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The Thick-It® Brand, IDDSI Improving Lives of Those with Swallowing Difficulties

At the Thick-It® brand, we are committed to research, innovation and education. These are […]
A healthcare professional explains dietary issues to a dysphagia patient and her caregiver

Introducing Dysphagia Patients to the Dietary Basics

For years, healthcare providers, dietitians and speech language pathologists (SLPs) have debated the specifics […]
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Understanding the Basics of Dysphagia Nutrition

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a disorder that may be caused by stroke, neurological […]
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7 Things For Caregivers To Understand About Dysphagia Patients

If a loved one or friend has been diagnosed with dysphagia, you probably feel […]
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Xanthan Gum: What is it, and why does it matter for those with dysphagia?

For years, starch has been used to thicken beverages for patients with dysphagia. While […]
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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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5 Treatment Options for Dysphagia

With over 50 muscles and nerves involved during the act of swallowing, problems sometimes […]
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14 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease and Dysphagia

As a neurological disorder, Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been shown to affect motor skills […]
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5 Ways To Plan For National Preparedness Month

Health care facilities providing residential services to dysphagia patients are potentially vulnerable to the […]

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