Medical Speech Pathology

Curiosity, Dialogue, and Knowledge

Highlighting the Common Risk Factors for Stroke

Someone in the United States has a stroke every 45 seconds and although 10% of people who suffer one make almost a full recovery, the story isn’t so good for … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jumping Through Hoops

It seems like every time you look away, a new Medicare rule is put into place.  Seldom, it seems, are the rules designed to bring about better outcomes for patients. … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Speech Therapy: We Need a Few Good Men

We need a few good men Statistics of Interest From the report, SLP Healthcare Survey 2009: 95% of all SLPs in the medical field were female. From the report, 2010 Schools … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 31 Comments

Quality vs. Quantity (or is it Safety?)

In medicine, if there is an acronym be warned… it’s probably Latin.  NPO stands for nil per os~ nothing by mouth.  If the acronym instead was NFD~ no food or … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

What is crooked cannot be made straight…

The author of Ecclesiastes tells it like it is. The beauty of therapy for stroke and other conditions that blossom under the light of time, caring, and the hard work … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 2 Comments