Anger, Pessimism, and Pulmonary Health

In a study published in Thorax in 2006, researchers set out to test the hypothesis that hostility contributes to faster rates of decline in lung function among older adults.[i] Hostility and anger are considered risk factors for, or to co-occur with, many health...

Throat Clearing: a symptom or a habit?

Over many years of evaluating and treating patients with a voice impairment, throat clearing is the most common accompanying behaviors, and one of the most irritating to the vocal folds. So why do patients do it?  “I have phlegm,” “mucus,” “there’s something there,”...

Diaphragmatic Strengthening for Breathing and Posture

Research has unveiled some important associations between bad posture and health issues. Age related degenerative changes in the spine can contribute to a stooped posture, and a tendency to bend or flex forward is also the most common change in posture seen with...
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