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2012-06-11 02:25:29

Nestle Health Science Introduces Next Generation Food and Liquid Thickener to Improve Swallowing Safety Compared to Thin Liquids FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle Health Science today announced the availability of Resource® ThickenUp® Clear, an innovative, non-starch-based thickening powder. This product is designed to decrease the risk of aspiration compared to thin liquids for people with dysphagia - a serious condition affecting nearly 25...

2012-06-07 23:03:16

HomeCEUConnection.com is hosting 3 new live, interactive webinars this month. The ASHA approved courses, presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, take place on June 8th, 9th and 10th. Plano, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Today HomeCEUConnection.com announced a new set of Speech-Language Pathology continuing education webinars broadcasting live on June 8th, 9th, and 10th. Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, these three courses total 15 hours of comprehensive material covering dysphagia...

2012-02-22 07:00:00

Nestle Health Science Urges Systematic Screening to Help Improve Outcomes, Decrease Costs FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is estimated that up to 75 percent of people experiencing dysphagia - the inability or difficulty to safely swallow - go undiagnosed.(1) Systematic screening for dysphagia and early intervention with swallowing therapy and modified diet, as appropriate, can help to reduce pneumonia cases by an average of 87 percent and decrease...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Are Teeth a Reservoir For Respiratory Pathogens? Pneumonia and influenza are currently the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, with approximately 65,984 deaths occurring in 2002, for an overall death rate of 22.9 per 100,000 population.1 In the elderly, defined as age ≥ 65 years, pneumonia and influenza are the fifth leading cause of death, with 59,235 deaths and an overall death rate of 166.4 per 100,000. In other words, approximately 90% of deaths related to this...