Sinusitis (Article)
Singing teachers should be familiar with sinusitis, as virtually all will encounter students with sinusitis. Many more students with sinus symptoms actually have allergic rhinitis. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

The Economics of Voice Use: Spending Your Voice (Article)
Helpful axioms are provided that will help the singer budget voice use and save one from costly cancellations or just help preserve vocal health. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

A Singer's Guide to Vocal Care (Article)
The author used iterviews with MDs to provide solid information for singers regarding voice care. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Singers: "Diabolus in Gula? (Article)
Laryngopharyngeal reflux is a common, if not the most common source of laryngeal pathology, and may be a contribution to disorders ranging from slight, but distressing voice change to laryngeal cancer. Causes and treatments of gastric reflux are discussed. The author stresses that antirefluxogenic behavioral and dietary controls should minimize the need for medications, and maximize the intended effect of medications. Readers are strongly advised to seek medical evaluation via endoscopy and evaluations should atypical throat or voice problems persist for longer than several weeks. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Controversies and Confusions in Diagnosing Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Article)
The problem of reflux has become well known among singing teachers. It is worthwhile for singing teacher to recognize that diagnosis and treatment of reflux in singers and other otolaryngology patients remain more controversial than we would like. Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) represents a complex spectrum of pathophysiology, diagnostic challenge and therapeutic controversy. Patient management can be optimized only through excellently designed studies with rigorous inclusion criteria, involving close collaboration among laryngologists, gastroenterologists, research scientists, and reflux surgeons. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Common Otolaryngologic Medications: Psychiatric Side Effects (Article)
Many medications prescribed commonly by otolaryngologists can cause negative psychiatric side effects. Serious drug interactions from the combination of some of these medications and other psychiatric medications can also occur and are potentially fatal. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

The Effect of Hormones on the Voice (Article)
It is important for singers and teachers to be familiar with the body_x0090_s major hormones and their effect on vocal fold function. The authors first focus on aspects of the female voice (such as the effects of the menstrual cycle) and explore issues relevant to all singers, including the effects of thyroid hormones and pituitary gland hormones. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Intubation Considerations for Singers (Article)
"[Intubation] occurs under deep sedation or general anesthesia to maintain/support the airway and to provide a means for oxygenation (oxygen delivery) and mechanical ventilation.” Focusing on short term intubation, less than twenty-four hours in duration, the authors give a wealth of advice for vocal performers, including what questions to ask before the surgery; what to expect in the operating room; and expectations for the postoperative period. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

How to Find a Voice Doctor (Article)
The purpose of the article is to help the individual, teacher, and family member navigate through the vocal health care system. The different types of voice care professionals involved in voice evaluation and treatment are mentioned. A variety of key components of voice evaluation are described as well as assists in providing the reader with a method to find a voice care physician. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Consulting a Voice Doctor: When? (Article)
The article assists singing teachers and others in understanding when a laryngologist (voice specialist) should be consulted, and especially when one should be consulted urgently. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Singers: What is Normal? (Article)
The authors note, "it is clear from all of the studies to date that singers, and even nonsingers, have a high prevalence of findings [after examination] that physicians would diagnose as abnormalities." They suggest that singers undergo screening while they are healthy to help voice care professionals better assess their condition should an injury occur. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)