On Call, January 2022, featuring Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

How Do We Treat Long COVID Podcast
Track the Vax: The New Normal, December 2021, featuring Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR

Long COVID Guidance Focuses on Breathing Discomfort, Cognitive Symptoms
MedPage Today, December 2021, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR

How does COVID-19 affect the brain? A troubling picture emerges
National Geographic, November 2021, featuring Billie Schultz, MD, FAAPMR

How to retrain your brain to get back your sense of smell after COVID-19
FOX 5, October 2021, featuring Eric Wisotzky, MD, FAAPMR

These Physicians Are on the Long-COVID Front Lines
MedPage Today, September 2021, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

Training the breathing muscle after Covid; Study shows damage in patients but repair is possible
WGN9, July 2021, featuring Colin Franz, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

A long road back from COVID-19
WBEZ Chicago, July 2021, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR 

Program offers help for those suffering long after a COVID-19 infection 
Center Times Plus, July 2021, featuring Surendra Barshikar, MD, FAAPMR

What the U.S. Can Learn From the U.K.’s Response to Long Covid
Bloomberg, July 2021, featuring Alba M. Azola, MD, FAAPMR

CDC's new guidance for treating COVID-19 long-haulers warns against relying on labs, imaging results alone
Fierce Healthcare, June 2021, Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

AAPM&R Applauds New CDC Guidance on Caring for Patients with Long COVID, Calls for Comprehensive National Efforts to Support Execution of New Guidance
AAPM&R News Release, June 2021, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

CDC releases framework for treating COVID-19 long-haulers
Becker's Hospital Review,  June 2021, featuring Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR

Nearly Half of COVID-19 Patients Left Hospital in Worse Physical Condition 
M Health Lab, 
May 2021, featuring Edward Claflin, MD, FAAPMR

For COVID-19 'Long-Haulers,' Neurologists Focus on Acute Symptoms | The Search Is on for Causes of Long-Term Events
NeurologyToday®
May 2021, featuring Ginger Polich, MD, FAAPMR

A John Hopkins Multispecialty Clinic Treats the Gamut of Post-COVID-19 Symptoms
John Hopkins Medicine
, April 2021, featuring Soo Yeon Kim, MD, FAAPMR & Alba Azola, MD, FAAPMR

Long COVID and children: The unseen casualties of COVID-19
Medical News Today, April 2021, featuring Amanda Morrow, MD, FAAPMR

Helping COVID long-haulers spurs start of Freehold Township physiatry practice
app.,  April 2021, featuring Todd Copperman, MD, FAAPMR

Ballad urges people with lasting post-COVID symptoms to seek care 
Times News, April 2021, featuring Paul Jett, MD, FAAPMR

 They tested negative for the coronavirus but still have 'long COVID' symptoms
Chicago Sun Times, April 2021, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR 

The Way Out of Brain Fog
The Atlantic, April 2021, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR

Clinics pop up to treat long-haulers' lingering COVID-19 symptoms
ABC News, April 2021, featuring Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR

Unlocking the Mysteries of Long COVID
The Atlantic, April 2021, featuring Dayna McCarthy, DO, FAAPMR

They Had Mild Covid. Then Their Serious Symptoms Kicked In.
The New York Times, March 2021, featuring Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR

Covid-19 Can Linger In The Brain: Covid Recovery Clinics Can Help
Forbes
, March 2021, featuring Talya Fleming, MD, FAAPMR

COVID-19 One Year Later: Addressing Health Care Needs for At-Risk Americans
United States Senate Special Committee On Aging, March 2021, featuring Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAPMR

Improving the Journey For Long Haulers
IDSE, March 2021, featuring Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR and Soo Yeon Kim, MD, FAAPMR

COVID:The Longest Year | A year-long search for answers bedevils 'long-haulers' around Colorado Springs 
The Gazette, March 2021, featuring Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

UNC doctor helps explain long-term impact of COVID-19
WRAL, March 2021, featuring John Michael Barratta, MD, MBA, FAAPMR

Newly approved T-cell test is a more accurate way to tell if you’ve had COVID-19, experts say
KSAT.com
, March 2021, featuring Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Guidelines in the Works as 'Long-Haul' Patterns Emerge in COVID
Medscape
, February 2021, featuring Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR

Their view: Post-COVID care developing into needed healthcare specialty
Times Leader, 
February 2021, featuring Michael Wolk, MD, FAAPMR

COVID-19 'long-haulers' spark area health care movement to create new coronavirus recovery programs, clinics
16 ABC The News Station
, February 2021, featuring Alba Azola, MD

Almost a third of people with 'mild' Covid-19 still battle symptoms months later, study finds
CNN, February 2021, featuring Dayna McCarthy, DO, FAAPMR

What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?
The New York Times, January 2021, featuring Dayna McCarthy, DO, FAAPMR

 

 

New Recovery Programs Target COVID Long-Haulers
MedPage Today, 
September 2020, featuring Jeffrey Fine, MD, FAAPMR


 

AAPM&R in the News

Do you know what long COVID symptoms to look for in your child?
KSAT/ABC San Antonio, October 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Physiatrist Group Issues First Guidelines for Long COVID in Children
Medscape, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

New Guidance Focuses on Long COVID in Kids
MedPage Today, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative and Guidance Statements

New guidance released on diagnosing, treating long COVID symptoms
ABC News, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative and Guidance Statements

