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August 30, 2008

New Webpage on Lump in the Throat Sensation (Part 2)

A new webpage has been posted describing what may be causing a lump or foreign body sensation in the throat (globus pharyngeus). As many of our readers may already be aware, we already have a webpage on this subject. However, we have gone into further detail depending on where exactly the lump sensation is located.

The new webpage is specifically geared towards abnormal throat sensation between the voicebox and chin. Symptoms in this location is most often due to problems in the base of tongue region, especially the lingual tonsils.

The old webpage was specifically pertinent for lump sensations between the sternum and the voicebox. Symptoms in this location is most often due to stress or reflux (LPR).

Some over-the-counter medications used to treat relux are listed below:


August 21, 2008

New Webpage on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

A new webpage has been added to our website on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. There are many misconceptions on what this surgery entails. We hope to dispel the "horror" stories of people who have undergone sinus surgery in the past. Over the past 5-10 years, much has changed in the technology as well as the surgical procedure itself that has markedly improved the safety as well as recovery from this type of surgical procedure.

Read more about it here.

August 17, 2008

ABC's "Medical Mystery" Will Feature Spasmodic Dysphonia

A story on spasmodic dysphonia will be featured on ABC's "Medical Mysteries" on Tuesday, August 19 at 10 p.m. ET. The show will feature a few celebrities stricken with this rare disorder including National Public Radio host Diane Rehm and cartoonist Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.

Books on voice therapy found to be a useful ADJUNCT to botox injections:

August 12, 2008

New Member Added to the Voice Team at Fauquier ENT

A new member has been added to the voice team at Fauquier ENT. Her name is Ceres Artico, PhD, LPC, LMFT. Her unique contribution to the voice team is in the area of "psychological voice therapy". As is well known, a person's emotional and mental state are strong contributors to how the voice sounds, not just in terms of performance anxiety and maintaining a clear singing voice, but also resolving functional talking voice problems such as muscle tension dysphonia stemming from environmental stressors.

August 09, 2008

New Webpage on the Difference Between Voice Therapy and Speech Therapy

A new webpage has been posted describing what exactly is the difference between speech therapy and voice therapy. Often, there is confusion between these two types of therapists and it is important for patients as well as other health professionals to know the difference between the two so that proper treatment can be implemented. As a general rule of thumb, most voice therapists are speech therapists, but not all speech therapists have expertise in providing voice therapy.

Read more about it here.

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