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Vocal Cord Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts

A 'broken' voice may be caused by spasmodic dysphonia

Politician Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and public radio host Diane Rhem are among the 50,000 people who have spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological condition that alters your voice. Discover how UT Southwestern's voice specialists help patients cope with the condition.

What to include in your ‘voice care lunchbox’ – and what to leave out

Make your own version of Ariana Grande’s voice care lunchbox from The Voice. Lesley Childs, M.D., discusses which items to include and what she would add to help her patients keep their voices in great shape.

How cold, flu, and allergy symptoms can hurt your voice

Most of us don’t really think about our voice as a tangible thing that requires care – until we can’t use it because of illness. When you get sick and lose your voice, you may think it’s just a normal part of being sick.

3 signs your vocal cords may be damaged

Everyone loses their voice or experiences hoarseness temporarily, but if vocal problems persist you need to take action to avoid long-term or permanent damage. Here are 3 signs you should seek voice care.

How COVID-19 can put your voice and life at risk

Vocal cord scarring, another COVID-19 risk, can affect speech and breathing after being on a ventilator for an extended period of time. Preventing the coronavirus is the key to avoiding voice and breathing complications.

Can we talk about the value of voice care?

Dr. Lesley Childs of UT Southwestern is a former Disney singer and a nationally recognized voice care expert who has treated some of the biggest stars in the musical world. She also works with lawyers, preachers, teachers, and other professionals who use their voice as an important tool in their job. Learn some tips for voice care and how to preserve your instrument.