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Amy Yakima

Biography
Amy Yakima is one of the most popular and accomplished dancers in the United States. She started her training at age 3 at Noretta Dunworth School of Dance in Dearborn, MI. At age 11, she scored the coveted role of “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettesin Detroit, Michigan and New York City. After graduating high school in Northville, Michigan, Amy attended Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship for 1 year in New York City, then toured …

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Smoking ban takes effect in New Orleans bars

By Campbell Robertson New York Times  April 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — No one goes to a bar here, particularly one that advertises its hours as “2 p.m. till,” and expects precision about the time of day. But it was right on the stroke of midnight that Frankie Mazzanti, 56, one of the owners of the low-ceilinged neighborhood joint called 45 Tchoup, went along the bar picking up ashtrays and tossing them in a plastic bag.
“All right guys, …

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Office Depot Small Business Ad Spotlights NOMC&AF

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Keeps the Music Alive
The crash of the cymbals. The blare of the trumpet. The beat of the drum. Music in New Orleans has elevated the culture into a signature style deeply rooted in history. But performing live can take its toll, and caring for the musicians has become a mission for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC). Since 1998, the NOMC has provided high-quality healthcare and wellness for over 2,500 players regardless of ability to pay. …

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Extending the Reach of Healthcare Programs by Overcoming Obstacles to Use in New Orleans

The City of New Orleans | March 18, 2015

What is New Orleans proposing?
The city of New Orleans is focused on increasing use of healthcare services by overcoming points of resistance through more effective public engagement.
New Orleans seeks to increase the number of people using healthcare services under a Medicaid waiver program. Engaging residents would help New Orleans better understand why people don’t use the program today and how the city could address those issues. …

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Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

About 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and even more are at risk of developing it — upwards of 79 million Americans! Insulin is needed to allow blood sugar to enter the tissues of the body where it can be stored or used for energy. The problem in type 2 diabetes is that the main tissues that use blood sugar (muscles) or store it (fat cells) are not very sensitive to the insulin present in the blood, resulting in …

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Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes – A One-Page Fact Sheet

Did you know that aerobic activity, strength training, and stretching all have unique benefits? One of the greatest benefits of exercise is that it can help prevent diabetes or it can help you manage diabetes if you have it.
View our one-page fact sheet, “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes”, contributed to Athletes and the Arts and created by Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Diabetes Care and Education (DCE).

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Rehab and the Rockettes: Injury Prevention in the Performing Arts Setting

From the NATA News magazine:
"Rehab and the Rockettes: Injury Prevention in the Performing Arts Setting"
as posted November 11, 2014

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A Musical Fix for American Schools

“Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence”
Article from Wall Street Journal, Oct. 10, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-musical-fix-for-american-schools-1412954652

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