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...

Help Me Use the Breather®: Frequently asked questions

From time to time I am contacted by a customer, patient, or speech-language pathologist with questions about using the Breather®, respiratory muscle trainer (RMT) device. Recently, I heard from a customer who I’ll call Linda, who shared in an email that she has...

Safe Use of Your Respiratory Muscle Trainer During COVID Pandemic

I was contacted recently by a customer asking about safe practices for use of a respiratory muscle training device during the COVID 19 pandemic. Respiratory muscle training (RMT) devices are handheld devices used to strengthen the muscles of inhalation and exhalation....

Talking and Walking with Parkinson’s in Syncopated Time

Syncopation in musical terms is described as “a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm.” A placement of rhythmic stresses or accents where they wouldn’t normally occur. (Source Wikipedia) Syncopation is often used by dance teachers...