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New swallowing treatment offered

Dec. 09, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

RUSSELL, Ky. -- Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital's HomeCare Services has started offering a new in-home therapy for those who have difficulty swallowing.

VitalStim therapy uses a small current delivered to the patient through electrodes placed on the neck, which stimulates inactive or atrophied swallowing muscles. The therapy helps correct dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, in its early stages.

For more details, call 606-473-9895 or 740-533-9010.