Shirley is a SoCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional and has been conducting research for ten years. Her past experience was Manager at Clinical Research Laboratories, Inc. and, more recently, Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
She has enjoyed her role in the clinical research scientific community for determining how a new medicine or treatment works ultimately contributing to finding new and better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, control, and treat illnesses.
Key Steps for Keeping Your Voice Healthy
- Drink plenty of water. Moisture is good for your voice.
- Try not to scream or yell.
- Warm up your voice before heavy use.
- Don’t smoke. The American Academy of Otolaryngology has signed on to a letter along with 30 other organizations, reiterating support for continued Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of all tobacco products, including cigars.
- Use good breath support.
- Use a microphone.
- Listen to your voice. When your voice is complaining to you, listen to it. Know that you need to modify and decrease your voice use if you become hoarse in order to allow your vocal cords to recover. Pushing your voice when it’s already hoarse can lead to significant problems. If your voice is hoarse frequently, or for an extended period of time, you should be evaluated by an Otolaryngologist.
More information: http://www.coastalearnoseandthroat.com/voice-disorders-and-hoarseness.html
"One person dies of melanoma every hour in the US" according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Apply SPF and follow the FDA Guidelines.
The vast majority of skin cancers can be cured if diagnosed and treated early. Aside from protecting your skin from sun damage, it is important to recognize the early signs of skin cancer.
• Skin sores that do not heal,
• Bumps or nodules in the skin that are enlarging, and
• Changes in existing moles (size, texture, color).
If you notice any of the factors listed above, see your doctor right away.
Also eat healthy. Cherries are very plentiful during July and are a good source of vitamin A which increases collagen production and helps soften facial wrinkles.