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Innovative Voice and Swallowing Center Opens in Orange County

... announces the grand opening of Hoag Voice and swallowing Center, the most comprehensive program in Orange County. Hoag Voice and swallowing Center provides the complete spectrum of ... announces the grand opening of Hoag Voice and swallowing Center , the most comprehensive program in Orange ...

Swallowing-Breathing Dysfunction Worsens Lung Disorder

... show alterations between normal breathing and swallowing patterns (during eating) even when they're not ... patients, we saw that several aspects of their swallowing and breathing timing were disrupted such that ... what extent, if any, disruptions in breathing and swallowing coordination occur during normal eating in COPD ...

Study compares 2 nonsurgical treatments for reflux disease

... reducing medication use and improving voice and swallowing symptoms, according to a report in the January ... to 50 percent; and decreases were also seen for swallowing difficulties, voice symptoms and cough. In the ... were seen for regurgitation, voice symptoms and swallowing difficulties. There were no changes in chest pain ...

Magnets in Kids' Toys Pose Broad Dangers

... swallowing them can block bowel; warnings not mandated on ... potential health risks and symptoms of children swallowing toys with magnets before shopping for presents ... to be better educated on the dangers of children swallowing magnets. This included stronger and more frequent ...

Parents be aware this holiday season: Magnets in children's toys pose significant health risk

... recognized, they don't receive treatment for swallowing them as quickly as needed, and parents don't ... number of adults know about the potential risk of swallowing magnets, but medical complications from magnets ... study which identified 128 instances of magnet swallowing across 21 countries published online in the ...

Researchers find differences in swallowing mechanism of Rett syndrome patients

... Medical Center have found that the reflux and swallowing problems that are common symptoms in patients ... Rett patients experience persistent reflux and swallowing issues even after undergoing surgery meant to ... patients have the same mechanism for reflux and swallowing disorders? If not, performing a fundoplication ...

Stroke Victims Often Suffer From Lack of Nutrients With Undiagnosed Disorder

... Nutrition offers products to help manage swallowing difficulties ... is a neurological health problem that makes swallowing extremely difficult and can lead to ... 10 percent of adults 50 years and over experience swallowing difficulty, resulting from neurological diseases ...

FDA Approves Lamictal(R) ODT(TM) Orally Disintegrating Tablets

... "Patients with epilepsy or bipolar disorder can have difficulty swallowing tablets. Unfortunately, this problem may go unrecognized, because many ... like Lamictal ODT , offer an option for patients who have difficulty swallowing tablets." Lamictal ODT was approved based on the demonstrated ...

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Mark Altmeyer as President and Chief Executive Officer

... dehydration. ABILIFY and medicines like it have been associated with swallowing problems (dysphagia). If you had or have swallowing problems, you should tell your healthcare professional. Tell your ...

Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive

... decreased from 84 percent to 50 percent, and there were fewer reports of swallowing difficulties, voice symptoms and cough. In the full-thickness plication ... percent to 43 percent, and decreases were reported for voice symptoms and swallowing difficulties. However, it is an underwhelming report, said Dr. Anthony ...

Study finds that recalled Aqua Dots did contain poisonous chemical

... Reports of children becoming unconscious after swallowing Aqua Dots beads led to a voluntary recall of the product in November 2007. ... Australia and the United Kingdom became ill and were hospitalized after swallowing these beads. The toy kits have since been recalled, however it is ...

Nature Made(R) Changes the Way America Takes Vitamins

... New Line of Liquid Softgel Supplements Formulated for Easy swallowing and Absorption NORTHRIDGE, Calif., March ... will offer an enhanced vitamin experience for those who have trouble swallowing hard tablets." More than 40 percent of American adults have experienced ...

Camera in a pill offers cheaper, easier window on your insides

... What if swallowing a pill with a camera could detect the earliest signs of cancer? The tiny ... volunteer in the first test of the UW device. He reports that it felt like swallowing a regular pill, and the tether, which is 1.4 mm wide, did not bother him. ...

