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2012-05-19 23:02:46

The Wedge Group, headquartered in Des Allemands, Louisiana, has patented this revolutionary invention as the Wedge Cup®. This extraordinary cup is the ideal solution for any patient with injuries or swallowing disorders that tend to make drinking from regular cups difficult, or, because of the risk of aspiration, even dangerous. This includes patients with decreased strength, limited muscle control, those recovering from arm or neck injuries or those with limited range of arm, or upper...

2012-05-12 23:01:22

According to American Family Physician, the official clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians, swallowing problems and dysphagia affect approximately 10% of adults over the age of 50, and it is especially common in healthcare and senior care facilities, with around 25% of hospitalized patients, and 30-40% of nursing home patients experiencing swallowing problems. Millions of children and teenagers are also affected with swallowing disorders. Elberton, GA...

2012-05-08 23:02:39

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), http://www.asha.org, and the Stuttering Foundation, http://www.StutteringHelp.org, are working together during National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 7—13) to raise awareness with parents and other caregivers about the warning signs of stuttering and the need for early intervention for a child who stutters. Rockville, MD and Memphis, TN (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Often, children stutter when learning to talk, typically between 2 and...

2012-04-19 20:53:59

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that targeted swallowing exercises can help alleviate swallowing dysfunction — a debilitating side effect in people undergoing chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for head and neck cancer. The study, published in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, a JAMA Network publication, suggests that clinicians should consider giving all patients undergoing CRT an exercise regimen to improve their quality of...

2011-09-12 13:05:07

A simple function that most of us take for granted — swallowing — is the focus of University of Adelaide research which could help thousands of stroke sufferers around the world. In an Australian first, researchers from the University's Robinson Institute are using magnetic stimulators to jump start the brain after a stroke and repair swallowing functions which break down in more than 50% of stroke patients. Speech pathologist Dr Sebastian Doeltgen, who is part of the...


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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.