Voice abuse

Premenstrual Syndrome and its Effects on Laryngeal Functionality: An Approach for Singers and Pedagogues (Article)
An exploration of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Voice Syndrome (PMVS) that details the ways in which singers may be physically and emotionally affected. Based on a number of medical studies of the phenomenon, the author provides strategies for students and teachers to address this highly personal subject sensitively and effectively. [pp. 27-34] (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Indications for Surgery in Singers (Article)
When selected nonsurgical treatments fail and when a patient remains sufficiently symptomatic to warrant the surgical risks in the opinion of the patient, voice therapist, and laryngologist, meticulous microsurgery usually results in voice improvement. Many abnormalities, as detailed, in the article, do require surgery. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)