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Stroke resident showing off her room on campus

Life changes and ongoing rehabilitation after stroke »

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. While about 10% of stroke survivors recover almost completely, more than 65% of stroke patients live with minor to severe impairments…

Nexus Champion smiling to show his progress

Re-learning the basics: How COVID survivor James Thorne made a miraculous recovery at Nexus »

James Thorne woke up at Nexus Specialty Hospital on April 14, 2021 and had no idea where he was. Six weeks earlier he had gone to sleep at a hospital in Tomball, Texas after being admitted for COVID-19, severe COVID-induced…

Resident participating in cognitive therapy

What to look for in a brain injury rehabilitation and recovery program »

Individuals who have experienced traumatic or acquired brain trauma require specialized brain injury rehabilitation and treatment in order to meet their personal recovery goals. Families may not know where to begin when evaluating rehabilitation and treatment programs, and they may…

Child in wheelchair in rehabilitation gym

Approaching pediatric spinal cord injuries with empathy and understanding »

There are more than 17,000 new reported spinal cord injury cases in the U.S. each year.  According to the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), approximately 20% of these occur in children and adolescents, most commonly as a result of motor…

Brain injury survivor smiling years after discharge

A brain injury patient story: Olivia Guindon is paying it forward »

In 2016 Olivia Guindon was admitted to Nexus Children’s Hospital with a massive brain injury following a serious motor vehicle accident. She was a fighter and had overcome immense physical challenges including surgery and a 21-day coma. Olivia participated in…

Children with PWS playing a dance game in physical therapy

Nexus Children’s Hospital expands Jump Start Program in The Woodlands »

Nexus Health Systems is excited to open their second Nexus Children’s Hospital location, in The Woodlands. The ribbon cutting took place in late September 2021 to celebrate the expansion of the hospital system’s one-of-a-kind Jump Start Health and Wellness Program…

Olfactory training after COVID-19 illness

Treating post-COVID olfactory dysfunction with olfactory training »

Several research studies on olfactory training have been published this year, due in part to one of the potential side effects of COVID-19 infection – loss of smell, or olfactory dysfunction. While research has not yet pinpointed the reason for…

Nexus Health Systems doctor, Dr. Kass

Nexus Neurorecovery Center hires behavioral neurology and neuropsychology physician to explore brain injury rehabilitation, disorders of consciousness »

Dr. Joseph S. Kass joins Nexus Health Systems as Chief of Neurology, Adult Neurocontinuum Nexus Health Systems welcomes Joseph S. Kass, M.D., J.D., F.A.A.N. to the team at Nexus Specialty Hospital and Nexus Neurorecovery Center. Dr. Kass assumes the role…

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