Weekly Round-Up May 21 to 27th

Welcome to these week’s round-up! Here’s the latest health & TMJ disorder related news: Is there a relationship between signs & symptoms of TMJ disorder and mouth opening, gender, joint pain, and hearing loss? This study looked at 464 Greek students and evaluated what signs & symptoms of TMJD were present. They found that more…

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Salmon Louis Salad

Salmon Louis Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 Tbsp. grated onion 3 Tbsp. ketchup 2 Tbsp. milk 3 Tbs. chopped sweet pickles, drained 14 oz. can red sockeye salmon, drained, skin and bones removed if desired -or- 14oz of baked fresh sockeye or king salmon 8 ounces mushrooms, cut…

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Easy Lemonade Pie

Ingredients: 4 cups vanilla ice cream or lemon ice cream, softened 6 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 9″ graham cracker crust Preparation: In medium bowl, mix ice cream and lemonade concentrate until blended. Immediately spoon into graham cracker crust. Freeze at least 4 hours until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 10…

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TMJ Disorder Research & Health News Weekly Round-Up – Third Week of May

You may have wondered why we’ve been a little quiet over the past two weeks. Well, now you can see why! We have had our hands full with the new addition to the family. She is insanely cute, but has more energy than any puppy I have ever met. Sometimes I wonder if someone switched…

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Choosing Protein Powder After Jaw Surgery (& How to Avoid the Gross Aftertaste)

There are a few things that you should be looking at when trying to find a protein supplement that is right for you. Whether you are looking for a protein powder that will serve as a protein booster because you are having trouble getting the recommended amount of protein or as a meal replacement after…

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Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Today, May 12, is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! You don’t have to do anything in person to take part – you can raise awareness by posting about Fibromyalgia on your Twitter or Facebook accounts. You can also take part in local events like walks. For more information, see the NFMCPA. Do you have Fibromyalgia? How does…

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Ice vs. Heat for Jaw Pain: The Showdown

Heat and cold therapy has been used for decades to treat pain and swelling, and are two of the simplest treatments available. They are considered a generally safe, effective, inexpensive and under utilized tool. Heat and ice have opposite effects when you have pain and inflammation. Heat increases blood circulation and helps to relax tight…

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Health & Chronic Pain News April 23-29

Lessons from patients using social media to influence the course of medical research – In Canada, over 500 Facebook fan pages, groups, and events were created to support an Italian surgeons theory on the cause of multiple sclerosis. The theory, that a vein widening procedure¬† called venoplasty could cure or treat MS, was not supported…

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10 (TMJD Friendly) Things You Can Do With a Jar of Pasta Sauce

Baked Brie Slice the top rind off a small wheel of brie. Cover lightly with pasta sauce and seasoned breadcrumbs and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes; sprinkle with fresh herbs. Stuffed Mushrooms Mix breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems and grated parmesan cheese with a bit of pasta sauce; stuff into mushroom caps, drizzle with…

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Half Empty or Half Full? Tips on Maintaining a Positive Attitude

Is your glass half empty or half full? How you answered the above question could determine how you view your TMJ disorder. Chronic illness can turn your life into chaos, but a positive attitude can make a huge difference in how you deal with it. Attitude is not just about your outlook on life, it…

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