Robotic device appears useful for surgical removal of cancer involving the tonsils

... needed. These procedures take a long time, can cause long-term difficulty swallowing and usually require the placement of a tracheotomy tube. Gregory S. ... and 43 minutes. Following the procedure, 26 out of the 27 patients were swallowing without the use of a stomach tube. No deaths occurred, and although ...

DuPage Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Marianjoy Pediatric Continuing Care Program

... the Pediatric Continuing Care Program include sensory language and play groups, aquatic therapy, handwriting readiness classes, and groups focused on swallowing and eating disorders. These recurring 8-week classes are designed to help strengthen and reinforce skills gained during individual therapy sessions, ...

Moms, Registered Dietitian, Develop the First All-In-One Prenatal Vitamin in a Great Tasting Drink Mix

... "During my pregnancy, I was taking a small handful of different pills to meet my nutritional needs. And, with so many women having a hard time swallowing and keeping down their prenatal vitamin, I knew there had to be a better way," said Michelle Dudash, RD, CD, Chief Nutritionist and Co-founder ...

Rabies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets

... include: Insomnia Anxiety/confusion Partial paralysis Agitation Hallucination Excess saliva Difficulty swallowing Fear of water If you have been bitten by any animal you should seek medical care immediately. After possible exposure to rabies, ...

Colonoscopy Beats 'Camera Pill' at Catching Colon Cancer

... and related not to the pill ingestion itself but to the bowel-prep requirements. Described as more extensive than colonoscopy preps, this involves swallowing liquids designed to clean the colon and optimize pill movement and imaging. The effectiveness of the colon capsule was directly related to how ...

Dry mouth linked to prescription and over the counter drugs

... Approximately 68 percent say constant thirst is the most common symptom communicated by patients; 44 percent say patients have difficulty eating, swallowing or speaking; More than 92 percent report that patients attempt to increase salivary production by drinking water; less than 58 percent say ...

Anti-angiogenesis treatment improves hearing in some NF2 patients

... treatment usually leads to complete hearing loss. Growing vestibular schwannomas can also press on the brainstem, leading to headaches, difficulty swallowing and other serious neurologic symptoms. Since vestibular schwannomas are benign tumors, it was believed that they did not stimulate formation of ...

New Survey Reveals High Expectations for Popular Aesthetic Injections

... in adult patients. Botulinum toxin effects may spread beyond the site of local injection to produce systemic symptoms of botulism such as swallowing and breathing difficulties that can occur within hours to weeks of injection. The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for ...

Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

... to be some swelling associated with the use of this product," Cahill said. The most common complications from BMP in neck procedures were difficulty swallowing and hoarseness, according to the study, which is in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association . The study did not find ...

Stroke survivors report loss of sexual desire, blurred gender roles, anger and fatigue

... I let it pass". Survivors said they felt safe and comfortable at home but were reluctant to resume social activities with their spouse because of swallowing problems, anxiety and fatigue. Some came to agreements whereby their spouse would go out alone. "I would be asked enough times but won't go" said a ...

Heat Therapy May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

... 'sham' treatment. It's a strongly positive finding," principal investigator Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases and swallowing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in the news release. The study, published in the May 28 issue of the New England Journal ...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... patients with gastroparesis, gastrointestinal motility disorders, major gastrointestinal tract surgery, and when treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Welchol reduces gastrointestinal absorption of some drugs. Drugs with a known interaction with colesevelam (glyburide, levothyroxine, ...

KLRI Releases 3rd Annual Report On Year's Top Longevity Research Findings

... important vitamin for all aspects of health, particularly those related to aging. Low levels have been linked to urinary incontinence, problems swallowing (dysphagia), breathing ability (increasing the risk of pneumonia), age-related macular degeneration, dementia, influenza and several cancers, ...

NeoStem Files Patent Application for Cosmetic Stem Cell Face Lift Technology and Expands Stem Cell Collection Network into New Jersey

... labels explaining the potential of these materials to spread from the injection site to distant parts of the body, creating possible problems with swallowing or breathing. People worldwide can be expected to seek safer alternatives and NeoStem believes that the use of autologous stem cell procedures ...

