“Keep moving forward”: Kathryn Morgan on weight, roles, dancing

In Pointe Magazine, October 13, 2020, ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan discusses her roles and experiences at the Miami City Ballet, including why she left.
https://www.pointemagazine.com/kathryn-morgan-advice-2648194040.html

See also the mentioned YouTube video in the editor’s note, as well as the “related links” that follow the article.

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Sunshine for Health by Jeeyoon Kim

Sunshine for Health
By Jeeyoon Kim • Oct. 2, 2020
Reprinted with permission, courtesy of Jeeyoon Kim

Hello friends!

Last week I got my first blood test result back and it turned out that my vitamin D level was 12 (which apparently is in the sphere of severe deficiency). The doctor asked me if I had been living in a cave for years, and I joked that mine was called ‘living with a piano’. On a serious note, I was surprised to ...

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From DANCER to DOCTOR – My Perspective, by Dana Sheng, MD

From DANCER to DOCTOR – My Perspective

Dana Sheng, MD

Though I did not become a professional dancer, my lifelong training and love for dance are the forces that led me to sports and performing arts medicine. When I was in medical school, I decided I wanted to work with ballet companies like the Boston Ballet. However, it was not until residency that I actually had the opportunity to work with dancers. Through Dr. Lauren Elson, I was connected with Kendall Alway, ...

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Performing Artists Mental Health: Silent Victim of COVID-19

By Steven J. Karageanes, DO, FAOASM
April 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can expect many things about daily life to change once we get through this. One aspect of the pandemic that is sliding under the radar is mental health. Up until this time, the topic of mental health was getting significant attention in the medical field, directed at several populations: physicians, collegiate athletes, teens, and so on. Performing arts organizations such as Athletes and the Arts, ...

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Why We Should Support the Arts

10 Reasons to Support the Arts

  1. Arts unify communities. 72% of Americans believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity” and 73% agree that the arts “helps me understand other cultures better”—a perspective observed across all demographic and economic categories.
  2. Arts improve individual well-being. 81% of the population says the arts are a “positive experience in a troubled world,” 69% of the population believe the arts “lift me up beyond everyday experiences,” and 73% feel the arts give them “pure ...
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