Vocal Aging and Its Medical Implications: What Singing Teachers Should Know PART I (Article)
It is helpful for singing teachers to understand current concepts of the aging process in order to recognize correctable problems early, make appropriate referrals, and begin optimal strategies for building healthier, more beautiful voices. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Vocal Aging and Its Medical Implications: What Singing Teachers Should Know PART II (Article)
Tools for intervention to slow the effects of aging on the voice are discussed. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

How Do I Maintain Longevity of My Voice? (Article)
The authors write that maintaining longevity of the voice involves attention to training and proper hygiene of the vocal folds throughout one's career. Daily stretching, attention to diet and hydration and, the use of proper voice technique in all vocal situations are essential components of prolonged vocal health. (posted 2:34 PM, August 27, 2014)

Voice Pedagogy for Aging Singers (Including the Author) (Article)
Now that the leading edge of Baby Boomers has turned 65, voice pedagogy for the aging singer is sure to become a hotter topic in NATS. Edwin_x0090_'s pedagogical advice for working with the older vocalist centers on body position, respiration, audiation, phonation, and resonation. These technical considerations must be coupled with realistic expectations for vocal performance in the later years of one_x0090_s singing life. (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)

How Can Voice Teachers Help Students Who are Considering Vocal Fold Surgery? (Article)
The article addresses the several concerns that might confront the singer in vocal fold surgery. Helpful and very informative. (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)