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Why am I hoarse ..?

What Is Hoarseness? Hoarseness is a general term that describes abnormal voice changes. When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, or there may be... Read More


Snoring: not funny, not hopeless

Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight persons, and... Read More


Tonsils and adenoids

Insight into Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Tonsils and adenoids are masses of tissue that are similar to the lymph nodes or “glands” found in the neck, groin,... Read More


Swallowing

Swallowing Disorders Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food... Read More


Sore throats

What Causes a Sore Throat? Sore throat is a symptom of many medical disorders. Infections cause the majority of sore throats and are contagious. Infections are... Read More


Salivary glands

Where Are Your Salivary Glands? The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat. We call the major salivary glands the parotid, submandibular, and... Read More