Swallowing

Study reveals slow feedings may exacerbate dysphagia

Study reveals slow feedings may exacerbate dysphagia

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Researchers caution that a slow-but-constant feeding pace could worsen dysphagia by increasing the duration of mealtimes and fatiguing the oral muscles associated with swallowing.

Good news about bad news

Good news about bad news

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Great. Perfect. Dental x-rays have been officially linked to brain tumors. Now I have a headache. I think I need to lie down.

Managing the clinically anticipated Medicare Part A length of stay

Managing the clinically anticipated Medicare Part A length of stay

The Medicare adjustments of fiscal year 2012 have left the long-term care profession discussing and debating care strategies to ensure success and mitigate the reductions in reimbursement. A key indicator when analyzing clinical and financial solidity is the facility's clinically anticipated Medicare length of stay.

Electric brain stimulation improves swallowing dysfunction in stroke patients, study says

Electrical brain stimulation has been shown to help recent stroke patients who have difficulty with swallowing after a stroke, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center's Stroke Center.