June Declared Cataract Awareness Month

This June, we have brought awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and aphasia disorder. As we end the month, we’ll close on cataract awareness. In the United States, more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract. As the population in America...

Alzheimer’s: Know the Warning Signs

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. What Does Alzheimer’s Disease Look Like? Memory problems...

Aphasia Awareness Month

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die. Every year, about...

Voice Disorder: What is it and How do we treat it?

WHAT IS VOICE? The sound of a person’s voice is produced when air passes over the vocal cords causing them to vibrate.  The quality and distinct sound of each person’s voice is shaped by the muscular changes of the throat, mouth and palate.  WHAT IS VOICE DISORDER?  A...

FEES in Outpatient: What is Dysphagia?

Leigh Hester, M.Ed., CCC-SLP Endoscopy Services Manager   Since March 20, 2020, each full-time and part-time Endoscopist has been placed in a facility that needed additional primary speech-language pathology coverage due to restrictions on travel between...

What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical Therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. After making a diagnosis, physical therapists create...