Finding the right path

Features   Finding the right path Boston College-bound Liz Holmes poses with her speech and voice therapist, Sharon Frank, who helped solve her breathing problems and allow her to have a standout career as a runner at Foxboro High School.(Photo by Andrew Steel) Track star Liz Holmes breathing easier as she heads for BC By …

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I Scream, You Scream

By Maxine E. Van Doren, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Speech and Voice Therapy Center, LLC If you’re heading to a fright fest this Halloween, make sure you don’t bring the spooky home with you! Vocal cord injuries (such as nodules or hemorrhaging) can occur in as little as one evening of vocal misuse, resulting in …

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Teaching Got Your Voice?

By Maxine E. Van Doren, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist   Teachers, do you find that your voice wears out during the first weeks of the school year? Many teachers say they have hoarseness, vocal fatigue, or even complete voice loss at the beginning of the school year that often goes away after a few weeks. …

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