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What Do Volcanoes & Mouths Have in Common? (Part II: Oral Microbiome & Saliva)

By Karen Sheffler | Published August 4, 2014

Part II of Oral Microbiome and Saliva By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S SwallowStudycom I was out in the beautiful pacific northwest the summer of 2014, learning about the region's flora,...

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Oral Care & Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 23, 2014

Thank you for your interest in: Oral Care & Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention Here you will find links to my four-part blog series on Oral Hygiene and Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention...

10 Trillion Microorganisms vs Your Toothbrush (Part I: Oral Hygiene)

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 23, 2014

This blog was inspired by the presentation:“Dental Perspectives on Aspiration Pneumonia Causes and Management”by Kennneth Shay, DDS, MSDentist and GerontologistDepartment of Veterans Affairs:...

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Today We Grieve the Loss of Dr Jeri Logemann

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 21, 2014

Today, June 19, 2014, we lost an amazing teacher and an inspiration for many of us in the field of dysphagia and beyond: Dr Jerilyn "Jeri" Logemann, world-renowned professor and researcher in the...

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7 Clues in Medical Record to Discover Dysphagia

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 13, 2014

by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S Inspiration for this blog from: "When the cause of dysphagia is not obvious: Sorting through treasure and surprises in the medical record" by James L Coyle,...

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PEDro Scale: Analyze research

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 5, 2014

Analyze Dysphagia Research We are all consumers of research We also need to be good judges of the research design when considering a treatment plan for a patient The PEDro Scale...

Crazy Cranial Nerves and Swallowing

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 3, 2014

Cranial Nerves and Swallowing / Voice by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudycom The cranial nerves look so beautiful exiting the brainstem in these pictures! Why do they have to be so...

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Cranial Nerves and Swallowing

By Karen Sheffler | Published June 3, 2014

Cranial Nerves for Dysphagia Clinicians Click here for a free pdf chart: Cranial Nerves: with Focus on Swallowing and Voice See also the brief blog on Crazy Cranial Nerves and...