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A Look at Spasmodic Dysphonia

Vocal Chords

This week we take a look at a rare vocal disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia. It can greatly effect your vocal cords, resulting in a strangled-sounding or hoarse voice. For some, it seems like they have lost their voice. It can be treated with a combination of speech therapy and Botox, but there is currently no cure. My name is Mark and I am 36 years old. I have always relied heavily on my communication and people skills to get me ahead of everybody else.

What predicts the severity of a bad allergy season?

Dr. Patricia Gomez-Dinger

The severity of allergy seasons can vary largely depending on four weather-related factors.
 Here are some of the conditions that can affect pollen counts.
1. Erratic weather.  A warmer than usual winter season, makes trees pollinate earlier. If spring weather fluctuates greatly between warm and cold spells, it can result in more intense periods of pollen release during the warm spells.

New Genetic Test for Macular Degeneration available at Vision Source

Dr. Monica Allison, OD, FOAA

Stone Oak Vision Source is announcing new technology that they are implementing to allow better care for your eyes.  There is a new genetic test, Macula Risk, now available for predicting the likelihood of a patient with macular changes developing macular degeneration.

Come ask Councilwoman Chan your District 9 Questions.

Matt Scherer

If you live in District 9, you have probably seen the handiwork of Elisa Chan, our city council woman.

As someone who lives in Stone Oak, I can attest that her efforts to fix traffic issues has made me want to thank her for that attention to detail.  Several years ago, a drive out of my neighborhood was a good 20 to 30 minutes with the influx of parents who drive their children to school.  In short, it was a mess to leave my house unless I left before 6:45 a.m. or after 9 a.m.

What's the Buzz? Tell me what's happening.

Blog submitted by Dr. Barry Langford.


Dear Panthers…. We have had quite an eventful beginning of the semester. I guess the biggest news locally is the announcement of Dr. Middleton’s retirement after 21 years as superintendent. Serving as superintendent that many years is unheard of in most cases. The average tenure of a superintendent in Texas is roughly 2 years. I for one am proud to have served as Principal with him.

Doing business with Mexican Business people coming to Texas

Matt Scherer

If you want to reach out to the growing influx of  Mexican business executives coming to Texas, the approach used for your American customers is not going to work.

That was the message given last night at the Stone Oak Info monthly meeting and mixer, held at the Alamo Draft House.

Council Woman Chan adds facebook fan page

Matt Scherer

II am excited to work with Council Woman Elisa Chan to set up her first Facebook Fan Page.  As a social media advocate, I believe that everyone in her district can learn more about key issues.

I have to tell you…. Council Woman Chan is the type of person who truly gets the details of social media, and she wants to use Facebook and LinkedIn to communicate her thoughts to her more than 140,000 constituents.

Tips for an effective retirement strategy

Robert Rodriguez, CPA

By Robert Rodriguez


With a longer life expectancy for most of us, there’s a need for all of us to invest in retirement plans that will provide for an effective retirement lifestyle.

West Side Story an Unbelievable Hit!

Opening night at the theater,  the butterflies are swirling,  your nerves are a wreck and that's just the audience.  I was very anxious to see one of my favorite musicals come to the Reagan High School Stage.  Last night was fantastic. West Side Story was truly better than I could  have imaged.   The voice and performance  of Maria, played by Reagan Junior, Stephanie Farugia, was spectacular.  Tony ,the leader of the Jets, played by Michael Cusimano was engaging and believable.  This lead couple appeared to be as com

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