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September is Healthy Aging Month! How can we age better?

    Healthy Aging Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness about the positive aspects of aging and to encourage people to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), many factors influence healthy aging. Some of these, such as genetics, are not in our control. Others — like exercise, taking care of our brain health, and… Read More »September is Healthy Aging Month! How can we age better?

    What is Telehealth for Speech Therapy?

      Telepractice is the delivery of services using telecommunication and Internet technology to remotely connect clinicians to clients, other health care providers, and educational professionals for screening, assessment, intervention, consultation, or education. Telepractice is an appropriate model of service delivery for audiologists and speech-language pathologists (ASHA) and may be the primary mode of service delivery or may supplement in-person services (known as hybrid service delivery). Technology… Read More »What is Telehealth for Speech Therapy?

      Disability Pride Month

        What is Disability Pride Month and Why is it Important? Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the diversity, culture, and achievements of people with disabilities. It is also a time to raise awareness and challenge the stigma and discrimination that people with disabilities face in society. Disability Pride Month occurs in the United States every July to commemorate the passing of the landmark… Read More »Disability Pride Month

        What is GERD?

          GERD is a chronic digestive disease where the liquid content of the stomach refluxes into the esophagus, the tube connecting the mouth and stomach. The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, which usually feels like a burning chest pain that begins behind the breastbone and moves upwards to the neck and throat. Other symptoms include chest pain, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), persistent dry cough,… Read More »What is GERD?

          Aphasia: A Communication Disorder 

            June is Aphasia Awareness Month. The National Aphasia Association says that over 2 million people in the U.S. have aphasia, but only 67.8% of Americans have ever heard the term aphasia. Unfortunately, this is due to the nature of the disorder. Aphasia is a disorder that affects how you communicate. It can impact your speech, as well as the way you write and understand both spoken… Read More »Aphasia: A Communication Disorder 

            Stroke Prevention Tips

              Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced. It can cause permanent brain damage or even death. However, there are several things you can do to help prevent a stroke.  The best way to help prevent a stroke is to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.… Read More »Stroke Prevention Tips

              How to Eat for Better Brain Health – January 2023 Edition

                As a speech-language pathologist who works with seniors and their families, I garner great joy in talking about cognitive wellness. It’s wonderful  to see how folks light up when you tell them yes – there actually are actions you can take to optimize and prolong your brain health! Taking control of your own cognitive wellness can start in the kitchen. Here are some tips for… Read More »How to Eat for Better Brain Health – January 2023 Edition