AtlantiCare debuts new podcast, ‘Spreading the Health,’ with discussion of long-haul COVID-19 symptoms

Upcoming episodes of monthly podcast will feature information on stroke and neurological conditions, prostate cancer care and heart health

In a continual search to reach residents — and an effort to reach them with proactive advice and information on health care — AtlantiCare has launched a new podcast series, “Spreading the Health.”

The podcasts, which will explore a different timely issue each month, are 30 minutes long and available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music, or by visiting

Each “Spreading the Health” episode will explore topics of broad appeal and then guide listeners to additional resources related to the subject. Episodes will feature at least one AtlantiCare expert addressing a specific health and wellness topic.

Topics will be based on timeliness, potential to impact the largest and most diverse group of people, relevance to the New Jersey community and what AtlantiCare team members are hearing from their patients.

The first episode, which was released Monday, discusses issues that stem from long-haul cases of COVID-19.

Dr. Mary Ann Yehl. (AtlantiCare)

Dr. Mary Ann Yehl, medical director, telehealth and ambulatory quality at AtlantiCare, provides guidelines on what may indicate a person is experiencing long-term effects of COVID-19 and explores the physical and emotional impacts being a long-hauler may have.

For individuals who have long-haul COVID-19, debilitating issues dramatically affect their ability to do their jobs. Sometimes, just getting out of bed to start the day is hard, as they deal with PTSD and other emotional and physical impacts, Yehl said.

Yehl also walks listeners through the ways AtlantiCare’s new post-COVID-19 Long-Haul Clinic helps individuals overcome challenges through integrated, professional services developed specifically for those with COVID long-haul.

Upcoming topics include:

  • Stroke and neurological conditions;
  • Prostate cancer care;
  • Heart health.