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How to Speak with a Tracheostomy

After a tracheostomy you may find yourself cut-off from the rest of the world because you are no longer able to communicate with others through speech. However, you can learn ways to speak with a tracheostomy. It just takes practice. … Continue reading

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Medtronic Tracheostomy Tubes Under Recall

Medtronic this week voluntarily recalled more than 70,000 tracheostomy tubes for babies and children. There were reports that some patients were having a hard time breathing with the tubes. Several hundred adverse events were reported that involved the Covidien Shiley … Continue reading

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Tips for Home Tracheostomy Care

If you or a loved one has had a tracheostomy and has been released to go home, you will need to know how to take care of it. Here are some tips to remember: #1 Make Appointment with Your Doctor! … Continue reading

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How a Tracheostomy Affects Speech

Some people have serious medical conditions or problems that require a surgeon to perform a tracheostomy. This is a surgical opening in the trachea that is made under the Adam’s apple. A tube is then put into that opening, so … Continue reading

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