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Does Rock Singing Mean Vocal Injury?

Does Rock Singing Mean Vocal Injury?

The Stone Temple Pilots’ tour was cancelled today, after a doctor determined the lead singer risked permanent vocal damage if he continued touring. With concerning frequency, singers seem to be increasingly pulled from tours for risks to their voices.  From Duran...

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Did Smoking Cause Adele’s Tour Cancellation?

Did Smoking Cause Adele’s Tour Cancellation?

Adele’s textured, passionate voice is her signature.  Fans respond deeply to her rough and emotional music, her first two albums going multi-platinum. As a fan and a physician specializing in voice issues, I have a concern that the sound we love from Adele may...

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Will Scotty McCreery’s Voice Hold Out?

Will Scotty McCreery’s Voice Hold Out?

This is an excerpt from an article written by Dr. Reena Gupta and published by The Huffington Post. Scotty McCreery, the 16-year-old American Idol contestant with the incredibly low voice, has become one of America’s favorite Idol. His low country twang is a huge hit...

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Babies and Acid Reflux

Babies and Acid Reflux

I don’t imagine I’m the first mother to look at her crying infant and pray for some solution. Between old wives’ tales, discussions with parents and grandparents, herbal remedies, and medications, I entertained all options to ease my baby’s tears, which were...

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The Changing Male Voice – not always so “Glee”ful

The Changing Male Voice – not always so “Glee”ful

Most television shows that take place in a high school feature actors that haven’t seen the inside of a high school classroom for almost a decade (or more).  There are many reasons but in the case of the hit television show, Glee, this may have something to do with...

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Vocal Hemorrhaging – Vocal Bruising and Injury

Vocal Hemorrhaging – Vocal Bruising and Injury

Vocal bruising-- the beginning of voice injury Vocal bruising (also called a hematoma or, inaccurately but commonly, a hemorrhage) occurs when a small blood vessel in the vocal cord ruptures and leaks blood into the vocal cord tissue. It is similar to getting a bruise...

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