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A Walk Through the Fire: A Resource for HNC Patients

The Head and Neck Cancer Living Foundation out of Kansas City put together a 15-minute documentary describing the journeys of six head and neck cancer survivors from diagnosis through the aftermath of the treatments.

The HNC Living Foundation funded this video to help compassionate people understand the devastation and intensity of the process and to draw donations to help those who have no insurance, are under-insured or who’s insurance simply runs out. The costs of living after the treatment can break a person financially and emotionally.

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Essential History: From My Mom, To the World

By Diane Wolff

I am an author who gave up the writing life in the big city to return to the family and take care of my mother. The late, great Cathie G was one of a kind: energetic, spunky and independent. She had a great sense of humor and she ruled her children with an iron hand. She was a great mom for me and when she asked me to take care of her, I could not refuse. continue reading →

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Quality of Life Improved by Swallowing Exercises in HNC Patients

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Dysphagia in the News: 3D Food Printers

Swallowing disorders, which are estimated to impact at least 8% of the world’s population often result in the need to modify what one can safely eat and drink.

Unfortunately, modified meals can look unappealing due to the changes in texture, color, and consistency.

Although the idea is very new, researchers are investigating the use and safety of 3D printers in creating modified foods with more textures, colors, and flavors.

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Dysphagia in the News: Bioengineering Aids Recovery of Dysphagia

Independent newspaper, “Scoop,” recently released a publication about University of Canterbury researchers at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research that have revealed an innovative new treatment for people with swallowing impairments that focuses on the brain cortex.


The computer-based treatment program uses biofeedback to help patients improve the precision of their motor control during swallowing.


Research shows very promising results in patients with Parkinson’s and further research is being conducted.


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