A doctor discusses what to know about long COVID
Public Health Connection, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Long COVID is Not Anxiety," but that Was an Early Hypothesis
Patient Care, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative

The Brunt of the Long COVID Patient Burden May Fall on Primary Care, says Rehabilitation Medicine Expert
Patient Care, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative

Long COVID Presents Many More Questions than Answers, says AAPM&R President-elect Flanagan
Patient Care, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative

The "Ugly Face" of Long COVID: A Conversation with Steven Flanagan, MD, President-elect, AAPM&R
Patient Care, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative and Guidance Statements

People of Color Bearing Brunt of Long COVID, Doctors Say
WebMD, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative

Doctors are taking it on themselves to figure out Long Covid
POLITICO, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative

How to Navigate Long COVID
Consumer Reports, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

'Long COVID' has become the West's hidden pandemic
China Daily, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Long Haul COVID in the Black Community
Black Voice News, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Workers, employers struggle as Long COVID sidelines thousands of Wisconsinites
The Journal Times, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Think You Have Long COVID? See Your Primary Care Doc First
WebMD, September 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative

The Problem of Long COVID Pain
Next Avenue, August 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative

Long COVID, Your Heart, and Cardiovascular Complications
Next Avenue, August 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

To solve the mystery of long COVID, researchers look to an older disease
WBUR - Boston NPR, August 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

To solve the mystery of long COVID and chronic fatigue, researchers look to an older disease
Connecticut Public Radio, August 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

When It Comes to COVID, What is America’s “Long” Game?
InsideSources, July 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements and Dashboard

Long COVID Patients Need Equal Access to Care and Sick Leave, Advocates Urge
MedPage Today, TX, July 2022, featuring AAPM&R's PASC Collaborative

UT Health, Dell Med launch long-COVID research program
KXAN NBC Austin, TX, July 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Desperate for Relief, Long COVID Patients Seek Apheresis, Other Untested Therapies
TCTMD, July 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Who would receive the second COVID 19 booster shot proposed by Biden officials?
Diario AS, July 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Researchers at Boston hospitals may have found a biomarker for long COVID
Boston.com, July 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Experts Urge Caution in Rushing to Define Long COVID
MedPage Today, July 2022, featuring AAPM&R in the News

COVID cases steadily rising in North Texas
Axios, July 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Long COVID Could Be a ‘Mass Deterioration Event’
The Atlantic, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard and Call to Action

Research Underway on Long COVID in Kids, but Patience Is Urged
MedPage Today, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

N-of-1 Tests Sway Statin Naysayers; Synthetic Chemicals and BP; TAVR in Moderate AS?
MedPage Today, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

New guidance on long COVID sheds light on symptoms and treatment options
Texas Public Radio, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Multidisciplinary Collaboration Tackles CV-Related Long COVID
TCTMD, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Treating long COVID cardiac complications
Axios, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Long COVID-19-related heart issues will have lasting effect on health systems, experts say
Becker's Hospital Review, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

‘A wake up call’: experts release new guidance on cardiovascular symptoms of long COVID
KSAT/ABC San Antonio, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Physician Group Releases Guidance on Cardiovascular Issues in Long COVID
MedPage Today, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Doctors Share Wake-Up Call for Increased Cardiovascular Risk Post-COVID
NBC New York, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Can long Covid lead to death? A new analysis suggests it could
POLITICO, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Women, people with high cholesterol have higher risk for long COVID, according to 23andMe
MarketWatch, June 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Supporting New Yorkers With Disabilities Facing Mental-Health Challenges
Public News Service, May 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Long COVID symptoms lasted a median of 15 months, Northwestern study finds
Chicago Tribune, May 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

Biden seeks to pass $10 billion COVID-19 bill to prevent a potential wave of 100 million infections in the fall
Business Insider, May 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

The next COVID crisis
Axios, May 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

25 Investigates: Federal dollars and support on the way for estimated 8 million COVID long-haulers
Boston 25 News, May 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Dashboard

The search for long COVID treatments
Science-Based Medicine, April 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

Poll: 7% of U.S. adults say they’ve had 'long COVID.' That's 18 million people
Yahoo, April 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

Coronavirus daily news updates, April 11: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world
The Seattle Times, April 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

Can this 19th-century health practice help with long COVID?
National Geographic, April 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Guidance Statements

How to prepare for the financial hit of long COVID
Reuters, April 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

The Pandemic Opened Up My World. As We 'Get Back to Normal,' I Fear I'll Disappear Again
The Huffington Post, March 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

Lawmakers gaining awareness for long COVID-19 relief, physicians group says
Medical Economics, March 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

A 'tornado' in the body: Battling long COVID, months after infection
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

Long COVID leaves newly disabled people facing old barriers – a sociologist explains
The Conversation, March 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

Easthampton schools make masks optional
Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

They got ‘long Covid.’ It cost them dearly
NBC News, March 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

Long COVID Mini-Series: Burden
Your Local Epidemiologist, March 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

Opinion: After the Pandemic, Long COVID May Unleash a Tidal Wave of Health Troubles
The Washington Post, February 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard

Mystery of the Missing Workers? Long COVID a Big Piece of the Puzzle
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 2022, featuring AAPM&R's Long COVID Dashboard