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Controversies in GERD Management

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is defined by the Montreal Classification as “a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications.” This characterization has always been intentionally broad, as symptoms of GERD can vary widely in patients, and the frequency of symptoms does not necessarily correlate with the quantity of reflux in an individual patient. 791 more words

Digestive Health

Sometimes life is hard to swallow

When you eat and drink are you aware of what your body does?

I am. I have to be.

Can you eat and drink whilst watching TV or chatting to friends between mouthfuls? 779 more words


Sorta better, but not so much

September 8, 2015. Before Mom arrived at the CCH, Stacy, Dad’s nurse, informed the physical therapist that the doctor didn’t want Dad to receive physical therapy today because of his hypotension. 2,135 more words

Thickened Fluid Record

Often when a resident’s needs change, the tools we have been using to record aspects of their care no longer fit their purpose as well as we would like. 205 more words


Word by word, step by step

I first saw Loretta at the dysphagia table in the hospital.

She was helping a stroke patient with his lunch. Dressed in white, she could have been any number of the nurses or aides who roamed the hallways and rooms of the acute care unit. 792 more words

"Filming My Father: In Life and Death"

On February 1st 2017, UCLU Giving Voice held a documentary screening of “Filming My Father: In Life and Death“, an award-winning documentary providing an insight into one family’s battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). 916 more words

Talk about your obstacle courses!

August 29, 2015. Dad’s day started around 5:00 A.M. when he was visited by Mary, a wound care nurse. The CCH wound care nurses not only tended to wounds, which you might expect, they also trimmed nails and would give Dad a shave. 1,923 more words