Tips for Managing the Never Ending Mountain of Medical Paperwork & Files

Organizing Medical Records & Paperwork

Managing medical bills, keeping track of doctor visits, filing insurance claims, and organizing medical records can all leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here are a few tips that can make managing TMJ disorder, or any chronic illness easier – and might stop you from pulling out your hair! Records that are important to keep: Medical Bills…

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2 Summery Lemon Soft Recipes – Lemon Cream Stuffed French Toast & Lemon Lentil Salad

Lemon Cream Stuffed French Toast 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 (22 ounce) can Lemon Pie Filling 8 eggs 2 cups milk 1 (16 ounce) loaf French bread 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2…

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Dreading Your Trip to the Dentist? Tips for Survival for TMJ Disorder Patients

When you have jaw pain and a difficult time opening and/or closing your mouth, just thinking about going to the dentist to get a cleaning or have a cavity filled is enough to fill you with anxiety. Here are some tips we’ve gathered over the years that will make your visit easier. Tips to keep…

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TMJ Disorder Research & News Round Up June

Welcome to our latest TMJ research & news round-up, Father’s Day edition! First up, have you seen our latest posts? Our patient panel reviewed their first products, we had a fantastic guest post about TMJ disorder and clenching & grinding, as well as iPhone and iPad applications to help you manage TMJD/chronic pain. Here are…

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TMJ Hope's Patient Panel Checks in with Their First Product Reviews!

One of the questions we are asked quite often is if we know of any products that help TMJ disorder patients. So, we decided to create the patient panel, a panel of TMJ disorder patients who review these products. Here are our first product reviews! And by the way, if you have a suggestion for…

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Salmon Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise

Ingredients 1 beaten egg 3/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs (1 slice) 4 teaspoons snipped fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 6-1/2-ounce can skinless, boneless salmon, drained and flaked 1/2 medium carrot, finely shredded (1/4 cup) 1/4 cup finely shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese (1 ounce) 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 tablespoon…

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The Link Between TMJ Disorder and Nighttime Clenching

Stacy’s Note: This is a guest post written by Lee Weinstein, inventor of the SleepGuard biofeedback headband. Lee has designed hospital medical equipment for Hewlett Packard, and has taught electrical engineering at MIT. For many people,  TMJ symptoms stem from habitual teeth clenching during sleep. You may have heard of the term “sleep bruxism”, which…

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Four Nutritious Smoothie Recipes

Here are four nutritious smoothie recipes that you can turn to when you need a boost but have to stick to a no-chew or liquid diet. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 1 1/3 cups vanilla soy milk 1/4 cup silken soft tofu, crumbled and drained 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1…

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7 Apps to Help You Manage Chronic Pain & TMJ Disorder

With over 350,000 applications available on the iTunes App Store, and thousands in the health and medical categories, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones to try. We’ve gone through hundreds and found our favorite applications for chronic pain and TMJ disorder patients. 1. Chronic Pain Tracker Price: $free or $14.99    Rating: 3.5 Stars…

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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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