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Why can't I Suck out of a Straw after Wisdom Teeth Removal and Oral Surgeires?

Why Your Oral Surgeon Tells You Not To Use A Straw After Oral Surgery Procedures?
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Recovery Advice for having your Wisdom Teeth Pulled.

Preparation Advice from the Tooth Fairy for after your wisdom tooth or third molar Extraction. Tips,
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REVIEW DRAFT: How to Set the Range Setting Arm and Fine Adjustment Knob on the TheraBite Device for Safety and Limits.

How To Change the set pin in Your TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System
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What is included with the TheraBite System? An overview of the device, its parts, and what they do.

Learn more about what is included in the TheraBite jaw motion rehab system, including parts and their purposes.
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Breakfast Blitz Smoothie. Protein with great seeds and fruit.

This is a nutritious breakfast smoothie you can put in your travel mug and enjoy on your commute!  Its got fruit, yogurt, flax, ginseng and almonds.  Yum!
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Warning: TMD “Diagnostic Tools” Proven To Be Inaccurate

Does your doctor want to charge you to use EMG, Kinesiography, or Sonography to study or diagnose your TMJ disorder? You might want to get a second opinion.

A new study shows that many electronic diagnostic devices were no better than clinical exams at diagnosing TMJ disorder (TMD).
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Do I have to go to the Dentist every six months? Should I?

Should I go to the dentist every 6 months? How often should I go?

You probably don't need to go that often, but high risk adults, should maybe go even more often. How often should you go?
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Don't risk infection, Most People aren't Washing their Hands or are Doing it Wrong. Are you?

Do You Wash Your Hands after using the Bathroom?

Most of us don't. New studies show that we often do not wash our hands correctly, or AT ALL.

food poising from dirty hands sickens some 24 million people a year. If you're in the hospital for surgery, chemo, radiation, trauma, or to visit the doctor, you often have a weakened immune system and are at heightened risk for infections. Learn more about how often others fail, and how you can better protect yourself.
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Constipation? Popeyes Power Smoothie

As a surgical nurse for many years a common patient complaint is “constipation,” an extremely common side effect of pain medications.

Hopefully Popeye’s power will do the trick with lots of fiber, and most importantly: great taste!
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Is Our PAIN Visible??

“Subjectivity” is the main issue when asked the question: Are you having any pain”? Now researchers can see where and how pain acts in your brain.
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Peak Of Freshness!! Strawberry Lime Smoothies

Spring’s freshest berries make this smoothie drink irresistible!!
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Summer Fresh Mango Smoothie

Treat yourself to this yummi-licious blend of mango, pineapple,banana and honey.
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Need TMJ Relief? Here are Some Easy Self Massage Tips

TMJ pain is unpredictable and can strike at anytime, and anywhere. Knowing a few tricks to relieve your pain is essential to your comfort and life’s enjoyment.
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A Dry Mouth Remedy: Mouth Kote

Dry Mouth RemedtI was recently contacted by a friend of mine, who's Mom was suffering from severe dry mouth as a result of chemo and radiation therapy. She had tried all the usual remedies and could find nothing that gave her true relief for more then a few moments.  But I had something for her to try...

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Tips for Great Oral and Dental Care for Patients with Disabilities

Problems with dental care? Quest, the magazine for the MDA Foundation, had a great article by Bill Greenberg with tips and ideas on how to maintain good oral health in people with neuromuscular disease, muscular distrophy, trismus and other disabilities. Tips include special toothbrushes, finding a dentist, and treating trismus.
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My Salagen Experience: Too Much Saliva vs. Not enough

drooling babyAs a patient with Lupus and Sjogren's syndrome, I am always looking for a relief to some of the symptoms.  I recently went for my routine 6 month check up with my rheumatologist.

Dry Mouth is a major issue for me, so when visiting my doctor I mentioned it to him, and he gave me a prescription for Salagen (pilocarpine) 5 mg. Normal dosing is one 10 mg. pill 3 times-a-day.
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Draft: Clinical pictures and videos of Otolaryngological Disorders

http://stanfordhospital.org/clinicsmedServices/clinics/otolaryngology/laryngology/clinicalPicturesMovies.html
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Don't recognize that Measurement? Using an international recipe? Here's some help coverting from US to Metric measurements.

measuring cupml., cc., oz.,lb., gm.,qt.,pt.,C., Tbsp., or a pinch?  All are symbols, weights and measurements we use to cook and combined ingredients.  When I was a kid we measured in pounds (lb) ounces (oz) and cups (C).  With our changing globalized society we are now seeing more and adapting to the international, or metric measuring system.
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Very Berry Nutritious Smoothy

very Berry Nutritious SmoothyThis smoothy is always a big hit for a breakfast on the go, with a whole frozen banana and wheat germ to help jump start your day!
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Draft: Arthropathies? A Photographic Explanation Through MR Imaging of the TMJ

Arthropathies?See an in depth essay out of Boston University School of Medicine, concerning Arthritic conditions of the TMJ. See photo's and read full article at Medscape Nurses News.

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Cool and Easy Summer Nutrition: Smooth Tomato Gaspacho Soup

Smooth Tomato Gazpacho SoupSoup anyone?  :)  My favorite any time of year! The more adventuresome the better. This recipe is from Martha Stewart's Living Magazine Aug. 2011. It is a really easy chop and blend recipe with no cooking required. So full of goodness and flavor...  click ahead for full recipe.



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Internal Derangement: A photographic explaination of the Temporomandibular Joint through MR Imaging

Internal derangementInternal derangement is a Temporomandibular Joint disorder which manifests it's self in the abnormal position of the TMJ disk. It is 3-5 times more common in women, then men. You can find the details of this interesting Essay by The Boston University School of Medicine, on Medscape Nurse News.

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Draft: A photographic exploration of the TMJ by MRI (1 of 5)

Drawing of TMJRead this very informative abstract out of The Boston University School of Medicine, pertaining to MR Imaging and TMJ anatomy and function. The article was on Medscape Nurses News from Applied Radiology.

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Explaining Your Symptoms: Tips from a Family Physician

When it comes to visiting our Doctors and Emergency Rooms some patients overly down-play their symptoms.  Rod Moser, PA, PhD has a great piece on WebMD on how to be more accurate and precise when explaining our symptoms for an improved diagnosis and treatment.


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