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5 Things Practitioners Need to Know About Malnutrition

Malnutrition is an often-unrecognized condition that is gaining global attention in the quest to […]
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Introducing the SLP: An Essential Role in Managing Dysphagia

Guest Author: Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP The ability to eat and drink is […]
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Identifying and Managing Dysphagia After a Stroke

Swallowing is a complex task that requires the brain to coordinate more than 50 […]
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Understanding the Connection Between Dysphagia and Parkinson’s

Every year, 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a progressive disorder of […]
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Understanding Dysphagia Related to Multiple Sclerosis

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that can occur on its own or as a […]
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Recognizing Symptoms of Dysphagia After a Stroke

Every year, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke, or a sudden interruption in […]
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Managing Dysphagia in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

More than 80 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD)—a progressive nervous system disorder […]
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Recognizing Dysphagia within a Traumatic Brain Injury

Ninety-three. That’s the percentage of patients in one study who experienced dysphagia following a […]
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6 Facts About Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

The swallowing complications of a dysphagia diagnosis are typically pinpointed within two types of […]

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