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2014-05-14 23:02:50

Jonathan Aviv MD, Clinical Director of the Ear, Nose, Throat, Allergy and Audiology Practice’s Voice and Swallowing Center, appears on the Dr. Oz TV Show discussing his new Acid Reflux book ‘Killing Me Softly From Inside’ Tarrytown, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Voice and swallowing specialist Dr. Jonathan Aviv, MD, inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology known as FEESST (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing),...

2014-02-28 23:01:24

CWI Medical, a leading online medical supplier, is now offering an expanded line-up of thickened nutrition products, including thickened coffee, pudding and other foods. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 CWI Medical (http://www.cwimedical.com), one of the United States’ leading online medical supply providers, has expanded its product line of thickened products and now carries over 40 products aimed at customers who may suffer from dysphagia or other conditions that make swallowing difficult....

2014-02-20 12:13:45

Collaborative research out of the George Washington University (GW) reveals new information on the pathogenesis of feeding and swallowing difficulties often found in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and intellectual disability. Using an animal model of DiGeorge/22q11 Deletion Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes autism and intellectual disability, the GW group found clear signs of early feeding and swallowing disruption, and underlying changes in brain...

2014-02-03 23:23:19

Thick-It®, the number one retail brand in dysphagia nutrition solutions, including purees and thickening agents, is also the premier producer of ready-to-drink dysphagia hydration products with its AquaCareH2O® Beverage line. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Designed for dysphagia patients in hospitals, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities as well as at-home use, AquaCareH2O pre-thickened, ready-to-drink solutions provide convenient and easy-to-use hydration...

2013-10-01 23:04:17

Fifty percent of Americans over 60 suffer from some form of hearing loss. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 With roughly 50 percent of Americans over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging seniors and their families to learn how to recognize the early signs of hearing disorders. ASHA is bringing its message to AARP’s Life@50+ meeting in Atlanta, October 3–5, 2013. Early detection, the theme of ASHA’s...

2013-09-18 23:26:24

Survey of Communication Experts Finds Public Unaware of Key Warning Signs Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has launched a nationwide multimedia campaign Identify the Signs to raise awareness of the early warning signs of speech, language, and hearing issues. The campaign stems from ASHA’s new findings that identify lack of awareness of these signs as the leading barrier to early detection and treatment. Results of a recent...

2013-09-05 11:24:36

A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their treatment were less likely to need a feeding tube or suffer unwanted side effects such as worsening of diet or narrowing of the throat passage if they performed a set of prescribed swallowing exercises — called a "swallow preservation protocol" — during therapy. The study, conducted from 2007 to 2012, was led by Dr. Marilene Wang, a member of the...

2013-05-09 23:28:56

The RiJe Dysphagia Cup provides small swallows and drink controlled portions through a straw or from the rim of the cup. The user can preset portion sizes from 3ml to 15ml, ensuring accurate and consistent delivery every time with its built-in regulator. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has recently joined into a distribution partnership with RiJe, Incorporated, to offer their revolutionary...

2013-04-30 23:38:36

A new study reports that flexible endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum by using a diverticuloscope offers a treatment modality with a very low complication rate. Zenker's diverticulum is an abnormal pouch in the upper part of the esophagus that causes difficulty swallowing and is most commonly found in older patients. Clinical remission was achieved over a single session of treatment in the majority of the cases. This study also demonstrated the long-term efficacy of the technique....


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.