Dear Dr. Jahn, I recently got a shot of Shingrix, the new shingles vaccine, and had an unexpected side effect. I only felt mildly sick for one day, but my
Dear Dr. Jahn, I was told that I have a deviated septum and surgery was recommended. Would you recommend this and how might it affect my voice and breathing? How
Here we are in the middle of the “dark” months. Cold, dry winter often takes a special toll on the singer’s instrument, and proper management can minimize any vocal impairment.
Dear Dr. Jahn, Can using an inhaler for asthma affect my vocal cords and vocal range? Alayna T. Dear Alayna T., The answer is, it depends on what
The cold season is here! Colds, viral infections of the upper respiratory tract, seem to be an unavoidable part of winter. As a singer, colds can be more than a
What are tonsils? What is their purpose? And what happens to my voice if I have them removed? These questions come up frequently when a young singer presents with
From a rigorous schedule to late night study sessions, long hours in the practice room, and evening rehearsals, the life of a college music student presents a myriad of challenges, one of which is staying healthy. For the college singer- student, maintaining good health is even
more important. Here’s Dr. Jahn with some sound advice for keeping the doctor away.
Another column on dieting? Not really, if you think of dieting as a temporary food deprivation to lose weight. I did, however, want to share personal thoughts about eating, with
When I show photographs or videos of the larynx to a singer, the two questions I am most often asked are “Is there something different about a singer’s larynx?” and
Protect your hearing! This column was prompted by a simple question from one of our readers: The answer is not simple, but important. Our sense of hearing, important whether you
What to take or avoid Question: As a singer which medications should I avoid/take? Dr. Jahn: This is a bit complicated but understandable…and essential. So let’s get some detail. Most
I have never heard of varicosity on the cords. How common is this? What are the chances that with some vocal rest and acid reduction medicine the vein will go
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