Telling Heartburn From Heart Attack Can Be Tricky

... to affect quality of life. A medical visit in such an instance, though, would not be as urgently needed as it would be for those with pain and swallowing problems along with heartburn. If heartburn is a new experience, have it checked out. "That needs to be evaluated pretty quickly," Dave said, ...

Singers Hit High Notes in Free Voice Screening at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

... singers who make New York an entertainment capital of the world," said Michael Pitman, MD , director of New York Eye and Ear's Voice & swallowing Institute . "Vocal folds are a singer's instrument and livelihood, so getting a comprehensive voice exam is a smart way to ensure a singing career ...

Hero Nutritionals Launches its New "Vitamin D3 Formula of Slice of Life Gummy Vitamins for Adults."

... to prevent the risk of developing osteoporosis." -J. Harmon "The lemon flavor Vitamin D3 absolutely taste delicious. I have trouble swallowing pills and with Slice of Life, I don't have that problem anymore. I enjoy all your vitamins as a snack at work everyday; they taste so good it is ...

MonoSol Rx and Strativa Pharmaceuticals Submit New Drug Application for Ondansetron Orally Dissolving Film Strip

... radiotherapy and surgical procedures. For patients in need of anti-emetic drugs, such as ondansetron, the burden of ingesting a tablet or swallowing a liquid medication can be significant because it has a tendency to exacerbate the nausea. Our PharmFilm(R) technology offers the potential to ...

Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)

... Other warning signs that occur during later stages of the disease include: Ear pain Difficulty speaking or swallowing Difficulty breathing The most effective prevention strategy continues to be the cessation of behaviors such as smoking, use ...

Scientists Uncover New Weapon Against Huntington's

... develops in middle age, causing the body to move involuntarily, leading to symptoms such as balance and coordination problems, slurred speech, swallowing problems and dementia. Death typically occurs within 10 to 30 years. There's no treatment to stop the progression of Huntington's disease or ...

FDA Approves Symbyax(R) as First Medication for Treatment-Resistant Depression

... will not be fully reflected in plasma for several weeks. Other potentially serious adverse events include body temperature elevation, trouble swallowing and adverse events upon discontinuation of treatment. The most common ( > or = 5% and at least twice that for placebo) treatment-emergent ...

Correction: Lawrence County Raw Milk Dairy Tests Negative for Campylobacter; Raw Milk Sales Resumed

... 1,300 confirmed cases of Campylobacter are reported each year in Pennsylvania. Onset of illness usually occurs in two to five days after swallowing the bacteria. Patients often do not require specific medical treatment unless they become severely dehydrated or the infection spreads from the ...

Lawrence County Raw Milk Dairy Tests Negative For Campylobacter; Raw Milk Sales Resumed

... 1,300 confirmed cases of Campylobacter are reported each year in Pennsylvania. Onset of illness usually occurs in two to five days after swallowing the bacteria. Patients often do not require specific medical treatment unless they become severely dehydrated or the infection spreads from the ...

Consumer Advisory: Pennsylvania Health and Agriculture Departments Warn Consumers About Raw Milk Sold in Lawrence County

... 1,300 confirmed cases of Campylobacter are reported each year in Pennsylvania. Onset of illness usually occurs in two to five days after swallowing the bacteria. Patients often do not require specific medical treatment unless they become severely dehydrated or the infection spreads from the ...

Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense

... ACEP and the American Heart Association also recommend the use of aspirin in people who may be having a heart attack. Chewing or crushing and swallowing a regular aspirin tablet has been shown to slow the development of a blood clot and reduce the risk of death. But taking an aspiring cannot unclog ...

Does Your Senior Need Help at Home? A Holiday Checklist for Anyone Caring for Seniors

... often have health issues that can lead to decreased appetite or trouble eating. These can include chronic illness, medications, difficulty chewing or swallowing and diminished taste and smell. Look on top of furniture and countertops. Are dust and dirt signs that household tasks are becoming more ...

Health Department Reports South-Central Region's First Lab-Confirmed Influenza Case of the Season

... cognitive dysfunction, and muscle or nerve disorders (such as spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy or seizure disorders) that can lead to breathing or swallowing problems; People who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy who, therefore, might be at risk for Reyes syndrome after influenza infection; ...
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