Nutrition and Hydration

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 to pay for services. Through the efforts of these professionals our clients are able to access specialty care that may not be available to them. MusiCares can often cover the costs of the services offered by the providers when the music client receives approval in advance.

MusiCares Medical Network providers are needed in a variety of specialty areas nationwide, including Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Physical Therapy, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Urology, Otolaryngology, Dermatology, Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine to name a few. We are interested in expanding our coverage to provide a broader outreach to the music community.

MusiCares will initially vet the client case to determine eligibility and will then schedule the appointment for the client in need. Initial fees will be determined in advance for the initial visit and all payments are issued directly to the provider after the services are provided. MusiCares provides direct financial assistance to approximately 6000 clients annually for a variety of issues and needs. Each provider in our medical network shouldn’t receive any more than a few referrals annually.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit:

  • Name
  • Type of practice
  • Credentials
  • Address of practice
  • Phone number
  • Contact name and email address for appointment scheduling
  • Website address (if interested in being included in our MMN group listed online)
  • Fee schedules

 

Please send form to:

Debbie Carroll, LCSW

Senior Executive Director

debbie@grammy.com

(615) 327-0050 p. (615) 327-0876 f.

 

For more information about MusiCares, please visit www.musicares.org

 



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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
Download the PDF version of the Insight newsletter to read these articles.



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Nutritional comparison between milk and other drink options

Click to view the PDF  Rethink Your Drink



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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Nutrition

VDC nutrition from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.

Velocity Dance Convention presents health and wellness for dancers. In this segment, Kathryn McCormick and Whitney Bezzant discuss the importance of good nutrition for dancers of all ages, with a little help from Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley.



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Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts

“Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts”

Dick, Randall W. MS, FACSM; Berning, Jacqueline R. PhD, RD, CSSD; Dawson, William MD, BS, FAAOS; Ginsburg, Richard D. PhD; Miller, Clay MD, MFA, PMR; Shybut, George T. MD

Published in Current Sports Medicine Reports, November/December 2013, Volume 12, Issue 6, p. 397-403.

Abstract

Performing artists are athletes. Like athletes, performing artists practice and/or perform most days with little off season, play through pain, “compete” in challenging environments, and risk career-threatening injury. Athletes and the Arts is a multiorganizational initiative linking the sport athlete and musician/performing artist communities. Performing artists of all ages and genre are an underserved population related to medical coverage, care, injury prevention, performance enhancement, and wellness. Sports medicine professionals are a valuable resource for filling this gap by applying existing knowledge of treating sport athletes (nutrition, injury prevention) while gaining a better understanding of performers’ unique needs (hearing loss, focal dystonia) and environment. These applications can occur in the clinical setting and through developing organizational policies. By better understanding the needs of the performing arts population and applying existing concepts and knowledge, sports medicine professionals can expand their impact to a new patient base that desperately needs support.

Read full article – Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts



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Eating Before Performing – One Page Fact Sheet

Eating Before Exercise (PDF).

The day of a performance, I often feel nervous and sometimes skip lunch, only to feel hungry later. Performances are usually in the evening so I know I need to eat something beforehand. Playing extended sets, I rarely get a break. What foods can I eat and at what times to supply me with enough energy to perform well the entire time?

 

 



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Position Statement on Nutrition and Performance

Position Statement on Nutrition and Performance



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Find a SCAN Registered Dietitian

Find a SCAN Registered Dietitian



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