Aging can be tough to swallow

(HealthDay)—It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to improved treatment.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New model could help identify root cause of swallowing disorder

Nearly 40 percent of Americans 60 and older are living with a swallowing disorder known as dysphagia. Although it is a major health problem associated with aging, it is unknown whether the condition is a natural part of healthy ...


Patients may be modifying meds due to trouble swallowing

(HealthDay)—Some patients experience difficulties swallowing and modify medication dosage forms, without necessarily consulting health professionals, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Eating, exercises improve diet after pharyngeal cancer Tx

(HealthDay)—Patients who maintain eating and a regimen of swallowing exercises during treatment for pharyngeal cancers have the highest rate of return to a regular diet following treatment, according to a study published ...

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