Health Care

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 …

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Agenda and video summaries of March 4-6, 2020 Washington D.C Summit on Health Care Coverage and Access for Musicians

Click the link below for direct links to the Musicians’ Summit videos and for more information.
DIRECT LINKS TO MUSICIANS SUMMIT VIDEOS

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Is Ballet A Sport? Doctors And Dancers Think So

Comparing the athleticism of ballet dancers and football players: read and listen to this interview-based article—Is Ballet A Sport? Doctors And Dancers Think So—presented on IdeaStream.

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Occupational Health Issues in Performing Arts

These articles provide simple introductions to the occupational health (OH) issues noted in the visual and performing arts. They were published in 2017 as a series by lead author Dr. David Hinkamp. The articles were intended to help OH practitioners increase their understanding of some of the basic health issues facing workers in the arts, and resources for their use in treating and preventing these problems.
1. Occupational Health and the Arts.
Hinkamp DL, McCann M, Babin A.
J Occup Environ …

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Expert Roundtable: Music & Hearing on the 100th Anniversary of Recorded Jazz

Published on February 5, 2017

The Hearing Review

EXPERT ROUNDTABLE: Music & Hearing Loss | February 2017 Hearing Review
Introduction to Special Issue
By Marshall Chasin, AuD, Bethany Ewald Bultman, and Dan Beck, Guest-editors

On February 26, 1917, the first jazz recording was pressed for the Victor record label, featuring the Original Dixieland “Jass” Band’s Dixie Jass One Step and Livery Stable Blues. The record was released 3 months later, and …

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CMS Musicians’ Health Webinars 2017-2018

“The Role of Collegiate Faculty and Administrators in Addressing Musicians’ Health”
Shortly after our committee was established in 2015, the College Music Society’s Committee on Musicians’ Health was privileged to host eight webinars on the broad topic of musicians’ health, offering administrators, faculty and students a diverse range of practical strategies for addressing these important topics within the music curriculum.  These take on special importance as the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), in collaboration with the Performing Arts …

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Australia’s major symphony orchestras welcome report on orchestral health and safety – MEDIA RELEASE

MEDIA RELEASE
For immediate release
 
Australia’s major symphony orchestras welcome report on orchestral health and safety
The Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras welcome the delivery of a major report on world’s best practice in occupational health and safety for orchestral musicians.
The first of its kind internationally, the Sound Practice project involved the collaboration of the six symphony orchestras, along with Orchestra Victoria and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Funded by the …

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Providers Needed for MusiCares Medical Network

To better address the ever-growing number of music professionals without basic or adequate medical coverage, MusiCares (50lc3 non-profit organization) works closely with a dedicated group of health care professionals through the MusiCares Medical Network to provide the valuable and often life-changing services that some clients require, but simply cannot afford. The network is comprised of providers who recognize this reality and generously give their time and expertise to treat MusiCares’ referrals that are underinsured or uninsured and lack the means …

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