• Muscle Tension Dysphonia

    One of the most common voice disorders we treat in speech therapy is muscle tension dysphonia (MTD). The term dysphonia means there is something wrong with the voice. However, muscle tension dysphonia can also refer to a voice that sounds normal, but causes pain,…

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  • Sensory Neuropathic Cough

    There are patients with a chronic dry cough lasting longer than 6 months that seem to defy all explanation and resist all of the usual standard treatments. Some patients have coughed for more than ten years resulting in frustration not only in the terms of treatment,…

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  • COPD and Swallowing

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD comes with a variety of challenges. One common but not often discussed difficulty is trouble swallowing (also called dysphagia).   Breathing is an important…

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  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

    September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event to spread awareness of the effects and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck just below the…

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