• 8 Tips for Saving Your Teacher Voice

    1. Stay healthy The quickest route to a fragile, hoarse voice is through a cold, so those sickness-avoiding techniques we utilize during cold and flu season are critical for voice preservation year-round. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth, and…

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  • June is Mysathenia Gravis Awareness Month

    Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease affecting the nerve-muscle interface. The disease is more common in women (2:1). It typically presents between the ages of 30 and 40 in females and between the ages of 60 and 70 in males. No known risk factors exist. The…

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  • The Effects of Scleroderma on Voice and Swallowing

    Scleroderma a is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. This fibrosis affects a range of organs including the mouth, vocal cords and larynx. When these areas are affected, a number of communication and swallowing difficulties…

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  • June is National Dysphagia Awareness Month

    A person with dysphagia may experience difficulty swallowing food, liquid and/or saliva. Some individuals may be unable to swallow at all. Dysphagia occurs when there is a problem with any part of the swallowing process from the mouth to the stomach. If you answer…

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