Aspirating When drinking? Don’t be a Bird Brain

Most birds drink some water every day, but they don’t drink the way we humans do. Their anatomy is obviously quite different from ours, and that includes not having cheeks and lips. With a few exceptions, birds lack the ability to suction liquid into their throats,...

New Swallowing Technologies Empower Patients

Dysphagia (a disruption to swallowing function) in adults can be a symptom associated with stroke, head and neck cancer treatment, or a chronic neurodegenerative disease such as ALS or Parkinson’s. But even in the general population, current evidence suggests that 15%...

Pureed and Thickened Liquids Made Fun with Blend Jet

Recently, I had to be on a diet of liquids and exceptionally smooth food for a couple of weeks following a wisdom tooth extraction and an additional dental procedure. I was not looking forward to it because I’m someone who likes a lot of texture in my food like...