• Swallowing Disorders

    Insight into complications and treatment What are the symptoms of swallowing disorders? How are swallowing disorders diagnosed? How are swallowing disorders treated? and more... Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to

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  • Tonsillectomy Procedures

    Unfortunately, there may be a time when medical therapy (antibiotics) fails to resolve the chronic tonsillar infections that affect your child. In other cases, your child may have enlarged tonsils, causing loud snoring, upper airway obstruction, and other sleep disorders. The best recourse for both these

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  • Special Care for Occupational and Professional Voice Users

    Who is an Occupational or Professional Voice User? An occupational or professional voice user is anyone whose voice is essential to their job. We are all accustomed to thinking of singers, actors, actresses, and broadcast personalities as professional voice users. Indeed, special or unique qualities

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  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

    Vocal fold (or cord) paresis and paralysis result from abnormal nerve input to the voice box muscles (laryngeal muscles). Paralysis is the total interruption of nerve impulse, resulting in no movement; paresis is the partial interruption of nerve impulse, resulting in weak or abnormal motion of laryngeal

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  • Secondhand Smoke

    Insight into effects and prevention What is secondhand smoke? Who is at risk? Effects on children… Secondhand smoke is a combination of the smoke from a burning cigarette and the smoke exhaled by a smoker. Also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), it can be recognized easily

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  • Sore Throats

    Insight into relief for a sore throat What causes a sore throat? What are my treatment options? How can I prevent a sore throat? and more... Infections from viruses or bacteria are the main cause of sore throats and can make it difficult to talk and breathe. Allergies and sinus infections can also

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  • Tonsils and Adenoids PostOp

    The tonsils are two clusters of tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. Adenoids sit high in the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth. Tonsils and adenoids are often removed when they become enlarged and block the upper airway, leading to breathing difficulty. They are also

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  • Tips for Healthy Voices

    Voice problems usually are associated with hoarseness (also known as roughness), instability, or problems with voice endurance. If you are unsure if you have an unhealthy voice, ask yourself the following: Has your voice become hoarse or raspy? Does your throat often feel raw, achy or strained? Has

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  • Tonsils and Adenoids

    Insight into tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy What conditions affect the tonsils and adenoids? When should I see a doctor? Common symptoms of tonsillitis and enlarged adenoids and more... Tonsils and adenoids are the body’s first line of defense as part of the immune system. They

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  • Tonsillitis

    Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils (glands at the back of the throat, visible through the mouth). The inflammation may involve other areas of the back of the throat, including the adenoids and the lingual tonsils (tonsil tissue at the back of the tongue). There are several variations

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  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children

    What is laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)? Food or liquids that are swallowed travel through the esophagus and into the stomach where acids help digestion. Each end of the esophagus has a sphincter, a ring of muscle, that helps keep the acidic contents of the stomach in the stomach or out of the throat.

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  • Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Who is in day care? The 2000 census reported that of among the nation's 19.6 million preschoolers, grandparents took care of 21 percent, 17 percent were cared for by their father (while their mother was employed or in school); 12 percent were in day care centers; nine percent were cared for by other

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  • Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist

    Everyone has gastroesophageal reflux (GER), the backward movement (reflux) of gastric contents into the esophagus. Extraesophageal Reflux (EER) is the reflux of gastric contents from the stomach into the esophagus with further extension into the throat and other upper aerodigestive regions. In infants,

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  • How the Voice Works

    We rely on our voices every day to interact with others, and a healthy voice is critical for clear communication. But just as we walk without thinking about it, we usually speak without thinking how our body makes it happen. However, knowing how we make sound is useful to maintaining the health and effectiveness

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  • Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer

    Laryngeal cancer is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005 almost 10,000 new cases of laryngeal cancer will be diagnosed, and close to 3,800 people will die from laryngeal cancer in the United

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  • Diet and Exercise Tips

    Excessive body weight contributes to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, in addition to being a major influence on general health and well-being. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs in about 50-60 percent of those who are obese. A recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics concludes that

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