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Level 4 Pureed Diets and Where to Begin

Level 4 Pureed Diets and Where to Begin

Dysphagia and level 4 pureed diets - “Now what?” You have been recommended a level 4 pureed diet by your speech-language pathologist (S-LP) and may be thinking, “Now what? What is that?”. Level 4 pureed diets are typically recommended by S-LPs to individuals with...

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Busting Myths on Dysphagia

Busting Myths on Dysphagia

Dysphagia: A Disorder Understood by Few Up to 22% of adults over the age of 50 live with dysphagia or swallowing problems, and yet, this swallowing disorder largely remains a mystery to the general public. A recent survey found that, among participants who were not...

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Difficulty Swallowing is Called Dysphagia…

Difficulty Swallowing is Called Dysphagia…

...but “it should be called: “I can't effing swallow.” Surgery saved Ted Power’s life from throat cancer, but a mobile swallowing exercise system gave him his life back. “Well, Mr. Power, I’ve got some bad news. You’ve got cancer,” the doctor said.  “Hmm,”...

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Patient Stories

“I can actually eat a burger now!”

“I can actually eat a burger now!”

Mobile health technology shows promising results for patients with head and neck cancer. This past Thanksgiving, Leslie O’Connor-Parsons enjoyed a full meal with turkey and stuffing for the first time in five years. Thanks to Mobili-T®, the first mobile home-based...

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Dysphagia

Level 4 Pureed Diets and Where to Begin

Level 4 Pureed Diets and Where to Begin

Dysphagia and level 4 pureed diets - “Now what?” You have been recommended a level 4 pureed diet by your speech-language pathologist (S-LP) and may be thinking, “Now what? What is that?”. Level 4 pureed diets are typically recommended by S-LPs to individuals with...

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Busting Myths on Dysphagia

Busting Myths on Dysphagia

Dysphagia: A Disorder Understood by Few Up to 22% of adults over the age of 50 live with dysphagia or swallowing problems, and yet, this swallowing disorder largely remains a mystery to the general public. A recent survey found that, among participants who were not...

read more
Difficulty Swallowing is Called Dysphagia…

Difficulty Swallowing is Called Dysphagia…

...but “it should be called: “I can't effing swallow.” Surgery saved Ted Power’s life from throat cancer, but a mobile swallowing exercise system gave him his life back. “Well, Mr. Power, I’ve got some bad news. You’ve got cancer,” the doctor said.  “Hmm,”...

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News

CTV News Edmonton

CTV News Edmonton

New wireless device to help patients with head and neck cancer swallow. Patients with neck and head cancer who have difficulty swallowing will now be able to eat solid foods at home with the help of a new mobile device.

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Health Matters: Feb. 4

Health Matters: Feb. 4

In Monday’s edition of Health Matters, Su-Ling Goh looks at a device designed by an Alberta research team to help head and neck cancer survivors and tells us about a spin challenge to raise awareness about cancer. View video

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