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Oral and Throat Cancer Stories (Oral Cancer Awareness Month)

A story reposted from, February 3, 2011 – Vol. 5 • No. 4   “Willia Goins, 70, now speaks in a whisper. She had her larynx, or voice box, removed about 14 years ago, and the whisper is as … Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Screening: “All You Have to do is Open Your Mouth”

“All you have to do is open your mouth.” — The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance   Did you know that we systematically screen all of our patients for oral, head, and neck cancer when you come in for an … Continue reading

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Rescue Breathing for Laryngectomees and Neck Breathers

Knowing how to do CPR and rescue breathing are very important general life skills that if you don’t have, you should learn how to properly do them as soon as possible. (A friend once said that if a person loves … Continue reading

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In a previous post here on the blog, I wrote a short piece on how to identify oral, head, and/or neck cancer (re-read it!) with much of that shared information borrowed from the Head … Continue reading

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Xylitol Candies in Caries Prevention: Six Year Xylitol Study in Estonia among School Children

Study conducted by Pentti Alanen, Pauli Isokangas, and Kristjan Gutmann First published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 218-224, June 2000 Abstract: All field studies have unequivocally reported significant reductions in dental caries occurrence associated … Continue reading

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