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Tongueometer Bluetooth Device Now Available!

BIG NEWS! Tongueometer Bluetooth device now available for iOS and Android devices. Increase tongue strength and endurance with an easy to use, affordable device. 

                  

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Support Organizations for Head & Neck Cancer & Craniofacial Patients

A review of a few of the wonderful nonprofit organizations within the HNC, dysphagia and craniofacial communities to support patients as they face these challenges.

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LEARN & EARN!!! SLP CMH REMOTE IN-SERVICE: Oral Complications of Head & Neck Cancer Care -- Trismus, Xerostomia, Mucositis & Dysphagia

Earn .1 CMH (1 hour) towards ASHA requirements with a remote live in-service.

Speech pathologist, Sarah Schuman, is providing a free in-service on trismus, xerostomia, mucositis and dysphagia in HNC cancer patients. The in-service takes approximately 1-hour and you will have the ability to ask all of your HNC rehab questions!

Please contact us via email to [email protected] or call us at 1-800-206-8381 ext 86 for scheduling.

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New Research! When is it best to start trismus therapy?

When is it best to start trismus therapy? Treatment for head and neck cancer may cause trismus, xerostomia and dysphagia negatively impacting a patient's quality of life (QOL).  A new study, Effects of jaw exercise intervention timing on outcomes following oral and oralpharyngeal cancer surgery: Pilot study (Sandler, MLLazarus, CLRu, M, et al, 2019), looks at the optimal timing for exercise initiation post-operatively in HNC patients. Initial findings suggest early exercise intervention has a positive effect on some QOL measures! 
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HPV Vaccine is Key in Fight Against Cancer

HPV Vaccine In The News!!!!

Published in The Lancet, an important new study demonstrates that vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV) are in fact decreasing HPV infections including precancerous cervical lesions and anogenital warts. This study indicates that the HPV vaccine has been more effective than expected, reducing rates of HPV infection in the vaccinated population and FURTHERMORE reducing rates of HPV-related diseases in the non-vaccinated population (herd immunity). 

In June 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices  approved the use of the HPV vaccine in some people through the age of 45. By expanding the pool of approved people, more insurance providers may cover the vaccine. 
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CranioRehab Update and Research Refresh

CranioRehab Update & Research Refresh. Review "Correlation Between Radiation Dose to Pterygoid and Masseter Muscles with Trismus" and "Successful Rehab of Facial Burns Using Jaw Motion Rehab Systems Including the OraStretch Press". Learn about CranioRehab products.
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Swallowing Difficulties and the Holidays

Difficulty swallowing, dysphagia, may cause the sufferer to feel embarrassment eating and drinking around friends and family. This may lead to lack of participation during holiday celebrations. With some adjustments it is possible to make celebrations inclusive and enjoyable for all. We, at CMR, wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. 
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