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A Finer Pointe: Visualizing the ankle’s response to ballet’s toughest task

The use of detailed orthopedic imaging to examine dancers’ ankles while in the en pointe position offers insight into the biomechanical demands associated with a position that, although highly unnatural, is nevertheless essential to a ballerina’s performance.
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Boston’s Arts Revival and Athletes and the Arts

The City of Boston’s innovative BOSTON CREATES,  a cultural plan for the city, includes a planned Artist First initiative.  “Boston’s artists of all disciplines, ages, and backgrounds are central to Artists First Initiative. This initiative will address artists’ occupational health needs, professional development, affordable artist space, fair trade, and compensation.”   Learn more

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Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad (Triad) refers to the interrelationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density, which may have clinical manifestations including eating disorders, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. With proper nutrition, these same relationships promote robust health.  This can be an issue for both sport athletes and performing artists, especially dancers.

http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2007/10000/The_Female_Athlete_Triad.26.aspx

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Insight Newsletter

Quarterly updated newsletters from the National Center for Drug Free Sport which include current topics around sport athlete drug and supplement use. Many of these issues are applicable to performing artists as well. The below link takes you to the website with the updated newsletters.
Visit the National Center for Drug Free Sport website
Specific articles of interest noted below:
-Pain killer and prescription drug overuse.
Insight pain killer article
-Kratom, A High Risk Supplement
-An Update on E-cigarettes
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Lightning Safety

The below PDF provides a Lightning Safety policy developed by one of the AATA collaborating organizations, The National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Lightning is the most dangerous and frequent encountered thunderstorm hazard that people experience every year. Over the past century, it has consistently been in the top 2 causes of storm-related deaths in the United States. During the most recent decade, lightning was responsible for an average of 42 fatalities yearly in the United States and an estimated 10 times …

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Athletes and the Arts Overview – One Page Fact Sheet

ATHLETES AND THE ARTS links the communities of sport athletes and performing artists through collaborative exchange and programs focusing on wellness, training and performance research. ATHLETES AND THE ARTS recognizes that many performers are athletes whose health and performance can benefit from knowledge, programs and techniques developed for sport athletes.
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Musicians and Hearing Loss – One Page Fact Sheet

View a one-page summary (PDF) on Musicians and Hearing Loss.
• 50% of musicians may have problems with hearing loss.
• Listening to music, live or recorded, in performance or rehearsal, can result in significant exposure to high sound levels.
• Risk of injury is based on a combination of sound intensity and duration.
• Hearing loss is cumulative: all sources (24/7) of elevated sound levels contribute.
• Permanent noise-induced hearing loss is irreversible.
• Temporary noise-induced hearing loss is …

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NOMC Safe Sounds Poster

Download the NOMC Safe Sounds Poster – SoundSense Pstr NOLA

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