The Singer's Guide to Complete Health

The Singer's Guide to Complete Health

by Anthony F. Jahn

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Anthony F. Jahn, MD, internationally acclaimed otolaryngologist and Director of Medical Services at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, offers a comprehensive guidebook on a wide range of health and disorders that affect the voice. A vital tool for singers, voice teachers, and choral directors, The Singer's Guide to Complete Health empowers vocal performers to take charge of their own minds and bodies, providing advice about a variety of health issues that affect professional well-being as well as remedies to the most important and common health problems that singers face in their careers. Dr. Jahn has invited a diverse group of health care specialists and music professionals to share their expertise and tips with singers and their teachers. The chapters cover a broad spectrum of topics, including not only vocal issues, but also general physical and psychological well-being, diet, and exercise, accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations, diagrams and charts. Each chapter provides a clear explanation of an aspect of health of practical relevance to vocalists. The book enables singers to make informed decisions about their own health, and gives guidance on seeking appropriate professional help and self-remedies. It includes numerous suggestions on ways to prevent illness and maintain a healthy vocal lifestyle, not only with traditional methods such as diet, exercise, and Alexander technique, but also holistic approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. A comprehensive blend of professional voice expertise and medical science, The Singer's Guide to Complete Health is an essential addition to bookshelves and medicine cabinets of both singers and those who care for them.

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ISBN-13: 9780199354405
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,058,937
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Dr. Jahn is a Board-certified otolaryngologist who practices in New York with a special focus on the care of professional voice patients. He has written and lectured widely on the care of singers. Dr. Jahn has had a 30-year association with the Metropolitan Opera as covering physician, has toured with the company, and is Medical Director at the Met. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Jahn has published numerous books and articles, and writes a monthly column in Classical Singer Magazine on health issues.

Table of Contents

Foreword Fred Plotkin 1. Good Health and Singing: An Overview Anthony F. Jahn, M. D. 2. The Vocal Apparatus: Structure and Function Anthony F. Jahn, M.D. 3. Pulmonary Medicine for Singers Len Horovitz, M.D. 4. Allergy Basics Boyan Hadjiev, M.D. 5. Disorders of the Nose, Sinuses and Throat Anthony F. Jahn, M.D 6. Hearing and Hearing Loss in Singers Anthony Jahn M.D. Marshall Chasin, Au.D. 7. Hearing Conservation and Hearing Rehabilitation Marshall Chasin, Au.D., David Goldfarb, M.D., Maris Appelbaum, Au.D. 8. Sleep: The Art and Science Rebecca Scott, Ph.D. 9. Hormones and the Voice Jean Abitbol, MD. 10. Pregnancy: A Singer's Primer Anthony F. Jahn, MD 11. Nutrition and Weight Management Sharon Zarabi RD, CDN, CPT 12. Little Black Dress, Part 1: Obesity and Bariatric Surgery for Singers Mitchell S Roslin, MD 13. Little Black Dress, Part 2: A Singer's Perspective on Bariatric Surgery Ory Brown 14. Skin Care for the Performing Artist Karen H. Kim, MD, Phillip C. Song, MD 15. Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Techniques Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS 16. Anesthesia for Singers Anthony F. Jahn, MD 17. Facial Plastic Surgery Maurice M. Khosh, MD 18. Advances in Laryngeal Surgery for Singers Steven M. Zeitels, MD, FACS 19. Home Remedies Anthony F. Jahn, MD 20. Medications and the Voice Youngnan Jenny Cho, MD 21. Exercise Programs Annette Osher, MD, Richard A. Stein MD 22. Mental Health for Singers David M. Sherman, MD 23. The Alexander Technique for Singers Pedro de Alcantara 24. Eastern Philosophy: Practical Implications for the Singer Steven K.H. Aung, M.D, OMD, PhD, FAAFP, CM 25. Meditation and Relaxation Techniques Steven K.H. Aung, M.D, OMD, PhD, FAAFP, CM 26. Yoga for Singers Judith E. Carman, DMA, RYT 27. Acupuncture for the Vocal Performer Anthony F. Jahn M.D, Gertrude Kubiena MD 28. Chinese Herbal Remedies for Singers Gertrude Kubiena, MD 29. Self-Screening for Vocal Injuries Anat Keidar, MA, PhD, Nancy Kleemann, MA 30. Crossing Over Safely Jackie Presti, MA, CCC-SLP 31. That "Somebody Done Somebody Wrong" Sound: Production, Diagnosis, Treatment Tom Cleveland, MA, Ph.D. 32 Musical Theater I: The View from London: Pearls and Pitfalls for the Performer Leontine Hass, BA, Dip RAM 33. Musical Theater II: The View from New York: Surviving Eight Shows a Week on Broadway Joan Lader, MA 34. Perils of the Stage (and Backstage): An Insider's View Anthony Laciura 35. Secrets of a Long Career Marni Nixon 36. Coda: Personal Reflections on the Treatment of Singers Anthony F. Jahn, MD

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