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Can You Prevent Strep Throat?

Winter is coming — and so is the painful infection known as strep throat. Here’s what you can do about it.

Strep throat is not like

Voice Hoarse? Follow These Tips From an Otolaryngologist

Here are the best ways to get your voice back to normal once it goes hoarse.
Losing your voice is always an inconvenience, but especially so

Protecting Singers’ Most Precious Instrument

Picture a pair of tiny violin bows, each no longer than a thumbnail clipping, lodged horizontally in your windpipe.
Halfway between the chin and collarbone, they

Should You See a Voice Specialist?

A scratchy voice or tickling sensation in your throat could signal a more serious problem. Learn how a voice specialist can help.
Do you find yourself

How Air Pollution Is Making Our Kids Overweight and Sick

There are many ways air pollution can impact our well being, but recent studies show a direct connection between poor air quality and asthma and

Is My Sore Throat a Sign of Something Serious?

A sore throat is right up there with a stuffy or runny nose on the list of common symptoms. But common doesn’t equal harmless. Read

The Keck Effect: More Conversations

When Theresa Vitale began losing her voice for months at a time, she knew she needed help.
Theresa Vitale’s initials are “TV,” so it’s only fitting

Is Your Voice Changing Due To Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux occurs when acidic stomach juices back up from the stomach into the esophagus. There are two different kinds of acid reflux: GERD and

Meet Karla O’Dell, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology

Karla O’Dell, MD, is assistant professor of clinical otolaryngology – head and neck surgery in the Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and