The mouth-gut relationship and the development of disease

At a recent Journal club, hosted by a local Neurologist, we were joined by a dentist who reviewed some research findings suggesting that Periodontal disease was modestly associated with incident MCI (mild cognitive impairment) and dementia in a community-based cohort...

Help Me Use the Breather®: Frequently asked questions

From time to time I am contacted by a customer, patient, or speech-language pathologist with questions about using the Breather®, respiratory muscle trainer (RMT) device. Recently, I heard from a customer who I’ll call Linda, who shared in an email that she has...

Pulmonary Hygiene Strategies for Lung Health

When foreign particles enter a healthy airway, the mucociliary escalator (movement of mucus up and out of the respiratory tract) and cough work in consort to help clear and protect the lower airways. When a person aspirates during eating, and food or liquid passes...
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