Entries by Center For Cough

Cough: An ITCH in Your Throat

Cough is an itch in your throat.  Dr. Xinzhong Dong, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist, recently published a study that supports Dr. Mandel Sher’s approach to treating Chronic Cough.  Dr. Dong identified itch receptors in our throats that produce an irritated or itchy feeling when they are triggered by other factors.  Dr. Mandel Sher and a […]

What’s All the “Whoop” about Whooping Cough?

What’s all the “whoop” about whooping cough?  Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, used to be primarily a childhood illness.  However, in recent years, whooping cough is on the rise among teens, young adults, and adults.  One of the theories behind this rise is the lesser effectiveness of the new pertussis vaccine.  While the side […]

Thanksgiving Overeating and Triggering Your Cough

‘Tis the season…the holiday eating season is upon us.  As you gather with family and friends and share feelings of thankfulness, beware of Thanksgiving overeating and triggering your cough.  The wonderful distractions of  lively conversations and a bounty of delicious food set out as a feast table, are a recipe for Thanksgiving overeating and triggering […]

Constant Throat Clearing: More Common Among Men Than Women?

“A-H-E-M …A-H-E-M!”  Your throat clearing is driving me crazy! Is throat clearing more common among men than women?  Dr. Mandel Sher was at a recent social gathering when a male friend started speaking with him about his constant throat clearing.  The very next day, a colleague of Dr. Sher’s friend had an initial appointment with […]

Emotionally Intelligent, Artificial Intelligence Tool Offers Cough Drop

Have you seen the movie, “Her,” starring Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix?  The movie addresses a human-computer love affair.  Far fetched?  Maybe not.  Emotionally intelligent, artificial intelligence tools are being introduced into health care.  Many believe it will transform who delivers health care and how it is delivered.  Algorithms, machine-based learning, privacy, and security are […]

Congratulations Dr. Mandel Sher: Internationally-Renowned Cough Experts Appointed to Clinical Advisory Board

Congratulations to Dr. Mandel Sher and four of his esteemed Cough scientific and clinical colleagues  from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and San Francisco on their appointment to a 5-person Clinical Advisory Board of BELLUS Health.  BELLUS Health recognizes this 5-person team as internationally-renowned Cough experts.  BELLUS Health is a biopharmaceuitcal company developing novel therapies for […]

Dr. Mandel Sher Saved a Stranger’s Life: Know CPR

Dr. Mandel Sher saved a stranger’s life.  The importance of knowing CPR and taking appropriate action in time of emergency cannot be overstated.  It started out like a regular Thursday evening at one of Dr. Sher’s favorite dinner restaurants.  That all changed when a manager of the restaurant asked Dr. Sher to help a non-responsive […]

Jarring Sound of Cough: Lesson Learned from Dr. Mandel Sher’s Granddaughter

Have you ever heard the expression, “Out of the mouths of babes”?  Children are generally truth-tellers.  Dr. Mandel Sher keenly observed how his 11-month old granddaughter, Mia,  consistently responded to the sound of C-O-U-G-H during a recent family vacation. The sudden, unexpected sound of COUGH shatters the sound of silence.  The sound of COUGH is […]