Research Tuesday: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Dysphagia

by Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP Each month an ever increasing number of my fellow #SLPBloggers participate in Gray Matter Therapy’s #ResearchTuesday project. Follow this link to view current and past editions. Introduction This is my third post regarding the use of oropharyngeal exercises as an alternative or conjunctive treatment for mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome […]

Research Tuesday: Clinical Application of Research to Treat Sleep Apnea Using Oropharyngeal Exercises

By Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP Citation Guimarães K.C., Drager L.F., Genta P.R., Marcondes B.F., Lorenzi-Filho G. Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2009; 179:962-966. Introduction Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by repeated episodes of breathing stops/starts while sleeping. People with Obstructive Sleep Apnea […]

Telepractice, Florida, and SLPs

By Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP I live and work in Florida. The state of “dangling chads” during the 2000 election. The state of “stand your ground” gun laws. This morning I received a message from my state professional organization, and it contained a link to this article about the debate among Florida lawmakers regarding expansion and […]

Research Tuesday: Vocal Attractiveness

By Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP Citation: Babel M, McGuire G, King J (2014) Towards a More Nuanced View of Vocal Attractiveness. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088616 Pasted from <; Introduction Appearances are very important to people. Cosmetic surgery was once a luxury available to the rich and famous. Today, almost anyone can afford to “have […]

DBS, CPR, and AEDs

The following blog is an edited version of a guest post I wrote in February 2013 for a now dissolved foundation, The Parkinson’s Assistance, Network, Directory, and Alliance and revised for The Parkinson’s Hub blog.  — Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP   I renewed my Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification recently, and much of the day’s […]